Christmas

Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

This Chocolate Trifle will brighten up your Christmas dinner table. Best of all, it's simple to make and tastes as good as it looks. Layers of chocolate cheerThis trifle combines chocolate in a few different forms – mousse, cake, cream and shaved chocolate.  It also...

Pavlova Nests

Pavlova Nests

Pavlova Nests are perfect to serve on a grazing board or as individual Mini Pavlovas for dessert.I've used Nana Ling's traditional Pavlova recipe and adjusted the cooking time to create this recipe.  Making Pavlova Nests When making your pavlova shells, keep these...

Christmas Charcuterie Board

Christmas Charcuterie Board

Celebrate the festive season with this Christmas Charcuterie Board. It's perfect as an appetiser or a light meal to share with your nearest and dearest.What is a Charcuterie Board?Charcuterie, strictly speaking, refers to the the preparation of meat products like ham,...

Cherry Cake

Cherry Cake

Nana Ling's Cherry Cake Recipe has more than a dash of nostalgia among the ingredients. It's the type of cake I imagine she'd serve up for me if I could travel back in time to 1942, when she recorded it, and pop in for a visit.Fresh cherries and blanched almondsThe...

Christmas Balls

Christmas Balls

These choc-coated Christmas Balls are packed with Christmas joy – in the form of cake, rum, cherries and more.This is my own recipe, and is a bit of a mash up of my Rum Balls and Cherry Ripe Slice recipes. These are two of my favourites, so I couldn't really go wrong...

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

This Christmas Cake Recipe is from Nana Ling's handwritten collection and dated 5 December 1941. It's a little slice of history and – today – a cake to make your Christmas extra special.A slice of historyThis recipe was recorded by Nana Ling just two days before the...

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...

Pavlova Grazing Board

Pavlova Grazing Board

A Pavlova Grazing Board is always a hit! We've used a summer fruits theme to prepare our version of this popular dessert.Pavlova – just how you like itOver Christmas 2019, Shalini Nestor of Swish Biscuits shared her pavlova grazing board creation. Pavlova lovers went...

Mango Pudding

Mango Pudding

This chilled mango pudding is made with tapiaco pearls and fresh mango. Topped with coconut cream, berries and mint, it's the perfect end (or start) to a summer day.Mangoes: the perfect summer-time treatWe have so many wonderful summer fruits to enjoy here in...

Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Updated: 25 October 2020These rum balls are made with good ol' Aussie Weetbix. (If you don't have weetbix in your country (or cupboard), don't fear. You can use 140 grams of a wheat breakfast cereal instead of weetbix.) I researched several old-fashioned recipes to...