June 5, 2017

We were in America in 2009 and 2011. It took us all of 5 seconds to realise that biscuits are a big deal over there.
If you don’t know, an American biscuit is basically a savoury scone but it’s laminated (when the dough is folded in on itself to create layers within the dough) so that its fluffy and tall. They’re heaven on a plate and biscuits are often served with gravy in the States. This was something that I found incredibly intriguing. I normally don’t eat gravy as I have a few issues with the store bought stuff but I had tons of my homemade stock leftover so I decided to give it a go from scratch. It was surprisingly easy.

biscuits gravy sausage Planetbakelife brunch breakfast

May 2, 2017

Have you heard the phrase “world famous in New Zealand”? It basically means that something is amazing and totally deserves to be world famous but New Zealand wants to make damn sure you know it came from the land of the long white cloud. L&P is one of those things. It totally deserves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
Broken down it’s Lemon and Paeroa.
The lemon is the flavour and Paeroa is the town that provided the mineral water for the drink.
It’s sweet and refreshing and lovely and tastes like summer in a can.

L&P, lemon, doughnuts, donuts, lemon, new zealand, chocolate

April 4, 2017

Wow, talk about a long title. I’ve always been one of those people that think the shorter the title, the better but sometimes you need all of those delicious descriptions.
Easter is creeping up on us quickly. In fact, the whole year has just whizzed on by so far. It feels like just yesterday we were talking down Christmas decorations and now we’re buying hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs. Luckily for me, Easter is my favourite time of year because hot cross buns are like my kryptonite. I could eat them all year round but that takes the fun out of it.
A friend of ours offered us a weekend away as a honeymoon gift (as well as a board game) and I decided that I needed to make something tasty. I had just bought my first pack of hot cross buns for the year but as I’m the only one in the house that eats them, they needed to be used up. And that was how this delicious pudding came about.

hot cross bun PlanetBakeLife easter spice bread pudding chocolate chips

February 21, 2017

It’s been hot in Auckland. That plays it down quite a bit but the city has been muggy and humid and my hair as not been handling this well.
Get it together Auckland.
So I got up on Saturday and decided that wings were the order of the day. Who doesn’t love some crispy chicken wings to kick back and enjoy with a cold glass of wine? Rhetorical question there guys, the answer is everyone. These wings are salty and sweet and sticky but not too sticky and they’re perfect served with a creamy lime dip and lashings of spicy Siracha sauce. These wings are all I thought about all day and I’m sure I had a dream about them that Saturday night. I made them inside because the sky had opened up but next weekend, these wings are going on the BBQ.

Asian chicken wings crispy PlanetBakeLife

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