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Handmade by us

A small family business, located in the picturesque Buckland Valley near Bright, blessed with fresh mountain air and pure spring water and an abundance of great quality locally grown produce. We hope to bring some of this goodness to you with our products.

Chris, who is a Hilton-trained chef with many years experience, personally makes every single pudding and cake by hand.

Free range eggs are cracked by hand, we use real brandy from the Barossa Valley and real butter to add to the rich flavours of spices and moist, mixed fruit.

Our products are made under two brands - The Traditional Plum Pudding Co. and Alpine Valleys Fine Foods and include:

Traditional Plum Puddings are made from our Gold Award winning recipe (Sydney Royal Fine Food Show) in 4 sizes including a single individual serve. We also make a delicious Gluten-free Plum Pudding.

Home preparation is easy - simply heat in the oven or microwave.  The perfect finish to your Christmas Lunch. 

Attractively presented in calico, satin ribbon and a swing tag, these also make a delicious personal or corporate gift.  

Special Reserve Plum Pudding with Rutherglen Muscat and Barossa Valley Brandy.   Special Edition and limited supply available. 

Beautiful Australian sultanas, currants and raisins (some sourced organically) marinated in a generous amount of Stanton & Killeen's magnificent Muscat and premium Barossa Valley brandy. Also free range eggs, real butter, brown sugar and a special blend of traditional Christmas spices. 

The Rich Fruit Cake is just that.  Full of mixed, dried fruit with marmelade; brandy and spices, these cakes are slowly baked to retain moisture and develop their flavours in true fruit cake style.  Available in 2 sizes and perfect for any time of the year.  

Our Gluten-free Chestnut Fruit Cake was developed, when a local chestnut farmer suggested we made a cake using their flour and puree. It is moist and flavoursome just like the Rich Fruit Cake.

The Chocolate & Hazelnut Panforte is a result of many flavour experiments and a Gold Medal winner at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.  After quite a few tasting sessions with friends, we decided on this wonderful, rich recipe with just a hint of orange and black pepper.  It is mixed by hand to retain the texture of the almonds, nuts and figs for both taste and presentation.  Local walnuts and honey plus roasted local hazelnuts is mixed with dark chocolate; almonds, superb spices and mixed fruit.  A small slice with a cup of coffee goes a long way - it's rich and very addictive.

Hazelnut Dukkah  Ideal for traditional use of dipping bread in oil and dukkah, but a great seasoning for lamb, pork, chicken and fish.  Try coating a piece of Atlantic salmon; then pan-fry and serve with minted yoghurt and couscous.  Or sprinkle over poached eggs on wholemeal toast with a dash of olive oil and perhaps some smoked salmon?  So simple and so delicious. 

Our products are stocked in fine food outlets; delis and butcher shops including Leo's Fine Food and Wine (Kew & Hartwell stores); Clementine's (Degraves St); Rainbow Meats plus many other great shops.

We also supply food service puddings for restaurant and catering use.  Wholesale and Food Service enquiries are welcome as are Christmas Fundraising enquiries for your school or club. Contract making also available.

All products are easy to store.  They have a long shelf life and flavours mature with time.  No refrigeration is required.