A dessert called White Christmas is an Australian holiday classic. It’s easy to make and a delicious kid’s treat (but not only). It keeps really well, making it a tasty dessert to make in advance for when guest pop over.
It is a mixture of raisins, glacé cherries, desiccated coconut, icing sugar, milk powder and Rice Crispies, with hydrogenated coconut oil (such as the brand Copha, that I have only seen sold in Australia) as the binding ingredient.
The hydrogenated oil is melted and combined with the dry ingredients. Then the mixture is poured into a rectangular baking tin and left to set, usually in the refrigerator. Once set it is cut into squares for eating.
Ironically, we have a dessert called White Christmas, even if there is no white Christmases here in Australia! However, as usual, we always want what we don’t have…
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