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Baking Dessert

MRS HOLYOAKE’S GOLDEN SYRUP CHOCOLATE SPONGE

This recipe is an absolute childhood favourite and was created decades before I was born, yet we devoured it every single birthday and Christmas growing up. It was originally created by Mrs Holyoake during Sir Keith Holyoake’s reign as NZ’s Prime Minister from 1957…

December 1, 2016
Baking Dessert

MY FAVOURITE GOOEY CARAMEL SLICE

As a child caramel slice was my absolute favourite and think that’s where my  passion for baking took off. To this day it’s my number one go to treat food. I’ve recently been home to mum and dad’s where mum stocks the pantry with…

September 18, 2016
Baking Dessert

PECAN PRALINE & CHOCOLATE ‘TOBLERONE’ TART

  It’s Dads birthday so I’ve whipped out a super-easy recipe I created five years ago for The ‘PIE’ cookbook. It’s almost like a Toblerone and has a rich and silky ganache filling and delectable toffee crunch. Serves 8 Chocolate Pastry 170g butter 85g sugar 1 egg 260g…

August 6, 2016
Baking Recipes

CHOCOLATE CHUNK, ORANGE & FIG COOKIES

I’ve always preferred a soft and slightly chewy chocolate chip cookie over the harder condensed milk versions.  I made these fig, orange and choc morsels over the weekend with my wee girl and we both agree they’re delectable x 125 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/4…

May 10, 2016
Baking Dessert

EARL GREY & LAVENDER DARKEST TRUFFLES

As well as tucking into fresh summer produce, holidays are all about sharing delicious treats! I’m hitting the beach with my family in my hometown Opotiki. Just one (or two!) of these beautiful fragrant truffles will round out any BBQ with a hot cuppa. Enjoy…

December 27, 2015
Personal Blog

A KIWI FOODIE’S SAN FRAN TRAVEL TIPS

My little tribe and I have just had the privilege of over two entire weeks in San Francisco. We’ve stayed in the bustling city centre, lived like locals for six days in Alamo Square and visited Sonoma wine country. We’ve only seen a fraction…

September 10, 2015
Baking Dessert

FLOURLESS DATE, COINTREAU & CHOCOLATE CAKE

RECIPE If you were only to bake one chocolate cake for the rest of your life, this may just be it. Each year my sister-in-law Rachael spoils us with chocolate covered dates from Abu Dhabi where she lives and teaches. Although sweet on sweet…

July 17, 2015
Baking Dessert

DARK CHOCOLATE AND BEETROOT MUDCAKE

Recipe & words: Gretchen Lowe Styling: Amber Armitage Photography: Manja Wachsmuth Featured: Homestyle Magazine Pairing chocolate and beetroot my seem a bit strange, but trust me, the two were meant to go together. This cake is rich, but not too sweet. For best results…

July 1, 2015