Ann’s Eggless Fudge Slice

This is the first of the eggless recipes to be published, thanks to Ann Kidd for sending it through along with several more that also sound delicious. Grant really loved this on, he’s got a serious sweet tooth and this slice certainly hit the spot. Ann’s recipe is super easy to make, cream butter and sugar, add the dry ingredients …

 

 

No Baking Powder? Make Your Own

Have you been about to do some baking and discovered that you had no baking powder? If you live in the country getting some can involve a long drive to the store or a visit to the neighbours. But did you know that you can make your own with two simple ingredients? If you already make either our rose or …

 

 

Awapuni’s Lemon Muffins

With only six ingredients, these delicious little muffins from the team at Awapuni Nurseries are quick and easy to make and are great for kids and adults alike to bake. The addition of fresh lemon zest makes them a lovely Spring dessert or treat. Perfect with a side of coconut yogurt or ice cream. And there’s an eggless option too. …

 

 

Egg-Free Banana Cake

One of my favourite recipes ever is Edmonds Banana Cake, Mum taught me how to bake initially using Edmonds recipe and its popularity hasn’t dimmed over the years. However, recently we have discovered that Grant has a severe egg intolerance and has to avoid eggs completely for the next three months while his body resets (after that he may be …

 

 

Trisha’s Lemon Madeira Cake

We all know someone with a lemon tree (if we’re not lucky to have one ourselves), and with lemons growing in abundance, why not get baking and try this gorgeous lemon Madeira cake recipe that Trisha adapted from one of Nigella’s. Make several and pop them in the freezer for when unexpected guests arrive, they’ll improve over time. “I’m a …

 

 

Homemade Pancake Mix

Who doesn’t love pancakes for brunch on Saturday morning? Or how about for dinner Sunday night? Growing up, we would have pancakes for dinner once a month. It was quite an occasion with Dad putting on his dress suit and bow tie and acting the goat if we had friends over – such great memories – pancakes will always have a …

 

 

Easy Grapefruit And Lemon Marmalade

So many ripe lemons and grapefruit, BUT what to do with the excess? Try making this very easy marmalade. No peeling required – just chop and go! I like to substitute some of the sugar with Earthbound Raw Manuka Honey which gives a lovely flavour and produces a thick gooey marmalade. The secret to making great jam is to get …

 

 

Hemp Update

On 12 November 2017 the sale of hemp seed foods for human consumption was passed by the New Zealand Food Standards Code, however, we are still waiting for domestic laws to change which is very, very slow going. Apparently we are still about a month away from the sign off which hasn’t stopped inventive chefs around the country coming up …