It used to be quite hard to find recipes that catered easily for vegetarian guests, luckily that’s no longer the case. Years ago I remember searching for an interesting dish to serve my son’s girlfriend for a Christmas lunch dominated by roast pork and turkey. The answer I finally came up with was a stuffed eggplant, don’t think it was quite as spicy as this recipe though. Fortunately she seemed to enjoy it.
Yes, this is a fruit cake, but it’s only October so I’m not suggesting it should be your Christmas Cake. It won’t be long before it’s time to get the Christmas recipes out and make the pudding and cake, but think there’s a few more weeks before you need to do that . Sadly these days I only make fruit cakes at Christmas, but really they’re an easy cake to make, they keep well and ingredients like the pineapple and carrot in this recipe add extra flavour. Worth making all year round really……
Mum often used to make a dessert of fruit set in jelly, she always served it in a bowl though. This is a bit fancier version as it’s cut into squares and decorated with cream, nuts and cherries and even ice cream….quite a treat.
Lovers of white chocolate will enjoy these. They’re a great combination of dried apricots, coconut and, of course, white chocolate.
I always run out of ideas about what to combine on skewers for the barbecue and usually end up making sate chicken ones. This recipe from McCormick uses their Spicy BBQ Seasoning to add some zing to prawns, steak, chicken and vegetables. Happy barbecuing!!!
If you’re tired of plain old rissoles this recipe might work for you. Curry powder, green capsicum and garlic certainly add an extra bit of kick to the usual mince, onion and breadcrumb mix.
You need to throw the diet out the window when you make this steamed pudding, although to be honest you probably do with any steamed pudding. This one is sticky and sweet and delicious.