Anzac Day: The ultimate Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich


I began mucking around today with ideas for Anzac Day baking. You shouldn’t steer to far from the delicious chewiness that is the traditional ANZAC cookie. I did however become inspired by the thought of an Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich. This may have been due to the tub of Kapiti camomile and salted honey ice-cream … Continue reading Anzac Day: The ultimate Anzac cookie ice-cream sandwich

American Butter Cream Icing


Print American Butter Icing An American Buttercream Icing for Cupcakes Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword icing Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Servings 20 cupcakes Author V B Ingredients 500 g icing sugar 150 g softened butter 60 ml milk Flavour vanilla Instructions Mix together with a whisk attachment in a stand mixer … Continue reading American Butter Cream Icing

Hot X Bun Pudding


  Print Hot Cross Bun Pudding A lusciously decadent pudding you can create with left over, day old, hot cross buns. Course Dessert Cuisine global Keyword hot cross bun, pudding Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes resting time 30 minutes Total Time 35 minutes Servings 8 people Author V B Ingredients 6 hot … Continue reading Hot X Bun Pudding

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 Day food: Feijoa Cheesecake with oaty base


This feijoa cheesecake is for the creative kitchen cook who enjoys experimenting with unique ideas.  The combination of apple and feijoa brings in a natural sweet hit. You can use the cheese mixture  as the topping or you can flip it over and have the fruit on top! Whichever way takes your fancy 🙂 The … Continue reading Anzac Day food: Feijoa Cheesecake with oaty base

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