Category: Christmas

Alcoholic Eggnog

Alcoholic Eggnog 3 cups whole milk 7 large eggs 1 cup sugar 2 cups heavy cream 1/3 cup bourbon 1/3 cup Cognac or other brandy 1 teaspoon vanilla Special equipment: an instant-read thermometer Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg Bring milk just to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan. Whisk...

Allergy-Free Pudding and Fruit Cake

Allergy-Free Pudding and Fruit Cake This recipe, which is free from gluten, dairy products and eggs, makes 1 fruit cake or pudding. Recipe can be made one month ahead; keep refrigerated. 2 1/4 cups (360g) sultanas 1 1/2 cups (250g) chopped raisins 1/2 cup (75g) dried currants 1 1/2...

Baby Breakfast Pancakes

Baby Breakfast Pancakes Makes 12 small pancakes 50g plain flour 25g self raising wholemeal flour Half tsp baking powder 1 egg 75 ml full-fat milk 1 tsp sugar Pinch cinnamon 1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. 2. Heat a thick-based pan and...

Banana Caramel Pie

Banana Caramel Pie 1 Banana 1 Tin of Condensed Milk 1 Bottle of fresh Cream 1 Pie Shell Place tin of Caramel into a saucepan and fill with water. Boil on medium heat (boil too high the tin will bust) for about 1hr. Pull tin out and open very...

Basic Truffles

Basic Truffles 1/3 cup heavy cream 6 ounces high quality bittersweet chocolate, such as Lindt or Tobler, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature) About 1/4 cup cocoa Bring cream to a boil in a small heavy-bottom saucepan over moderate heat or in a bowl in a...

Boiled Fruit Cake

Boiled Fruit Cake 500g Mixed Fruit 1/2 cup sherry or brandy 1 cup water 125g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon boiling water 2 x eggs 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup plain flour 1/2 teaspoon mixed...

Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake

Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake 450g can Crushed Pineapple in Syrup 125g butter 375g mixed fruit 1 cup sugar 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp bicarb soda 1 cup SR flour 1 cup plain flour 2 eggs, beaten Assorted glace fruit, optional Preheat oven to 160°C. Lightly grease and line...

Boozy Fruit Ice Cream Pudding

Boozy Fruit Ice Cream Pudding 750ml double cream 30g caster sugar 400-425 carton of ready made custard 250g of boozy fruits (recipe below) chopped 2 x 600ml pudding basins lined with cling-wrap. Whisk the cream with the sugar until it forms soft peaks. Stir in custard and boozy fruits....

Brandy Snaps

Brandy Snaps Makes about 18 90g butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup golden syrup 112 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1. Stir butter with sugar and syrup in a saucepan over low heat until butter melts. Remove from heat. 2. Beat in remaining ingredients. Spoon teaspoonfuls...

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies

Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter or margarine 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1/3 cup light molasses 1 (11 ounce)...

Caramel Cheesecake

Caramel Cheesecake 2 cups (250g) sweet biscuit crumbs 90g butter, melted Filling: 2 x 250g packets soft caramels 1/4 cup milk 250g packet cream cheese 3 teaspoons gelatine 1 tablespoon water 300ml carton thickened cream Caramel Topping 1/4 cup milk 2 teaspoons gelatine 1 tablespoon water 1. Combine crumbs...

Caramel Shortbread

Caramel Shortbread 4oz Butter 4oz caster Sugar 5oz self raising flour Pinch of salt Topping: 4oz Butter 4oz caster sugar 1 dessert spoon golden syrup Small tin condensed milk Set oven to 350F or mark4. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl, then mix in the flour...

Caramel Shortbread

Caramel Shortbread 8oz plain flour 2oz caster sugar 4oz soft butter Cream butter and sugar, add flour and mix. Press in to a greased baking tin and bake at 170F/340C for about 30 minutes, or until light brown. 1 small tin condensed milk 4oz soft brown sugar 4oz butter...

Cheesecake Mince Pies

Cheesecake Mince Pies Makes 24 Pastry: 1 1/2 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons custard powder 1/4 cup icing-sugar mixture 125g cold butter, chopped 1 egg-yolk 2-3 tablespoons cold water Filling: 1 x 250g packet cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1 x...

