Roasted Feijoa, Lime + Coconut Muffins

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Feijoas are such a Kiwi thing. As far as I know they don’t have a popularity anywhere else that rivals their cult status in NZ. They are a love it or hate it kind of food and I absolutely…

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Cinnamon, Pink Pepper + White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy So how about some cookies? Some soft chewy cookies? Alright then. I wasn’t happy with these cookies at first – the flavour was a little flat, but after some experimenting I hit on a great idea to spice them…

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Cakes, Loaves

Chocolate + Earl Grey Loaf Cake

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 1 Hour | Total Time : 2 Hours | Difficulty : Easy So it’s been a while since we made something chocolate right? Thought I’d better put that right. What better way than with a super simple loaf cake that packs a heavy chocolate punch? No fancy ingredients, no tricky method,…

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Cinnamon + Chili Popcorn

 Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 5 Minutes | Total Time : 15 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy After last week’s tart I thought it was a good idea to dial it back a bit and throw together something simple and relaxing. It just so happened that a couple of friends were coming over to watch a…

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Pies & Tarts

Quince + Vanilla Bean Frangipane Tart

 Prep Time : 1 hour | Cook Time : 45 Minutes | Total Time : 4 hours | Difficulty : Fiddly This tart was made possible by my amazing dad. My parents grow quinces in the Waikato region and the other week I said “send me some”. Well. Quinces don’t travel well unless…. you send them in a hand-made wooden…

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Bars and Slices

Passionfruit + Almond Shortcake

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 40 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Moderate So this wasn’t what I originally intended to make for you this week. I came home from the fruit market on Sunday filled with dreams of feijoa and lime friands (the spell check doesn’t know what a feijoa is…

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Cookies, Kiwi Classic

Anzac Biscuits

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 1 Hour | Difficulty : Easy I could eat these all day. ALLLL day. I kinda did. Its probably good that there are so many other exciting, delicious, interesting things to bake otherwise I’d be a medical miracle made entirely of Anzacs. And they’re easy…

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Custard Creams

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy Sometimes you are having a cup of tea and you think to yourself, “I could really go for something that’s fancy and little bit trashy at the same time.” Look no further – these sandwich cookies are so easy…

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Yeast Breads

Hot Cross Buns

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I absolutely love hot cross buns and happily make them without crosses during the year but they are a staple of Easter time in my family. My mother ALWAYS makes her own and invites people over to share them.…

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 75 Minutes | Total Time : 1 1/2 hours | Difficulty : Easy I’ve been on the hunt for a good banana bread recipe for ages and have read or tried a ton of them. For me banana bread has to be simple and it shouldn’t have too much added sugar.…

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