Cherry Ripe Balls

My clever niece said these are really easy to make. One of the teachers gave her one at school as  a treat. My  niece said, ‘These taste like Cherry Ripe balls.’ When she went home, she asked mum if she could make them. She used ‘The Google’, found the recipe and made it for Christmas.…

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…

Tantalising Treats For Christmas

Rudolph stared, tiny teddy drove and marshmallow sat on a saucer. These wonderful concoctions of cleverness and creativity had children oohing and aahing, at their end of school year breakup. For that matter, I was as well. I have brought these back this year because of their popularity. Enjoy. Rudolph sat staring with a jaffa…

Cornflakes Apricot Balls

Apricot balls are my favourite. Something about the way the cornflakes and chopped up apricots combined with the condensed milk, make them rather moorish. They are very simple to make, but time consuming as you roll each individual ball in coconut for the finishing touches. My sister is the clever one who made these. Ingredients…

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 –…

Traditional Lamington vs Almington

I unveil my version of a new look-taste lamington – The Almington. The differences are, it has been dipped in real melted chocolate, then coated in almond slithers. The result is a nuttier, higher in protein, chocolatier sponge cube. I used almond slithers (protein) instead of coconut. I opted for the smooth, melted Palaistowe chocolate…

Cook Salmon within Three Minutes

Cooking salmon in the microwave is quick, less mess and still tasty. When microwaving, salmon needs to be cooked in 30 second time-slots to retain its nutritional value and moistness. The trick is to turn the salmon each 30 seconds during cooking process. When microwaving, cooked parts of the salmon are cut off because it…