Banana and Pistachio Cake


  Print Banana Pistachio Cake A moist and delicious banana, date and pistachio cake topped with honey and cacao icing. Ingredients 175 g unsalted butter cubed 200 g plain flour 4 tsp baking powder 100 g muscovado sugar 2 eggs 3 tbs honey 250 g mashed banana 100 g pitted dates chopped 50 g pistachio … Continue reading Banana and Pistachio Cake

ANZAC inspired Feijoa Cheesecake


I decided that I wanted to create a special dish for ANZAC day that had the ‘idea’ of an ANZAC cookie (ie.oats) but had a little more Kiwi seasonality to it.  3 bags of feijoas from the market gave me the impetus to come up with something that had feijoa and apple included.  The kids … Continue reading ANZAC inspired Feijoa Cheesecake

sweet, crumbly, mince pies


I love mince pies. They totally reminded me of my Mum’s house at Christmas time. She wouldn’t dream of buying them and makes her own gorgeous crumbly short crust pastry. They may not look perfect, and I am glad about that – because they look homemade and sure taste better for it. What I hate … Continue reading sweet, crumbly, mince pies

Double Chocolate and Almond Cookies


Print Double Chocolate and Almond Cookies As usual these just kind of happened due to what was in my pantry!!  So don’t hesitate to mix and match as you need to once you open your pantry door! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 cup cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 170 g butter … Continue reading Double Chocolate and Almond Cookies