Choc Hazelnut Profiteroles

Choc Hazelnut Profiteroles 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1 cup (250ml) water 80g butter, chopped pinch salt 4 eggs, lightly beaten 150g dark chocolate 200ml thickened cream 2 tablespoons Frangelico 300ml thickened cream, extra 2 tablespoons icing sugar 1 tablespoon Frangelico, extra 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped 1. Preheat...

Chocolate Almond Balls

Chocolate Almond Balls Makes about 24 125g cream cheese 1 tablespoon brandy 1 cup Nutella 350g Madeira cake, crumbled 1/2 cup ground almonds, toasted 180g dark chocolate 15g copha 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted and chopped 1. Beat cheese with brandy until smooth. Beat in Nutella. Mix in cake...

Chocolate Bites

Chocolate Bites 250g Arnotts Chocolate Ripple biscuits, finely crushed 395g can sweetened condensed milk 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 25 Maltesers 1 and 1/2 cups coconut 1. Place biscuit crumbs in a large bowl and add condensed milk and cocoa, stirring until well combined; 2. Roll Tablespoons of mixture around...

Chocolate Christmas Trees

Chocolate Christmas Trees 1 Cup Coconut 1 Tin Condensed Milk 1 Pkt Marie Biscuits (crushed) 1 1/2 Tbsp Cocoa White chocolate Hundred and Thousands or Silver Balls Mix coconut, condensed milk, biscuits and cocoa together. Shape mixture into several upside down cone shapes (pin tree shapes). Melt white chocolate...

Chocolate Christmas Trees

Chocolate Christmas Trees 250g packet plain sweet biscuits, crushed 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 tablespoons baking cocoa 1 tablespoon honey (optional) 395g can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup white or dark melts Coconut, sprinkles, silver and gold cachous, for decoration 1. Combine biscuits, coconut, baking cocoa, honey and sweetened...

Chocolate Custard with Poached Summer Fruits

Chocolate Custard with Poached Summer Fruits Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 750ml bottle apple cider 2 cups caster sugar cinnamon stick 3 peaches 3 nectarines 250g fresh cherries, pitted 90g packet macaroons Custard: 4 egg yolks 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2...

Chocolate Fruit Cake

Chocolate Fruit Cake 500g mixed fruit 2 cups self raising flour 150 cadbury chocolate – chopped roughly 2 cups of strong black coffee Soak fruit in coffee for 30mins. Add rest of ingredients and mix well. Place in cake tin and fridge for 30mins. Cook in oven 180c for...

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Chocolate Fudge Brownies 175g butter 250g dark coverture cooking chocolate 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped, or 1 cup of dark chocolate bits or white chocolate bits, or both! # Preheat oven to...

Chocolate Fudge Nut Squares

Chocolate Fudge Nut Squares Makes About 25 Pieces 500g good-quality milk or dark chocolate 250ml (1 cup) sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons icing sugar 70g butter 3/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped 1. Line a 28cm x 18cm (base measurement) lamington tin with non-stick baking paper. 2. Place the chocolate,...

Chocolate Fudge Puddings

Chocolate Fudge Puddings 1 1/2 cups cake crumbs 3/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 200 g Cooking Chocolate, melted 3 eggs, separated 1/4 cup plain flour 2 Tbsp Marsala icing sugar 1. Preheat oven to 180C. 2. Combine cake crumbs, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Cooking Chocolate, egg yolks, flour and Marsala....

Chocolate Gingerbread Men

Chocolate Gingerbread Men Dough: 4 cups plain flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tablespoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 stick unsalted butter 2/3 cup light brown sugar or dark brown sugar 2 large...

Chocolate Gingerbread Men

Chocolate Gingerbread Men 1/2 cup boiling water 1 cup butter 1/2 cup molasses 4 1/2 cups flour 2 cups brown sugar 1 tbs. ginger 1 tbs. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. allspice 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. cloves 1/2 cup cocoa 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda Add boiling water to butter,...

Chocolate Gingerbread People

Chocolate Gingerbread People 125 g butter 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup golden syrup 2 3/4 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons Cadbury Bournville Cocoa 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 egg, lightly beaten 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup...

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 cup walnuts, chopped 12 oz. chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 block quality chocolate Melt chocolate. Add all the other ingredients. Mix and cool in refrigerator for 10 minutes. Roll into balls. Then roll in toppings of your choice. Topping...

