You know you’re on to something when the queue for your cafe stretches out to the footpath most weekends.
That is just how it is at Little and Friday’s two Auckland locations. Those in the know flock to the Little and Friday stores in Takapuna and Newmarket for addictive cream-filled donuts, buttery brioche, melt-in-the-mouth sweet tarts, and moreish savoury pastries.
And now you too can create them at home with the new Treats from Little and Friday cookbook. In this delightful tome, owner Kim Evans, a self-taught baker, shares the recipes for her most popular tarts, biscuits, savouries and cakes. Adapted for the home cook, Kim’s approachable recipes and helpful hints allow even the novice baker to master the delights of her delicious cafe treats.
And the Fresh cookery team can vouch for the Little and Friday Chocolate Chip Cookies on Page 51. We rolled them out after the arrival of the cookbook and they are a hit with everyone!
Treats from Little and Friday has wonderful recipes, fantastic food shots and styling, complete with a gorgeous padded cover and fabric spine. It is on sale now at all good bookstores.
A fine arts graduate, Kim Evans is a self-taught baker who started her Auckland bakery Little and Friday with just $3000. From small beginnings – a tiny shop-front open on Fridays only – she has established two popular Auckland cafes where on most weekends queues stretch out to the pavement. Kim and her team begin baking at dawn each morning in order to fill Little and Friday’s glass cabinets with buttery brioche, sticky donuts, dainty cakes, and delectable tarts and savouries. She is a firm advocate of free-range and organic produce, and has planted her own cafe garden to supply herbs, salad greens and edible flowers. Kim surrounds herself with staff with a passion for food. ‘You can teach baking,’ she says, ‘but you can’t teach passion.’