BUTTERSCOTCH RICE DUMPLINGS

I thought this dumpling recipe was interesting because sweet dumplings are usually just flour and water balls that you drop into a golden syrup sauce in a pot on the stovetop.  These are a mix of flour, rice, milk and golden syrup and are cooked in a butterscotch sauce in the oven.  I haven’t made them yet, but from the picture they look really good.

ALMOND MINCE BALLS – Gluten Free

This recipe was in a Kraft Vegemite recipe booklet and have the unusual combination of vegemite and crunch peanut butter, not two ingredients you’d expect to find in a meatball. But from a gluten free perspective the peanut butter is a great substitute for flour to hold the meatball together and the almond coating does the same thing and adds a crunch.  Worth a try?

APPLE AND RASPBERRY CRUMBLE

There’s two things I like about this recipe.   Firstly, the combination of apples and raspberries together in the filling  – I like the sweetness of the apples and the tartness of the raspberries.  And, secondly the addition of rice bran in the crumble mix.  I find some crumbles a bit dull, but the mix of rice bran, rolled oats and crushed nuts makes this one tasty.

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER ICE-CREAM

I know going into winter is hardly the right time to post an ice-cream recipe, but for some people it doesn’t matter how cold it is it’s never too cold for a bowl of ice-cream.  This one has the added bonus of crunch peanut butter and chocolate, so who cares if it’s cold outside turn the heating up and enjoy it……………