QCWA Country Kitchens’ Xmas Recipes

White Dream Christmas Treats

Serves: 10

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes


1 cup rice bubbles

1 cup rolled oats

¾ cup muesli

½ cup desiccated coconut

¾ cup skim milk powder

90g dried cranberries

90g dried apricots, chopped

⅓ cup pistachios, roughly chopped

200g Greek yoghurt, reduced fat

½ teaspoon vanilla


LINE a baking tray with baking paper.

COMBINE all ingredients together in a bowl, stirring until well mixed.

PLACE mixture onto prepared tray.

PLACE in freezer for 1 hour then slice into squares.

SERVE cold.

Jo Zampieri’s Christmas Cake

Serves: 15-20

Prep time: 10 minutes (plus 24 hours soaking time)

Cook time: 60-90 minutes


1kg mixed dried fruit

500-750ml orange juice, no added sugar

1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour

1 cup self-raising flour

1 teaspoon all spice


SOAK fruit overnight in 500ml of orange juice in the fridge.

PREHEAT oven to 160°C conventional/140°C fan-forced.

ADD flours to the fruit and juice mixture and stir until combined.

POUR in more orange juice if the mixture is too dry.

SPRINKLE in all spice and place mixture into a lined 20cm baking tin.

BAKE in oven for 1-1½ hours or until a skewer comes out clean.