Tag Archives: New Zealand

Lolly Cake (no bake)

Lolly Cake Rainbows and sparkles, a cake fit for any unicorn party. It is bright, fun and full of the promise of a festive time. A kiwi tradition. When I was growing up, my mother never made it. The only time that I ever had it was been when I went to birthday parties or functions and my eyes would pop at this amazing coloured cake. It always held a special wonder about it. It always seemed that everyone else

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Edmonds Bournvita Biscuits

Edmonds Bournvita Biscuits ~ 1971 Cookbook   Bournvita Biscuits. When I first mentioned them in the Edmonds cookbook Facebook group, the response was, “Wow”, “have not had them for years”, “can you still get Bournvita?” And there was the problem. I did not know if you could get it at all. According to Wikipedia, Bournvita was discontinued in the UK market in 2008. The drink was named by Cadbury, which was derived from Bournville, the model village which is the

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Apple Shortcake – 1971 Edmonds Cookbook

Week 4, the next recipe installment of trying to make and photograph a recipe from my 1971 Edmonds cookbook. I am finding it a struggle to keep up with the challenge of doing one every week. But when I do it is worth the wait. Apple Shortcake is an old favorite. When I was a kid, we always used home grown apples. I used apples from my tree for this blog. I found the pastry a little hard to roll

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Afghans Edmonds Cook Book

The book I learned to cook from. 1971 Edmonds Cookery Book (New Zealand)  Challenge. The aim is to cook a recipe every week from the cakes and biscuits section of the book. Time permitting of course. Please see my introductory video. Why do a challenge like this? Nostalgia, good basic skills are taught. Great food that needs to be shared. Just plain old fun. This is the book that I learned to cook from was a 1971 cook book, and

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