Susan, AKA KiwicookSusan, AKA Kiwicook

Pineapple christmas cake

Pineapple Christmas Cake

This Pineapple Christmas cake recipe is well known to New Zealanders, and has been ever since our pre-eminent chef Alison Holst first made it on ... Read more
Raspberry lamingtons

Raspberry Lamingtons

For the May challenge Marcellina from Marcellina in Cucina dared us to make Lamingtons. An Australian delicacy that is as tasty as it is elegant. Question: Is there anything ... Read more
Pressure Cooker Beef Stew with Red Wine Gravy

Beef Stew with Red Wine Gravy (Pressure Cooker)

Down here in the southern climes, we’re heading steadily towards winter and the nights are getting pretty cold. Time to break out the stews! There ... Read more
Appelflappen (Dutch Apple Fritters)

Appelflappen (Dutch Apple Fritters)

I have such fond memories of New Year’s Eve parties when I was a kid growing up in the 60’s and 70’s. Crowded rooms filled with ... Read more
Louise cage recipe

Louise Cake Slice

Louise Cake, with its shortcake crust slathered with raspberry jam and crowned with a delicately crisp coconut meringue, has been part of the New Zealand landscape ... Read more

Lemon, Ginger & Lavender ‘Hot Toddy’

I’m in love with this recipe from Letitia L. Star at Mother Earth I’ve been a bit under the weather after all the Christmas ... Read more

‘Apple Pie’ Elixir

Yep folks, it’s that time of the year – detox time! Time to reset the body’s metabolism and give it a helping hand after weeks of ... Read more
Eggs benedict with salmon

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

This month, the Daring Cooks got a little saucy! Jenni from The Gingered Whisk taught us the basics of how to make the five mother-sauces ... Read more
Lamb shanks with red wine and garlic sauce

Lamb Shanks with Red Wine & Garlic Sauce (Pressure Cooker)

Pressure cookers – what a great invention! Particularly for those of us who toil from 9-5 and frankly don’t have the energy to start cooking at ... Read more
Flummery jelly whip

Flummery (Jelly Whip)

If you grew up in Australia or New Zealand post-World War II, you’ll likely be very familiar with the frothy mousse-like confection called Flummery. It ... Read more
Olienbollen deep fried dough balls

Oliebollen (Deep-fried dough balls)

New Years Eve just wouldn’t be the same without Dutch oliebollen. These deep-fried dough balls studded with rum soaked raisins and doused in icing sugar is the way ... Read more
Baumkuchen tree cake

Baumkuchen (Tree Cake)

The January 2014 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Francijn of “Koken in de Brouwerij”. She challenged us all to bake layered cakes in the ... Read more