Desserts

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...

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...

Flummery

Flummery

This flummery recipe might bring back fond memories of a dessert your Nana made all those years ago. Flummery is the simple, sweet dessert that we definitely shouldn't forget about.A dessert worth remembering With just two ingredients and a lovely mousse-like texture,...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

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Scotch Pancakes

Scotch Pancakes

We're big fans of pancakes in our house, however we hadn't come across a recipe for Scotch Pancakes before. Hubby thought there may have been a drop of Scotch whisky in them, but – no – they're completely kid-friendly. Scotch Pancakes Also known as drop scones, these...

Canary Pudding

Canary Pudding

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Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream

Ice cream must be the world's favourite frozen treat. We're absolutely spoilt for choice these days, of course, with an extensive range of flavours available in the aisles of our local supermarket. But visiting the local supermarket isn't as much fun as making your...

Doughnuts

Doughnuts

Just a few important notes about this doughnuts recipe before you start: 1. Get the right equipment – you'll need a doughnut cutter (find one for under $5 at your local supermarket or kitchenware store) 2. Plan ahead – you'll need to stand the dough mixture aside for...

Choc Ripple Cake

Choc Ripple Cake

The Choc Ripple Cake is perfect for those who want to impress with minimum effort and maximum impact.  You will need to plan ahead a little. This dessert needs at least 6 hours standing time in the fridge, preferably 12 hours. However, provided you're organised, this...

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