Mocha icing (Coffee icing)

INGREDIENTS 50g butter at room temperature 1 ½ cup (195 g) caster sugar 1 tablespoon strong coffee hot PREPARATION Whip the butter in a bowl and add the caster sugar little by little, stirring continuously until the ingredients form a creamy mixture. Add the hot coffee and keep whipping until well blended. Spread evenly over […]

Wholemeal butter cake with almonds

Serves 12 INGREDIENTS 200g (2 ½ cups ) finely ground wholemeal flour 100g butter 100g almonds, ground 100 g brown sugar 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 tablespoon baking powder PREPARATION Beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add egg yolks one at a time and beat vigorously […]

Nut butter cake

Serves 16 INGREDIENTS 200g butter 1 cup (200 g) sugar 2 cups (240 g) flour pinch of salt 4 eggs 150g walnuts, chopped 3 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons rum PREPARATION Whip butter and sugar in a mixing bowl, and when the mixture is creamy, gradually add the eggs slightly beaten. Sift together flour, salt […]

Zabaglione sauce

INGREDIENTS 6 egg yolks (at room temperature) 6tablespoons of sugar 6tablespoons of Marsala wine (90ml) PREPARATION To make the zabaglione sauce, put the egg yolks and the sugar into a bowl or in the top of a double boiler. Beat well with a egg beater till combine. Add the Marsala wine and place the bolw […]

Apple pudding

Serves 15 INGREDIENTS 1 kg green apples, puréed juice of ½ lemon 50g butter 11/2 cups (300 g) sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 4 eggs 6 vanilla biscuits (see recipe) PREPARATION Wash, peel, core and cube the apples. Spray with lemon juice and place them in a saucepan with butter. Put the lid on the […]

Light vanilla ice-cream

INGREDIENTS 3 egg yolks 200g skimmed milk powder 1 ½ tablespoons powdered gelatine 2 ½ cups (625ml) water artificial liquid sweetener, to taste 1 teaspoon vanilla essence PREPARATION Soak gelatine in ½ cup of cold water. Place skimmed milk powder, soaked gelatine, egg yolks , water, liquid sweetener and vanilla essence in a blender. Blend […]

Creme caramel

Serves 15 INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 6 tablespoons sugar 1000 ml (4 cups) cold milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence PREPARATION Beat eggs and sugar slightly. Pour in milk, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. Stir in vanilla essence. Pour mixture into a pudding basin or ovenproof dish, lined with caramel. Bake in a moderate oven over […]

Richmond Maids of Honour

These delicious tartlets had their origin in Henry VIII’s palace of Hampton Court. They were very popular among the Queen’s Maids of Honour. Some time later, the recipe was made at a shop in Richmond, Surrey. Makes: 20 INGREDIENTS 230g puff pastry 230g ground almonds 115g icing sugar 2 eggs, beaten 30g ( approx. 1 […]

Creamy brown rice with soy milk

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 4 cups brown rice, already cooked 500ml (2 cups) soy milk 1 cup honey 1 cup finely grated coconut ½ cup (110g) raisins finely grated lemon rind PREPARATION Place honey and soy milk in a saucepan and cook over moderate heat. Bring to the boil. Stir in rice (already cooked) and keep […]

Vanilla custard with almond praline

COMMENT This is a quick and easy recipe, ideal for those moments when we are short of time. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 30g butter 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 50g almonds, chopped 1 box mixture to prepare vanilla custard (4 servings) 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier (orange liqueur) PREPARATION To make praline, place butter in a saucepan and […]