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Finally! Recipes for Sticki and my CitC sisters.


By pip_c


Orange Vegetable Soup from the Simply Heaven cookbook:

1 kg of your choise of orange vegetable (carrot, sweet potato or pumpkin)
1 onion
1 head of garlic
olive oil
6 cups chicken stock
250 Philadelphia Spreadable Light Cream Cheese
salt and pepper

Chop the orange vegie, onion and garlic and toss in a bowl with oil. Place on a lined oven tray and bake in a hot oven (200 C) for 20-25 minutes or until tender.

Place roasted vegies in a large saucepan with stock and bring to the boil. Remove from heat, allow to col slightly and blend or process the soup until smooth.

Return to the saucepan and whisk the Philly into the soup until it’s all mixed in. Season to taste with salt and pepper then serve. Serve with toasted crusty bread.

Aunty Alice’s Amazing Chocolate Biscuit Cake


1 packet Arnotts Choc Ripple biscuits
600ml thickened cream

AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE SERVING, whip about 2/3 of the cream in a bowl. Sandwich the biscuits together with the whipped cream on the serving tray. It will make one long log of about 30 cm or you can make a small squarish cake.

Completely coat the log with the remaining whipped cream and put it in the fridge.

About an hour before serving whip the remaining cream and spread it over the cake. (The old cream will be a bit brown and cracked as it has been soaked up by the biscuits.)

Decorate with anything you want, I like to do it with grated dark chocolate and finely chopped strawberries.

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They sound delicious pip, but my hips are groaning at the choc biscuit cake!!! lol

11 Apr, 2011


I've emailed myself this page to save, I really like butternut squash & sweet potato roasted so I'll do it soon-- thanks Pip-- after your busy weekend too :o))

11 Apr, 2011


what are Arnotts biscuits Pip we don't have them we have choc digest,hobnobs, and some cadburys half choc?

11 Apr, 2011


many many thanks pip, these look delicious, i only saw one recipe when i sent you a PM but what a treat ~ two recipes ~ they look lovely.

i looked up arnotts on google ~ are they tim tam ~ covered in chocolate???

11 Apr, 2011


in a picture I found they looked a bit like 'oreos'--usa I think?--- or chocolate custard creams......

12 Apr, 2011


yes thats what i saw pam but chocolate coated rather than the oreos that seem to be made of very dark biscuit??
i was half asleep when i saw this last night but now i remember we used to make a similar recipe but no chocolate ~ dip ginger biscuits into orange juice then sandwich together with whipped cream, cover the log shaped pudding with more whipped cream and decorate with grated chocolate.

12 Apr, 2011


ooh now you've said that it rings a bell-- very faint--did maryland cookies feature as well ?.....

12 Apr, 2011


yes that must have been an alternative or perhaps ginger is wrong cos maryland rings a bell with me too.

12 Apr, 2011


maybe you didn't have maryland and experimented.....

12 Apr, 2011


cant remember! been asleep lots of times since then!!! i think either would work well.

12 Apr, 2011


I remember we used to cut it at an angle so that the lines showed through

12 Apr, 2011


now that was a good idea ~ never seen that!

12 Apr, 2011


Hi Pip =)

re the soup - may I presume to make the recommendation that the whole range of 'orange' vegetables all be used in the same batch of soup - carrots, sweet potato and pumpkin - not only a fabulous flavor that negates the need for salt but the nutrition blast is off the scale! - great recipe - thanks =))

12 Apr, 2011


Well you can use any combination of the three orange vegetables really Cate! I've always used just one but a combo would be great especially if you have leftover anything :o) Thanks for the idea...

Arnotts do make Tim Tams, but they're not the biscuit I'm talking about. Choc Ripple biscuits are not covered in chocolate. I found a small pic of them on the Arnotts website, it's the 'Butternut Snap and Choc Ripple PCP' picture.

Maybe you have something similar in England??

13 Apr, 2011


Tasty looking blog, Pip :o)

13 Apr, 2011


like a chocolate cookie then pip? i will have a look on the shelves tomorrow.

13 Apr, 2011


Thanks Terra :o)

Yep it's just a pretty normal chocolate bickie :o)

19 Apr, 2011


i like the new picture pip ~ is that your finger?

19 Apr, 2011


Nope! My friend's...

19 Apr, 2011


its a bit like those adverts where they click their fingers and a flame appears ~ i think it says something like ~ its good to be in control!

20 Apr, 2011



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