Chocolate-Flecked Frozen Christmas Pudding

Chocolate-Flecked Frozen Christmas Pudding Serves 12 1/2 cup sultanas 1/2 cup currants 1/2 cup chopped raisins 1/4 cup finely chopped dessert figs 1/4 cup brandy 1 piece glace apricot, chopped 1 piece glace pineapple, chopped 1 piece glace pear, chopped 1 piece glace peach, chopped 1/2 cup glace cherries,...

Christmas Cassata

Christmas Cassata Serves: approx 20 Chocolate Coffee Sauce: 400g can sweetened condensed milk 30g butter 1 Tbsp golden syrup 150g cooking chocolate, broken into squares 2 Tbsp coffee dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water Cassata: 80g each of glace apricots, glace pineapple, red and green glace cherries, chopped 2...

Christmas Cranberry Salad

Christmas Cranberry Salad 2 cups cranberries, chopped 3 cups miniature marshmallows 3/4 cup sugar 2 cups apples, chopped and unpeeled 1/2 cup seedless grapes 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (or pecans) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup whipping cream, whipped Cover marshmallows and cranberries with sugar. Chill overnight. Add apples, grapes,...

Christmas Mince (Fruit Mince)

Christmas Mince (Fruit Mince) As well as the fruit, spices and spirit, shredded beef suet is traditionally added to mincemeat. Not only does this help keep it, but when the mincemeat is heated, the suet melts, giving a wonderful richness. You can buy it in packets at some supermarkets...

Christmas Pavlova

Christmas Pavlova Serves 8 8 eggwhites 440g caster sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons cornflour 40g icing sugar, sifted, plus 1 tablespoon extra 6ooml cream 200g mascarpone 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup frozen mixed berries, pureed 2 cups fresh mixed berries (such as red currants, strawberries, raspberries and cherries), halved...

Christmas Plum Pudding

Christmas Plum Pudding 750g mixed fruit 100g pitted prunes, chopped 250g butter 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar 4 x eggs 100g dates, chopped 1/2 cup brandy or rum 1 cup plain flour 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 50g...

Christmas Pudding with Butterscotch Brandy Sauce

Christmas Pudding with Butterscotch Brandy Sauce 1 3/4 cups dried mixed fruit 1 cup water 1/2 cup brandy 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 125g butter, chopped 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 x 60g eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1 tsp mixed spice Sauce: 90g...

Christmas Puddings

Christmas Puddings Chef: Lyn Battle Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together around a table of rich, home-cooked food! If you have a Diabetic or Coeliac in your family, there is no need for them to be left out. The following basic recipe method can...

Christmas Star Biscuits

Christmas Star Biscuits Makes approx: 20 250g butter 1 tsp vanilla 1/3 cup caster sugar 2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup rice flour (see note) 1/4 cup cocoa 100g clear boiled lollies or fruit drops, chopped milk choc bits 1. Using electric mixer cream butter, vanilla and sugar together...

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes Makes 24 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour 1 cup caster sugar 125g unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp rosewater essence FROSTING: Packaged vanilla frosting 1/2 cup pure icing sugar, sifted 1 tsp rosewater essence Few drops...

Christmas Wreath Cake

Christmas Wreath Cake This recipe can be made three months ahead. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 3 rings (85g) glace pineapple, chopped coarsely 1/2 cup (125g) coarsely chopped glace apricots 1 cup (160g) dates 1/2 cup (150g) glace figs, quartered 1/2 cup (100g) red glace cherries...

Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice 1 x 500g pkt icing sugar 1 x 250 pkt coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs 6 tablespoons copha pink food colouring # Place a strainer over a mixing bowl and sift in icing sugar. Add coconut and vanilla and mix well. # Separate the eggs...

Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice Makes about 30 squares 3 cups icing sugar 2 2/3 cups desiccated coconut 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 125g copha, melted few drops pink food colouring 1. Sift sugar into a bowl. Stir in coconut. 2. In a separate clean bowl, beat egg whites until...

Coconut Ice Shapes

Coconut Ice Shapes 1 small can of condensed milk 250g icing sugar 175g desiccated coconut 2 food colourings Baking tray or plate, 2 bowls, sieve, wooden spoon, blunt knife. 1. Open the tin of milk and pour it into a bowl; sieve in the icing sugar. 2. Mix the...

