I love Christmas lights.
They bring back a tiny sliver of childish excitement each time I pass a house that has them twinkling in the pre-Christmas rush. It reminds me of when my son was little and we’d drive for miles looking for the houses with the best lights. When he was very young, we’d have dinner and I’d dress him in his Jarmies and a light jacket and off we’d go. It’s light till quite late pre- Christmas in Australia, so he would almost always be very sleepy by the time we headed home.It was gorgeous to see his little face looking up at those lights in absolute delight.
Summer and Christmas in Australia means that we need to eat things that are easy and cool. They need to not only impress all the Christmas visitors we have around this time of year but can also be made a head. I don’t have an ice cream machine, so I have had to work out ways to make lovely ice cream desserts with out one. This dessert is as simple as it gets. The ice cream has 3 ingredients and is made in a matter of minutes. You are going to love it.
Tonight I drove Skater to the station, he was on his way to a Christmas party. As we drove down our dark street illuminated only by the flashing lights up and down the street and the new moon and we both agreed we just love them.
- 150 gm Self Raising Flour or gluten free flour 1 cup
- 4 Tablespoons cocoa dark Dutch cocoa
- 70 gm caster sugar 1/3 cup
- 150 gm butter melted
- 100 gm biscuits ( Marie granita, or any sweet plain biscuit will do-or rice cookies
- 395 ml condensed milk 1 tin
- 600 ml cream thickened or pure
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- 150 ml cream
- 100 gm dark chocolate 70% is perfect