Marshmallow Snow Bots

Marvellous Marshmallow Snow Bots A holiday treat that everyone will love, especially the kids who can help you create these marvellous marshmallows. Serves: 10 To make Marshmallow Snowmen, you will need: 200g large white marshmallows (we use Ma Baker’s) 1/4 cup chocolate drops (we use Nestlé white chocolate baking bits) Red licorice strips (we use…

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Christmas Tree Biscuits

Christmas Tree Biscuits

Christmas Tree Biscuits This festive recipe is fun, easy and ends in the cutest Christmas tree shaped biscuits ever. The perfect recipe for the big day or as a perfect handmade, homemade gift for someone special. Prep Time 25 Minutes Cook Time 15 Minutes Makes 20 Ingredients 250g butter, softened (we use Anchor) 3/4 cup caster sugar…

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Roast Turkey with Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing

We love how a Kiwi festive season is all about the presents, pohutukawa trees and perfect weather, but also the fabulous food. Our advice? Pour yourself a bubbles, chuck the turkey on and have lots of nana naps. Roast Turkey with Pork, sage and onion stuffing. This is the real deal but with an avocado twist. We…

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Joyce’s Wicked Pav Roll

Joyce's Wicked Pav Roll Fresh ideas

I love pavlova, the Kiwi sweet treat. But to be honest, I can take or leave it. This pavlova recipe however has changed me. This is Pavlova in a much funkier, easier, better way. Eaten over Christmas and passed on from Bach neighbours in the Coromandel, this pavlova roll is just too good to describe.…

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Mum’s Christmas Pudding

A Christmas Cake with a giggle fresh ideas

It’s that time of year! The Christmas party season. This is a brilliant, fruity, traditional Christmas cake everyone will enjoy. So if you’re getting ready for the big day, this is the ideal pudd, just like mum would make. Serves 8 – 10 This is a traditional recipe handed down through generations (old school!) so ounces (oz)…

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Passionfruit Shortbread

Passionfruit Shortbread Mmmm. Valentine’s Day and Passionfruit. Seems to work! Here’s the perfect home made baking gift for our day of love. Shortbread cookies originate from Scotland where they are served with tea especially in the New Year. The buttery cookies made their way to New Zealand and Australia during the Scottish migration in the 1800s…

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Christmas Salad

Christmas Salad Fresh Ideas recipies

This super summer salad will make sure you enjoy a sociable, foodie and very berry Christmas! You just can’t beat a green and red salad on the Christmas table and this will wow everyone including Santa! For a fresh and tasty festive salad to share with friends and family, just follow this simple recipe, which…

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Crispy Roast Pork Belly

Cooked pork sliced surrounded by potatoes and vegetables on black slate.

You can’t beat a good roast pork belly. The lovely thick layer of fat on pork belly keeps the meat really moist as it roasts, and also gives you an incredible, even layer of delicious crackling.

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Chocolate Profiteroles

Chocolate Profiteroles - Fresh Ideas

These amazing chocolate profiteroles are little bites of mouth-watering scrumptiousness that will hit the spot at parties, weddings and Christmas festivities. This profiterole recipe is just 3 steps and once you’ve made your own choux pastry, you’re a true cook! Serves 20 Chocolate Profiterole Recipe… For the Profiterole Choux Balls: 100g unsalted butter, plus extra…

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