Carrot Cake Cupcakes

I just love making cupcakes, and here is a cute idea for Easter. Growing up in an Italian household Easter celebrations start on Good Friday, and Easter was and still is just as important as Christmas and is celebrated equally in the same way. Carrot Cup...

Tiramisu – pick your favourite!

If you can’t decide, make a few flavours, its simple, just add your flavour to the Savoiardi sponges fingers. Here is my berry juice recipe, but if you are a coffee lover replace the berry juice with strong espresso! Or if you can’t decide, mix both of...

Something fun for the kids to make!

INGREDIENTS • 2 Packets of Fresh Strawberries • Fresh Cream • Black sesame seeds • Whipped cream and cut the lids off the strawberries, place on a paper towel to train excess water. • Fill with cream, ad a lid make some eyes and you are away! •...

Mini Banoffee Pies

INGREDIENTS: • 2 packets of cases • 2 bananas, sliced thin • 1 can of caramel already made • Dark chocolate • Toasted almonds METHOD: • Place a teaspoon of caramel into each case, decorate with some bananas and almonds drizzle with chocolate and...

My Favourite Cookies of all Time!

INGREDIENTS Cookies 2 cups Pams self-raising flour ½ tsp baking soda ¼ cup of warm milk 2 Tbsp ground ginger 1 1/5 cups of Pams soft brown sugar 175g Pams butter 2 egg yolks (reserved from the icing see below) Wisk with a fork 3 Tbsp Pams golden...

Panna Cotta is Italian for cooked cream…

Panna Cotta is Italian for cooked cream... INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups full cream milk 2 ½ tsp gelatine 1 ½ cups cream ½ cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla paste TOPPING 2 cups frozen blueberries 3 TBSP water ½ cup sugar METHOD In a small bowl, add half a cup of the...

Mumma’s Biscotti

Mumma's Biscotti INGREDIENTS 250g butter (room temperature) 500g all-purpose flour 200g white sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp cinnamon 70g toasted almonds 2 oranges – separated in juice and rind Baking paper METHOD Pre-heat oven to 180° C. Put butter and eggs in a...

Bianca’s Slow Cooked S’more

Bianca's Slow Cooked S'more Cake What’s the best part about a bonfire at the beach? Making S’mores with your friends! So…I thought, why not try and make S’mores at home in a slow cooker? TOPPINGS 1 packet marshmallows ½ packet Chocolate Thins ½ cup chopped chocolate...

Berry and Yoghurt Ice Blocks

Berry and Yoghurt Ice Blocks Now is a good time to head to Blueberry Corner to pick up your fresh raspberries or some of their famous blueberries! If you live out of town, next time you visit the Bay of Plenty, a visit to Blueberry Corner, near sunny Whakatāne, is a...

Panaforte

PanaforteIngredients 2 cups blanched almonds, lightly toasted 2 cup hazelnuts, lightly toasted 1 cup glazed cherries 1 cup dried figs 1 cup flour 5 TBSP cocoa powder 3 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup Manuka honey 225g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 3 tsp...

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