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Whānau kai

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Whānau Kai – Naomi Toilalo

Delightful baking to put smiles on faces, from tried-and-tested classics to new twists on crowd-pleasers.

Baking should be a simple pleasure, and celebrated baker Naomi Toilalo shares more than 70 of her tohutao reka – delicious recipes, all made without fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients.

Bursting with bold flavours, this cheekily indulgent cookbook shows you how to make amazing sweet treats to create memories and celebrate life with the people you love.

Featuring breads, slices, biscuits, cakes and pastries, Whānau kai is a window into the whakapapa that inspired Naomi’s passion for baking, where feeding people has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. From her South Otago farming roots to the manaakitanga of Te Araroa marae and raising a household of four energetic daughters, kai brings together friends, family and neighbours.

With options to simplify recipes or go all out, Whānau kai includes fan-favourite creations such as: everyday ‘hero buns’, marshmallow slice, cinnamon scrolls, banoffee pie, tropical cake, alongside smoko classics like peppermint slice, lamingtons and cheese scones.

Format: This book is a Hardcover.

Language: This book is written in both English and te reo Māori (Bilingual).

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About the Author:

Naomi Toilalo (Ngāti Porou) former Māori TV presenter and The Great Kiwi Bake Off contestant. Naomi lives in Auckland with her husband Paul and her four daughters. She is now helping others bring the two together with her debut cookbook Whānau Kai, a collection of baking recipes presented in both English and Māori.


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