Sweet Recipes

Children’s birthday cakes – rise to the challenge

Children’s birthday cakes – rise to the challenge

Children’s birthdays in general can be a bit of a minefield... expectations are so high on behalf of both the child and the parents and one of the biggest challenges is how to make a birthday cake that will compare favourably with those that have come before… We go...

Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival

At the Steiner Kindy, they have a mid-winter Lantern Festival every year. For the last couple of years, Jack and I have made the biscuits. This year Jack asked if we could bake an extra batch, and eat them all ourselves! Once you have tried them, you may wish to do...

Apple, Fig and Ginger Jam

Apple, Fig and Ginger Jam

In the orchard since January, we have been loving the waves of ripening fruit: plums, peaches, pears, nashis, apples, figs, feijoas and persimmons. If my boy, Jack, is hungry, then he runs outside to see what he can find... I was in my friend Briar's kitchen the other...