New Zealand post issued 18 retro-themed stamps “Kiwi Kitchen”, to celebrate the classic Kiwi dishes that all New Zealanders love.
The stamps are brought to life by New Zealand artist Jason Kelly and the stamp issue combines well known Kiwi dishes with Kelly’s signature humour.
Each stamp was originally painted on a wooden panel and brought together to make a unique sheet of 18 stamps.
New Zealand is home to loads of weird and wonderful recipes that combine simple, but flavoursome ingredients to create home and party staples that can only be described as quintessentially Kiwi.
These yummy cheesy treats are easy to make and adored by Kiwis. You just need toast bread, butter, your preferred yeast-based spread (Marmite, Vegemite or Promite) and some grated cheese.
Heat your oven to 160°C, lightly butter each slice of bread, spread with a thin layer of Vegemite, Marmite or Promite and evenly sprinkle the cheese over the bread. Arrange the bread on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the bread is crispy.
Kiwi Onion Dip
A favourite at parties, this simple dip is sure to be a crowd pleaser. To make, just get a 250g can of reduced cream, a sachet of onion soup mix and add one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice or vinegar.
Put all ingredients together in a bowl and mix well to combine. Chill in the fridge for half an hour to an hour, then serve with sliced vegetables and/or potato chips.
A staple of kids parties (and kids-at-hearts’ parties), fairy bread is a simple, sweet treat. All you need is bread, butter and sprinkles. Butter the bread and liberally apply sprinkles.
You can add your sprinkles the clean way or the messy way – for less mess, pour the sprinkles onto a plate and place the slices of bread butter-side down on the plate to coat them. If you enjoy living messily (and dangerously), take your sprinkles and pour liberally over your slices of bread (butter-side up).
A very simple recipe that is so delicious that it will be the most popular item at a ‘bring a plate’ lunch or morning tea. They also make a great finger food for parties and gatherings
Pikelets are the ultimate in snacks that can be made easily at home – and there’s no child anywhere who doesn’t love a warm pikelet eaten straight from the frying pan.
They are traditionally served with jam or whipped cream, or solely with butter, at afternoon tea, but can also be served at morning tea. They are made with milk, self-raising flour, eggs, and a small amount of icing sugar
Hokey pokey is a flavour of ice cream, consisting of plain vanilla ice cream with small, solid lumps of honeycomb toffee. Hokey pokey is a New Zealand term for honeycomb toffee.
Title: Kiwi Kitchen
Date of Issue: 1 July 2015
Country: New Zealand
Denominations: 80c x 18
Source: New Zealand Post
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