Christmas

Mint Rocky Road

Mint Rocky Road

Rocky Road is an all-time favourite and this minty version might just make your new favourites list.The peanut or biscuit crunch in traditional rocky road is replaced with chopped peppermint crisp bars, while spearmint leaves add the chewy, gooey factor.   A...

Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

It may be steaming hot in Australia most Christmas days, but the traditional Christmas pudding – served hot with custard – is still on my Christmas dessert menu. The first mouthful transports me straight back to my early Christmases, sitting around fold-up tables with...

Mini Trifles

Mini Trifles

The Christmas table isn't quite complete without a Christmas Trifle. These layered, individual mini trifles are inspired by Nana Ling's flummery recipe. They can be made up a day ahead and the best thing about a mini trifle is that you can have it all to yourself. No...

Mini Christmas Cakes

Mini Christmas Cakes

These mini Christmas Cakes are perfect to serve on Christmas Day or as a small Christmas-themed gift.These mini Christmas Cakes are packed with mixed fruit, spices, syrup and cocoa. With glaze icing and silver cachous, they capture the wonder and beauty of the festive...

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge

This Chocolate Fudge Recipe comes from the pages of Nan Mac's handwritten recipe book. Nan Mac was my maternal grandmother and Nana Ling's daughter. Nan Mac was home schooled by Nana Ling, and she followed Nana Ling's tradition of keeping a notebook filled with...

Fruit and Nut Clusters

Fruit and Nut Clusters

Packed with sultanas, peel and peanuts, and topped with a little white chocolate, these fruit and nut clusters are only a little bit naughty and a lot nice.  We've decorated them here with red cherries and crushed green pistachio to add a little Christmas magic. This...

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