Feijoa & coconut loaf cakes

This recipe is dedicated to those people who say that they’ll never buy feijoas (or lemons) because they grew up with a fruit tree in their backyard and the idea of paying for fruit is incomprehensible, yet their current backyard is bare of such trees. Having never been blessed with my own feijoa tree I can quite…

Plum buttermilk cakes

Growing up, many favourite meals came from Lois Daish and her column in the New Zealand Listener. Mum’s recipe scrapbooks contain many cut-outs of these columns, which I later copied down when I moved out of home and started making my compilations of favourite recipes. When I phone my mum on a Saturday morning during summer,…

Sunday madeleines

If you invite me around and say not to bring anything, that you’ve got it all covered, including dessert, a tiny bit of me feels disappointed. Not because I’ll have to eat your undoubtedly delicious creation (you are my friend for a reason, after all), but because it’s such a good opportunity to make one of…