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 linkĀ to Afghanistan itself. The origin of the name remains a mystery, and the Kiwis are staunchly protective of this biscuit’s NZ roots. Photo…