Thursday, January 4, 2007

Festive Ice-Cream Pudding

Festive Ice-Cream Pudding

2 cups dried mixed fruit
3/4 cup (100g) toasted almonds chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice
2 litres low fat ice-cream
60mls brandy

Place fruit in large mixing bowl, pour brandy over fruit, leave for a few hours. Add almonds and mixed spice. Fold together with softened ice-cream. Line a 6-8 cup pudding basin with plastic wrap, spoon in mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

Replace almonds with preferred NUTS e.g. pecans, walnuts, macadamias or
Replace brandy with rum or with any Marnier, Malibu, or Drambuie.

Bon appetite!

Recipe from "Symply too good to be true" by Annette Sym.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Fruit Crumble

This is a recipe I found in the Australian Women's Weekly Basic Cookbook.

Crumble can be prepared ready for cooking up to 2 days in advance, keep covered in refrigerator. Recipe unsuitable to freeze or microwave.

2 large apples
1/2 cup dried mixed fruit
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon coconut
2 tablespoons plain wholemeal flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
30g butter

Peel, quarter, core and slice apples, combine in medium saucepan with fruit, water and juice. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, simmer for about 5 minutes or until apples are soft. Pour mixture into shallow oven proof dish (3 cup capacity).

2. Combine oats, coconut, flour and cinnamon in small bowl, rub in butter with fingertips until mixture is course and crumbly.

3. Sprinkle mixture evenly over fruit mixture, bake in moderate oven for about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
Serves 2.


Monday, January 1, 2007


Welcome all!

This is my new recipe blog. Here I'm going to be posting all the great recipes I find as I go through the old cookbooks, as well as any other which I might happen to make up! I'll try to get at least one recipe per week up, so you can have plenty of recipes to play with!

Hope you'll enjoy eating the recipes I post here. Remember to add a comment when you've made a recipe to tell everyone how it tasted!

See ya soon,