Steamed Christmas Pudding … Gluten-free & Alcohol-free …

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  Christmas is just around the corner and, if you’re anything like me, I love a beautiful piece of pudding on Christmas Day smothered in vanilla custard … yum … I can taste it already!   And although not everyone loves pudding, there are also many who would avoid it either due to gluten intolerance or a preference not to eat anything containing alcohol.  For that reason, I’ve created this gorgeous pudding that’s gluten-free and alcohol-free … and, let me tell you, it’s just as delicious, just as beautiful and just as moist as any pudding I’ve tried.  It’s also super … read more

Slow Cooker Chocolate Christmas Pudding …

Slow Cooker Chocolate Christmas Pudding

  As long as I can remember, our family has always served a traditional Christmas Pudding on Christmas Day. It’s such a tradition that we even get together, about 6 weeks before Christmas, to make our puddings in cloths using a fourth-generation recipe that our kids are now learning. After the puddings are prepared and cooked, they’re hung in the garage so the flavour can really develop, you can read more about that here.   Sadly though, the traditional Christmas Pudding doesn’t appeal to everyone and most kids will usually turn their noses up when it’s served. … read more

Festive White Chocolate Rocky Road …

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  Many years ago, hubby employed a lady in the Accounts Department who, apart from being a wizz with numbers, was also quite at home in the kitchen. Knowing that we had three little angels at home with a weakness for chocolate (not to mention yours truly) the lady in question would regularly send home delicious batches of Rocky Road. To say we were all in heaven as we devoured it was an understatement but my girls were devastated to learn one day, that this lady had resigned. Not too concerned about her career prospects, their biggest issue was what would happen to … read more

Apple, Peach and Date Pudding …

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  Nothing beats a beautiful pudding and it really is one of the ultimate comfort foods. However, for many years I avoided making one.  They scared me a little as I was under the impression that they were hard to make. In reality, however, nothing could be further from the truth. This is such an easy recipe because all the ingredients are simply mixed together in a single bowl and then boiled on the stove top.   For me, the real secret to most puddings is to soak the fruit for as long as possible. This recipe does suggest soaking the fruit overnight and that’s … read more

Slow Cooker Sticky Date Pudding …

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  Recently I shared one of my family traditions … Pudding Day. Every year, about 6 weeks before Christmas, my family gets together to make our Christmas Puddings in the old, traditional way. We use a family recipe that has been handed down through the generations, ingredients are mixed by hand and the puddings are wrapped in calico and hung for 6 weeks before being devoured on Christmas Day.   Now, if you haven’t made a Christmas Pudding for this year, there’s still time and this gorgeous Slow Cooker Sticky Date Pudding is a delicious alternative to a traditional … read more

White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls … 3 Ingredients …

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  White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls are a delicious, sweet treat that are easy to make and only need 3 ingredients! These are a Christmas favourite at my place but really they are perfect for any time of the year. Package them up as a gift for family or friends, serve on a cheese platter or the kids will love them for a little after school treat. Enjoy!   4.5 from 2 reviews White Chocolate Tim Tam Balls …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Serves: 40 - 45 Ingredients ... 2 x packets White Tim Tams (330 g) 1 ½ cups desiccated coconut 1 can sweetened … read more

Toblerone Dip …

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  About 4 months ago, I shared a photo on Instagram of a beautiful platter of fruit I had prepared and taken to a barbecue when I had been asked to bring a plate. I mentioned at the time that it was a fantastic alternative to a plate of nibblies as it looked great, tasted great and was so healthy. Below is the original photo I shared.     At the time, one of my lovely readers suggested that a bowl of Toblerone Dip would be the perfect addition to my fruit platter. Well, I finally got around to making it and I have to say, it’s divine. It requires only 2 … read more

Jingle Balls …

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  Christmas is just around the corner and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be looking for recipe ideas for the festive season. These are a wonderful chocolate treat that can be made up as a gift for a friend or a teacher or made to be enjoyed at a Christmas function or on Christmas day. Of course, these can be enjoyed any time of the year but to get in the spirit, I’ve added a couple of drops of red and green food colouring to the coconut for rolling to create a healthy, nut-free, guilt-free festive treat.   5.0 from 2 reviews Jingle Balls   Print … read more

Rum Balls … the Ideal Gift for Teachers …

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  October is on it’s way to being over and before we know it, the kids will be on holidays once again … time certainly flies! So today I thought I’d share my Rum Ball recipe because I often whip up a couple of batches and the kids present them to their teachers at the end of the term, just a little gift to say thank you for a great year. What I usually do is buy a stack of Christmas mugs, bowls and dishes at the Boxing Day sales where you’ll pay as little as 50 cents for these things. Plain coloured cups like the green melamine cup in the photo from the Coles … read more