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Ladies, a Plate: Traditional Home Baking by Alexa Johnston

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  • Friendly road buns (best buns of all)

    • mjrr on March 21, 2013

      Easy, different, delicious. I'll definitely make them again.

  • Perfect pikelets

    • mjrr on April 30, 2014

      Amazing! Only trouble was, they disappeared really quickly. School holidays, three hungry boys, these went like hot cakes. Definitely worth making.

  • Gingerbread biscuits

    • mjrr on December 22, 2014

      Amazing recipe. So easy to make, a delight when the mixture is coming together. Very simple to roll and cut the cookies. Great icing.

  • Almond macaroons

    • AdamNKate on September 15, 2013

      Very easy and such a yummy way to use up left-over egg whites!

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  • ISBN 10 0143008633
  • ISBN 13 9780143008637
  • Published Aug 29 2008
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 178
  • Language English
  • Countries New Zealand
  • Publisher Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)

Publishers Text

There is a good chance you can remember a time when the family cake tins were always full of biscuits, slices, fruit loaves and cakes baked by mothers, aunts and grandmothers. And, of course, home-made sponges, ginger loaves, lamingtons, custard squares were an integral part of all special occasions - whether it was a birthday, a christening, a wedding or a wake. In Ladies, A Plate, Alexa Johnston looks back to this gentler time and shares her favourite traditional New Zealand recipes. An avid collector of community cookbooks, Alexa also writes about the history of some New Zealand baking classics, showing how our favourite recipes evolved over time. This gorgeous book contains over ninety recipes and will be treasured by every kitchen enthusiast, whether in your twenties or your nineties.

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