Coconut Snowballs

Coconut Snowballs Makes 12 balls 1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut, divided 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil 3 Tablespoons maple syrup 2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Place 1 cup of shredded coconut in a food processor along...

Cuddureddi Christmas Biscuits (Sicily)

Cuddureddi Christmas Biscuits (Sicily) Makes 25 2 3/4 cups plain flour 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 125g butter, cubed, chilled 1/2 cup milk 1 cup dried figs 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1/4 cup Sunbeam Sultanas 30g good-quality dark chocolate, grated 2 tablespoons...

Demon Rum Balls

Demon Rum Balls Chocolate Centre: 200g good dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup creme fraiche or light sour cream Glace cherries (about 22) Coconut Layer: 185g coconut macaroons, finely crushed 60g sifted icing sugar 45g sifted cocoa powder 90g cooled melted butter 2 tbsp dark OP rum 3/4 cup desiccated...

Diabetic Christmas Cake

Diabetic Christmas Cake 1 1/2 cups sultanas 1/2 cup raisins 2 tablespoons brandy 1-tablespoon water 1 cup sieved pumpkin (no lumps) 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup apple concentrate 1/2 cup skim or low fat milk 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1-teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1 cup white...

Diabetic Christmas Pudding

Diabetic Christmas Pudding 1 cup of mixed fruit 30g butter or margarine 210ml milk 60ml sweet sherry Mix together in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from heat then add: 1 tsp carb soda 1 cup self raising flour 1 tsp mixed spice Mix together and place...

Diabetic Christmas Pudding

Diabetic Christmas Pudding 1/3 cup each raisins, sultanas and currants 1 cup grated carrot, lightly packed (90g) 1/2 cup grated apple, lightly packed (50g) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup brandy Grated rind of 2 oranges Juice of 2 oranges made up to 1/2 cup with water 1/3-cup water...

Diabetic Christmas Pudding

Diabetic Christmas Pudding 1 cup soft breadcrumbs 1 cup mashed banana (must be ripe) 1 cup mixed fruit 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg Mix all together in a bowl. Put in a greased bowl in steamer with lid. Steam for two...

Diabetic Fruit Cake

Diabetic Fruit Cake 500g mixed dried fruit 250ml apricot nectar 1 teaspoon honey 250g mashed pumpkin 225g raising flour 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1 teaspoon carb soda Grease a loaf tin and line with paper. Combine fruit, nectar and honey in a saucepan take to the boil and reduce...

Diabetic Mince Pies

Diabetic Mince Pies Filling: 1/2 cup of dried apricots 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates 6 dried figs chopped 2 apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced juice of half a lemon 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg 1 cup of sultanas 12 prunes seeded and chopped almonds 1/2 cup of brandy...

Easiest Turkey Ever

Easiest Turkey Ever 1 x 3.5kg turkey 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, chopped 2 sticks celery, sliced 3 bacon rashers, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups packaged seasoned stuffing mix 3/4 cup water 1 tablespoon oil roast potatoes, steamed asparagus and gravy to serve (see check list, bellow) fresh...

Easy Christmas Plum Pudding

Easy Christmas Plum Pudding Time required: 30 mins, plus refrigeration time. Serves 12 4 cups milk 1/4 cup cocoa 375g Nestle Melts milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 3/4 cups mixed dried fruit 1 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons gelatine, dissolved in 1/3 cup...

Easy Christmas Pudding

Easy Christmas Pudding 3 cups Mixed Fruit 2/3 cup Pitted Prunes, chopped 1/2 Cup Walnuts, chopped Juice and grated rind of 1 orange 1/3 cup brandy 2 eggs 2/3 cup thickened cream 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 Teaspoon...

Easy Christmas Pudding

Easy Christmas Pudding 3 cups mixed fruit 2/3 cup pitted prunes, chopped 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped juice and grated rind of 1 orange 1/3 cup brandy 2 eggs 2/3 cup thickened cream 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon...

Easy Truffles

Easy Truffles 1/3 Cup Thickened Cream 250g Dark Milk Melts/Cooking Chocolate 2 tsp Vanilla Essence 350g Dark Cooking Chocolate, extra 30g chopped Copha Put Cream and 250g Chocolate in a glass bowl and melt in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir. If necessary, microwave for another 1 minute. Stir...

