I have visited many countries on this planet, but nowhere have I come across the sheer inventiveness of South Africans when it comes to transforming food from the simple into the elegant.
I was powerfully reminded of this when my friend, Martie Coetser of Martie's Foyer, decided to contribute a recipe to our worthy cause cookbook.
Her interests are wide and varied, ranging from music, politics and general discussion about relationships and life. Mention anything and Martie will jump in with both feet, ready to join in the topic.
So why would I have been surprised when she offered a quick, simple solution to the age old question . . ."But what shall I give them for dessert"?
Here is Martie's answer. Short and delectably sweet. Easier than pie. Made with ingredients readily available.
For your first course you'll find it worthwhile to enter her many posts on Hub Pages and her website.
You'll get a kick out of her multi-faceted work!
Now, here's Martie's recipe!
- 1 bought sponge cake
- 1 medium size can fruit cocktail
- 1 instant pudding, caramel or butterscotch
- 2 cups cold milk (for the pudding)
- Whipping cream for garnish
1. Layer the sponge cake into the bottom of a medium size bowl. (Glass is nice for this)
2. Open the can of fruit cocktail. (If it only has one cherry, eat it to prevent squabbling!)
Pour the contents of the entire can over the sponge.(Yep, that's right)!
3. Make the instant pudding according to box instructions. Layer over the fruit.
4. Garnish with whipping cream and some fruit, either kept from the can, or fresh fruit.
5. Accept compliments with a Mona Lisa smile.
The purpose of this recipe is ...
This one doesn't count, but if you have not been a contributor to our wonderful fund raising M&M books, you have a great opportunity to alter that now!
The Mysterious and Miraculous team are waiting for more simple recipes to be donated for this wonderful cause so please visit the Legacy Archives Foundation website, take the time to get familiar with their volunteer efforts and prepare to be inspired!
Thanks a bunch for answering the call to help those struggling to find time or reasons for cooking! The deadline for our competition entries is July 31 2014. Details are on this post. The plan is to develop and publish a cookbook of simple recipes, and 70% of all proceeds from this will go to http://www.k9sforwarriors.org/
Wishing you all a great forthcoming weekend. And if you get a chance, please don't forget to thank a veteran.
That's it for now!