Apple crêpes

Makes 3 dozen INGREDIENTS 3 cups (390g) flour 3 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 3 eggs 2 1/4 cups milk 50g butter, melted apples, peeled, cored and sliced ( ½ apple per crêpe) sugar rum or brandy PREPARATION Place eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, salt and melted butter in a blender. Blend for some […]

Egg-free chocolate cream

Serves:4 INGREDIENTS 1 cup (250ml) cold milk 1 cup (250ml) hot milk 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons bitter cocoa powder 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence PREPARATION Mix cornstarch and sugar inside a saucepan. Add cold milk, stirring continuously. Dissolve cocoa powder in hot milk and stir it into the mixture. Cook over […]

Yorkshire Sticky

This sticky cake was always served on Bonfire Night as well as other occasions. It can be stored in a tin for about a week before eating to allow it to become really moist. INGREDIENTS 230g flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 230g medium oatmeal 180g black treacle […]

7-minute fluffy frosting

INGREDIENTS 1 egg white 180g sugar 3 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon baking powder PREPARATION Put the egg white, the sugar and the cold water in a saucepan. Mix and cook in a double boiler. When the water in the second saucepan has boiled, whip with electric mixer for 7 minutes […]

Russian Imperial butter cream

This cream can be used for the Russian Imperial dessert or as a filling for other cakes and desserts. INGREDIENTS 6 egg yolks 3/4 cup (150g) sugar 300g butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup (35g) caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 small glass cognac (French brandy) PREPARATION Place egg yolks and sugar in a […]

Chocolate ice cream

Makes: 1500ml INGREDIENTS 2 cups (500ml) milk 1 ½ cups (300g) sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 egg yolks 100g chocolate 1/2 cup (125ml) hot milk 200g cream, double 3 egg whites 3 tablespoons sugar PREPARATION Chop and dissolve chocolate in hot milk inside a bowl. Place egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir […]

Chantilly-like cream

INGREDIENTS 200g butter, cubed 2 cups (500ml) milk 3/4 cup (150g) sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon vanilla essence PREPARATIÓN Place 1 ½ cups milk and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to the boil. Stir in cornstarch dissolved in ½ cup cold milk. Beat constantly until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and set aside to […]

Colourful cookies

INGREDIENTS For the pastry 2 ½ cups (300g) flour 1teaspoon baking powder 150g butter 3/4 cup (150g) sugar 3 egg yolks 1teaspoon finely grated orange rind milk, as required For the glaze 1 egg white 2 cups (260g) caster sugar 1 teaspoon lemon juice food colourings PREPARATION Pastry Sift flour and baking powder into a […]

Lemon liqueur (Limoncello)

INGREDIENTS 3 cups (750ml) 95º alcohol Rind of 3 big ripe lemons 3 cups (750ml) water 3 ½ cups (700g) sugar PREPARATION Place alcohol and lemon rind in a big glass jar. Close and let stand for 10 days to macerate. Syrup Place water and sugar in a saucepan. Cook over a medium heat until […]

Delicious banana pudding for kids

Serves: 12 INGREDIENTS 6 medium sized bananas 1 1/2 cups (180g) flour pinch of salt 1teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup (150g) sugar 50g butter 3 eggs 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 50g butter PREPARATION Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add and mix sugar. Rub the butter into the sifted dry ingredients […]