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44.35% of people buy Ladies, a Plate: Traditional Home Baking and A Second Helping : More from Ladies, a Plate ~ Paperback ~ Alexa Johnston.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by kalina on 29th July, 2009
 
5 stars "**Great edition to the recipe book collection**"

It has everything! …
Even all the old Kiwi baking favorites, that have started to coming back in vogue.
It has lots of special homemade treats for the kids and all there friends, (that you know don't have all those bad additives)
And you'll be the envy of all your friends at the next coffee group when you pull these goodies out!

Can't wait till my ‘second edition’ of ‘ladies, a plate’ gets delivered.

“Thanks for the great price too, guys”.

 
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Review by Lara on 10th August, 2009
 
5 stars "Yummy, no more needs to be said!"

This will have you drooling over each wonderful page of Ladies, a plate as It oozes with warm homebaked goodness with recipes from our mothers and our mothers mothers treasured community cookbooks from Invercargill to Auckland. From Afgans to Trifle, This is a must have book for any daughter, wife, mother, lover who has a remote interest in baking scrummy, yummies like custard squares. Especially wonderful in this time of economic hardship…it shows the economising thrift of those who have come before us. The recipes that were linked to the Great Depression like the friendly road buns, is a testimony for what great things can be done with flour, milk, eggs and butter!
A true culinary time machine! Yummy.

 
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Review by kalina on 3rd September, 2009
 
5 stars "better than the first"

This is another great edition to your recipe collection, with lots of old goodies, and some fun stuff to make with the kids........ if they don't eat all the mix before it makes it to the oven!

 
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Review by Cato on 6th May, 2010
 
"Delicious"

The recipes in this book are delicious! Remind me of the baking my Grandmother did.

I just found Alexa's website and it is jammed with more delicious recipes, and it's updated every month http://www.ladiesaplate.co.nz.

 
 
Review by Margaret A. on 5th October, 2011
 
5 stars ""Ladies a Plate.." is a trip down memory lane!"

I love this book 7 so purchased another one for a friend new to NZ. The recipes are traditional, just the way my mother used to bake. The real way! No additives, emulsifiers or any other numbered stuff that leaves us scratching our heads.
I thoroughly recommend this book & with Xmas coming up, a great gift to pass on.

 

Details

Release date NZ
August 29th, 2008
Pages
176
Dimensions (mm)
230x229x16
Illustrations
colour illustrations
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Penguin Books (NZ)
ISBN-13
9780143008637
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Buy this and earn 184 Banana Points
Product ID
2537034

Description

Many of us can still recall a time when family cake tins contained a delicious variety of home-made biscuits, slices, fruit loaves and cakes baked each week by mothers, aunts and grandmothers. The contents of the tins brightened children's lunches, revived them after school, and refreshed  friends and visitors at morning and afternoon teatime. Women also baked for suppers and teas at community events in response to the message 'Ladies, a plate' often printed on invitations.

Cream-filled sponges, ginger kisses, lamingtons, custard squares, chocolate éclairs, club sandwiches and sausage rolls were just some of the many specialties perfected by home bakers. In Ladies, A Plate, Alexa Johnston looks back to this gentler time and shares her favourite traditional New Zealand recipes.

An avid collector of community cookbooks, Alexa also writes about the history of some New Zealand baking classics, showing how our favourite recipes evolved over time. This gorgeous book contains over ninety recipes and will be treasured by every kitchen enthusiast, whether in your twenties or your nineties.

Accolades

2009 Winner Montana Book Awards - Lifestyle and Contemporary Culture

Author Biography

Alexa Johnston works as a freelance art curator and writer. Her definitive biography of the iconic New Zealand hero, Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life, was a finalist in the Montana Awards. An enthusiastic and accomplished baker from a young age, Alexa has an impressive collection of both cooking utensils and Kiwiana cookbooks.

 

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