Rum Balls

Ingredients 2/3 cup icing sugar 4 tablespoons cocoa 1 tsp instant coffee powder 60g plain sweet biscuits, finely crushed (I use milk arrowroot) 60g copha 1 tsp vanilla essence Chocolate vermicelli (chocolate sprinkles) or desiccated coconut Rum to taste (or rum essence) Method 1. Sift the icing sugar, cocoa and coffee powder into a mixing…

Golden Syrup Dumplings

Ingredients 45g butter 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed ½ cup golden syrup 2 ½ cups water Dumplings: 1 ½ cups self-raising flour 30g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup ½ cup milk, approx. Method 1. Combine butter, sugar, golden syrup and water in large pan, stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. 2. Bring to…

Pavlova

Ingredients 9 egg whites 500g caster sugar 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence 1 ½ tsp vinegar 1 ½ tablespoons cornflour Cream & Fruit to decorate Method 1. Line a baking tray with baking paper 2. Whisk the egg whites till stiff and add ½ the sugar and whisk until stiff again. Fold in remaining sugar…

Choc-Candy Cane Cookies

By Tara I don’t want to lose this recipe – am planning on baking a few Christmas treats and of course, ran straight to Donna Hay for potential recipes. Here’s this one. Ingredients:  110g butter, softened and chopped  1 cup (175g) brown sugar  1 egg  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour,…

Mango Cream Pastry Stack

Ingredients 1 cup milk 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup caster sugar 25g plain 300ml thickened cream, lightly whipped 2 x 375g frozen puff pastr, thawed 2 mangoes sliced 1 tbsp finely chopped pistachios Method Heat milk on low until just simmering. Using an electic mixer, beat yolks and sugar until pale and thick. Add flour…

Chocolate Truffles

By Tara This recipe was shared with me by my friend Mel. We have bible study at her house and one week we rocked up to these tasty treats! Ingredients 2 cups arrowroot biscuits, crushed 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 x 400g tin condensed milk 2 tbsp cocoa extra coconut Method Mix all ingredients together.…

Rocky Road

By Tara I seem to have overtaken Mum when it comes to posting recipes. I think my obsession is leading me to post at least one a day! I can’t add a taste rating to this recipe because I haven’t actually made it yet! I’m adapting it from the Coles magazine for August because I’m…