I guess Mum couldn’t find the cellotape when she saved this old newspaper cutting and instead used a pin to keep the two sections together.  Unusual perhaps, but it’s done the job for all these years.  I’ve taken the liberty of renaming the recipe as I didn’t think Kiddies Delight was enough of a description for it, but whatever it’s called I think kids would love it.

Kiddies Delight Biscuits compile


It’s that time of year again when schools, kindergartens and child care centers are having their end of year activities which from my experience always means that parents have to take along a plate of food.  Strangely, good wholesome things don’t seem to be that popular, but something like this chocolate and marshmallow slice should be a hit with the kids.

Choc-mallow Fudge compile


While making a pie or tart from scratch using your own home made pastry is great sometimes it’s just a lot easier and quicker to use bought pastry.  This plum tart recipe uses sheets of puff pastry which are blind baked before the filling is added.  Blind baking isn’t particularly hard to do, but some people find it a bit daunting. Although Mum must have blind baked quite a lot of pies in her day I like that she took the trouble with this recipe to still set out  the steps needed.

Easy Plum Tart


I know that cooking with nuts is not as popular these days because of all the allergy problems, but I thought this old recipe was still worth adding to the collection.

Peanut Honey Slice


  • 4 cups Rice Bubbles
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 125g butter (not margarine)
  • 125g sugar

Place rice bubbles, peanuts and coconut in a bowl.  Boil honey, butter, sugar for 5 mins – only.  Pour over dry ingredients and bake 5 mins only in 180o oven.  Mark while hot and recut when cold.



Long before packets of cheese twists appeared on our supermarket shelves this recipe was printed in the New Idea.  Making them might take a bit more effort than just putting the packet in your trolley, but they have a stronger cheese flavor and because you make more they work out a lot cheaper.

Cheese Twists Compile