Jaffa Swirl

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee deCaires The beauty of this cake lies in what’s within. Its classic flavours come with a surprise when you cut into it. I used a large bunt cake tin for added drama, but a large ring tin would also be fine. Visit the Gilded Edge at Mount Maunganui for…

Basic Cake

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee deCaires 175g butter, softened1 cup sugar3 eggs (size 7)1 tsp vanilla extract1¼ cup flour1½ tsp baking powder Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla extract then eggs one at a time, beating well between each. Fold in the flour and baking powder until…

Tamarillo Clafoutis

Recipe: from the kitchen at Cucina | Photography: Ashlee deCaires A clafoutis is a great way to use seasonal fruit. In summer, berries and stone-fruit are great.  As it’s winter time, Sandi has gone for deliciously tart tamarillos. 8 tamarillos50g butter, melted¾ cup ground almondspinch of salt1 tbsp flour1 vanilla bean¾ cup caster sugar2 eggs3…

Kasbah Date Scones

Recipe extracted from The Baker’s Companion, by Allyson Gofton, published by Penguin NZ, RRP$55.00Photography | Lottie Hedley Date scones are a perennial favourite. Here I’ve given them a make-over with an amazing spice blend with flavours redolent of the markets of Fez, Morocco.MAKES 8 DATE FILLING2 cups well-packed stoned dates, choppedgrated rind of 1 orange½ cup…