Life

Merry Christmas

Hello to all my lovelies out there! It’s been a crazy and amazing year – thank you all so much for your support, for reading and trying my recipes and for commenting and chatting with me on Twitter. You’re the greatest! I know things have been a bit disorganised on the blog in the last few weeks, I’ve had a…

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Cookies

Christmas Star Cookies (Speculaas)

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy So Christmas is only two weeks away! Ohmygosh how did that happen!? Every year the time between the start of November and just before Christmas just compresses like crazy – there’s no way that much time went by. I…

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Snacks

Home-Made Almond Butter

 Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Blitz Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 1 Hour | Difficulty : Easy What’s better than almond butter from the store? Almond butter that you make yourself so that it’s fresh and delicious and just the way you like it. Duh. I realise this isn’t a very Christmassy recipe but the belly…

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Cookies

Simple Almond Cookies + A New Project!

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! I’m sorry for the disruption to the scheduled programming – sometimes life gets in the way! So those of you who have been following along may have realised that I have something of a cookbook problem……

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Cakes

Honey Ginger + Pistachio Syrup Cake

Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 70 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello lovelies! What a week – my heart goes out to the people of Paris. I was heartened by images of Parisians lining up to give blood to help their fellow citizens. I was going to have a whinge…

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Bars and Slices, Kiwi Classic

Lolly Cake

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 0 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Easy What’s the most Kiwi thing you can think of? For me Lolly Cake is right up there – there isn’t even a major international controversy about whether we invented it or not! I’ve been meaning to post my recipe…

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Cakes

Coffee + Pecan Cake

 Prep Time : 20 + 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 55 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Fiddly I hope everyone is having a fun Halloween weekend filled with cookies and candy and the good kind of scares! I’m afraid this year most Kiwis’ attention has been elsewhere – preparing to get up at 5…

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Sauces

Simple Chocolate Fudge Sauce (1, 2, 3 Sauce)

 Prep Time : 2 Minutes | Cook Time : 3 Minutes | Total Time : 5 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy I know, I know it’s Halloween this week so where are all the Halloween recipes? Well I am terrible about keeping track of the timing of holidays, and go off on tangents and my cookie cutters haven’t arrived from…

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Snacks

Seeded Multi-grain Crackers

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy I have been on the hunt for a good cracker recipe for a long time.  A lot of home recipes don’t have a lot of flavour, or have an off-putting texture. These are delicious on their own or piled…

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Sweets

Actually Honeycomb

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 30 Minutes | Difficulty : Moderate As you may have read, I am a little bit obsessed with honey and this week we are putting the honey back in honeycomb! Hokey Pokey as it’s known down here in NZ is usually made with sugar and…

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