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#1 .Jerry.

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

The rice pudding thread had me thinking about desserts.  Or maybe it is my healthy eating plan that had me thinking about desserts.   wink.gif

I grew up in a typical Australian meat and 3 veg family.
Rice pudding (we called it "Baked Rice") was a regular on our menu.
We had dessert every evening during the week.  We rarely had ice-cream.  Just didn't grow up with it.  

I was thinking about desserts we used to have:
Sago pudding (not lemon sago, just sago with egg etc.)  - I like this one.  
Bread and butter custard - no no no no no, though I have had decent one in a restaurant recently
Golden Syrup Dumplings - delicious - but only had this in winter
Junket (flavoured)
Stewed prunes
Tinned fruit
Pineapple Snow (pineapple mixed with egg whites and stuff)
Jam Roly POly - very basic dough rolled with jam and baked - like a depression dessert
Home made custard (we fought over the skin which we called the "thick bit").

What do you remember and pine after?

Nowadays I rarely have dessert unless have guests over.

#2 cathstash

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

only yesterday i made junket!

#3 Fr0g

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:16 PM

Yum, junket! A delicious treat of nothingness, lol.

I remember my mum doing a 'special' treat of tinned peach halves, stewed in orange juice and sherry, topped with slivered almonds. But ONLY when she was having a dinner party! I thought she was so fancy and progressive circa 1980 original.gif

#4 ~sydblue~

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

Golden Syrup Dumplings - delicious - but only had this in winter

Deep fried with ice cream?

We called them Puftaloons for some reason.

#5 Jax12

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

I had to google junket  ph34r.gif

We didn't have proper desserts often - usually ice cream with jelly or tinned fruit, but I do have fond memories of jam and cream on fresh white bread or packet self-saucing pudding on special occassions.

#6 .Jerry.

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

I quite like junket.  Mum used to say it was good if we were feeling unwell.

Also did have lots of jelly.

The golden syrup dumplings weren't really deep fried.  The dough balls were put in the slow cooker in very hot syrup to cook I think.

Mum used to eat break with jam and soaked in cream.   ohmy.gif

#7 Sue Heck

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

We had bananas and custard with a little coconut on top and our sago was lemon which I keep meaning to make again but I only know the Asian version now.
We also used yo have banana or apple fritters and a big treat was thick white bread with jam and cream.

We did have ice cream but I went off it after hearing on the radio it had the same chemical as paint stripper. I do it eat it now so must have gotten over that.

Edited by Helen Magnus, 05 February 2013 - 06:27 PM.

#8 1ds1dd

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

Ewwww, we used to have junket, I remember it being gross!

#9 lunargirl

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

Junket, yuck.

Mum made banana fritters, jelly, bread & butter pudding, rice pudding. Other than that, dessert was basically any fruit with cream. Tinned fruit with cream, bananas with cream, oranges with cream...

Actually she would make crepes with lemon and sugar as a special treat. I miss them - I can't seem to get them right when I try, so haven't eaten them in about 25 years!

#10 Jupiter123

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

QUOTE (.Jerry. @ 05/02/2013, 06:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Golden Syrup Dumplings - delicious - but only had this in winter

My mum knows that this is a must have dessert when I come to visit, that and her Apple Crumble.

#11 .Jerry.

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE (Helen Magnus @ 05/02/2013, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We had bananas and custard with a little coconut on top and our sago was lemon which I keep meaning to make again but I only know the Asian version now.
We also used yo have banana or apple fritters and a big treat was thick white bread with jam and cream.

We did have ice cream but I went off it after hearing on the radio it had the same chemical as paint stripper. I do it eat it now so must have gotten over that.

Ah yes!  Banana Custard.  Common dessert for us too.  Though mum was never as fancy as to add coconut.

#12 Heather11

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

We use to have jam roly poly or sometimes we had grated apple in it instead, lemon swiss roll, stewed fruit pies with home made custard, homemade chocolate self saucing pudding.

We also had what we called chocolate pudding.  It was just like chocolate custard eaten hot.

Some others include rice pudding, sago pudding with lashing of golden syrup.

Golden Syrup Dumplings were my older brothers specialty.  He use to stay home from Church and make them to have after our Sunday roast.

On the junket, I was forced to eat it at my very first sleepover at a friends. I had never had it, hated it and it scared me off of sleepovers for a while.

#13 HRH Countrymel

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

Stewed fruit and custard.

Jelly!  I only get jelly at other people's children's parties now... and it is never jellied rhubarb like my Mummy made (also served with custard in winter)

Or the best ever - when we were at our holiday house being sent across the road to the little shop with a serving bowl and getting ice cream!

