This really is an oldie, but a it’s a goody. Simple to make and one the kids like.
I think this recipe deserves a photo as the jelly topping would look and taste really good. It’s another one from Mum’s bowls club slices recipe book, which sadly has no photos at all. The book would have been put together well before computers and Photoshop. It would have been typed and the cover would have had to have been done at the printers – the good old days……
Limes are now a common thing in Australia to cook with and to add to drinks, but in Mum’s day lime juice was only something 19th century British sailors had drunk and Limeys was a derogatory name for those sailors. This Key Lime Pie recipe comes from a Pie Delight segment in the New Idea, can’t find a date on it, but I’m guessing around the early 2000s.
Among Mum’s recipe cutouts I found an article on Cheesecakes. It has four different types of bases, unbaked cheesecake recipes and a basic baked cheesecake with several variations. I’ve divided the article up and this is the unbaked cheesecake using ricotta cheese. I’ve also add a recipe from a Nestles leaflet which uses cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk, which is a bit different. I must admit I prefer a baked cheesecake, but an unbaked or refrigerator one is quicker to make and can taste just as good.
I found this unusual birthday cake recipe among Mum’s Herald Sun cutouts. She must have been quite taken with it as she cut out around the picture, although I’m sure she never made it. I really wish it was printed in colour as it must look quite good with the red, yellow and green jelly cubes inside. Not quite sure what it would taste like though, but if you’re looking for a kids cake you don’t have to spend hours decorating this might work for you….
The easy way to make a Frozen Christmas Pudding is just to soak fruit in brandy and stir it through softened bought ice cream and then re-freeze it. While this recipe does use bought ice cream it takes the frozen pudding concept a bit further by separating the three colors in neopolitan ice cream adding cake and Marsala soaked fruit which turns it into a Cassata Christmas Pudding. Now I’ve found it in Mum’s collection I’m thinking of making it myself this Christmas.
These were definitely an afternoon tea delight. Coming home from school to find some of them left on a plate after Mum’s friends had gone home was a marvellous treat. With a bit of luck there were a few sandwiches and other goodies left as well. Argh, the good old days when there was time to have fancy afternoon teas………………….