STEAMED GINGER PUDDING

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr it’s cold outside and we’re back in lockdown again, so what better time to try out this Steamed Ginger Pudding. Steamed puddings were always a favourite winter dessert that Mum made for the family. Easy to prepare, economical to make they’re a great family dish and of course always served with lashings of custard and cream.

GOLDEN SYRUP AND WALNUT PUDDING

It’s been a cold, miserable week here in Melbourne. Between the rain, damaging winds and lockdown No. 4 the only thing that’s kept a lot of us going is planning and cooking yummy food. Lockdown has ended, but winter’s only just beginning. Hopefully this hearty, old fashioned pudding will help in the cold days ahead.

APRICOT SOUFFLE

This recipe makes six souffles, so it’s great for entertaining. I always like to do as much pre-cooking as I can before the guests arrive, so with this recipe I’d have all the elements done and just add the beaten egg whites to the coconut mixture and put them in the oven when we were almost ready for dessert.

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE

The blurb that goes went with this recipe from the Herald Sun cooking page says the recipe was given to the contributor by an American Rotary Exchange student and that it’s simple, sinful and cooks up fudgy and fantastic. I can imagine that’s all true, but I think it should also have added that it’s definitely only for chocolate lovers……

RICE PUDDING with WARM FRUIT COMPOTE

What makes this rice pudding recipe different is the use of Doongara rice and low fat and low sugar ingredients. It has Diabetes Australia approval. Doongara rice is a low GI Australian rice, which is said to be ‘ruin-proof,’ as it can be cooked for up to 5 minutes longer than the recommended cooking time and still result in fluffy grains. It’s a quick and easy dessert and especially good for those watching their sugar intake.

PEARS IN VALENCIA ORANGE SAUCE

Autumn is a great time for pears here in Victoria. Of course, they’re a great fruit to eat raw, but if you want to jazz them up for dessert this is a nice easy recipe to try. Use a skewer to check that they’re tender though as you want them nice and soft, with lots of sauce and lashings of cream and almonds.