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Introducing our new Dessert Brownies!

Chocolately, chewy, fudgey – and utterly satisfying.


Available in a convenient 4pk, they’re the perfect easy dessert. Whether you’re entertaining some guests or just want a sweet treat, you can’t go past these delicious brownies.


Whilst they taste great on their own, we also love to jazz them up a little with a few simple ingredients:


  • Choc sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Icecream
  • Cherries
  • Fresh fruit
  • Berry compote
  • Icing sugar

Simply heat in the microwave, and top with your favourite dessert toppings!



Crafted by our experienced bakers, we’ll happily let you pass them off as your own work!


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whip up the perfect platter – a great way to entertain guests


Platters are a great way to entertain guests. Not only are they easy to prepare and serve, there’s always something for everyone on them! With so many different options on how to prepare a platter, understandably it can get a bit overwhelming trying to put together a gram-worthy board! Let us talk you through some of our top tips below.


The prep:

Before tackling the food, ensure you have your base sorted. A chopping board or wooden board works great. You want to make sure it’s not too small for your food, but also not so large that you’ll be left with empty spaces. Alternatively, having multiple boards of varying sizes can also work.


The food:

The key to platters is variety. Anything goes really, but we recommend selecting your products from a few key categories below to ensure there is a great mix of flavours.


  • SWEETS | Break up savoury flavours with some sweet treat items. We love using our Biscuit Bites, Rumballs or Tarts. For something even more fancy, cut up our NEW dessert Brownie into some bite-sized pieces.
  • CHEESE | Depending on how many people you’re serving, 1 –  2 different styles of cheese are a great place to start.
  • DIPS | Think hummus, chunky dips, pesto etc. Check out our delicious Chickpea Hummus Recipe here.
  • CRACKERS & BREAD | We have a great range of crackers that are great for dips, as bases for toppings or enjoying alone.
  • MEAT | Spicy salami, chorizo, ham…. whatever you fancy!
  • FRESH | Grapes, cherry tomatoes, strawberries etc.
  • EXTRAS | Why not add some marinated olives, stuffed bell peppers or nuts?


Overall, platters are a great way to entertain your guests – they cater to groups of all sizes and all different tastebuds. If you do create platters featuring any of our products, we’d absolutely love to see! Share them with us on our social pages, links below.


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Looking for a way to use up those leftover Hot Cross Buns lying around? Why not try a classic bread & butter pudding with a twist, perfect for elevating this classic Easter treat. This pudding is perfect revitalizing those leftover less than fresh buns you may have.





  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a baking dish with butter.
  • Leaving the hot cross buns stuck together, cut them in half length ways (this leaves you with a top half and a bottom half.) Butter the bottom half, and add this to your baking dish. Sprinkle raisins over, then add the top half on.
  • Mix eggs, milk, cream, caster sugar and vanilla essence together in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the buns and set aside to soak for at 10-20 minutes.
  • Bake in your oven for 30 minutes, ensuring that the top of the buns are golden and the custard has set.
  • To serve, dust with icing sugar and serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.


Top Tips:

This pudding is also great for making a day ahead, simply heat up in a slightly warm oven covered with foil.


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These creamed Hot Cross Buns are the perfect Easter sweet treat – our handcrafted Hot Cross Buns are a match made in heaven with whipped cream. 

This recipe is great for kids to have a go at creating as well – all you need is a variety of sauces, toppings and fillings and let them go to town!





  • Cut your Hot Cross Buns in half, then toast in the oven.
  • Remove & let cool slightly.
  • Once cooled, fill with whipped cream/fillings of your choice.
  • Top with sauces and toppings of your choice.


Top Tips:

We used whipped cream & caramel sauce, but would also recommend the following:


You also can’t go wrong with Hot Cross Buns toasted with butter!


Have you entered to win Hot Cross Buns for a year? There’s 10 chances to win! Simply purchase any 2 x 6pk Hot Cross Buns to enter. Terms & conditions apply, promotion runs until 17/4/22.



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Our handcrafted, traditional Hot Cross Buns pair perfectly with the saltiness of the bacon and sweetness of the maple syrup to create the ultimate flavour combination. Perfect for an indulgent weekend brunch – with only 3 ingredients!





