The best traditional New Zealand baking recipes revisited

How could Sarah Tuck improve on an Anzac? Ice cream, of course.
AARON MCLEAN

How could Sarah Tuck improve on an Anzac? Ice cream, of course.

My lovely mum is Dutch by birth, so as I was growing up she did her best to master the Kiwi classics - and I have fond memories of arriving home from school as she pulled fresh baking out of the oven.

I had great fun reinventing some family favourites, starting with the luminously pink, mile-high lamington cake – I would have loved to have seen that at a school fair!

The ginger crunch tart is an elegant take on the regular slab cut; the softer-than-usual Anzac biscuits yield to the homemade boysenberry ice cream within; while the caramel slice cream is so wildly decadent, only tiny portions are needed.

A big slice of the louise cake-cake with a whisper of whipped cream, meanwhile, goes wonderfully with a pot of tea. Enjoy!

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Ginger crunch has long been a classic Kiwi treat, but with Sarah Tuck's tarted it up.
AARON MCLEAN

Ginger crunch has long been a classic Kiwi treat, but with Sarah Tuck's tarted it up.

GINGER CRUNCH TART WITH CRYSTALLISED GINGER

Who says ginger crunch has to come in squares? 

This twist on the classic recipe makes for a beautiful, quirky version of a Kiwi favourite. 

A classic Kiwi ice cream and classic bikkie create an awesome pair.
AARON MCLEAN

A classic Kiwi ice cream and classic bikkie create an awesome pair.

BOYSENBERRY ICE CREAM ANZAC SANDWICHES

Both facets of this dessert are classics. 

Make either as stand-alone treats, or keep the course and make a soon-to-be classic pairing. 

Caramel slice is a go-to at the bakery, but you'll be screaming for this ice cream.
Aaron McLean

Caramel slice is a go-to at the bakery, but you'll be screaming for this ice cream.

CARAMEL SLICE CREAM

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This incredibly indulgent ice cream, inspired by the classic caramel slice, goes a long way, making it great for big gatherings.

To serve 8-10, simply halve the recipe. 

Have your cake, and Louise slice too.
AARON MCLEAN

Have your cake, and Louise slice too.

LOUISE CAKE-CAKE WITH RASPBERRY JAM & COCONUT TOPPING

Perfect to serve at a special afternoon tea, this beautiful cake is both rustic and pretty - a real treat. 

LAMINGTON LAYER CAKE

It's a behemoth of a lamington, so this one should be shared.
AARON MCLEAN

It's a behemoth of a lamington, so this one should be shared.

I was so thrilled with this outrageous, iridescent beast of a cake - it's a lamington on steroids!

 - Stuff

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