Category: Christmas

Plum Pudding Christmas Truffles

Plum Pudding Christmas Truffles Serves 30 1 cup dried fruit mix 1/4 cup brandy or orange juice 1 1/4 cups cake crumbs 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted 125 g (5 rows) Cadbury Dark Cooking Chocolate, melted 125 g (5 rows) Cadbury Milky White Chocolate,...

Quick Plum Pudding

Quick Plum Pudding 375g mixed fruit 1 3/4 cups warm water* (see note) 1 cup full cream milk powder 2 Tbsp butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp bi-carb soda 1 1/2 cups SR Flour 1 tsp vanilla essence Place mixed fruit into...

Roast Turkey with Stuffing

Roast Turkey with Stuffing Serves 8 3.5kg turkey, thawed, giblets removed 1 large onion, quartered (optional) parsley sprigs (optional) olive oil seasonings to taste Stuffing: 500g sausage mince 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 onion, chopped 2 rashers rindless bacon, chopped 1/2 cup almond or chestnut puree 2 tablespoons chopped...

Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies Makes 16 squares 2/3 cup cocoa 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 4 egg white 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Topping: 3 teaspoons skim milk 1/4 cup dark chocolate bits...

Rocky Road Slice

Rocky Road Slice 800g milk chocolate (not cooking chocolate) 100g chopped marshmallows 100g roasted unsalted peanuts 70g glazed cherries 1/4 cup toasted desiccated coconut Line 25cm loaf tin with baking paper. Melt chocolate and stir coconut through. Place 1/4 choc mix on base of pan, then sprinkle on handful...

Rum Balls

Rum Balls 1 packet of Arrowroot Biscuits 400g tin of sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons of cocoa 1 cup of desiccated coconut 2 tablespoons of rum Crush arrowroot biscuits using either a rolling pin or food processor. Add 1/2 cup of coconut and cocoa. Stir the mixture well. Add...

Rum Balls

Photo by barbieclone Rum Balls 8 weetbix 1 Tin Condensed Milk 1 Tablespoon of Rum 1 Tablespoon of Cocoa 1 Cup Sultanas 1/2 Cup Coconut + extra for rolling. Crumble weetbixs. Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate mixture for 1/2 hr (makes it easier to roll mixture into balls)...

Rum Sauce

Rum Sauce Makes 1/2 Litre 1-cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1-tablespoon butter 1-tablespoon cornflour 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup rum Pinch salt Combine sugar and lemon rind with water; add butter and heat to boiling. Mix cornflour with lemon juice and...

Rumballs

Rumballs 250g biscuits 1 tin condensed milk 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1/4 cup rum extra coconut for rolling Crush biscuits until fine. Mix the biscuits with the remaining ingredients. Roll into tablespoon sized balls. Roll in extra coconut....

Seasoned Roast Turkey

Seasoned Roast Turkey Serves 6 1 x 3kg turkey 6 bacon rashers 2 tablespoons oil 1/4 cup plain flour 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup dry red wine roast potatoes and beans to serve fresh herbs and lemon wedges to garnish Seasoning: 25g butter 1 large leek, thinly sliced...

Shortbread

Shortbread 250g butter 2 Tablespoons ground rice or rice flour 1/2 cup icing sugar 2 cups plain flour Rub butter into sifted ingredients, press firmly together. Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Shortbread can be cooked in many ways such as: Press mixture evenly into...

Simple Eggnog

Simple Eggnog 4 eggs 1/4 cup sugar 1 quart milk, chilled 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt Nutmeg Beat three whole eggs and 1 yolk until very thick and light in colour. Add 1 2/3 tablespoons sugar, beating in thoroughly. Stir in milk, vanilla, and salt and pour...

Sour Cherry Chocolate Cake

Sour Cherry Chocolate Cake Serves; 8-10 100g white melts 4 Tbsp cream 200g butter 1 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla 3 eggs 150g milk melts, melted 2 Tbsp cocoa 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1 1/2 cups sour Morella cherries, well drained 1. Preheat oven to 175c. Grease...

