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.

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……

CANTALOUP/ROCKMELON AND STRAWBERRY DESSERT

Cantaloup or Rockmelon, what do you call it? As a Victorian I call it cantaloup, but my husband a New South Welshman calls it rockmelon. It doesn’t matter what you call it, it tastes good and combined with strawberries and cream makes a cool and simple summer dessert.

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…………