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Celebrate the classics with these Kiwi recipes

Craving a true taste of Kiwiana? Dig into our best recipes for sweet and savoury classics like Anzac biscuits, cheese scones, bacon and egg pie, lolly cake and more

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    Anzac biscuits

    Anzac biscuits are easy to make and taste great! Enjoy this traditional biscuit on Anzac Day or any other day of the year

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    Bacon & egg pie

    I don’t think we ever went on a family picnic without a bacon and egg pie wrapped in a tea towel to keep it vaguely warm until it was devoured. Mum, like her mother, is adamant that this pie should contain only the essentials – none of this tomato, peas, onion or cheese nonsense. It’s still a family favourite and slabs of this get demolished in seconds whenever Mum makes it.

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    Mum's Afghan biscuits

    Nici Wickes shares her mum's winning recipe for classic Afghan biscuits. Add a liberal dollop of chocolate icing and top each with half a walnut for a true taste of New Zealand

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    Feijoa and apple upside-down cake

    Because feijoa and apple seasons coincide, it seems only right to pop them both into one cake! They work well in this moist upside-down cake recipe from Nici Wickes

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    Lolly Cake

    Sophie Gray looks back fondly on the great baking oddity that is lolly cake. Why choose between cake and lollies when you can have both in one handy slice? Now that’s Kiwi ingenuity

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    Mum’s cheese scones

    Cheese scones just like Mum makes! Wonderfully light and fluffy, this cheese scone recipe is fantastic served for morning or afternoon tea slathered with plenty of butter

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    Classic mussel fritters

    Nici Wickes' delicious mussel fritters recipe is incredibly easy to make and fantastic served with lemon wedges and a herby, creamy mayo sauce. Enjoy for a tasty lunch with friends and family

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    Caramel slice

    A timeless dessert that is loved by all, this delicious caramel and chocolate slice is easy to make, but packed full of flavour everyone will love.

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    Pikelets with jam and cream

    Classic pikelets that take just minutes to prepare are irresistible when topped with jam and cream.

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    Classic Kiwi whitebait fritters

    Perfect a Kiwi classic with this recipe for whitebait fritters. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and thick slices of white bread smothered in plenty of butter

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    Chocolate crackle slice

    A new version of a old favourite, this chocolate crackle slice updates the classic chocolate crackle. Cut into bars for a crunchy treat if you prefer.

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    Old-fashioned fish and chips

    Home made fish and chips is a good healthy alternative to eating greasy ones, and it tastes just as good if not better.

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    Basic sausage rolls

    You can't go wrong with this classic recipe. Whip up a batch of this tasty sausage rolls for lunch or dinner with the family. All you need is a generous dollop of tomato sauce...

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    Mini vegemite and cheese scrolls

    Perfect for an after school snack or a tasty lunchbox treat - these cheese and vegemite embrace classic Aussie flavours in a delicious baked bread.

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    Mum’s steak and kidney pie

    Nici Wickes shares her mum's recipe for the perfect steak and kidney pie - a true classic that's sure to satisfy

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