Hi, I'm Pilgrim from Draw! Pilgrim. Thanks to michelle for inviting me to her awesome corner of the internet to guest post for you today.
I live in Melbourne, Australia and because we're all the way down under in the southern hemisphere, christmas time for us means summer time, and all that entails: sunshine (lollipops) and a distinct lack of snow! But us Aussies are an ingenious people and geographical impediments will not stop us from enjoying a 'white christmas.' Though in our case 'white christmas' is a deliciously sweet slice of confectionary!
Sadly, white christmas slice has come to have a bit of a stigma attached to it. It's a very kitschy 60s recipe and is traditionally made from pantry staples like rice bubbles, vegetable shortening and glacé cherries - not the fanciest ingredients, i'm sure you'll agree. But its one of those things that I have fond memories of: elderly neighbors would make it, batches would be given as teacher's presents, and it was an easy thing to make as a kid.
So I want to share with you an updated take on this kitschy classic. No vegetable shortening here! Ingredients include white chocolate, dried cranberries, ginger - but the old skool glacé cherries and rice bubbles stayed because glacé cherries and rice bubbles are just not used together enough these days!
I've created a recipe card to print and keep - maybe even those of you enjoying real white christmases can enjoy this easy festive treat. But just know that I'll be jealous of your double-white christmas while I'm here sweatin' it over a roast turkey dinner in the middle of summer!
Click here to download your free White Christmas Slice recipe card!
After spending a few years in england, Pilgrim is now settled in the fabulous city of melbourne, australia. She lives with her boy friend and their son in a colorful and inspiring house (take a peek on my home tour page) from where she runs draw! pilgrim. Be sure to pop by by her cute blog and shop, and say hi on twitter, too!
Thanks so much for sharing this yummy holiday recipe, Pilgrim! :)