Pancakes

Since returning to New Zealand we have become a family that roams from one game of sport to another on the weekends. Long gone are the days of a little extra snooze – it’s a marathon in itself just to get out of the door with all the kit in tow. Saturday mornings are junior…

Vegetarian Pizza

I have a lot of spinach growing in my garden at the moment so I have been thinking of disguising it so that I can get the kids to eat more of it. They love pizza and it’s fun to make your own dough – so hey presto vegetarian pizza for dinner! You will need…

New Years Eve Oliebollen

Oliebollen is a fruit dumpling which we eat on New Years Eve, drenched in icing sugar. Nana used to cook enormous olly balls, piled high on a large delph platter. I saw a photo on facebook yesterday (posted by another Kamp) and I remembered I had my Nanas original recipe taped into my cookbook. Here…

Fruit Crumble

Fruit crumble is a real winter favourite pudding. The soft, warm and often spiced fruit covered with a crunchy, sweet, perhaps nutty crumble topped with cream is a perfect way to top off a Sunday roast. This is a basic apple recipe but I’ve given you some variations below. Apple Crumble Serves 6 – 8…

Banofee Pie

Banofee Pie is gooey and gorgeous and almost better the next day.  Ingredients 3 ripe medium sized bananas 150ml cream (whipped)  2 squares of chocolate (for grating)  1/8 teaspoon fresh vanilla (optional)  For the toffee sauce: 50g butter  100g dark brown sugar Tin of condensed milk For the base: 300g packet of digestive biscuits  125g…

Soda Bread Scones 

Soda bread scones are quite different from normal scones, they have a lovely crisp outside and a slightly chewy soft inside. They don’t crumble and the flavour is something else.  I can’t claim this recipe – and the lemon curd in the photo is shop bought (Mrs Darlingtons Lemon & Lime Curd – so good!)….

Nanas Sultana Cake 

I have very fond memories of Nanas baking. Her kitchen cupboards were invariably stocked with freshly baked cakes, biscuits and slices. Her sultana cake was one of my favourites – it’s a deliciously light alternative to a heavy fruit cake and smells gorgeous. After a few days as it stales, it is yummy heated slightly…

Mastering the (t)art – A Pastry Lesson

Flans and tarts can be a really impressive savoury or sweet dish to serve a group. They are easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time, but a lot of people are put off the fact that they have to make their own pastry. So, this little post is dedicated to pastry. Typically,…

Miniature Cheese Muffins

These are SO good – lovely with soup or as a snack and they are really quick to make. Turn on the oven to 200 degrees. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of plain flour 3 teaspoons of baking powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 spring onion (scallion) Pinch of salt 1/2 cup milk 3 tablespoons of strong…

Love you lots…like Jelly Tots ❤️ Party treats for kids

Is it just me or is jelly making a come back? Top of the list for the kids birthday party food this year was Jelly Cups. They don’t really warrant a recipe – these ones are tropical, but traffic light layers are good fun too! Start the day before, you need around 4 hours between…