A sponsored post for Woolworths Select Australian canned fruits
I still get cravings for some of the simple food that I loved as a child. Whether it’s boiled eggs, crumbed cutlets cooked by my Mum, or a roast lamb cooked by my one of my Grandmothers these meals are like a warm cuddle of nostaglia. Both my Grandmothers made simple but delicious desserts for all of their grandchildren. Things like rice puddings, ice cream with tinned fruit or a sprinkling of malt, or those ice cream sandwiches – remember them? Little ice cream squares with coloured wafer biscuits whacked either side of them? I LOVED THEM. Flicking through some of their own cook books and recipes, it’s like reconnecting with them again, long after they’ve been gone.
This time of the year when I am limited by the fruit that’s available – there’s only so much a gal can do with an orange or mandarin (improved with the new strawberries back in the market) so I find myself going back through time when it comes to dessert. What’s easier than opening up the pantry cracking open some tinned fruit and getting your retro on?
Sometimes it’s the classic plain vanilla ice cream with tinned peaches and a wee drizzle of syrup over its back. OLD SCHOOL. And delicious.
And sometimes I like to try and recreate those ice cream sambos that my Grandma Dot used to give us. I thought they were SO fancy. I just get some good plain wafer/biscuits, get some good quality vanilla ice cream and whack in some peaches for good measure.
Woolworths Select now source their fruit from Australia and can proudly say that they are a Product of Australia. Just like me!
Do you have a dessert that your Grandmother made for you that you loved?