Chocolate icing with condensed milk

INGREDIENTS 1 can condensed milk 4 chocolate bars (portions), chopped PREPARATION Put the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over moderate heat, stirring continuously until the chocolate dissolves in the condensed milk and the mixture begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and spread over cakes, cookies, eclairs.

Orange and honey sponge balls

Makes 2 dozen INGREDIENTS 2 egg yolks 2 egg whites 125g butter 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar finely grated rind of one orange 1/2 cup (125 ml) orange juice 1/2 cup (125 ml) honey 2 cups (240 g) flour 2 teaspoons baking powder PREPARATION Whip butter with sugar until creamy. Add the egg yolks one […]

Oatmeal cookies

Makes: 24 INGREDIENTS 21/2 cups oatmeal* Pinch of salt 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 2 eggs 50g butter, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 teaspoons baking powder PREPARATION Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add slightly beaten eggs and mix well. Fold in vanilla essence. In another bowl, mix oatmeal, pinch of salt and […]

Apple dumpling with wipping cream

Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 6 small apples For syrup 1 ¼ cups sugar 1 ¾ cups water ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons butter or margarine For the pastry 2 cups flour (240grams) 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup butter or margarine ½ cup milk (125cc.) PREPARATION Syrup. In a small […]

Chocolate coated doughnuts

Makes: 2 dozen INGREDIENTS 25g fresh yeast 1/2 cup (125ml) tepid water 2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon sugar For the dough 2 eggs 1 egg yolk 1/4 cup (50g) sugar 60g butter, softened 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon vinegar 3 cups (360g) flour 1 teaspoon salt For the coating 200g couverture chocolate […]

Tomato jam

NGREDIENTS 2kg tomatoes 1200g sugar 3 cloves juice of 1 lemon PREPARATION Wash tomatoes well. Place them in a large saucepan, covered with boiling water, for some minutes and remove skin. Cut in halves and remove seeds and core. Slice. Place them in a ceramic bowl, alternately layered with sugar. Allow to stand overnight. Place […]

Apple, carrot and orange energy cocktail

Makes 500 ml. INGREDIENTS 1 apple 1 medium sized carrot 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice artificial sweetener, to taste 1 cup (250ml) orange juice ice cubes PREPARATION Wash and peel apple and carrot. Cube and put in a blender with honey, lemon juice, sweetener and orange juice. Blend on maximum speed for 30 […]

Dulce de leche (Creamy caramel spread)

INGREDIENTS 3 litres milk 1kg sugar ¾ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 vanilla pod PREPARATION Place milk and sugar in a large saucepan and cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until sugar is completely dissolved. Bring to the boil and stir in vanilla pod and bicarbonate, dissolved in some cold […]

Chocolate and honey cookies

Makes: 30 INGREDIENTS 100g butter, softened 4 tablespoons honey 4 tablespoons raw sugar 1 egg 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 1/2 cups (300g) flour 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt PREPARATION Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in honey and egg. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Fold into butter […]

Amaretti mousse

Serves 10 INGREDIENTS 4 egg yolks ½ cup (65g) caster sugar 1 cup (250ml) cream, double 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 150g amaretti biscuits, crushed ½ cup prunes, softened and chopped ½ cup walnuts, chopped 4 egg whites ½ cup (65g) caster sugar PREPARATION Beat egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. In another bowl, […]