PUMPKIN FRUIT CAKE

I’ve posted recipes for lots of different fruit cakes since I started this blog, but have just realized that a Pumpkin Fruit Cake recipe is missing from the collection.  Mum and I have both made the pumpkin version over the years, we didn’t use wholemeal flour, but either way the pumpkin is a nice touch to the traditional cake.

WANGNOO SLICE (NO BAKE)

This little recipe book compiled by the Keysborough Bowls Social Club is overflowing with great slice ideas so I’ve decided to try to post a recipe each week.

I’ve made this slice many times myself, but I have it in my collection as Wanganui Slice. I’ve always thought that it was named after the New Zealand town of Whanganui.  Whatever the name, it tastes good, although it is rather on the sweet side.

Simple Slice Recipes - Wangnoo Slice

TREACLE TART

I haven’t made this Treacle Tart, but it does look good.  As the heading says the old original recipe would have used treacle, but this more ‘modern’ version replaces that with golden syrup.  Quick and easy to make and luscious served with either whipped cream or custard, what’s not to like.

Treacle Tart

STEAMED PUDDING – SIX WAYS

On a cold winter’s night Mum often made a steamed pudding for dessert.  It was an quick, economical dessert for a family of five.  I think it also worked well for Mum as you could put it on to cook mid-afternoon and not have to make it during the tea time rush.  This recipe she cut out from the Herald Sun is great because it gives lots of variations of the basic mixture.

Steamed pudding - six ways

PEANUT CARAMEL SQUARES

Mum and Dad joined a bowling club in the late 1970s and it took over from golf as their sporting passion.  I didn’t realize until I started sorting out Mum’s recipes what an influence that also had on her cooking.  There’s recipes from her bowling friends, the club magazine and in this case from Bowls in Victoria magazine.

Peanut caramel squares