New Zealand Pavlova

4 Egg whites

200 grams sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon Vinegar

2 teaspoons cornflour

Beat egg whites until very very stiff, add sugar very gradually while still beating.   Add cornflour, vanilla and vinegar.

Place on greased paper on greased tray and bake 150 degrees C or 300F for 1 hour.   Turn off oven without opening door and leave several hours.

Garnish with whipped cream, fruit etc.


Morning/ Afternoon Tea and Lunch

The Swingletree Cafe has great character with high beam, polished kauri floor, brick walls, antique tables and chairs. The caterers, “Country Feasts”, provide absolutely scrumptious morning or afternoon tea and lunch for guests.
Here are some sample menus. Feel free to contact us to create your own menu.

Morning / Afternoon Tea Sample Menus


Option 1 


  • Baby Muffin Varieties

  • Club and Ribbon Sandwiches including Pinwheels and Roll ups

  • Carrot Cake

  • Tea and coffee


Option 2


  • Selection of Danishes

  • Club and Ribbon Sandwiches including Pinwheels and Roll ups

  • Gourmet Savouries

  • Tea and Coffee

  • Orange Juice



Option 3


  • Club and Ribbon Sandwiches including Pinwheels and Roll ups

  • Freshly Baked Scones with Jam and Cream

  • Tea and Coffee

  • Fruit Juice

Lunch Sample Menus 

Option 1   BBQ Lunch 

  • Minted Lamb Kebabs

  • BBQ Chicken Cobs

  • Baby Beef Fillet Mignons

  • Gourmet Potatoes

  • Selection of Salads

  • Fresh Variety of Bread

  • Condiments

  • Country Feasts Dessert Table

  • Tea and Coffee


Option 2

  • Selection of 2 Cold meat Platters ( Ham OFF THE BONE, NZ Lamb, Aged Beef, BBQ    Chicken Cobs)

  • Selection of Salads

  • Fresh Bread Variety

  • Condiments

  • Carrot Cake or Traditional Kiwi Pavalova

  • Tea and coffee














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