TARTUFO ICE CREAM CHRISTMAS PUDDING

The frozen Christmas pudding I usually make has an ice cream base. This one is a little bit different, it still has decadent brandy soaked fruit, but also has lashings of cream, some white chocolate and meringue. I’ve already made a boiled pudding for this year, but think I might give this one a go next year.

RHUBARB MUFFINS WITH STREUSEL TOPPING

If you’re stuck working from home now and can’t stop off on your commute to the office for an ‘energy’ giving treat to get you through the day. What about baking some of these, eating all you can then freezing some for later.  A bit more effort perhaps, but well worth it!

MAGIC SLICE

You can probably see that this recipe was one Mum saved from the label on a tin of sweetened condensed milk.  I thought slices and biscuits using sweetened condensed milk had gone out of fashion, but maybe not, as during this Covid crisis it’s been one of the items that’s been hard to get at my supermarket.  Maybe that’s because, like this recipe,  slices and biscuits using it are usually fairly quick and easy to make.  Great for baking and eating while stuck at home…………

BEEF AND BEANS and CHILLI BEEF ‘N’ BEANS

I decided that I could group these two beef and bean dishes together.  They are a little different, but as they both use minced beef and beans I felt they went together.  So take your pick….. the  Beef and Beans has bacon, chutney and butter beans, the  Chilli Beef ‘N’ Beans is spicier and has chilli, red kidney beans and the surprise ingredient of vegemite.