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Three dessert hacks - made in under 10 Minutes - you really need in your life!

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BC (Before Children) I was a baking Queen. I enjoyed whiling away a Saturday afternoon rocking out the latest Donna Hay, Phillipa Grogan or Nigella number. And I was good at it! However the thought of baking anything of complexity with two kids underfoot fills me with terror. Not to mention the post event clean-up where I am usually wiping down cupboards for days! 

If you happen to find yourself in the same boat, or just looking for some simple sweets to whip up this winter, then here are three awesomely easy recipes just for you:

1. Jen's Tim Tam Truffles 

  • 200 g packet Tim Tam biscuits, broken into pieces
  • 125 g cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup chocolate sprinkles, to roll
  • Blend Tim Tams in food processor till fine
  • Add in cream cheese and combine till evenly mixed 
  • Roll into small truffle size balls (about 20c piece in diameter) and cover with choc sprinkles 
  • Alternately use coconut and/or melted chocolate 
  • Chill till ready to serve 

2. Mother-in-law Apple Slice

  • 1 Vanilla packet cake mix 
  • 1 cup desicated Coconut 
  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 1 tub light sour cream 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 tin of Pie Apples/Pear/Peaches  
  • Line rectangular glass/ceramic dish
  • Mix cake mix, Coconut and butter, and press into the base of the dish 
  • Cook on 180C for 15-20 minutes until slightly golden
  • Lay Pie Apples over the top
  • Mix Sour Cream and Egg till combined
  • Layer over the top of apples & sprinkle with Cinnamon 
  • Cook on 180C for 30-40 minutes until slightly golden
  • Chill till ready to serve 

3. Mint Choc Ripple Cake 

  • 1 Large Cream (for Whipping)
  • 1 splash of Vanilla 
  • Optional 1 spoon of your fave sugar (I don't usually add, but taste the cream and see how it is without out) 
  • 1 Packet  Arnotts Choc Ripple Biscuits 
  • 1 Peppermint Crisp for Garnish (or alternate this with fresh seasonal fruit)
  • Whip cream, adding the Vanilla (as sugar if you need)
  • Layer the cream on one side of the biscuit and sandwich it to another biscuit until the packet is complete forming a line  
  • Use the remaining cream to completely cover the outside of the log and garish with crumbled Peppermint Crisp and fresh mint leaves 
  • Refrigerate till its time to serve 
  • *** Usually best made the day before, but garnish just before serving ****


Enjoy lovely! 


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