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.
You can tell this is an old fashioned slice because of the copha in the filling. Copha was used a lot back in the 70s and 80s, but seems to have gone out of favour these days. Not everyone likes the taste, but in this slice, at least, the peppermint, chocolate and coconut mask it and you end up with a great slice.
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!
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…………
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.
Most soups require a whole lot of vegetable peeling and chopping, but with the exception of chopping up an onion, there’s nothing else to prepare for this Green Pea Soup. Add stock to the fried onion, garlic, a dash of cumin, throw in frozen peas, puree and you’re done…..couldn’t be easier.
Tinned pineapple has never been a favourite in my household as it’s quite sweet, but if you like meat and fruits together you should try this lamb casserole recipe. Easy to make and great on a cold night.
Mum must have cut this recipe off the back of a packet of Anchor raisins and as you can see it uses all their products. Also on the label is a recipe for Brandied Fruits, although she didn’t make their one, she did make her own version, which is on here if you’d like to try it.