  • Heat up a frying pan and cook the bacon to your liking.
  • While the bacon is frying, cut the Hot Cross Buns in half and toast (we did this in the oven, but a sandwich press works just as well.)
  • Once the bacon is cooked, press it with a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Load up your toasted Hot Cross Buns with bacon, and top generously with maple syrup. Serve immediately.


Top Tips:

For something a bit fruitier, give it a go with our Traditional Hot Cross Buns.



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Crackers and cheese combo is classic, but there are other amazing ways to enjoy crackers.


Try our three easy toppings on Coupland’s crackers, they may even impress your guests at the next party time.

Fancy a cracker and cheese combo for your snack time or simply want a light meal? Try these simple, colourful and flavourful toppings with our crackers, baked with premium whole wheat flour, grain and seeds. There are three irresistible authentic flavours to choose.


Mexican Dream

Avocado + salsa + coriander leaves

Let these mini tacos crackers take you to the taste of Mexican, it’s best to go with our Cracked Pepper & Rocksalt Crackers! Simply slice avocado and add fresh salsa Pico De Gallo. Lastly, garnish crackers with green coriander leaves and ground paprika. The cayenne pepper from the crackers combines well with the creamy avocado and fresh salsa, a perfect snack bursting with flavours.


Tuna and Cheese

Canned tuna + cheese

An easy and quick cracker topping that can be completed in a minute. Get Coupland’s Original Cheese Crackers and top it up with your favourite tuna and cheese. This gives you an instant snack to enjoy or a great last-minute party food platter.


Three vegies

Cucumber + Tomato + Pickled Onion + Brie Cheese

The freshness of cucumber, tomato and pickled onion will remind you of the taste of summer, it perfectly balances with creamy, flavoursome Brie cheese, a great addition to our Sprouted Grain and Rosemary Crackers. You can even make it dairy-free by using vegan cheese.


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Bread & butter pudding – a very popular British dish that has made its way to New Zealand as a scrummy dessert. Simple, fast and tasty – this recipe is a winner! The ultimate comfort food made with our Spicy Fruit Loaf and a drizzle of warm custard.


Or try Coupland’s Our Country Harvest Loaf, to make a perfect fruitless bread and butter pudding alternative!


Serves 6


  • 1 Coupland’s Spicy Fruit Loaf
  • 300ml Milk
  • 300ml Cream
  • 125g Butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 4tbsp demerara sugar for on top of the pudding
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 60g orange marmalade (optional)
  • Custard


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Grease a cake or bread tin for your pudding, and lightly dust the edges with a little sugar.
  3. In a heavy based pot, bring the milk, cream, vanilla and butter to a slow simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Whilst this is simmering, add the eggs and sugar to a separate bowl and whisk until smooth and pale in colour.
  5. Pour the hot cream mix over the egg and sugar mix, slowly whisking until mixed well.
  6. Slice the fruit loaf into strips.
  7. Start building your pudding by lining the base and sides of your tin with sliced fruit loaf to create a shell.
  8. Pour on some of the hot cream mix, repeating until all bread is used.
  9. If you are using marmalade, drop little dollops between each layer.
  10. Sprinkle with the demerara sugar, and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving with room temperature custard.


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Let this vibrant red brighten your day.


Enjoy a simple hummus without tahini, it is refreshing, packed with feel-good vitamins and makes you go mmm… with every single mouthful.

A good dip is a must-have for any cheese platter, before you crack open that bottle of wine, allow some time to create this Hearty Winter Beetroot Chickpea Hummus, it is so easy and cheap to make (no tahini* required). Serve with Coupland’s Crackers with Sprouted Grain & Rosemary or Cracked Pepper & Rocksalt. Mmm… delish!


Hearty Winter Beetroot Chickpea Hummus

Total cooking time: 40 min



  • 1 (15 oz.) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of roasted red beetroot
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. iced water
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • Coupland’s Crackers with Sprouted Grain & Rosemary or Cracked Pepper & Rocksalt.




