Snacks

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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Cookies

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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Loaves

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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Bars and Slices

Salted Caramel Slice

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 25 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy I know I’m supposed to make a cake when it’s my birthday(ish) post but I really felt like trying this caramel slice and I felt a bit weird making my birthday cake a week early so here we are!…

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Yeast Breads

Rosemary, Garlic + Feta Pizzettes

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I love the simple and tasty pizzettes we have when we go out for tapas so I naturally wanted to try making them at home. They are super easy to throw together, you just need to plan ahead a…

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Cakes

Rum + Ginger Bundt Cake

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 45 Minutes | Total Time : 1 1/2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate First thing baked in the new house was this subtle moreish bundt cake. I was a little nervous as the oven in our previous place was very difficult and required a lot of coaxing to get the best…

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