Recipes and ideas for baking for you family

Pain au Chorizo

Croissant dough: it’s not rocket science. It’s actually more difficult than that. The recipe that follows is not traditional, but…

Apricot and Chocolate Chip Biscuits Recipe

Apricot and chocolate go together superbly. And this recipe for apricot and chocolate chip biscuits will have you saying, ‘who stole the…

Avocado-chocolate bliss balls

This recipe was inspired by the totally awesome New Zealand Avocado website. It has tonnes of recipes featuring avocados from…

Banana and White Chocolate Muffins

Ingredients: 3 small bananas, mashed 1 3/4 c plain flour 1/2 c sugar 1/4 c brown sugar 1 tsp baking…

Basic Cupcake Recipe

A basic cupcake recipe is incredibly versatile – you can decorate them; colour them; add flavours… really, amazing cupcakes are only…

Cass’s Choc ‘n’ Beet Cake

Father’s Day is a time for sharing and reflecting, planning for the long summer ahead, board games and walks in…

Cheesy Muffins

This easy cheese muffins recipe with no butter is quick to create – and the result makes a great school…

Chocolate & Fruit Easter Buns

Hot Cross Buns are an Easter tradition in New Zealand.  Here’s a twist on an old recipe, combining both of…

Chocolate brownie

Lovely served warm with ice cream as dessert, or as a special lunchbox treat – this brownie is simple and…

Classic kiwi pavlova

The perfect end to our Christmas is a classic kiwi pavlova. It’s just one of those dishes that is a…

Coconut and Orange Cookies

The best thing you can do for your kids is give them your time. So get them involved in some…

Delicious nut and honey muesli bars recipe

These nutty bars are a wonderful snack for kids (and their parents!). I use honey for sweetener, which makes them…

Easy cheese scones recipe

I’m sure your kids will love this easy cheese scones recipe as much as ours do. Cheese scones have to be…

Gilly’s Pantry low sugar, not entirely unhealthy, Carrot and Apple cake

Hey readers, hope you are all well and enjoying the holidays! There are so many things in life to be…

Gluten Free Afghans recipe

There is nothing I like to crunch and munch on more than a soft, crunchy, chocolatey afghan. There’s just something…

Hazelnut Plum Cake

This cake is perfect as a delicate and light finale to a dinner, served with vanilla ice cream. Change the…

Healthy Halloween treats – Spider muffins and frothy blood jelly

I love Halloween! I love any excuse for a celebration actually. But a day to celebrate the harvest, and lost…

Healthy nut-free muesli bars recipe

Our kids go crazy for these healthy nut-free muesli bars. You’ll find this recipe is so easy to knock together,…

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

This is a super-simple recipe to make, and you won’t buy another jar of nutella again after trying it! It’s…

Honey roasted nuts recipe

This honey roast nuts recipe was originally designed for just cashew nuts. But it works just as well with any type of…

Kiwi coconut, oat and almond biscuits

Here at Kiwi Families HQ we love kiwi, and eating biscuits. So what better way to combine the two than…

Layered chocolate brownie

Super easy but so effective I am amazed at how much of a wow factor I get every time I…

Lemon Banana Muffins Recipe

It’s pretty well agreed now that the amount of sugar we are consuming in modern western society isn’t doing us…

Lemon loaf for dad

You can’t beat a spot of DIY on Fathers Day, especially when your efforts are matched with the most delicious…

Lemon syrup loaf

This sugary sweet citrusy treat is just calling out to be enjoyed with a cup of tea mid-morning.

Maple Rhubarb Crumble Pie

If you’ve got rhubarb in the garden, you will love making this delicious Maple Rhubarb Crumble Pie. It’s perfect for…

Piñata Cookies

Cookies are delicious, but these cookies are even more delicious because they have a chocolate surprise inside! They are reasonably…

Secret Chocolate Cake with Berry Jam

Easy to make and super moreish, this special secret chocolate cake includes jam, which makes it extra yummy.  This recipe…

Simple Buttercream Icing Recipe

This simple buttercream icing recipe is very versatile, and easily flavoured to suit your baking needs. 

Spiced roast nuts

These spiced roast nuts make the perfect gift. They’re super easy to make up, and you can make up bulk…

Stained glass window cookies

Lollies and biscuits combined: what child would say no? I used lollipops for these and it worked brilliantly, just hit…

Star shaped sugar cookie recipe

Perfect for festive occasions such as Christmas, birthdays or Matariki, this classic sugar cookie recipe is always a crowd pleaser….

Tasty ginger loaf

We all have those days when we wake up, see it’s chucking down with rain, and want to eat cake…

Traditional Christmas fruit mince pies

I LOVE starting Christmas day early. We all get up around 5.30am and gather in the lounge. I love a…

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

These are so heavily modified from the version originally found on the internet that the only real similarity is the…

White Chocolate Brownie

This White Chocolate Brownie makes a perfect afternoon tea treat! It’s quick and simple and will quickly become a family…

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