Navigation for New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve for Monday 31 December 2007

Warwick Burke invited you to join him and his guests, for the last hours of 2007.

Guests included….

Waka Nathan - rugby great. Blessed with speed, flypaper hands and an uncanny sense of anticipation, Nathan stalked a rugby field with such feline grace and lethal intent in the 1960s that he became universally known as The Black Panther.

Les Andrews - the maestro of the silver tonsils with a career spanning more than 60 years as a singer, songwriter, radio and TV host, producer and entrepreneur.

Jo Seagars Christmas Pudding Truffles

Makes 36


1 small Christmas pudding, I used a small grapefruit sized store bought one
½ cup brandy, rum or orange flavoured liqueur
1 x 375 g packet dark chocolate melts
½ packet (approx 200 g) white chocolate melts
red and green glace cherries or soft gummy sweets to decorate


Crumble the Christmas pudding in a large microwave proof bowl. Pour over brandy or liqueur and microwave on high for 5 - 6 minutes. Mix well and when cool enough to handle roll into small walnut sized balls. Chill the balls in the freezer for at least half an hour.

Melt the dark chocolate following microwave instructions on the packet. Dip the really cold truffles in the melted chocolate (using a special chocolate dipping fork makes and easy job of it). Allow to set on a sheet of baking paper or tin foil.

Melt the white chocolate as above and dribble over the top and down the sides - like custard on a Christmas pudding. Decorate with red and green cherries or cut up gummy sweets. Do not store in the fridge as the chocolate tends to sweat. Just store in a cool cupboard.