Christmas

Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice is the pretty sweet we fell in love with at fete stalls all those years ago. Biting into the lovely layers of pink and white sends us directly to coconut heaven (and delivers a mighty good sugar kick in the process!)This old-fashioned Coconut Ice Recipe...

Rum Balls

Rum Balls

These rum balls are made with good ol' Aussie Weetbix. I researched several old-fashioned recipes to come up with a recipe that delivers perfectly soft and delicious balls of rum bliss. (If you don't have weetbix in your country, don't fear. You can use 120 grams of a...

Floral Fruit Cake

Floral Fruit Cake

This fragrant floral fruit cake incorporates flower essences and Jordan almonds along with all the usual fruit and alcohol ingredients. It has all those things that make fruit cakes so darn wonderful.Something a bit differentThis year, I wanted to make a Christmas...

Persian Rocky Road

Persian Rocky Road

Rocky Road is so easy to make and such an irresistible combination of ingredients. I've given it a Persian twist here, with pistachios, Turkish delight and scattered rose petals.The rocky road to AustraliaMany sources suggest that Rocky Road was invented in Australia...

Crunchy Peanut Balls

Crunchy Peanut Balls

These Crunchy Peanut Balls are exactly what you'd expect from the name – choc-coated balls of crunchy, peanut-y bliss.  They're so good, you may need to hide them!  A treat worth hiding (or sneaking)My mum often used to make these little treats for family parties...

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

These Christmas Shortbread Cookies are made with an 80-year-old shortbread recipe and a beautifully handcrafted embossed rolling pin. I can see myself enjoying one or two of these with a cuppa in the quiet of the night after a loud and busy Christmas Day. Sound like a...

Caramilk Christmas Slice

Caramilk Christmas Slice

In Australia, we enjoy golden sunshine and beach sand at Christmas rather than snow. So, let's update the traditional White Christmas slice with something more appropriate – a golden Caramilk Christmas Slice.It's beginning to look a lot like a Caramilk ChristmasIf...

Cherry Ripe Slice

Cherry Ripe Slice

This Cherry Ripe Slice recipe uses just six ingredients and involves absolutely no baking. It's one of my mum's old recipes and was yet another of my childhood favourites.Cherry Ripe Slice: everybody's favouriteThis slice is based on the popular Cherry Ripe Bar, which...

Kit Kat Slice

Kit Kat Slice

Have a break. Have a Kit Kat. Or why not get to work in the kitchen instead and make this Kit Kat slice!A brief history of the Kit KatKit Kats went through a transformation in Nana Ling's time. Before World War II, Rowntree's of York produced a bar called the...

Carrot Pudding

Carrot Pudding

This old-fashioned carrot pudding recipe was recorded by Nana Ling on 17 October 1939. Nearly 80 years later, I can say that this recipe definitely stands the test of time.  Carrots and pudding: a winning combo?I found this recipe after picking up this wonderful...

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