Dessert Recipes

Here are some new recipes from our sessions in 2018

Great 8 had a fabulous time working in the gardens and the kitchen on 9.3.16 with our amazing team from Plant-to-Plate.  Here are the recipes we followed - let us know if you try any at home :)
Rhubarb, Apple and Peach Crumble
(Peaches were added from Mrs Wilson's trees at home - delicious!)

Homemade Lemonade


Pumpkin Muffins

Magical Fruit Smoothies

Fruit Kebabs

Carrot and Banana Bread

Homemade Lemonade

We even had Kawakawa leaves infused in hot water and then added to the homemade lemonade - wow! (a nice link to our Native NZ learning)

Baked Apples


Baked Apples

4 apples   (This is to serve 4 people)

2 tbsp sultanas
2 tbsp brown /raw sugar 
1 teasp cinnamon
4 teasp butter
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tbsp water

1 Carefully cut core from apples. Leave a base in
2 Peel thin strip of skin from round centre of apple
3 Mix sultanas,sugar and cinnamon in a bowl
4 Press this mixture into the apples
5 Put a little butter on top of each
6 Put apples into foil cups and place in a dish
7 Spoon golden syrup and water over apples
8 Cook in oven at 200.c for 15 minutes.
(Can cook these in microwave but don’t use foil!!)

Serve with Custard


For 4 people….. so how many for a class, kids?

2 kiwi fruit, peeled and diced
2 bananas, peeled and diced
1 cup un/sweetened apple juice
I cup crushed ice(Crush it by placing ice in a plastic bag and smashing with a rolling pin)

1.  Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
2.  Serve in glasses.

This smoothie idea is great with veggies too

Yoghurt can be added as well

Pumpkin Muffins

125gr butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup cooked pumpkin pulp
2/3 cup  milk
1 ¾ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon salt
2 tsp cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ tsp ginger
1. Cream butter and sugar
2.Add eggs one at a time beating well
3.Combine pumpkin pulp with sour milk
4 Mix dry ingredients and add to butter and pumpkin mixture
5 Bake in greased and floured muffin trays 180’c till they are cooked(Use knitting needle to test )


  1. yum yum yum yum yum

  2. I tried the banana and carrot bread and it is really fun. i'm just about to try it so excited. Linnea :)