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The Real ANZAC Biscuit Story

  ANZAC Day is over for another year but Anzac biscuits live on and can be made any time. There’s always been this wonderful story that ANZAC biscuits were sent and eaten by troops in Gallipoli.  Not true according to the New Zealand Army Museum researchers though there is some evidence that biscuits made with…..

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Pavlova

Pavlova is a very traditional New Zealand dessert.  Some pavlovas rise beautifully and look great, others (like mine) tend to flop and need to be propped up with cream and decorations.  They taste good regardless, though my son (aged about 8) once asked me why my pavlovas didn’t look as good as the bought ones!!…..

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Feijoa Crumble – 2017 style

Late in 2016 I said I would be updating some of the 1970/1980s recipes to met our changed tastes.  As we move into another feijoa season, here’s my more modern take on Feijoa Crumble. The crumble is chunkier and this recipe uses much less sugar.

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Gem irons and ginger gems

A few months ago my daughter Sandra asked me if I still had a gem iron – the really solid cast-iron one she remembered from her childhood.  Currently at home with small children Sandra had decided she wanted to make ginger gems in a real gem iron, the one that you heat in the oven while you prepare the…..

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