White Christmas is not part of my normal Christmas cooking repertoire. Friday I was in the 12 items of less lane at Coles after work on my way home and picked up a bucked of Coles brand White Christmas as temptation was staring me in the face. Mental note to self, ask Mum if I was one of those horrible screaming kids at the checkout that wanted that purposely placed choc bar.
Anyway, now an adult I can just succumb to product placement every once and while and on Friday I did. Good thing and a bad thing that I did. Bad thing, paid $6 for a bucked of not so great White Christmas, good thing as I thought “hey I recon I could do a lot better myself”. Sadly the Coles option lacked what I feel is an important part of White Christmas, cherries.
So after googling White Christmas recipes and going out to buy the most necessary Copha, I had come up with something I felt would put the Coles product to shame.
- 250 grams Copha aka vegetable fat shortening
- 75 grams (3 cups) Rice Bubbles
- 75 grams (1 cup) desiccated coconut
- 120 grams (¾ cup) icing sugar
- 125 grams (1 cup) powedered milk
- 100 grams glace cherries
- 80 grams (½ cup) sultanas
- 80 grams (½ cup) dried apricots
- Melt copha. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix melted copha into dry ingredients. Put mixture in a lamington tray lined with baking paper. Press down and even out the top.
- Option: Melt 180g of white cooking chocolate and drizzle over the top of the mixture.
- Put in the fridge to set. Cut into desired sized pieces once it has set. Don’t be like me and be impatient or it will fall apart on cutting!