Maori dessert recipes

Japanese dinner and what is blogging these days

It is also the end of my second year at Maori, with exams and all, and of course the kids have all their own activities, including extra rehearsals for Arantxa's ballet show
Wine trailing in Marlborough

Wine trailing in Marlborough

MiruMiru Non Vintage - Maori for 'bubbles'. Getting there so early meant that we had the cellar to ourselves and even got to try a couple of 'stickies' (dessert wines) afterwards
Hiakai means “hungry”

Hiakai means “hungry”

The final two courses were dessert courses, both featuring organic, locally grown vegetables. The sweetness lacking in the dessert was found in the Sileni Pourriture Noble 2014 for a bold hit of fruit and honey
Mothballs: A Sweet Christmas Treat From New Zealand

Mothballs: A Sweet Christmas Treat From New Zealand

The Hen’s Maori name is Taranga, which I like better. I find it interesting that in New Zealand, many desserts and cakes have dates in them, although it is actually not warm enough there to grow date palms
Mothballs: A Sweet Treat From New Zealand

Mothballs: A Sweet Treat From New Zealand

The Hen’s Maori name is Taranga, which I like better. I find it interesting that in New Zealand, many desserts and cakes have dates in them, although it is actually not warm enough there to grow date palms
Auckland! Prepare your waistbands.

Auckland! Prepare your waistbands.

Your choice of an entrée, main and a dessert. Dessert options. This is not a sponsored post. Sorry if I get gushy…I just get easily excited about food and I love a bargain
Taste of Auckland turns 9!

Taste of Auckland turns 9!

Gourmet Hangi – With a different chef per session, guest chefs will bring new flavours and their own vision to traditional Maori Hangi
Taste of Auckland – food, mostly.

Taste of Auckland – food, mostly.

For those unfamiliar with the process, hangi is a traditional Maori method of cooking underground using heated rocks
Lolly Cake, a Hangi and New Zealand Treats

Lolly Cake, a Hangi and New Zealand Treats

While in New Zealand, we attended a hangi at Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua. There was also dessert of pavlova, peaches and butterscotch pudding (also non-traditional) afterwards
Kawakawa meringues and biscuits

Kawakawa meringues and biscuits

But you can also use the leaves instead of vanilla to flavour desserts. Actually, the Italian meringue doesn't need to be cooked as the hot sugar syrup already 'cooks' the eggs, and it is often used as the base for many desserts
Kawakawa meringues and biscotti

Kawakawa meringues and biscotti

But you can also use the leaves instead of vanilla to flavour desserts. Actually, the Italian meringue doesn't need to be cooked as the hot sugar syrup already 'cooks' the eggs, and it is often used as the base for many desserts

Rick Stein’s Food Odyssey in New Zealand

A New Zealand Bush inspired dessert for Rick SteinOne of the world’s most highly respected chefs, Rick Stein is to visit New Zealand this winter with his first ever theatre show on these shores – Rick Stein’s Food Odyssey – at Auckland’s ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, on 4 and 5 August, and the St James Theatre in Wellington on 7 and 8 August 2010
Flan with Kawakawa crème and Kahikatea berries

Flan with Kawakawa crème and Kahikatea berries

A New Zealand Bush inspired dessert… I have never seen so many kahikatea berries like this year…I love them, I dreamed of making jam… But the Dacrycarpus dacrydioides (kahikatea in the Māori language), a coniferous tree endemic to New Zealand, is a very tall tree, and the ones in my bush are particularly tall…no chance for me to pick the red fleshy arils from the branches…I had to pick them from the ground
Baileys Chocolate Truffle Cake

Baileys Chocolate Truffle Cake

For the appetiser a seasonal winter salad with rocket, radicchio, roast vegetables, Maori potatoes and pear topped with a little homemade dukkah for a little crunch

Rugger

SourceWe call that a sweet potato, or usually use the Maori word, kumara.  At half-time, I snuck out and whipped up an impromptu dessert
Our ‘Sunny’ Toasted Muesli + Waiheke Island

Our ‘Sunny’ Toasted Muesli + Waiheke Island

‘Whanau’, for those who are reading this from other lands, is the Maori word for ‘family’. With the help of presenter Stacey Morrison I cooked up a main dish and dessert (recipes will accompany the show) in front of the camera with ‘cuts’ and ‘takes’, bright lights, a bucket load of makeup, and a hair-sprayed do