A Slice of Wednesday: not quite a White Christmas



You know you're a bit saturated in northern hemisphere culture when your Australian kids ask whether it really is Christmas time, like, where's the snow?

We don't do fake snow on the trees or windows over here. We embrace a warm Christmas and a cool seafood lunch. 

More on Christmas traditions another day, I want to give you this White Christmas before it becomes a slice of Thursday. (By the way, chicken processing all went very well thank you, it was quick and interesting and the birds look wonderful. We had one roasted with lemon and garlic and thyme last night and it was nearly 4kg – a big bird – and delicious. But a 3.30am start and working all day yesterday and today in the commercial kitchen baking for a big market this weekend: I'm a bit cactus.)


Not Quite White Christmas

440g white chocolate (I just used 2 x 220g blocks), melted

1 cup rice bubbles

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup (100g) slivered almonds

½ cup of shredded coconut


Melt the chocolate in a big bowl (I did this in the microwave) and stir all the other ingredients in together. 

Press into a slice tin and chill in the fridge for about half an hour until firm.


It takes precisely 2 minutes to make this and doesn't even need cooking

It's festive and simple and would look sweet stacked and wrapped in cellophane as a gift. 

My main challenge is hanging onto it until tomorrow night when my usual slice of Wednesday girls are getting together! (And staying awake until then.)

Have you had a good Wednesday? Is the run up to Christmas fun for you or if one more person asks you if you've finished your Christmas shopping are you going to poke them? 

Could just be me. 

Looking for my festive spirit. Looking, looking, looking. Meanwhile, White Christmas. Yummy.



13 Comments on “A Slice of Wednesday: not quite a White Christmas

December 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Glad the whole chicken thing went off ok……well done for posting aything today!

Melanie @ M&M
December 15, 2011 at 8:34 am

Are Rice Bubbles the same as Rice Krispies in the US? Rice cereal that makes noise when you pour the milk on them?

December 15, 2011 at 10:23 am

Well done for achieving anything after your big morning! I’m looking for the elusive festive spirit also…

December 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

Oops! I think I asked you if you had done your Christmas shopping yet!! Poke myself for you, shall I?! 🙂

December 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

The very same. I have never bought them before and you should have seen the excitement in the pantry when the kids found them at breakfast time today xx

December 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

You didnt, and even if you did, youre an exception xxx

Leah King
December 15, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Like being in a park for Carols by Candlelight at 7.00pm in the evening, it’s 31 degrees, and they want you to sing along to “Let it snow, let it snow …” !!!!

December 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Hey this is a very cool blog!! I love your slice Wednesday, I came here via Rhonda at Down to Earth and will be a regular reader from now on. Now back to the slice recipes……..

December 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Thanx to share this beautiful recepies.I try to make it.

December 22, 2011 at 7:04 am

that is one recipe I will make with my own little junior masterchef tomorrow. love your blog, i’m jumping on board! Jane x

December 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I’ve just clicked my way over here ….. and as a lady on a no sugar detox type thing, this is extremely tantalising!! Oh dear. Kellie xx

December 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Yum, Yum, Yum! I made this slice last night and just cut it up. Delish, thankyou. I added some chopped crystalised ginger to the mix which worked well for a variation. Love the cranberries Kristen

Cousin Angela
August 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Hey Fi, just came across this blog post when it popped up alongside your current post and I thought I would check it out. Thought you should know that the only White Christmas I ever make, and I make it every year, is your mum’s recipe…goes down a treat. Always a big hit with the men in my life 🙂


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