Edmonds cookbook chocolate cake recipes

Sweet NZ....a Chocolate Biscuit by any other name.....

Sweet NZ....a Chocolate Biscuit by any other name.....

This recipe is courtesy of the EdmondsCookbook, I have tried others, but I like this one best. Two of my sisters also make Afghans, one makes a biscuity version, another a slightly more cake type variation, they actually had an “afghan off” to decide which was best
Neenish Tarts …

Neenish Tarts …

After doing some research, I found that most neenish tart recipes use condensed milk for the filling, including the perhaps most well known recipe from the EdmondsCookbook
Jenny's Famous Chocolate Cake

Jenny's Famous Chocolate Cake

The chocolate sauce I made is a recipe which comes from Edmonds Food For Flatters. Copyright infringements were, no doubt, abound - but I never sold the cookbooks nor did I claim to have developed the recipes myself

Banana Cake

The Edmonds Cookery Book.  When I was a teenager, this cookbook is given to pretty much everyone when they moved away from home so that they didn’t have to eat baked beans on toast every day

C is for Cacao, and Cruising back home, AND D is for Date

J and I spent the better part of a week hanging out in Levin, which is a tiny town in the south of the North Island, population of about 20,000, and not a whole lot going on, so we just hung out with my Nana, weeded her garden, cooked and baked - including a VERY indulgent Banana Cake (from my newly inherited old school Edmondscookbook, with the quantities in pounds and ounces

carrot cake cookie-wiches

I keep my favourite Little & Friday cookbook close at hand, along with Simon Holst’s New Zealand Bread Book and EdmondsCookbook

Tips and Timesavers

Instead of using sponge cake when making lamingtons, use Edmonds Butter Cake mix (which doesn’t crumble like sponge) and cut it into your desired sizes