No Bake Pretzel Slice

No Bake Pretzel Slice

Does that just look good or what? Well…I’m telling you…it was! I have been wanting to perfect this slice for a while now and thanks to Felicity from http://www.cookthebooks.co.nz  I have now done so. She has saved me a trial or two, for sure. I simply added my idea to her recipe, adapted it ever so(…)

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No Bake Chocolate Fudge slice

No Bake Chocolate Fudge slice

Shared recipes are always the best recipes because they are guaranteed to be great. This is no exception. I am probably the only new Zealander born in the 70’s not to have grown up with this recipe…my mother was always baking delicious goodies but this was not one of them. I came across this recipe(…)

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Apple and Walnut Cinnamon Cake

Apple and Walnut Cinnamon Cake

I could have called this cake several names, basically it’s a brown sugar fruit cake. I’m going to give you two options, the first is a walnut apple crumble top version with sliced apple arranged on top, the second is an apple puree, walnut, cinnamon sugar mix option. Both are equally delicious. During my cafe(…)

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Ginger Kisses with Caramel and Chopped Nuts

Ginger Kisses with Caramel and Chopped Nuts

It makes my mouth water just looking at this picture…a) I love chopped nuts, b) I love caramel and c) I love ginger! I don’t know if you’re familiar with the store bought ginger kisses, very similar, except they don’t have the caramel or nuts, my son loves them. Wait till he tastes these! This(…)

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Lemon Meringue Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Poppy Seed Cupcakes

I’ve just come out of a baker’s block, an awful week of high expectations and failures. I’m trying to get my date loaf right and it’s just not happening for me,  I shall  have to park that recipe for a while. Anyhow, I’ve had lemon curd and poppy seed in the back of my mind(…)

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Ooops, Banoffee Pie Mistake

Oh my goodness, I made a mistake in the Banoffee Pie recipe and have only just found it…..as I am making it for my son’s birthday. I wrote in the original recipe, 2 x 295g can of sweetened condensed milk, when it should be 2 x 395g can of sweetened condensed milk. That’s a 200g(…)

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Chicken Burgers

Chicken Burgers

Great products help create great tasting burgers….it’s as simple as that. For years I have been making my own bread crumbs…..which are better than panko as far as I’m concerned, however, I came across Culley’s selection of herb crumbs and have to say I prefer them to mine. Now, I could herb up my own…but(…)

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Smashed Jaffa Cake (chocolate/orange)

Smashed Jaffa Cake (chocolate/orange)

I was in Bakers Delight purchasing some bread and sampled  their new orange chocolate chip scones …delicious…hence this cake. As you can imagine, the smashed Jaffas on top will make this very popular if you have kids in the house…..keeping in mind the little (I won’t say) will tend to sneak back in and  PICK(…)

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Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Shortbread

Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Shortbread

Vanilla chocolate swirl anything will always be popular, as it represents the best of both worlds. These bikkies are particularly good, lovely and crispy, with the addition of chocolate chips in the vanilla mix…as if that was needed! The original recipe, a vanilla shortbread, comes from my lovely neighbours. I have added the additional fattening(…)

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