Egg Nog

Egg Nog 2 eggs, separated 4 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 cup brandy 1 dash nutmeg Combine the egg yolks and milk in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the mixture coats a metal spoon. Cool. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form....

Eggnog

Eggnog Serves 12 1 litre milk 1 cup caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways 2 cinnamon sticks 10 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups brandy or rum fresh nutmeg or cinnamon, to serve 1. Place milk, sugar, vanilla bean and cinnamon sticks into a saucepan over medium heat. Cook,...

Eggnog Ice-Cream

Eggnog Ice-Cream 6 eggs, separated 10 tablespoons sugar pinch of salt 1/4 cup brandy 1/4 cup rum 2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 cup milk 2 cup heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated Cook the egg yolks, sugar, salt, brandy, rum and sherry in a double boiler until very...

Five-Spice Sticky Date Pudding

Five-Spice Sticky Date Pudding Serves 8 2 1/2 cups (385g) pitted dates, chopped 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 150g butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup (165g) brown sugar 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups (270g) self-raising flour 1 tsp Chinese five-spice Double cream, to serve Sauce: 1 cup (200g) brown...

Flourless Fruit Cake

Flourless Fruit Cake 450g Mincemeat (Fruitmince) 350g Dried mixed fruits 115g Ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped 115g Ready-to-eat dried figs, chopped 115g Glace cherries, halved 115g Walnuts pieces 225g Cornflakes, crushed 4 Eggs, lightly beaten 410g Evaporated milk 5ml Mixed spice 5ml Baking powder Mixed glace fruits, chopped to decorate...

Frozen Christmas Pudding

Frozen Christmas Pudding 1/2 cup sultanas 1/2 cup chopped raisins 1/4 cup brandy 600 ml cream 200 g sweetened condensed milk 150 g (6 rows) Cadbury Dark Cooking Chocolate, melted 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice 100 g mixed glace cherries, chopped 50 g flaked...

Fruit Mince

Fruit Mince 500g of each of the following: shredded suet (substitute Copha if you can’t get Suet from your butcher) grated apples (green are best) raisins currants sultanas brown sugar 500ml cider 1/4 tsp cinnamon 125g mixed peel 75g ginger pieces 1/4 mace or nutmeg 75g cherries, chopped 125g...

Fruit Mince Pies

Fruit Mince Pies 5 cups (750g) Mixed Fruit 3/4 cup (100g) Slivered Almonds 1 1/2 cups brown sugar Rind and juice of 1 small lemon Rind and juice of 1 small orange 1 1/2 tsp mixed spice 1/2 tsp nutmeg 100g butter, melted 3/4 cup brandy 1 packet frozen...

Fruitcake

Fruitcake This rich, spicy fruitcake made a week or even a month or two before Christmas will mature and ripen to a truly festive dessert. 375g packet raisins 375g packet sultanas 250g packet currants 125g mixed peel 125g glace cherries, halved 6 dried apricots, 6 nectarines, 6 peaches, diced...

Ginger Biscuits

Ginger Biscuits Utensils: measuring cups and spoons 2 mixing bowls 2 wooden spoons baking sheet eggslice cooling rack plastic wrap small bowl piece of paper the size of your hand Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups plain flour 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1...

Gingerbread

Gingerbread 125g Margarine 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup golden syrup 3 cups plain flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons bicarb soda icing sugar for decoration Preheat oven to 180C. Cream margarine, sugar, golden syrup until light and creamy....

Gingerbread Biscuits

Gingerbread Biscuits 125g Margarine 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup golden syrup 3 cups plain flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons bicarb soda icing sugar for decoration Preheat oven to 180C. Cream margarine, sugar, golden syrup until light and...

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup dark molasses 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar Beat together shortening and half the flour making crumb-like mixture. Add sugar, molasses, ginger,...

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies Makes 12 1 egg, whisked 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup plain flour 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda 2 teaspoons of ginger ground 4 teaspoons cinnamon ground 2 teaspoons maple syrup 50g unsalted butter 1 pinch of sea salt 1. Melt the butter, put in a medium...

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men Makes about 20 125g butter, chopped 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 egg yolk 2 cups plain flour 3 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/4 cup golden syrup currants and glace cherries Icing 1 egg white 1 1/4 cups pure icing sugar, sifted few drops...

