Easy Coconut and Almond Macaroons

These pretty macaroons are the easiest biscuits to make. Just stir the first two ingredients together and decorate with an almond and bake.  So easy and delicious and just right to have with a nice cup of tea or coffee. Ingredients: 1 can of Condensed Milk 250 g of desiccated coconut whole raw almonds to decorate (approx 30) Method: Pre-heat the oven to 180 C … Continue reading Easy Coconut and Almond Macaroons

Coconut, Cornflake Meringue Cookies

I was given this recipe many years ago and thought I would share it with you. The delicate crisp biscuits are just the accompaniment for a cup of coffee or tea. Coconut, Cornflake Meringue Cookies Ingredients: 2 cups corn flakes 3/4 cup of coconut 3/4 cup of sugar 2 tbsp melted butter 2 egg whites at room temperature* pinch of salt Method: Preheat oven to … Continue reading Coconut, Cornflake Meringue Cookies

New Year’s Eve Kahlúa Liqueur Balls

Rum balls are a traditional favourite over the Christmas season. This recipe is a variation on a classic theme using Kahlúa’s rich, coffee flavour to enhance the dark chocolate and coconut. They are a delicious treat for the New Year’s Eve party. New Year’s Eve Kahlúa Liqueur Balls Ingredients: 250g sweet biscuits 395 g Condensed milk 3 Tblsp Dutch Cocoa powder 1/4 cup dessicated coconut … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Kahlúa Liqueur Balls

Raspberry, Coconut and Almond Cake

This cake is so simple to make and is really delicious. You can use any kind of berries but my favourite berry is the raspberry and this is what I have chosen for this cake. The sharp flavour fo the fresh raspberry contrasts well with the sweetness of the coconut and almond. This is a perfect gluten free cake to make for afternoon tea or … Continue reading Raspberry, Coconut and Almond Cake

Anzac Biscuits

Australia pauses today to remember the sacrifice of those who have died in war.  We remember that day, 25 April,1915, when the soldiers of Australia and New Zealand landed on that beach at Gallipoli and with courage made the supreme sacrifice. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers were killed. With a population of 4.5 million at that time Australia, as a fledgling nation, suffered 61,921 military deaths … Continue reading Anzac Biscuits

Ann’s Bottle Gourd with Coconut

Bottle Gourd, long marrow, calabash, the many names for this interesting vegetable. It  contains many vitamins and minerals, such as, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin A, C and folate. So why not buy it when you see it at your green grocer or better still try growing some yourself. Our neighbours Peter and Amy grew this large vegetable and our friend Ann kindly shared her recipe for … Continue reading Ann’s Bottle Gourd with Coconut

Coconut Apricot Crisp Cookies

I still have some apricots from Boris and Rod and took some to make these cookies. These cookies blend fresh or dried apricots and coconut and  can be made plain or decorated with a piece of walnut for some variety.   Coconut Apricot Crisp Cookies 1/2 cup apricots finely chopped, you can also use dried apricots. 2 cups self raising flour 2/3 cup caster sugar … Continue reading Coconut Apricot Crisp Cookies

Cherry Macaroons

As Christmas approaches it is time to start making all those wonderful Christmas biscuits that bring back memories. These simple cherry macaroons are on old time favourite and this is Elena’s recipe for delicious macaroons that have those Christmas colours. Cherry macaroons Ingredients 1 can of Condensed Milk 250 g dessicated coconut red and green glace cherries Method Pre-heat the oven to 180 C Line … Continue reading Cherry Macaroons