18 baking ideas for the holiday
Having guests around for the long weekend? We’re serving up some baking inspiration.
SWEET LITTLE KISSES
These little Gingerbread Kisses are very, VERY good. You can keep a stash of unfilled cakes in the freezer for emergencies.
Bliss balls are a great little sweet treat without refined sugar. For an alternative to chocolate truffles try these Cacao Nib Balls.
Also Try: These Blackcurrant and Manuka Balls are a zesty bite and our Date and Almond Bliss Balls are popular with the littlies.
An easy lemon tart from the ladies behind the Tora Coastal Walk in the Wairarapa.
Don’t reinvent the wheel. Classic New Zealand recipes such as The Mountain Cafe’s Ginger Crunch will keep the troops happy.
BE A COVER STAR
This Apple and Date Cake appeared on the cover of the March/April 2017 issue of NZ LIFE & Leisure. It tastes as good as it looks.
BE A BIT NUTTY
The blend of salty and sweet in the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies with Salted Date Filling is a winner.
IT’S A CRACKER
These Danish Seed Crackers are a favourite in the thisNZlife office. Great to serve with dips.
The Goan classic cake Bolo de Coco is made with semolina and coconut – perfect with a cup of tea.
Also try: Our Chocolate and Stout Cake is a decadent, gooey option.
Duncan White’s Gluten-Free Spiced Apple Cake started as an experiment, but it’s now one of our most popular recipes on thisNZlife.