This is a fairly basic biscuit recipe, but the crushed nuts, sugar and cinnamon coating is what makes them different. If you didn’t want to made them as logs, they’d also be good rolled out and cut into biscuit shapes.
For years Mum made a savoury slice using sausage meat which she’d take on picnics, a recipe that I’ve made lots of times as well. This sausage pie is a bit different though with the layers of sausage meat, tomato and onion topped with egg. It’s sort of an adaption of an egg and bacon pie. I haven’t made it, but as it says it would be great hot or cold.
I’m just back from six weeks travelling around Spain and Portugal in 30o heat, so returning to wintry Melbourne has been a shock. To warm myself up I’ve been making stews and soup – good winter food. This soup is a favourite.
Dessert recipes using tinned fruit have gone completely out of fashion, but they’re still worth trying when fresh stoned fruit is out of season. A pudding like this makes a warm and filling dessert – especially in the colder months.
I’ve lost count of the number of fruit cakes recipes I’ve read over the years, but this is the first one I’ve seen with a cup of coconut in it. It could be an interesting change and as it’s a quick to make, it’s probably worth trying out.
There’s no picture with this recipe so I thought it was going to be one of those wonderfully stodgy baked puddings. Instead I was surprised to discover that it’s a much lighter dessert – butterscotch with a meringue topping. It would be wonderfully sweet and just screams out for some cream on top.
It looks like Mum must have chopped this recipe off the back of a packet of Sunbeam raisins. It’s not a particularly unusual recipe but the combination of chocolate and raisins always works – the cinnamon is an extra touch.