Ginger Kisses

The Little Red Tart Ginger KissesAs in the biscuit, not displays of affection from a redheaded creature – though, arguably, they’re just as good as the other.

Although I never understood everyone’s love for ginger kisses when I was younger, it’s easy to see they are a favourite among New Zealanders – but why would I make a batch of biscuits I don’t even like? Quite simply, I’ve learnt that if I never created things I didn’t like, I wouldn’t be creating much at all – and what perfect way to take something that I don’t like and turn it into something I will?

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Donna Hay’s Salted Caramel & Vanilla Baked Cheesecake

The Little Red Tart Salted Caramel & Vanilla Baked Cheesecake

Let’s travel back in time for this post… imagine it is mid-July, 2013, and your boyfriend’s birthday is fast approaching at the end of the month. You know he loves caramel and you know he loves cheesecake, so what do you decide to make for his birthday cake?

Why, this of course!

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Coffee, Coconut, & Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Coffee Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookies The Little Red TartHave you ever heard of anything more delicious?

I didn’t think so!

After great success with these simple yet delicious chocolate chip cookies, I decided to mix it up a little and add a touch more flavour to the recipe. This time it’s all about the C’s; coffee, coconut, and chunks of chocolate – all in one mouthful!

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Cheese & Paprika Scones

Cheese & Paprika Scones The Little Red Tart

At the moment New Zealand is cold, wet, and extremely miserable. Solution? Delicious cheese scones to warm you up from the inside out.

These scones are super easy and make for the perfect morning or afternoon tea on a cold and miserable day… or any sort of day really, there is just no such thing as a bad time to enjoy these beauties!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies The Little Red TartSometimes you just cannot beat a good, old fashioned chocolate chip cookie.

And why would you want to?

There’s something awfully comforting about sinking your teeth into a cookie, still deliciously warm and soft from the oven. Add a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate into the mixture and you have yourself one decent morning/ afternoon/ evening. Guaranteed.

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Banana & Caramel Chip Muffins

Banana & Caramel Chip Muffins The Little Red TartWhen life doesn’t give you lemons, what do you do? You make banana and caramel chip muffins.

That’s how the saying goes, right?

I had already decided that this week I would be making a ‘lemony lemon brownie’ to add to my collection, and to share with my colleagues. I love lemon and I love brownies – naturally I was rather excited to give this recipe a go… so you can only imagine my disappointment when I get to the supermarket to find there were no lemons.

No lemons.

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