Custard Squares

The custard square is a Kiwi classic! I grew up with the canary yellow, almost rubber-like custard squares that were standard fare in all bakeries and school canteens in the 80s. Thankfully our tastes have progressed, and while the custard square remains a firm favourite, the custard need not be too firm. Instead imagine a…

Tarte Soleil

Recipe and photography: Peta Mathias 2 packets of frozen flaky pastry in approx 32cm rounds ½ cup tapenade ½ cup something else like sun dried tomato paste, grated cheese, artichoke paste, pesto … 1 egg yolk beaten with a little milk fennel seeds for sprinkling Remove flaky pastry from freezer or fridge and bring to…