White Christmas – the Edible

I’m dreaming of this forbidden treat from my Australian childhood – well, not so much forbidden as incomprehensible to my mother, who would look like Puss in Boots with a furball at the very thought of copha. So White Christmas was the sort of thing we’d see at a neighbour’s house, and I always loved the way the colour looked almost like a stained glass window.

So, while my mum averts her eyes, here’s the recipe:

50g glace cherries
50g angelica, cut small
50g golden sultanas
25g mixed peel
100g blanched almonds toasted
1 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup rice bubbles (rice krispies)
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
50g dark choc bits
100g white chocolate
175g copha (vegetable shortening made from coconut oil)

In a large bowl place the fruits, almonds, milk powder, icing sugar, rice bubbbles and coconut. Mix well.
Melt the chocolate and add to the dry mix. Mix well.
Melt the copha and add to the mix. When all mixed add the choc bits just before pouring into a lined and greased slice tin. (If you add the choc bits too early they’ll melt)
Refrigerate until set.
Slice and enjoy.

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I also have the world’s best recipe for fruit cake, boiled in the Irish way so it is deliciously moist, not dry and condensed. Just ask…

About Tricia Rose

Not distracted by shiny objects.
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5 Responses to White Christmas – the Edible

  1. PP says:

    I had no idea you’d had an UhStrayan childhood (there’s no reason I should really!). How interesting. If I’d thought about it at all, I think I’d imagined you’d gone from Scotland to America. Stupid as it sounds, I like to think that all the bloggers I read have had lives. What I mean, I suppose, is that we do tend to keep autobiography in the wings.

    The White Christmas looks divine. The fact that the only things I could eat from the ingredients would be the nuts and the copha doesn’t stop lustful thoughts. Which I shall keep in check by thinking of it as stained glass, as you suggest.

  2. Tricia Rose says:

    Probably it’s a treat best looked at not taken in PP, it’s terribly sweet.

  3. Vicki says:

    My recipe is very similar. Love white christmas slice – I have an outrageously sweet tooth.

  4. Sparky says:

    Tricia: I would love your recipe for Australian fruit cake. My beau, who grew up in Aussie said the fruit cake there is so much better than what we have in the U.S. I would enjoy trying it. Thank you. The “White Christmas” looks like something that I’m afraid I would enjoy just a little too much. ;o) ~Sparky

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