12 buttery sweet treats to make for anyone who loves butter
Grab a slab a butter and get baking with these butter-laden recipes, perfect for an indulgent weekend treat.
CARROT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING – (100g BUTTER)
This cream-cheese frosted cake is the type that makes you smile and feel there can be no wrong in the world.
GOLDEN GINGER CRUNCH – (370g BUTTER)
It’s hard to pass up spicy ginger crunch, especially when it packs nearly a full block of butter.
HOKEY POKEY MELTING MOMENTS – (250g BUTTER)
This is as New Zealand as it gets. This classic treat is taken up a notch with crunchy hokey pokey.
LEMON MERINGUE PIE – (225g BUTTER)
This gorgeous sweet pie is packed with lemony (and buttery) goodness enclosed in decadent pastry.
MOROCCAN HONEY AND MINT SYRUP CAKE – (200g BUTTER)
A Moroccan spin on the classic coffee cake. It’s moist and airy with a hint of coconut flavour.
HOMEMADE 100’s & 1000’s BISCUITS – (125g BUTTER)
It’s a perfect treat to bake with the wee ones. Thin buttery biscuits are topped with fun pink icing and sprinkled generously with 100’s and 1000s.
BARBECUED BOURBON PEACH COBBLER – (170g BUTTER)
Use a cast-iron skillet to cook this delicious, peachy dessert directly on the barbecue.
HONEY RICE CRISPS – (115g BUTTER)
Use a mild-flavoured honey, such as blue borage, in this toasted sesame version of the classic treat.
CLASSIC BUTTERY YOYOS – (290g BUTTER)
These are guaranteed to melt-in-the-mouth. This classic sweet treat is quick to make and will no doubt be an absolute crowd pleaser.
CHOCOLATE STOUT CAKE – (125g BUTTER)
A great hit with teenagers (‘cos it’s got booze in it), you can double the mixture no sweat and make a great big cake for all their mates to share.
CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY OAT BISCUITS – (150g BUTTER)
These buttery, oaty biscuits get the tick of approval from the crew behind NZ Life and Leisure.
EASY LEMON TART – (225g BUTTER)
This lip-puckering tart will use up over half a block of butter (and leftover lemons to boot).
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