Delightful baking to put smiles on faces, from tried-and-tested classics to new twists on crowd-pleasers
Baking should be a simple pleasure, and celebrated baker Naomi Toilalo shares more than 70 of her tohutao reka – delicious recipes, all made without fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients. Bursting with bold flavours, this cheekily indulgent cookbook shows you how to make amazing sweet treats to create memories and celebrate life with the people you love.
Featuring breads, slices, biscuits, cakes and pastries, Whānaukai is a window into the whakapapa that inspired Naomi’s passion for baking, where feeding people has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. From her South Otago farming roots to the manaakitanga of Te Araroa marae and raising a household of four energetic daughters, kai brings together friends, family and neighbours.
With options to simplify recipes or go all out, Whānaukai includes fan-favourite creations such as:
- everyday ‘hero buns’
- marshmallow slice
- cinnamon scrolls
- banoffee pie
- tropical cake