Classic Kiwi Cheese Straws

classic kiwi cheese straws

Every New Zealander (and non-New Zealander!) needs to have these classic Kiwi cheese straws in their baking repertoire! For all you fellow Kiwi’s out there, I expect you’ve tried classic Kiwi cheese straws before, right? If not, then I’d like to have a word to the baker in your household.😉 For you non-Kiwi’s out thereRead more

Savoury muffins with ham, cheese and green olives

Cheese, Olive and Ham Muffins

These muffins make a great breakfast or easy picnic snack. This recipe is also very versatile so you can substitute/add anything you have on hand! Last weekend Kevin and I went away with some friends to a quaint little Czech spa town called Luhačovice. I baked us some of these savoury muffins with ham, cheeseRead more

Cream Tea and Lemonade Scones

Cream tea anyone? Learn how to make the lightest, tastiest and tallest scones with this easy recipe! Scones… …or are they biscuits? In England, they are nearly always scones. To them (and to me too) a biscuit is a ‘cookie’, but Americans use the term ‘biscuit‘ for scone-like doughs (they are nearly identical to sconesRead more

Fluffy Apple Walnut Muffins

A seriously fluffy muffin filled with apple, toasted walnuts and a good dash of cinnamon.  I’m a bit of a muffin hoarder. (“A what?”) A muffin hoarder. You know, someone who stashes a serious supply of muffins in their freezer so they can pull one out whenever they are craving a muffin (which is oftenRead more

Czech Christmas Bread (Vánočka)

Many countries have their own version of a traditional Christmas cake or bread. Germany has Stollen, Italy has panettone, England/New Zealand/Australia has a dried fruit Christmas cake, and the Czech Republic? They have vánočka. What is Vánočka? Vánočka (vah-NAWTCH-kah) is a sweet, braided bread eaten at Christmas time (vanoce) in Czech Republic and Slovakia andRead more

Spiced Pumpkin Bread with Crumble Topping

Spiced Pumpkin Bread with Crumble Topping

Let me introduce you to the most tender, moist and flavour rich spiced pumpkin bread that you may ever come across. I’m quite serious. This spiced pumpkin bread is so delicious that you’ll want to eat the whole loaf in one sitting (I nearly did). When you take a bite of this sweet pumpkin bread,Read more

How to make cafe-style muffins

   To me the perfect muffin is the one that looks like looks like it’s wearing a Mexican hat with a rounded top. It’s the kind you draw when your doodling (or is that just what I do?) and it’s the kind that can be hard to achieve until you have some ‘know-how’. Do youRead more