I’m a forty something woman living in Melbourne, Australia. I enjoy eating home made baked foods while I read.

I also blog at Rose Reads Novels, which is dedicated to book reviews of novels I’ve read.

I also like roller skating, rockabilly music and daydreaming.


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  1. I really popped in to look at your book reviews, but got completely sidetracked into reading your yummy recipes! Some of the baking ones might even tempt me to have a go… though I pride myself on being the world’s worst baker. 😉

    • Thanks very much. I love baking but have my fair share of disasters, as you will be able to tell from some of the pictures and stories! Everything from the Marvelously Simple cook book index has been easy and worked out perfectly though. Let me know how you get on if you try anything, Rose

  2. Bronny

     /  December 1, 2019

    Hello, I found your blog while searching for the chocolate cherry ripe slice recipe from the MS book, I unfortunately have lost this terrific little book I’m wondering if you could possibly send me the recipe or post it up. Thanks so much,

    • Hi Bronny, my big plan is to make each recipe in the book order, but I haven’t got to this one yet. It looks like a nice one for Christmas.
      Let me know if you make this with Copha or use a substitute, as Copha upsets my stomach… When I do I’ll probably use butter in the base and a water-based chocolate icing for the topping.
      Cherry Ripe Slice (No Bake)
      250gm coffee biscuits, crushed
      125gm glace cherries, finely chopped
      250gm dessicated coconut
      125gm Copha
      tin sweetened condensed milk
      1 Cup drinking chocolate, sifted
      125gm Copha
      Base method:
      Melt Copha in saucepan over low heat, add condensed milk and enough Cochineal to give pink colour, stir until well mixed. Remove from heat, add crushed biscuits, cherries and coconut. Mix until well combined, press into lined slab tin.
      Topping method:
      Melt Copha, add drinking chocolate, stir well. Pour over base.


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