CHRISTMAS – CHEWY CHOCOLATE COCONUT DROPS

Last week I made three different sweet treats – rum balls, chocolate fruit balls and white chocolate, lemon and almond balls – for our family Christmas get together. I’ve been making them for years and they’ve become somewhat of a family tradition. I’m thinking that maybe next year I’ll try these chocolate coconut drops as well and see what the family thinks of them.

SWEET POTATO AND SPRING ONION SCONES

Scones are something I’ve never been all that good at making. I suspect it’s because I over work the dough, something that this recipe clearly says not to do. I do like the combination of sweet potato and spring onion though, so perhaps I’ll give them a try. I’m sure those with better technique will end up with a very tasty scone.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MELTING MOMENTS

It’s a very long time since I made a batch of melting moments. Every time I see them in a jar at a café, I remember how wonderful they taste and think I should make some – then I remember the disappointment of how few you end up with after joining them together…… If that doesn’t put you off, you might like to try these with the added twist of chocolate. Enjoy!!!

GINGERNUT FUDGE (NO BAKE) – Gluten Free

Mum and Dad both belonged to the Keysborough Bowls Club back in the day, which is where this little Simple Slice Recipe book comes from. I was surprised looking through the recipes to come across this one, because it can so easily be converted to gluten free. The range of GF biscuits is growing, but the one that holds its consistency best from all that I’ve tried is the Gingernut ones. I use them for cheesecake bases and they work perfectly. I’m pleased that I can now try them in this recipe.

TWO TONE CHRISTMAS SLICE

This is basically a White Christmas recipe, but to give it a bit more of a Christmassy look red glace cherries and a chocolate layer have been added to the rice bubbles and copha. Back in the 80s copha was used in a lot of unbaked slices and while it’s not used as much these days the classic White Christmas something Mum made every year and was a family favourite.