Hello lovelies. It’s Mandy here.
So I’ve been in big-time sweet tooth mode the last week, hence the subject matter for today’s post. It’s hot, it’s the weekend, it’s a good excuse to whip up something delicious and different in the kitchen. These recipes are all pretty simple and require minimal ingredients (always a good thing) except perhaps the last idea, which I thought I would pop in here incase you’re wanting to mix things up for Christmas this year and like to try things first…
It’s a show stopping frozen Christmas ‘pudding’ by the very clever Donna Hay, and I reckon with the heat that inevitably accompanies Christmas day in South Africa, it’s a brilliant idea that puts a twist on tradition without being so far away from the archetypal favourite so as not to upset your more conservative (when it comes to food) guests. Heck, I don’t even celebrate Christmas (although I love it and always have a get together on the day complete with turkey, Christmas pudding and crackers) like fruity Christmas pudding and I think it’s a genius idea that I’d love to taste…
Do I really need to explain why these Funfetti Cake Batter Popsicles are on this list? Er, yum! Er, pretty! Er, funfetti!
I do love granita and the watermelon at the moment is outstanding, so no excuses for not making this simple treat from the Donna Hay site. If you’re having grown-up guests, a shot of vodka poured over just as you’re serving is also delish.
I have had an ice-cream maker on my kitchen appliance wish list for ever but they’re expensive and my budget doesn’t allow right now. So for the moment no-churn ice-cream recipes do me just fine, and this Sea Salt + Honey recipe by the lovely Kitchen Treaty blog is so incredibly good
Have you been eating the cherries and peaches in season at the moment? I. Cannot. Get. Enough! I love this idea for roasting the cherries and grilling the peaches and serving with ice-cream (I’ve grilled stone fruit before and it’s divine). No need to make the vanilla ice-cream yourself unless you want to. The recipe is from the Tartlette Blog (amazing!).
This is the Donna Hay Frozen Christmas Pudding is a real show-stopper and I think a fabulous surprise for your Christmas dinner or lunch guests. It appeals to me on so many levels (even as a non-Christmas pudding fan) that I’m going to give it a try.