I’ve always been envious of my mother’s innate ability to just wing this sort of thing. I know that if I was ever as cavalier while baking it would end up a complete disaster, yet her end result is always spot-on. Naturally, every time I ask her for anything resembling a precise recipe, she is infuriatingly vague. Being a chef, I daren’t improvise with baking so this is my take on what she does. I bet she’ll tell me it’s ‘passable’!
Images from The Great New Zealand Baking Book copyright © Lottie Hedley