4 Generation Plum Pudding Recipe

One of the Christmas specialties in our family is the traditional plum pudding. This recipe has been in the family for about 80 years. It’s usually made in September or October, leading into Christmas. Back in the day, it used to be cooked in a copper boiler in calico. Then it was hung and stored…

3 Ingredients Fruit Cake

A surprisingly deliciously moist fruit cake, which could double as a Christmas pudding with custard. A friend of mine, Dot, shared this recipe, which she got from Facebook. She thought she should try this, even though it sounded ‘yucky’ — the chocolate milk didn’t do it for her either. However, she was pleasantly surprised –…

Pumpkin Fruit Cake

I’m not a fruit cake lover, but Mum’s Pumpkin Fruit Cake is an exception. It’s a light cake, easy on the palate and one that I go back for seconds and thirds. Also, I’m not a fan of sultanas by themselves, but in this cake it adds a light sweetness which adds to the cake’s…

Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits

The Choccy Rocks or Choc Chip Cornflakes Biscuits are one of a zillion delicious, buonissimo, scrummy, yummy recipes from Mum’s cookbook collection. Mum, 76, or Nonna to her 20+ grandchildren — aged 30 to 7, has the honorary title of ‘World’s Best Cook’. Why? Because, you’ll often hear, as the grand-kids tuck into their second or third biscuit,…

Perfect Pumpkin Scones

“Perfect pumpkin scones!” according to my nieces. As far as kids go, they are the best judge of good quality food. If it tastes good, they’ll be back for seconds. As was the case with these deliciously light pumpkin scones. They sent pictures via mms; the sms version with pics. How technology has advanced from…

Timeless Anzac Biscuits

  Anzac Biscuits are one of those timeless biscuits which go down well on any occasion. It was known as a traditional Australia biscuit, which was sent overseas to serving ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) in World War I, because they lasted well. On the weekend, a friend dropped in for a cuppa and…