As a child I loved going to stay at my Auntie Elsie’s as she would always make salmon patties for me, I loved them. I’ve never managed to make any as good as hers and they certainly weren’t as fancy as these ones that John West published years later. The closest here is the Australian version minus the corn or lemon.
The combination of chicken, spinach and cheese is always a winner for me and even better if it’s wrapped in pastry. This recipe uses filo pastry, which is a bit fiddly to use, but if you can’t be bothered or don’t have the time, puff pastry would work just as well.
I know white chocolate isn’t everybody’s favourite, but this little dessert with it’s caramel sauce and topped with raspberries might just change their minds.
I don’t make as many biscuits and slices now as I did when my children were growing up. I have more time than I did back then, but the idea of a quick slice still has a lot of appeal and the combination of coconut and lemon is always a winner.
Although this recipe uses tinned mangoes, I can’t see why you couldn’t use nice fresh ones instead – in fact I think it might make it even better.
Although the heading on this recipe suggests serving it with grilled fish, roasted chicken, marinated chops or a mild beef curry, I think it would be a great accompaniment to Christmas leftovers. A touch of spice to go with turkey, pork or ham.
The two big desserts when I was growing up were – Baked Custard and Creamed Rice. My father hated creamed rice, so Mum certainly never made this recipe. Can’t say I’m a great fan of it myself, but I think adding mangoes, whipped cream and meringues definitely makes it more appealing.