Sour Cherry, Orange and Chocolate Fruit (Christmas) Cake

Sour Cherry, Orange and Chocolate Fruit (Christmas) Cake 200g dried Cranberries 200g dried Sour Cherries 150g Candied Orange slices (finely diced) 200g Currants 75ml Brandy 3 teaspoons Vanilla extract 200g Butter 200g dark brown Sugar 150g dark Chocolate (70%) broken into pieces 200g self-raising Flour 100g ground Almonds 3...

Steamed Chocolate Puddings with Honeycomb Custard

Steamed Chocolate Puddings with Honeycomb Custard Serves 6 Melted butter, for greasing 180g unsalted butter, chopped 3/4 cup caster sugar 3 eggs 200g block milk chocolate with nougat bits 1 1/3 cups plain flour 1/3 cup cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 100ml milk Honeycomb Custard: 1 cup milk 1...

Sticky Date Pudding

Sticky Date Pudding Serves 8-12 200g pitted dates, chopped 1 1/4 cups water 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 60g butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 1 cup self-raising flour 75g Dark Cooking Chocolate, grated Sauce: 1 cup thickened cream 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 200 g...

Sticky Date Pudding

Sticky Date Pudding 1 1/2 cups (240g) seeded dates 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 3/4 cups (430ml) water, boiled 80g butter, chopped 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 170g self raising flour 2/3 cup (70g) pecans, toasted, chopped 1 1/4 cup (250g) firmly packed brown sugar 80g butter...

Sticky Date Pudding

Sticky Date Pudding Serves 8 275g dried pitted dates 450ml water 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 100g butter, at room temperature 275g caster sugar 3 large eggs 275g self-raising flour 1 tsp vanilla essence Vanilla ice-cream, to serve Sauce: 160g brown sugar 250ml cream 200g butter 1. Preheat oven...

Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce Serves 6-8 1 1/4 cups of pitted dates, chopped 1 1/4 cups boiling water 1 teaspoon baking soda 60g butter, cubed 3/4 cup Brown Sugar 2 eggs 1 cup self-raising flour Preheat the oven to 180 Grease a deep 20cm round cake tin...

Sticky Date, Ginger and Pear Pudding with Caramel

Sticky Date, Ginger and Pear Pudding with Caramel Makes 12 to 16 slices 200g dried dates, deseeded 200g dried pears 2 cups water 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 350g self-raising flour 150g butter 300g brown sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 60g ginger in syrup, diced Caramel Sauce:...

Sticky Date, Ginger and Pear Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Sticky Date, Ginger and Pear Pudding with Caramel Sauce 200g dried dates, deseeded 200g dried pears 2 cups water 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 350g self-raising flour 150g butter 300g brown sugar 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 60g ginger in syrup, diced Caramel Sauce: 300ml cream 250g butter...

Sticky Fruit Pudding

Sticky Fruit Pudding 125g butter, chopped 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 x 500g packet dried fruit salad mix 1/4 cup orange juice 1 x 900g Christmas pudding Sauce 1/2 cup thickened cream 1 x 600g carton vanilla custard 2 tablespoons dark underproof rum 1. Sauce: Pour cream...

Sticky Fruit Pudding

Sticky Fruit Pudding 125g butter, chopped 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 x 500g packet dried fruit salad mix 1/4 cup orange juice 1 x 900g Christmas pudding Sauce: 1/2 cup thickened cream 1 x 600g carton vanilla custard 2 tablespoons dark underproof rum 1. Sauce: Pour cream...

Strawberry Passionfruit Pavlova Roll

Strawberry Passionfruit Pavlova Roll 4 egg whites 3/4 cup castor sugar 1/3 cup flaked almonds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 250g fresh strawberries 1 cup thickened cream 1/4 cup strawberry liquor (optional) Pulp of two passionfruit (fresh or tinned) 1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease a...

Stuffing

Stuffing 2 tablespoons olive oil 30g butter 1 large red onion, finely diced 3 cups fresh breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons chopped sage leaves 1 cup coarsely chopped rocket (1 bunch) 1/4 cup black olives, chopped coarsely 1/3 cup currants, soaked in 1/3 cup white wine 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon...

