Christmas Stollen

Items Required 500g AP flour 2tsp baking powder 1tsp baking soda 200g Sugar 1 sachet vanilla sugar 4 drops sweet almond extract 1 tbsp Rum 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 eggs 175g butter 250g “Quark” (I make my own. Link here) 100g dried currants 100g raisins 100g dried craisins 50gm candied […]

Vanilla Crepes

Vanilla Crepes

Items Required 1 1/2 cups milk 3 egg yolks 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons melted butter Preparation Method 1. In a large bowl, mix together the milk, egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in the flour, sugar, salt and melted butter until well blended. […]


Rum Balls

Items Required 2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 75 wafers) 1 cup ground pecans 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons HERSHEY®’S Cocoa 1/4 cup rum 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons water Additional confectioners’ sugar and/or crushed vanilla wafers Preparation Method 1. In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, pecans, confectioners’ sugar […]

Microwave Fruit Pudding

Microwave Fruit Pudding

Items Required 2 3/4 cups (500gm) of mixed dried fruit 1/3 cup (80ml) Brandy 3/4 ounces (125gm) butter 3/4 cup (150gm) firmly packed brown sugar 2 Tbsp golden syrup 2 eggs 1 large apple, peeled, cored and coarsely grated 3/4 cup (110gm) flour 2 heaping tsp mixed spice 1/2 tsp baking soda Preparation Method Combine […]

cinnamon roll cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Items Required For Cookie Dough 1 + 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 2/3 cup butter, margarine or shortening 1/2 cup white granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (you can grind the walnuts as they are used for […]

Chocolate Dream Brownies

Chocolate Dream Brownies

Items Required 1/4 cup Butter 1 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Milk 1/2 cup Broken Walnuts l cup Flour 2 Eggs 1 teaspoon Vanilla 2 Squares Melted Chocolate 1/8 teaspoon Salt Preparation Method 1. Cream butter and sugar for 2 min. 2. Add rest of ingredients, beat hard 2 min. 3. Bake 25 min. at 350 […]


Brownie Pudding

Items Required 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon shortening, melted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup boiling water Preparation Method 1. Preheat oven […]


Christmas Cookie Tree

Items Required 2 rolls (18 ounces each) refrigerated sugar cookie dough 2 or 3 to 3 tubes (4-1/4 ounces) green decorator icing with tips 1 tube (4-1/4 ounces) yellow decorator icing 1 tube (4-1/4 ounces) red decorator icing Preparation Method 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Cut parchment baking paper to fit two large baking […]


Cherries and Chocolate Fudge

Items Required 1 (397g) tin condensed sweetened milk 325g plain chocolate or chocolate chips 60g chopped almonds 85g chopped glace cherries 1 teaspoon almond extract 25g pecan halves 40g glace cherries, halved Preparation Method 1. Line a 20cm square tin with aluminium foil. 2. In a microwave-safe bowl combine condensed milk and chocolate; microwave on […]


Strawberry Santas

Items Required 1 package cream cheese, softened (8 ounces) 1/2 cup marshmallow creme 12 large strawberries 2 fresh or canned pineapple chunks (1-inch piecelis) 12 frilled toothpicks 24 miniature semisweet chocolate chips Preparation Method 1. Beat cream cheese and marshmallow creme in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until fluffy. Place cream cheese […]