2 cups blackberries, washed, drained cup mixed dried fruit, e.g. natural sultanas, natural raisins,
2 dates, grated orange rind
Finely chop the dried fruit, mix the fruit with the blackberries. Place in 1/2 small, deep, microwave-safe dish. Cover.
Microwave on high for 4 minutes
Stir two times during cooking. Gently mash the mixture until it resembles 1/2 spread. Allow to stand for 1/2 further 2 minutes.
Place in 1/2 sterilised jar and refrigerate.
Citrus dried fruit spread
Cup natural sultanas J/i cup cooked apple (no juice)
1/2 cup currants rind of 1 lemon
1 cup lemon juice
Place all the ingredients in 1/2 small, deep, microwave-safe dish. Cover.
Microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes Stir two times during cooking. Allow to stand for 1/2 further 2 minutes. Process the mixture, with the cutting blade, until pureed. Place in 1/2 sterilised jar in refrigerator.
Makes about 1 cup
H Egg white topping
2 egg whites, yolks discarded pinch cinnamon or
1 teaspoon canned e1/2porated pinch nutmeg or skim milk pinch allspice
Place the egg whites in 1/2 clean dry bowl and beat, with 1/2 beater, until frothy and thick. Add the skim milk and beat further. Place on top of puddings or desserts. Top with the spice of choice.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes This topping may be placed on top of the dessert 2 minutes before the finish of the cooking time.