Chocolate summer berry tart

Even if you don’t make your own pastry that often, this recipe is so simple that it’s worth the extra effort. The topping could also be tropical fruit or roasted rhubarb, just make sure whatever you use it’s generously piled high.

New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 29, 2019

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  • Peach trifle roll with raspberry jelly filling

    This peach trifle roll is a Christmas winner! It combines all the components of a trifle – custard, cream, fruit, jelly and sherry – rolled into a soft vanilla sponge that can be prepared ahead of time.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 29, 2019

  • Nici Wickes' sweet Christmas mince shortcake

    Try something new with your Christmas fruit mince this year with Nici Wickes’ Christmas shortcake. A sweet, crumbly crust is filled with her mum’s ever-reliable mincemeat recipe, and makes a gorgeous gift for friends and family.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 18, 2019

  • Raspberry and white chocolate brioche

    With zingy raspberries and chunks of white chocolate, all you need is a glass of bubbles to make this the most delicious start to Christmas Day. Start on the dough a day ahead to result in beautifully light brioche.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 18, 2019

  • No-churn strawberry and white chocolate ice cream

    Making a tub of creamy, homemade ice cream doesn’t come any easier than this! You don't even need an ice cream maker for this recipe - simply combine all the divine ingredients and let the freezer do the rest of the work.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 08, 2019

  • Strawberry and cream sponge drops

    These dainty little strawberry sponge sandwiches are divine! The only problem is, it’s very easy to eat a lot of them - which makes them perfect for dinner parties so they can be gobbled up quickly by your guests.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 08, 2019

  • Gluten-free strawberry, ricotta and pistachio cake

    Strawberries and pistachios are great friends, and this deliciously moist cake is a fantastic way to highlight the duo. The gluten-free delight is also high in protein, so it makes a dessert that is as filling as it is tasty!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 08, 2019

  • Venison platter with hummus and green salsa

    This platter is a great way to enjoy quality, lean venison as a starter or with other barbecue meats and salads. The salsa is packed with herbs and the hummus adds a lovely creaminess, creating a dish bursting with flavours and texture.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Nov 04, 2019

  • Slow-cooked butterfly lamb leg

    This butterflied lamb leg works well as a casual lunch paired with a salad or with some vegetables or rice for a more substantial evening meal. It tastes incredible when rubbed in some Moroccan-inspired spices.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Oct 29, 2019

  • Gluten-free spiced banana and strawberry loaf

    This loaf is perfect for anyone craving a spot of weekend baking, as it does equally well both as a breakfast option (toasted and slathered in butter) or a sweet snack beside a cuppa. Plus, it's free of both gluten and dairy!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Oct 29, 2019

  • Two deliciously gourmet homemade ice cream flavours

    Save money by turning cheap ice cream into incredible gourmet flavours by buying a two-litre tub of ice cream and creating never-ending flavours from the most wonderful combinations. Here are two of our favourites.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Oct 11, 2019

  • Nici Wickes' quick and easy meatballs for two

    You'd be hard pressed to find a homemade meatballs recipe that's quicker or easier to make than this one! Pinch the ground meat out of sausages to create meatballs that taste just as good as if you'd made them from scratch.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Oct 11, 2019

  • Double cheese and chive scones

    These are the only scones to make if you’re after a recipe that’s super-charged with cheese. The recipe comes from Nici Wickes’ mum’s local café, but they’ve adjusted the recipe by adding chives for extra zing!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Oct 03, 2019

  • Blue cheese and pear loaf

    This Nici Wickes blue cheese loaf is like a giant muffin, all fluffy and cheesy and studded with pieces of sweet pear. It's so easy to pull together - making it a fantastic recipe to have up your sleeve for any unexpected guests.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Oct 03, 2019