weirdly enough, i am not a sweets girl. i could easily dominate a bread roll in seconds.
it is a strange fact about me.
i get a lot of weird looks from my friends when i tell them that i would rather have their bread roll at the beginning of the meal over dessert at the end. that is just how i roll.
naturally, i made the biggest slab of christmas dessert i could imagine because i have been on a gift giving spree. everywhere i go, i bring packets of cellophane wrapped homemade treats with me … with ribbon. my friends have been loving it.
i was sitting in the kitchen with the chefette (who was baking tofu) & we were discussing what she remembers from her youth around christmas time.
her fondest food memory would be her grandmothers christmas pudding with threepence inside the pudding mixture. the coin was kept by the person who found it. how awesome is that? dessert & a broken tooth. jokes … maybe.
another dessert her grandmother made was this white christmas. the original recipe used by her grandmother included copha which is 100% fat & not so often used anymore so i went with the white chocolate alternative.
to see the chefette biting into this dessert was pure joy. i could not have asked for a more beautiful moment to share with my mother in the christmas season.
white christmas slice
makes 40 pieces
recipe adapted from taste.com.au
550g white chocolate melts
1 1/2 cups rice bubbles
100g mixed glace cherries, halved
160g almonds, raw
1 cup desiccated coconut
preheat oven to 200 degrees.
spread almonds on a baking tray & ensure they aren’t touching, roast for 25-30 minutes – they’ll get quite brown, that’s perfect. set aside to harden.
line a 30cm x 20cm (base) baking pan with baking paper.
melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. dice almonds then fold in the remaining ingredients. pour mixture into the prepared pan, pressing down with a large metal spoon. refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
turn slice onto a chopping board. using a knife that has been dipped in hot water, cut into squares.