DP was agog at that and (this is quite embarrassing to admit - I hadn't actually worked it out for myself) that yes while I DID get to choose the flavour by being the one who took the bowl over... in fact it was very likely that no one else in the family would have done it as (in his words) "That is a very weird thing to do Countrymel, I don't think your parents or especially your sister would have wanted to..."

#14 againagain

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Stewed rhubarb and apple with ice cream at Grandmas. Delicious!

Oh and my mum used to give us the left over rice from dinner with some condensed milk poured on it.

#15 Goggie

Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

Apple strudel, apple pie, apple crumble. I now can't eat apples due to the fructose in them and miss these desserts greatly!
Also mum used to make pancakes with lemon and sugar a fair bit too.

#16 ComradeBob

Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

M mum was never big on desserts when I was a kid, although I do remember baked custard with sultanas in the bottom and cinnamon on top, and rice pudding.

She was a whiz at cakes though, baking and decorating, and I have fond memories of the sour cream chocolate cake filled with fresh cream that was always made for birthdays!

#17 The 8th Plum

Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:24 PM

My mum used to make apple pie or various crumbles. When we were very little we got custard or sliced bananas with milk and sprinkles.

Rhubarb featured a lot, although my mum doesn't add any sugar to rhubarb so a lot of our desserts were quite tart - stewed unsweetened rhubarb and natural unsweetened yoghurt scarred my older brother for life. I threatened to plant rhubarb in his garden once and he ranted for days.

We did have ice cream, but it was kept in the chest freezer in the spider-filled shed which was a long way from the house and it wasn't often one of us volunteered to go get it!

#18 ChunkyChook

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

We rarely, if ever had dessert. Mum would make baked rice once in a blue moon on the weekend or something. She is coeliac.

A couple of times a year dad would let us smear jam on fresh bread then drizzle with thickened cream.

#19 Mamabug

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

The dreaded banana custard - I do not like bananas and it was packaged pouring custard. mellow.gif

Classy was tinned two fruits (which I no longer eat now tha I am an adult!) and a scoop of ice cream or more of the above mentioned custard.

Really special occasions, Mum would buy a Vienetta...

Sadly, I am in need of post-traumatic desert deprivation therapy. I am a self-confessed pudding lover (I vote yes for rice pud and have at least four variations on bread and butter pud) which I attribute directly to the neglect of my childhood.

#20 Funwith3

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

Sounds like everyone's mum made the same desserts!! This thread has certainly jogged my memory!

Pancakes with lemon and sugar
Rice with milk and sugar
Macaroni with milk and sugar
Sago with milk and sugar
Stewed fruit with custard
Fruit salad
Banana custard
Junket (a good way to get calcium into us, mum used to say)
Golden syrup dumplings


#21 TheGreenSheep

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

Lots of icecream as kids. With milo on top.

Mum really wasn't much of a dessert maker. Occasionally banana custard. Blergh.

But she used to buy Sara Lees chocolate Bavarian cheesecakes. So gross. God we ate a lot of them. And those hideous Danishes. Apricot or apple and blueberry. Served with cream. Or like the PP a Vienetta. Yek yek yek.

#22 RunDMC

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE (Mamabug @ 05/02/2013, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sadly, I am in need of post-traumatic desert deprivation therapy. I am a self-confessed pudding lover (I vote yes for rice pud and have at least four variations on bread and butter pud) which I attribute directly to the neglect of my childhood.

Yes EB should allow us to have a PTDDT forum!

We rarely had dessert growing up but each year our nana would make us one homemade solid chocolate Easter egg that would take us 2 weeks to get through. Each night we would unwrap the alfoil and rabbit away on it. Pure bliss, until you got a piece of alfoil stuck between your teeth.

Oh her homemade Christmas puddings with the real pennies

#23 Peppery

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

Port wine jelly and blue ribbon ice-cream
Stewed apple and ice-cream
Rice, sugar and milk
Puff pastry with a sugar glaze at would go all crunchy and the layers would flake in your mouth with stewed apple and ice-cream
White wings chocolate or butterscotch self saucing pudding and ice-cream
Rice pudding

Lovers of something and ice cream in my house growing up

#24 eachschoolholidays

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

My grandparents used to stew and freeze fruit.  My favourite was stewed apricots, followed by peaches, then pears then apples.  Unfortunately they only had one apricot tree.  They also preserved passionfruit which was amazing with icecream!!

Sometimes mum would make crumble with some of the apples.

Chocolate pudding was also a favourite.

Golden dumplings, apples wrapped in shortcrust pastry and baked... mmm....

#25 Chelli

Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Steamed jam pudding made in a pudding basin that then went into a pot of boiling water. That brings back so many memories original.gif

Eta, don't forget that if there are any family favorite recipes anyone wants to share, you can do so here original.gif

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