Date, Ginger and Cinnamon Spread
May21

Date, Ginger and Cinnamon Spread

This is an amazing and versatile item to have in the fridge as it can be used as a base for many healthy treats. We’ve used it with sprouted rye bread in this chocolate ball recipe, with callebaut 54% dark chocolate for our famous chocolate fudge recipe and as a spread on our raisin toast or banana bread. The recipe itself is very simple, but the method can be a little time consuming so it is recommended to do this recipe along...

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Date & Ginger Chocolate Mud Cake
Dec13

Date & Ginger Chocolate Mud Cake

This mud cake base has been modified in so many ways, and it has never failed me yet. I’ve failed it a few times, but if you stick with the core basic ingredients and always remember to increase wet/dry ingredients to suit your variation, you’ll get some amazing cake and dessert results. This recipe is gluten and dairy free as it uses nuts and fruit to keep it delicious and moist with just a splash of milk (I use almond)...

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Ginger Mint Cheesecake
Jan04

Ginger Mint Cheesecake

We did a practice run on this cheesecake when we had guests over and the verdict was yummmmmm.  The ginger is quite subtle and you need very little mint. An easy way to crush biscuits is to put them into a zip lock back and hit with a rolling pin, no need to dirty a food processor or blender. Ingredients for Base 140gm sweet biscuit crumbs ( gingernuts are great) 65 gm melted butter Method for Base Crush biscuits finely add melted...

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Brandy Snaps

If you dare to devour this much sugar, the Brandy Snap makes a great partner to good coffee or use it to decorate a dessert. INGREDIENTS 2 tblspns golden syrup 2 oz butter 1/3 cup brown sugar ½ cup plain flour 2 tspns ground ginger pinch salt METHOD Place syrup, butter & brown sugar in saucepan stir over low heat till butter is melted sift flour, ginger & salt into bowl stir in butter mixture drop small teaspoonfuls onto...

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Traditional Fruit Puddings
Jan31

Traditional Fruit Puddings

This is a traditional fruit pudding recipe for Christmas, or perhaps Christmas in July is more suitable for this hot dessert in the Aussie climate? INGREDIENTS 200 gms butter 200gm sugar juice and rind of 1 orange 3 beaten eggs 100gm plain flour sifted 100gm white breadcrumbs 60gm chopped madacamia nuts 60gm grated carrot 650gm mixed dried fruits soaked in 150mls dark rum ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger ½ teaspoon mixed spice...

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Chocolate and Ginger Pudding
Jun30

Chocolate and Ginger Pudding

A popular dish from a restaurant winter menu featuring the delicious spice of ginger with the always welcome richness of chocolate. INGREDIENTS 150gm butter 70gm castor sugar 35 gm fresh ginger 6 egg yolks 180gm chocolate sponge crumbs 90gm ground almonds 35gm cocoa 35gm cooking chocolate grated 35ml dark rum 6 egg whites 70gm castor sugar METHOD Cream butter and sugar well Add finely grated ginger, then the yolks Blend dry...

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Hildas Ginger Biscuits

These would have to be one of my favourite biscuits, our great Aunty Hilda was still baking well into her 90′s so we would be served a plate of these with our cup of tea on visiting days.  Unless you are going to make lots of batches it’s more economical to buy the condensed milk in the tube and not the tin, but a double batch of these is never a bad idea, or you could use the rest to make some rocky road fudge....

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