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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Cookies

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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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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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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Muffins

Caramelised Apple + Oat Muffins

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy What a week! We moved house during the week and Wellington being what it is that meant lots of things going up and down lots of steps. Thankfully that’s what movers are for! Now we are pretty much settled…

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Sweets

Santa’s Little Helpers

 Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Finishing Time : 1 hour | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy I love Christmas but it can be a bit overwhelming. Sometimes you need a little something to get you through. These rich truffles, spiked with brandy and warm with Christmas spice are just what you need. Sneak one whenever…

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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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