Traditional Shortbread

Traditional Shortbread Makes about 40 2 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons rice flour 1/3 cup icing sugar 250g butter, cubed Pecan Shapes 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts) 1. Sift flours and icing sugar together. Rub in butter using fingertips, until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Press together. 2. Turn...

Tuscan Nut Biscuits

Tuscan Nut Biscuits Makes: Approx 30 2 cups plain flour 1/4 tsp baking powder pinch sail 2 eggs grated rind 1 orange 1 cup caster sugar 120g whole unblanched almonds 80g pinenuts 1/2 cup white choc bits 100g dark melts, melted 1. Preheat oven to 190c. Grease and line...

Vegan Christmas Cake

Vegan Christmas Cake 4 cups (500 grams) mixed fruit 1 cup (125 grams) currants 1 and a 1/4 cup (1/4 litre) grape juice 3/4 cup sugar (preferably dark muscovado or molasses sugar, otherwise brown sugar) 1/2 cup oil 2 cups (250 gr) flour 1 cup (125 ml) soy or...

White Chocolate and Macadamia Shortbread

White Chocolate and Macadamia Shortbread Serving size: Serves 10 or more 2 1/4 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons rice flour 1/3 cup icing sugar 250g butter, cubed 3/4 cup macadamia nuts, toasted, chopped 50g white chocolate, finely chopped plus extra 100g, melted 1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly...

White Chocolate Coconut Truffles

White Chocolate Coconut Truffles 200 g coconut biscuits or macaroons 100 g blanched almonds, toasted 375 g White Melts, melted 1/4 cup cream 100 g Dark Melts, melted 1 red glacé cherry, chopped 1 green glacé cherry, chopped 1. Crush biscuits and nuts in food processor; combine with half...

White Christmas

White Christmas 3 cups Rice Bubbles 1 cup mixed fruit 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup dry powdered milk 3/4 cup sifted icing sugar 225g copha drop vanilla essence 1. Put dry ingredients and vanilla essence into mixing bowl. 2. Add cooled, melted copha and mix well. 3. Press...

White Christmas

White Christmas 1 cup powdered milk 1 cup icing sugar 1 cup coconut 3 cups rice bubbles 1 cup sultanas 250g copha 1 teaspoon vanilla 1. Put the powdered milk, icing sugar, coconut, rice bubbles and sultanas into a bowl. Dissolve copha in a saucepan, add vanilla and pour...

White Christmas

White Christmas 250g copha 2 cups Rice Bubbles 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup icing sugar, sifted 1 cup milk powder 3/4 cup sultanas 1/4 cup chopped red glace cherries 1/4 cup chopped green glace cherries 1. Lightly grease a 20 x 30cm slice pan. Line base and sides...

White Christmas

White Christmas 3 cups rice bubbles 1 cup mixed fruit 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup dry powdered milk 3/4 cup of sifted icing sugar 225 grams copha drop of vanilla essence 1. Put 3 cups of rice bubbles, 1 cup of mixed fruit, essence, desiccated coconut, dry powdered...

White Christmas

White Christmas 250g copha 1 cup Rice Bubbles 1 cup full cream milk powder 1 cup icing sugar 1 cup desiccated coconut 60g glace red cherries 60g glace green cherries 100g glace ginger 1. Melt copha 2. Combine in a bowl Rice Bubbles, powdered milk, coconut, icing sugar, chopped...

White Ice-Cream Christmas Cake

White Ice-Cream Christmas Cake 1 Tub Peters Extra Creamy Ice Cream 1 Peppermint Crisp 1 Crunchie 1 Cherry Ripe 1. Grate Chocolate Bars. 2. Mix through tub of Ice cream. 3. Place all of the above in freezer proof bowl. 4. Put in freezer until ready to serve. 5....

White-Christmas Bells

White-Christmas Bells Makes 6 1 cup full-cream powdered milk 1 cup pure icing sugar 1 cup desiccated coconut 3 cups Rice Bubbles 125g glace ginger, chopped 1 tsp vanilla essence 250g copha, melted 1. Sift the powdered milk and icing sugar into a large bowl. Add coconut, Rice Bubbles...