Cakes, Sweets


 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 24 hours | Difficulty : Moderate One of my favourite things about Christmas baking is that there are so many wonderful food traditions from around the world to try and share with those you love. Panforte is insanely addictive so it’s best to make it…

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Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 40 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Chocolate cake. Two words that promise so much and often deliver so little. Not any more. So chocolatey. So tender. Why is there chocolate on my pajama top? I don’t remember getting up… This stupidly easy cake is moist…

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Cakes, Cupcakes

Irish Cream Cupcakes

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy A girl can only go so long before she needs cake and what’s better than cake laced with delicious irish cream? These tender moist cupcakes use one of my favourite methods – adopted from the Hummingbird Bakery – and…

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Cookies, Kiwi Classic


 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy I have failed my countrymen. A true afghan should be topped with half a walnut but I realised too late that I hadn’t any when making these classic chocolatey cookies to share with you all. I improvised with pecans…

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Pies & Tarts

Raspberry, Cinnamon and Almond Tarts

 Prep Time : 1 Hour | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 2 Hours | Difficulty : A Bit Fiddly I love raspberry. I love cinnamon. I love almond. What if they all got together? I wondered. And the rest is history – tasty tasty history. These flavours work wonderfully together – warm and mellow. These tarts…

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Homemade Marshmallows

 Prep Time : 1 Hour | Finishing Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 4 hours | Difficulty : Moderate Guy Fawkes means bonfires and bonfires mean marshmallows. Toasty, gooey inside marshmallows. Shall we make some?


Chocolate, Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Cheesecake

 Prep Time : 40 Minutes | Cook Time : 90 Minutes | Total Time : 5+ Hours | Difficulty : Moderate Halloween is fundamentally a combination of kitsch and eating ALL THE THINGS. I’ve got you covered. I briefly thought this triple-threat cheesecake might be too much but I pushed those feelings down inside and put Reese’s Pieces and salted peanuts…

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Smoky Chipotle Chilli and Cheese Muffin Bites

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 12 Minutes | Total Time : 30 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy Cheese. Because reasons. Who ever needed a reason to eat cheese anyway? If you’re like me and are just looking for any excuse to eat more cheese then you will love these muffins. Packed with cheesy flavour and smoky…

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Bars and Slices

Lemon Weetbix Squares

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Lemon has always been one of my favourite flavours – so bright and sunny and uplifting. You know what else loves lemon? Butter. When zesty lemon and rich butter get together good things happen, Let them happen to you.…

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M&M Cookies

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Sometimes you just want cookies. On grey rainy days (like when I made these to share with you) they just make things better. There’s no better way to cheer up than to take a recipe generations of kiwis have…

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