Danish Gingerbread

Danish Gingerbread
Kath Wattam – a Kiwi friend who lives in Copenhagen – introduced me to Danish ginger cookies. Apparently they’re a Christmas treat. I love them so tried making my own. Makes about 80 cookies.  Danish Gingerbread Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  125 grams softened butter80 grams light brown sugar180 grams golden syrup90 grams runny honey1 teaspoon ...

Eti’s Kids Chocolate Cake

Most mums have a chocolate cake to serve up to the kids. This is Eti’s. Eti's Kids Chocolate Cake Eti Wainer-Iluz Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for Cake4 eggs3/4 cup sugar10 tablespoons horrible kids chocolate drink Milo or Shocolit or some such2 cups flour5/8 cup oil3 teaspoons baking powder1 cup waterIngredients for Icing200 grams bitter chocolate100 mls ...

Krantz – Plaited Yeast Cake

Krantz - Plaited Yeast Cake
Galit loves Krantz – a plaited a yeast cake with layers of chocolate or poppy seed spread. Apparently the chocolate variety is German in origin, but the poppy seed variation is middle eastern. I’ve tweaked my original recipe to use the proportions recommended by Yaffa Wainer in honour of the fact that Galit still remembers ...

Chocolate Brownies

One time Davina came to visit and mentioned her chocolate brownies. So after she got home I asked for the recipe. Davina, being American, shipped me two packets of ready made brownie mix. I’m not really a ready mix kind of guy so I made my own recipe. Chocolate Brownies Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  200 ...

Fresh Fruit Cake

Fresh Fruit Cake
Unlike the dried fruit cake recipes common in New Zealand, this cake has a wet mixture. Our recipe is based on one from an Israeli book, although we had to reduce the quantities significantly to fit in our 20 cm x 20 cm cake tin.  Fresh Fruit Cake Galit Haviv-Thomas Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  70 ...

Chocolate Nut Tart (Crostata di cioccolata con nocciote)

This tart is divine and really impresses when I have to bring a dessert to a function.  Chocolate Nut Tart (Crostata di cioccolata con nocciote) Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for pastry1 3/4 Cups flourpinch of salt1/2 cup sugar115 grams butter or margarine chilled1 egg1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zestUp to 2 tablespoons of waterIngredients for tart200 g ...

Forrest’s Mega Muffins

Forrest has a nice way of just sloshing in the ingredients. The result is more like a Cup cake or Queen cake than a normal Muffin, but still very good. Forrest's Mega Muffins Forrest Chambers Print Recipe Ingredients  1 lump margarine 150-200 g2-3 eggs1/2 - 3/4 cups sugar2 + cups flour2 teaspoons baking powderBig dollop vanillaMilk ...

Orit’s Hot Apple Cake

To Israelis a ‘Granny Smith’ is a ‘Grand Smith’ so when Orit Schwartz told me to use ‘Grand’ apples I thought she meant big, and used big sweet eating apples. Ah, well, Lesson 1 learnt. It is important to use Grannys as they’re not as sweet as alternatives. This cake is plenty sweet enough as ...

Chocolate Banana Cake

We love it. The cake is moist and tasty – just the way I like them. Our family likes this cake so much that it is the most commonly baked cake in our house. It started life as a banana cake but we found the chocolates adds that special something. Chocolate Banana Cake Galit Haviv-Thomas ...

Baklava

Mmmmmm. Little sweet middle eastern pastries. Perfect with black coffee. Baklava Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  800 g filo pastry1 3/4 cups 350 g melted butter or margarine6 cups 750 g nuts (almonds or walnuts or pecans), chopped2.5 cups 500 g sugar2 tablespoons rose water1 teaspoon lemon juice Instructions Layer pastry sheets with butter or margarine between ...