Category: Holidays

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...

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup plain flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup coconut 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda 2 tablespoons boiling water 1. Set oven to 150C. 2. Collect utensils and ingredients. 3. Grease biscuit trays, sift flour. 4. Place...

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits Makes about 20 large or 40 small biscuits. 100g (1 cup) rolled oats 150g (1 cup) plain flour, sifted 90g (1 cup) desiccated coconut 150g (3/4 cup) brown sugar, firmly packed 125g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1 teaspoon bi-carbonate soda 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C...

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits 1 cup coconut 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup butter 1 level tsp bi-carb soda 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup sugar 2 Tbsp golden syrup 2 Tbsp boiling water Mix dry ingredients. Melt butter and syrup together in a small saucepan. Dissolve soda in boiling water....

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits Makes approx 40 biscuits 125g butter, chopped coarsely 2 tablespoons golden syrup 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon water 1 cup (90g) rolled oats 1 cup (90g) desiccated coconut 1 cup (150g) plain flour 3/4 cup (165g) brown sugar 1. Preheat oven to 160°C or 140°C...

Anzac Slice

Anzac Slice 400g Anzac biscuits 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 75g butter, melted 1/2 cup condensed milk 1 1/4 cups icing sugar 2 Tbsp passionfruit pulp Process Anzac biscuits in a food processor in several batches until they are finely crumbed. Transfer biscuit crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in...

Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Apple and Raspberry Crumble (Gluten Free) Serves 4 Fruit Base: 5 large sized (900g) Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored 20g butter 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1 cup frozen raspberries Crumble Topping: 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1/3...

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...

Baby Meringues

Baby Meringues 6 egg whites 2 cups caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp malt vinegar 1 tsp cornflour pink food colouring whipped cream to serve In a large bowl (not plastic) beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually, add the caster sugar very slowly. The mixture...

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...

Berry Thickshake

Berry Thickshake Serves 2 300g frozen mixed berries or 200g fresh strawberries 2 cups milk 4 large scoops of berry-flavoured frozen yoghurt 1. Place berries in a blender. Add milk and scoops frozen yoghurt. Blend until smooth. 2. Divide among tall serving glasses and serve with extra scoops of...

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 Easter Friands

Caramel Easter Friands Makes 9 1/2 cup rice or plain flour 1/2 cup ground almonds 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup icing sugar 1/3 cup canola or light olive oil 1/3cup milk 6 small caramel Easter eggs 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 9 friand pans. Combine 1/2 cup...

Caramel Easter-Egg Muffins

Caramel Easter-Egg Muffins Makes 12 2 1/4 cups self-raising flour 2/3 cup caster sugar 125g butter, melted, cooled 3/4 cup milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 12 small caramel-filled Easter eggs 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12 x 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan with paper cases. 2....

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 Crackle Easter Eggs

Chocolate Crackle Easter Eggs 250g Copha 4 cups Rice Bubbles 1 1/2 cups icing sugar 3 Tbsp Bourneville cocoa 1 cup desiccated coconut Melt copha in a saucepan over low heat. Place all remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir together. Pour copha onto dry ingredients and mix well...

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 Easter Crackles

Chocolate Easter Crackles 200g Mars bars, chopped 2 Tbsp thin cream 2 tsp cocoa powder, sifted 3 cups Rice Bubbles 20 small Easter eggs, to decorate Place the Mars bars, thin cream and cocoa in a heatproof bowl over simmering water (get an adult to help), making sure bowl...

Chocolate Easter Eggs

Chocolate Easter Eggs 6 teaspoons or 2 envelopes Davis gelatine 60ml hot water 60ml cold water 25g Cadbury Bourneville cocoa 125 ml condensed milk Add the gelatine to the hot water and stir briskly with a fork until dissolved. Make a paste with the cocoa and cold water. Add...

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 Hazelnut Cake

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake 200g dark chocolate, chopped 200g butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 3/4 cup milk 1 cup choc-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella) 80 small solid chocolate Easter eggs 1....

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns 2 tsp yeast 600gms bread flour 2 tsp bread improver 2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp caster sugar 2 Tbsp dutch cocoa 380ml-400ml warm milk 2 level Tbsp soft butter 1 1/2 cups choc bits Milk glaze: Mix 1 Tbsp milk with 1 Tbsp sugar Crosses:...

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

Photo by barbieclone Coconut Ice 4 cups icing sugar 3 cups coconut 1 tin condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla essence pink food colouring Mix all ingredients together. Separate into two bowls and add pink food colouring to one. Press into a loaf tin, refrigerate and cut into 3cm squares....

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...

Deviled Chick Eggs

Photo by Kylie Evans Deviled Chick Eggs 6 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp curry powder (optional) 1/4 tsp dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste raisins/olives/peppercorns for eyes carrot slither for nose 1. Cut the top off the hard-boiled egg and scoup the yolks out...

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...

Double-Decker Mud Cake

Photo by Jox Double-Decker Mud Cake 250g butter, chopped 150g white chocolate, chopped coarsely 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 1 cup (250ml) milk 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs, beaten lightly 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon sherry...

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...

Easter Chocolates

Easter Chocolates You’ll need Easter chocolate moulds for this recipe. 375g packet milk, dark or white chocolate melts 1. Place melts into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure base of bowl doesn’t touch water). Heat, stirring with a metal spoon, until melted. 2. Spoon...

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...

Foolproof Pavlova

Foolproof Pavlova 4 egg whites 1 cup castor sugar 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 tsp white vinegar Beat egg whites with 1/3 cup of sugar until stiff. Gradually add all sugar and beat well until all the sugar is dissolved. Add vanilla and vinegar. Beat for 1 minute. Pile mixture...

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...

Gluten-Free Lamingtons

Gluten-Free Lamingtons 1 cup gluten-free polenta 125g butter, at room temp 1/2 cup castor sugar 2 eggs 1 Tbsp finely grated orange rind 2 Tbsp orange juice 1 cup almond meal 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder 2 cups desiccated coconut Grease a 18 x 28 rectangular slice pan. Line...

Gooey Caramel Chocolates

Gooey Caramel Chocolates 150g dark chocolate, melted 80g mars bar (chopped) 60ml cream 50g white chocolate, melted Combine mars bars and cream in a saucepan and melt over low heat until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. Brush a thin layer of dark chocolate inside your...

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...