White Christmas

I love White Christmas at Christmas time, but not stuff you buy from the supermarket. Yucky. This is much nicer. It's adapted from The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits published by The Australian Women's Weekly circa 1990 (but a reprint of an older series. I wish I still had the cake book from this series, the new one just doesn't cut it in my opinion). The success of this depends on the freshness of the ingredients, especially the milk powder. Don't be tempted to make it with some old powder you have lying around the cupboard like I did one year. It was foul. Buy a new tin. Also the original recipe uses glace fruit and sultanas but I just buy a packet of mixed fruit which works well. I've also doubled the quantity, assuming that you're making it to give away or share with a lot of people. It's not the sort of thing you want have lying around the house for too long.

You will need
  • 500g copha
  • 2 cups rice bubbles
  • 2 cups full cream milk powder
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 375 packet of mixed fruit with glace cherries
To make

Place dry ingredients in bowl and mix well, making sure all the fruit is separated. Melt copha in microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Add melted copha to dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into lined tin. Smooth down and refrigerate. When set, cut into small squares.

1 comment:

  1. hi Janet, just made this for xmas, have attempted a 'healthy' version with coconut oil instead of copha and only 1 tablespoon of sugar. taste test was good, just setting now, will let u know final verdict (you know if the kids eat it haha