  1. Roast 1 medium sized red beetroot – to speed up the process, peel and cut into 1/2-inch wedges, toss with cooking oil and bake in a hot oven for 25 minutes at 204°C, until beets are tender. The high temperature will encourage maillard browning, which helps to create deeper flavours for each slice. Once cooked leave aside to cool (you can leave it in the fridge for a fast cooling).
  2. Place cold roasted red beetroot and chickpeas in a food processor and puree into a thick paste.
  3. Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt. Slowly drizzle in the ice-cold water. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add additional water to thin out to your taste preference.
  4. Add the ground cumin, pulse to combine.
  5. Taste and add more salt or lemon juice accordingly to your taste preference.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
  7. Serve with Coupland’s Crackers with Sprouted Grain & Rosemary or Cracked Pepper & Rocksalt. Mmm… delish!

*Tahini: Tahini is a well-known ingredient in hummus, it is a smooth paste made from toasted, ground sesame seeds which has a light, nutty flavour.

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Spoil yourself with these Stuffed French Toast Skewers


French toast is perfect for breakfast or brunch, it is simple and delicious, plus you will have so much fun making it.

Most of you have made French toast before, but have you tried French Toast on Skewers? Spoil yourself and the family with these Stuffed French Toast Skewers made with Coupland’s premium Our Country Harvest White Toast Bread, they are so simple to make, and surely it will brighten up anyone’s morning. Have kids in the family? Get them involved too!


Stuffed French Toast Skewers

Total cooking time: 30 min




  • 1 loaf of Coupland’s premium Our Country Harvest White Toast Bread
  • Strawberry jam
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (or bananas)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup (or golden syrup)
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Additional maple syrup and sliced fresh strawberries (or bananas)


  1. Spread jam over four slices of Coupland’s premium Our Country Harvest White Toast Bread, top with sliced strawberries, and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  2. Spread peanut butter over another four slices of bread, place them over the jammed slices to make jam peanut butter sandwiches stuffed with strawberries.
  3. Lightly grease a large flat pan, bring it to medium heat.
  4. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, milk, 3 tablespoon syrup and vanilla until blended.
  5. Dip the sandwiches in egg mixture, allowing each side to soak 10 seconds. Place sandwiches on heated flat pan, toast 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  6. Transfer sandwiches to a cutting board, brush sandwiches with remaining syrup. Cut sandwiches into quarters.
  7. Prepare some bamboo skewers, alternately thread French toast quarters, halved strawberries. Serve with additional syrup and fruit.


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Everyone loves meatballs!

Get your bibs out, it is meatballs and tomato sauce time. Everyone loves meatballs, but you’ll love them even better in a toasted Coupland’s Grain and Honey Roll. The perfect Saturday night dinner, so you can have a little bit of extra time relaxing.

This meatball sauce would be perfect on top of toasted Coupland’s Garlic Bread, and topped with delicious grilled cheese.


Serves 6



  • 250g beef mince
  • 250g pork mince
  • 1tsp garlic paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp dijon mustard
  • Small handful coriander – chopped
  • 2tsp cumin powder
  • 1tsp ginger paste
  • 50g Coupland’s Breadcrumbs

Tomato Sauce

  • 500ml canned tomatoes
  • 4 fresh tomatoes – diced roughly
  • 1 onion – chopped
  • 2tbsp tomato paste
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 1 handful of basil – chopped

To Serve

  • Salt and pepper
  • Basil – chopped
  • 250g Anchor Sour Cream
  • 100g Mainland Smoked Cheddar Cheese
  • 5 Coupland’s Grain and Honey Rolls – halved and toasted


  1. Mix all meatball ingredients together and form 16 even meatballs, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. For the tomato sauce, saute’ the onions until soft, then add remaining sauce ingredients into a pot and simmer for 30 minutes until thickened and seasoned well.
  3. Shallow fry meatballs in a little oil until golden brown.
  4. Add the meatballs to the pot of sauce and continue to low simmer until cooked.
  5. To assemble the subs, place 2 slices of smoked cheddar cheese inside each long bun, top with 4 meatballs including plenty of sauce.
  6. Add a dollop of sour cream, and sprinkle with chopped basil.
  7. Serve hot.


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Looking for other great Coupland’s inspired dinner ideas?  Check out our Smoked Cheddar Burger or Hot Dog recipes!

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