Individual lemon puddings that you can make for dessert before anyone arrives seem like a great idea to me. As I’ve said before, I like to spend as little time as I can in the kitchen once the visitors have arrived, so these seem perfect – although I would add a dollop of thick cream for serving.
This another one of those 70s Copha slices. I think they were popular because they didn’t need baking, made a large quantity and were quick and easy to make. All pretty good reasons when you think about it.
These sausage shaped meatballs can be prepared a day ahead or even frozen, which is really handy. Making a casserole the day before you need it has the convenience factor, but as it can also improve the flavour, it can be a great idea.
To be honest I don’t think this is particularly ‘tropical’, but it still sounds good. It’s really just an apple crumble with bananas, coconut and pecans – does that make it tropical, I leave it to you to decide……..
Pork is a great barbecued. We usually just marinade it, but this recipe goes a step further by wrapping the marinades pieces in foil and adding potatoes and chutney. I don’t think it really matters which cut of pork you use and if you don’t want to barbecue you can always cook it in the oven.
The heading on this New Idea segment says ‘the perfect breakfast treat”, but I’m pretty sure my granddaughters would like them in their lunchbox and I wouldn’t mind them for afternoon tea.
This recipe sent me off googling ‘apple brandy’ as I thought sprinkling that instead of straight brandy on to the fruit might give it an extra kick. I had Calvados in mind, but I discover there’s other apple flavoured liqueurs on the market these days, so maybe it would be worth trying one of those instead.