The Kiwi Treat: Lolly Cake

Lolly Cake is a kiwi bakery staple, traditionally sold by the slice for $1 and wrapped clumsily in “Glad wrap” (cling film). It’s notable feature is the Pascal “Eskimo” fruit puffs, which have a slighter harder consistency than marshmallow, and come in banana, lime, vanilla and strawberry flavours. These puffs are set into a base…

The Mysterious Afghan

Yesterday was Waitangi Day, the closest thing there is to “New Zealand Day”. To celebrate I baked, for the first time, Afghan biscuits. This is a traditional Kiwi biscuit, with no known link to Afghanistan itself. The origin of the name remains a mystery, and the Kiwis are staunchly protective of this biscuit’s NZ roots. Photo…

Make Mine A Macaron

Move over Laduree there’s a new macaron in town with my name on it! Artisan patisserie Anges de Sucre has released a limited edition Valentine’s Day box. London went crazy for macaroons in 2013 (cupcakes are so 2012!) and have adopted them as their own, pushing the French aside. Anges de Sucre founder Reshmi Bennett, returned from France…