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Sunday 4th December 2011


Sweet New Zealand December Round Up


Here are the SWEETEST SWEET submissions I received during December from an amazing bunch of Kiwi bloggers Arfi will now take over the Sweet New Zealand baton for January.

Click on the underlined links or images below to be taken to the contributors original blog post and recipe if available.




To remind / alert you to the event and the rules, here is my initial post

This Sweet cake is great for afternoon tea or breakfast you choose!

Rhubarb and Berry Buckle Cake








First up is Alessandra, on her "Only Recipes" blog.
Alessandra is the mastermind behind this event and shares with us a lighter yet extremely elegant Sweet plate.

Japanese-Italian Fusion: Fruit Salad with Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena





Privish from "Killer on the Plate" throws caution to the wind having not been a fan of the sound of carrot cake in the past and presents us with a Sweet rendition.

Carrot, Cinnamon and Chocolate Cupcakes











The delightful Emma from "My Darling Lemon Thyme" generously sends in two fantastic Sweets; undoubtedly something to suit everyone's tastes and needs.

Vegan Mango Jelly with Strawberry and Mint Salad






And also from Emma these deliciously Sweet and more-ish

Chocolate Filled Gluten-Free Cookies









Alli from Pease Pudding shares her lighter Summer inspired twist on the traditional Sweet Christmas Fruit cake. A friend with fruit cake is a friend of mine!

Pacific Christmas Cake with Tropical Fruit & White Chocolate





Our lovely Shirleen from Sugar and Spice ...and all things nice gives us a Sweet breakfast, my question is will it last until the morning with us all likely to be snacking on her

Glorious Granola









Sue from Couscous & Consciousness takes us to Christmas or is that heaven? in a Vintage Sports car with this divine looking festive Sweet Treat.

Chocolate, Almond & Damson Slab






New to me Kiwi blogger Bridget from Aftertaste shares a "Fabulous" fudge that is Sweetly smooth and won't crumble into a mess when cut, sounds ideal doesn't it?!

Christmas Fudge










Christina from De La Casa makes a Sweet and comforting Christmas twist on one of my personal favourites.

Apple Fruit Mince Strudel





Alessandra sneaks in another festive and fun Sweet perfect for this time of year, I'm going to make one tonight!

Strawberry and Balsamic Non-Alcoholic Aperitif










Melissa from "Baking Makes Things Better" sends in these Christmas Sweeties inspired from a neat idea seen doing the rounds on various social media sites, Pinterest, Facebook... so cute for Christmas parties.

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Santa Hats





The lovely Arfi from Homemades shares these "super cool" - as my fairies called them and fabulous Gluten_Free Sweets in the form of

Chocolate Crackle Biscuits









Another fantastic "new to me" blogger Kirsten from "High Tea with Dragons" helps inspire us to trim and dress our Christmas tree in Sweetness with these

Stained Glass Cookies





Genie from Bunny - Eats - Design built a whole "Home SWEET Home" for her entry with the help of a baking friend. There is so much detail in their Sweet festive creation, you must click on through to see it all!

Gingerbread House for 3 Wise Bunnies










Jemma from "Time for a Little Something" shares her family's recipe for a traditional favourite at Christmas. My own sweetheart would sure pack away a few of these, as far as he is concerned no Christmas is complete without

Fruit Mince Pies





My best blogging friend from way back Barbara of "Winos and Foodies" has just moved into a new bigger kitchen in the last week and with that and the excitement of getting everything into place, she still found time to send in these very pretty

Christmas Gingerbread Trees









Mel from "Tree House Kitchen" also made a Sweet treat to share with us. I love that she recommends it's at it's best when eaten with your favourite people, so with her friend Kath she shares

Banana and Chocolate Chip Upside down Cake





Sue from Couscous & Consciousness generously gives us another delicious and festive Sweet which is great for impromptu dessert anytime as it can be kept in the freezer and sliced when needed. Take a look at her...

Rolled Almond Meringue with Christmas Mince Ice Cream








Skipping hemispheres doesn't stop our ever generous Alessandra from sharing more Sweets with us left at home.
After a market windfall she shares this scrumptious dairy free alternative for breakfast in the form of...

Banana Breakfast Cake





In keeping with our Summer theme here downunder Mairi from Toast turned some luscious fresh berries on their head, creating some beautifully Sweet and fruity...

Strawberry Tartlets








Vanille At Downunder digs into her gorgeous and festive archives to share a traditional Hungarian Christmas Sweet with us, it's one of her favourites and I can see why...

Poppy Seed Beigli





Lesley from Eat etc. prepares to celebrate her first blogging anniversary and her Scottish ancestry with tonight's Hogmanay / New Years Eve with a luscious looking...

Cranachan









Mika at "Milliemirepoix" sneaks in to share a Sweet green friend for hot summer days. I do hope I can make friends with this soon, it looks amazing, now if only the rain would stop to fully enjoy icy treats while barefoot out on the grass...

Cucumber and Mint Sorbet





Finally let me add my most recent Sweet addition to bronmarshall.com

Blackcurrant Semifreddo






Thank you all for sending in your entries - WOW! What can I say ....Truly truly SWEET stuff!

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