Desserts

Pear + Pistachio Sponge Pudding

Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 40 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Sometimes you just need something warm and sweet that transports you to childhood. Especially with all the greyness outside. Every kiwi kid probably remembers having the fruit sponge from the Edmonds book. Probably on top of…

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Cakes

Banana Cake + Sesame Caramel Buttercream

Prep Time : 15 + 25 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! We need some cake to cheer us up in this grey weather. Banana cake is a family favourite. It’s the all time favourite cake of a few of my nearest and dearest. The cake…

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Cookies, Kiwi Classic

Ginger + Sesame Anzacs

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! As y’all know I’m a big fan of oats in everything. So naturally I’m a big fan of the Anzac biscuit. I favour the thin chewy style. The way my mum makes them. Hi mum. If…

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Yeast Breads

Apricot + Orange Blossom Pinwheels

Prep Time : 20 + 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Bread Hello my lovelies! Ever since I made Pan de Muerto last year I’ve been thinking about ways to add orange blossom to things. For the longest time I couldn’t get past the fact that the scent reminded…

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Preserves

Quince + Bay Leaf Fruit Cheese

Prep Time : 15 + 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 45 + 60 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Patience is a Virtue Hello my lovelies! Quinces are very special to me. My parents grow them at my childhood home. And they send me a care package of several kilos every year. I mostly just…

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Desserts, Sauces

Liquid Gold

Prep Time : 5 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 15 Mins | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! I’ve had this passionfruit caramel in my back pocket for a while. I made this sauce to pour over a coconut bundt cake that I took to a gathering of friends a few months ago. I’ve…

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Dairy Free, Egg Free, Snacks

Rye, Sesame + Honey Crispbread

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Snacking is an essential part of life. So why shouldn’t we snack a bit fancily now and then? These crackers are packed with different grains. They pack a health punch as well as a flavour one.…

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Preserves

Blackberry + Brandy Jam

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Jammin’ Hello my lovelies! It’s about time we circled back to jam. We’re pulling together a recipe to make any time of year really. Let’s face it. In NZ even at the height of their seasons our fresh berries are…

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Easter, Yeast Breads

Rye + Ginger Hot Cross Buns

Prep Time : 30 + 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Bread Hello my lovelies! Easter is just around the corner. Tis the season for two of my favourite things. The extremely kiwi marshmallow easter egg – seriously they don’t even have them in Australia. And hot cross buns.…

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Bars and Slices

Chocolate Caramel Slice

Prep Time : 10 + 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Layers Hello my lovelies! One of the most important things I learned from the Facebook giveaway I ran is that there is mad love for caramel slice out there! I wouldn’t be a very responsible blog-citizen if I…

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