Must-have Kiwi cakes and lollies on your New Zealand holiday
The rivalry between Australia and New Zealanders isn’t limited to sports, it comes down to their cakes and sweets as well. Here are some treats to try on your next New Zealand holiday.
Australians and New Zealanders can quibble over who invented the pavlova, but Kiwis can lay claim to an eclectic range of cakes and lollies rarely seen in Australia.
No trip to New Zealand is complete without sampling their wares, especially on an Auckland to Wellington road trip winding through small towns where cute cafes with homemade goods are often the highlight of the day.
You’ll find ginger crunch, lolly cake, louise cake and other goodies that harken back to 1908, when grocer Thomas Edwards published the first Edmonds Cookery Book in New Zealand as a marketing ploy for his baking products business.
Enjoying the same success as the Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbook in Australia, the Edmonds Cookery Book is up to its 69th edition and is used by both home cooks and commercial cafes alike.