Recipes

Cute Little Bread Rolls

Cute Little Bread Rolls

I am no expert when it comes to making bread, or with working with yeast.  I must admit to finding it quite daunting at first.  But this recipe is exceptionally easy fluffy and tasty.   Bread buns, also known simply as buns or rolls, are small, round, individual...

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Classic Fish Pie Recipe: Easy & Delicious

Classic Fish Pie Recipe: Easy & Delicious

You will wow your friends and family with this incredibly easy meal recipe. What type of fish could I use in a fish pie? I like to use the tins of smoked fish from the supermarket to help keep costs low. It is also super handy to have a few tins on the pantry shelf so...

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Quick Banana Cake: Perfect for Beginners

Quick Banana Cake: Perfect for Beginners

Served with either chocolate or lemon icing. It's a great debate!What flavour icing do you prefer on your banana cake? Chocolate or lemon icing? This moist banana cake is one of my favourite ways to use up old bananas that I have stashed in the freezer or have brown...

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A Simple Hot Cross Bun Recipe (in the bread maker)

A Simple Hot Cross Bun Recipe (in the bread maker)

A quick efficient way to make a batch of hot cross buns this Easter without all the fuss. I love hot cross buns, although whenever I see a tradiotnal recipe I get intimidated by all the ingredients and steps! Not with this recipe!All you need is a bread maker and a...

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One Pot Chocolate Zucchini Brownie

One Pot Chocolate Zucchini Brownie

Just another delicious way to use zucchini in your daily cooking. Tonight I went out to the garden and saw a zucchini that had been hiding. So I decided to make my delicious zucchini chocolate brownie. This zucchini was probably technically a marrow by this stage....

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A simple, but tasty Tuna Roulade

A simple, but tasty Tuna Roulade

This surprisingly easyrecipe was shared with me by Penny Williams. Penny is an incredible inspiring kiwi rural woman who lives near Fairlie in the South Island. She has a very successful women's and children's clothing business called Hide and Seek Clothing, that...

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Beetroot Relish Recipe

Beetroot Relish Recipe

This vibrant pink relish will wow your taste buds! This is my friend Jane's recipe. She is one of my favourite humans in the world. We've been friends since we met on our first day in our hall of residence when we attended teachers college (over twenty years ago). We...

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How to Make My Rocky Road Slice

How to Make My Rocky Road Slice

The original recipe with a fabulous photograph to accompany the recipe can be found in my first book 'A High Country Life'. Lottie Hedley has done such a fabulous shot of this decadent slice. In the book I write "It has become a bit of a tradition to make this no bake...

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Irish inspired Tea Cake

Irish inspired Tea Cake

A great alternative to an elaborate Christmas cake too. I have never tasted such a delicious and moist fruit loaf. I first tried an Irish tea loaf at the Farm Barn Cafe near Fairlie, South Island of New Zealand. Their version is dark and delicious. If you are ever...

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