Recipes by Di Swann
If you haven't got a favourite carrot cake recipe, then this must surely be the one − made even better with added pineapple.
Add a little sweetness to your life! Great for an afternoon tea treat.
Melt-in-your-mouth shortcake with a delicious pear filling to enjoy with friends and family.
There are so many different styles of chocolate caramel slice. This one is rich and decadent.
Chocolate and cornflake morsels topped with chocolate icing − and no afghan would be complete without a walnut on top.
This has got to be a Kiwi classic − who could resist a slice?
Anzac biscuits are a real Kiwi classic, and this delicious recipe comes from the Wattie’s Kiwi Favourites Cookbook − celebrating 75 years in Kiwi kitchens.
Who could resist a warm dessert cake drizzled with creamy custard? Pear and ginger is a match made in heaven, and when teamed with a delicious maple glaze nothing can beat it.
This is a delicious vegetarian meal − roasted vegetables rolled in fresh pasta and smothered in a delicious sauce that’s already prepared for you.
A lovely soup to enjoy on a cooler autumn evening. This hearty minestrone is full of vegetables and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
A tasty twist on a baked risotto, this is a fabulous side dish to accompany your favourite meat. It makes a colourful and flavoursome change from pasta or potatoes.
Serve this wholesome salad at your next barbecue. It makes a great change from your everyday green salad as it is more filling, and bursting with a variety of flavours and textures.
This is cafe food at its best. Best made the night before, this wholesome breakfast is ready to enjoy when you wake. Packed with nutrients, it is a great way to start your day.
Here’s a delicious dessert to impress, served with delicious orange and maple syrup sauce.
Need breakfast on the run? Try this delicious smoothie with chocolate Complan for a nutrition boost.
Sometimes a little sweet Christmas treat is all that is required – these mini fruit mince tarts are just the thing. When festively packaged they also make adorable Christmas gifts.
Want to make the perfect cheese scone? The secret is adding soda water, using tasty cheese and making sure the dough is soft. Serve warm from the oven for a morning tea treat.
It may seem an unusual combination of ingredients but the end result is sure to impress.
This is definitely a throw-it-together frittata, no need for added seasonings as the Southern Style Roasters do it all. A great lunch dish, serve it hot or cold.
This delicious shortcake is stunning as a hot dessert, served with ice cream or custard, or cooled and sliced for afternoon tea. You'll be making this one time and time again.