Coffee and macaroons…………yum, but just for a change what about trying these macaroons made with white chocolate. The added bonus is that they’re gluten free.
During this enforced lockdown our amazing 9 year old granddaughter has been cooking up a storm. This week she cooked a three course meal for all of us (the four in her household, plus three visitors) which was delicious. So when I saw this old marshmallow slice recipe that Mum kept from her bowling club, I thought it might be something she’d like to make, especially as the ingredients are everyday things that will be in the pantry. I hope she makes it and keeps a piece for us.
This recipe comes from a Woman’s Day Everyday Food supplement. I’m not sure I’d describe this as an everyday food, but it certainly is a yummy slice for a special occasion or maybe just for a special treat.
This is another one for the kids to make. With a bit of luck you’ll have most of the ingredients in the cupboard – they don’t need cooking, just a bit of patience in leaving them long enough in the fridge to become firm. (You can substitute vanilla essence for the rum – for the kids.)
Another one for the kids to make and the whole family to enjoy. Yummy jam tarts. You could use bought shortcrust pastry, but getting the kids to make their own, while a bit messy, would be worthwhile and of course licking the jam spoons would be their reward.
When this cheesecake slice with cinnamon, orange and sultana filling was published in the Woman’s Day it was described as ‘mouth-watering’ and they said that it would ‘really impress your family and friends’. It looks fairly easy to make and should transport well, so they might be right and it would just thing to take when you’re asked to ‘bring something sweet’ to a gathering.
I’m not sure this slice actually needs the rum in it. I think orange, apricot, marshallow and cream are probably enough flavours in one slice.
Back in the 60s using sweetened condensed milk and cereals to make slices and biscuits was quite the thing to do, so this caramel topped cornflake slice was not unusual. It might be a bit old fashioned now, but it’s still cheap and easy to make and tastes pretty good. 2oz butter = 60g.
I’m not sure this is an ideal picnic recipe, unless you kept it cool you could easily end up with a melted chocolate mess on your day out. Think I’d rather make it and eat it at home.
Metric conversions: 8oz = 250g – 2oz = 60g – 4oz = 125g
I usually make shortbread, apricot balls and a couple of different types of rum balls to celebrate the festive season, so this recipe for Plum Pudding Truffles caught my eye. Not sure I’ve got the time to make them this year, but they do sound pretty good, maybe next year.