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men 125g butter 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg yolk 2 1/2 cups (375g) plain flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3 teaspoons ground ginger 1/2 cup (125 ml) golden syrup Icing: 1 egg white 1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted sultanas or raisins...

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men Makes about 20 125g butter, chopped 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 egg yolk 2 cups plain flour 3 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/4 cup golden syrup currants and glace cherries Icing: 1 egg white 1 1/4 cups pure icing sugar, sifted few drops...

Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins 250g flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 egg 50g dark muscavado sugar 50g light muscavado sugar 150 millilitres full fat milk 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 tablespoons golden syrup 4 tablespoons...

Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People Makes about 24 2.5 tablespoons golden syrup 6 tbsp butter or margarine 1/2 cup sugar 2 cup flour 1 tsp bicarb soda 3 tsp ground ginger 1 egg currants red glace cherries smarties 1 tablespoon jam Preheat oven to 180C and grease oven trays Put golden syrup...

Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People 125g Butter 125g Sugar 280g Flour 1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground Ginger 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg 1 cup warm golden syrup Currants and Glace cherries Icing * Cream butter and sugar. * Mix in all ingredients except syrup, currants, cherries and...

Gluten-free Christmas Pudding

Gluten-free Christmas Pudding Makes 2 small puddings. The pudding can be made up to three months ahead and kept refrigerated or made up to one year ahead and frozen. To reheat, thaw in refrigerator for up to 2 days; remove plastic wrap, return to steamer and steam for 2...

Healthy Diabetic Christmas Cake

Healthy Diabetic Christmas Cake 2 cup Wholewheat flour 2 tsp Baking powder 1/4 tsp Salt 1/3 cup Low-fat margarine 1 cup Mixed dark and light raisins 1/2 cup Almonds, chopped 1/2 cup Hazelnuts, chopped Rind of 1 orange fine grated 1 3/4 cup Grated carrots 1/2 tsp Mixed baking...

Homemade Chocolate Truffles

Homemade Chocolate Truffles 150g very best quality plain dessert chocolate 150ml thick double cream 25g unsalted butter 2 tablespoon rum or brandy 1 tablespoon Greek yoghurt For Plain Truffles: 1 dessertspoon cocoa powder For The Ginger Truffles: 20g preserved ginger, very finely chopped, plus some extra cut into small...

Honey Mustard Ham

Honey Mustard Ham 1 x 6kg cooked leg of ham Glaze: 2 tablespoons grain mustard 1 cup honey 2 tablespoons finely chopped glacé ginger 2 tablespoons sweet sherry 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1. Glaze: Combine all ingredients in a small pan; stir over low heat until honey is melted...

Iced Christmas Pudding

Iced Christmas Pudding 1/2 cup each sultanas, currants and chopped raisins 1/4 cup each chopped glace cherries, glace pineapple and mixed peel 1/4 cup brandy 1L softened vanilla ice-cream 1/2 cup cream 1/2 cup toasted, flaked almonds 1/4 cup chocolate bits Strawberry sauce and strawberries to decorate (optional) 1....

Irish Cream Balls

Irish Cream Balls 1 package vanilla wafer cookies 1/2 cup Irish Cream liqueur 1/4 cup milk chocolate 1 cup coconut 1. Crush the vanilla wafers (can use a food processor). 2. Melt the chocolate and add to the crushed wafers, along with the liqueur. 3. Roll into small balls...

Lamington Pavlova

Recipe and Photo by Sares Lamington Pavlova 6 egg whites 2 1/4 cups sugar pinch salt 1 Tablespoon cornflour 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 300ml cream 200g dark chocolate 1 punnet strawberries, sliced in half 1 cup strawberry jam 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1....

Lemon and Passionfruit Curd

Lemon and Passionfruit Curd Makes about 2 cups 1 1/2 cups lemon juice grated rind of 1 lemon 2 cups caster sugar 180g butter, chopped 6 eggs, beaten pulp of 2 passionfruit 1. Place juice, rind and sugar into a small saucepan. Heat gently, stirring, until sugar has dissolved....

Lime Roast Chicken with Rice Seasoning

Lime Roast Chicken with Rice Seasoning This recipe is free from gluten, dairy products and eggs. The rice seasoning can be doubled for a small turkey. Rice seasoning can be made a day ahead; season chicken just before baking. 1.6kg chicken 1 tablespoon lime juice 20g dairy-free margarine, melted...

Liqueur Custard

Liqueur Custard 2 cups (500ml) milk 300ml thickened cream 1 Queen vanilla bean, split 6 egg yolks 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar 2 tablespoons Cointreau, Grand Marnier or brandy 1. Combine milk, cream and vanilla bean in a medium pan; bring to the boil, remove from heat. Stand 15...

Little Chocolate Christmas Puddings

Little Chocolate Christmas Puddings 700g plum pudding 250g dark eating chocolate, melted 1/2 cup (125ml) brandy 1/2 cup (80g) icing sugar 200g white chocolate melts glacé cherries, cut to resemble berries and leaves 1. Crumble pudding into a large bowl. Stir in melted chocolate, brandy and sifted icing sugar;...

Macadamia Rum Balls

Macadamia Rum Balls 250g packet Marie biscuits 1 cup icing sugar 1/4 cup cocoa 2 Tbsp apricot jam 1/4 cup rum 2 Tbsp boiling water 3 tsp instant coffee 100g (approx 30) whole macadamia nuts 200g cooking chocolate, grated 1. Place biscuits into a food processor and process to...

Macadamia Shortbread

Macadamia Shortbread 250g butter 80g caster sugar 30g icing sugar 300g plain flour 75g rice flour 75g macadamia nuts, finely chopped 40g caster sugar, extra 1. Beat the butter, 80g of caster sugar and 30g icing sugar in a bowl until lightly aerated. 2. Sift in the plain flour...

Mince Pies

Mince Pies Makes 12 12 prepared sweet pastry cases 1/2 cup prepared fruit mince 1/2 apple, peeled, cored and chopped 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce prepared fondant icing food colourings and decorations 1. Arrange pastry cases on a baking tray. Bake according to packet directions. 2. Combine fruit mince with...

Mince Pies

Mince Pies 4 cups plain flour Pinch salt 250g butter 2 Tbsp castor sugar 2 egg yolks 4 Tbsp ice-cold water Christmas mincemeat 1 egg, beaten Castor sugar 1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Cut butter into small pieces and rub into flour with fingers until like...

Mini Christmas Puddings

Mini Christmas Puddings 1 x 800gm Dark Fruit Cake 1/2 – 1 cup Orange Juice 1 cup Coconut Icing Sugar Red and Green Jelly Lollies 1. Break Fruit Cake into crumbly pieces. 2. Pour a little Orange Juice at a time into crumbled cake – until moistened. 3. Roll...

Noel Hazelnut Cookies

Noel Hazelnut Cookies 1 1/4 cups plain flour Pinch of salt 1/4 cup castor sugar 60g ground hazelnuts 90g unsalted butter 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, sifted 1 egg white, lightly beaten 1. Buffer several baking trays. Sift flour, salt and sugar into a bowl, then mix...

Non-Alcoholic Eggnog

Non-Alcoholic Eggnog 1 whole egg 1 tablespoon superfine sugar Pinch salt 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup milk Nutmeg Beat the egg with the sugar and salt and pour into a 10-ounce highball glass. Add vanilla and milk and stir to mix. Grate a little nutmeg on top. Serves 1...

Panforte

Panforte 80g hazelnuts 80g whole almonds 3/4 cup plain flour 1/4 cup baking cocoa 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp mixed spice 125g fruit medley (see note) 50g mixed peel 50g each dried pineapple, pawpaw, mango, chopped 50g figs, chopped 1 cup caster sugar 2/3cup honey 200g...

Pavlova

Pavlova 3 egg whites 3/4 cup splenda 1 tsp vinegar — malt 2 tsp corn flour 1/2 tsp vanilla Preheat oven 121 C (250 F). Beat egg whites into very stiff peaks. Very gradually add the splenda, beating all the time. Gently fold in cornflour, then the vinegar and...

Pavlova

Pavlova Serves: 8 6 medium size egg whites 350g caster sugar 284ml carton double or whipping cream 2 x 250g punnets strawberries 2 x 125g punnets raspberries Parchment or greaseproof paper 2 teaspoons vinegar 2 teaspoons corn flour Preheat the oven to 140°C, 275°F, Gas Mark 1. Whisk the...

Pavlova With Passionfruit And Yoghurt Cream

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