Lemon bars

Makes 36 INGREDIENTS For the dough 150g butter at room temperature ½ cup (100g) sugar 2 cups (240g) flour pinch of salt 1 teaspoon baking powder For the filling 4 eggs 1 cup (200g) sugar ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup (30 g) flour 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind ½ teaspoon baking powder PREPARATION […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Year’s Cake with macerated raisins

Serves 14 INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 150g (3/4 cup) raw sugar 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup oil finely grated rind of 1 orange 4 cups (480g) flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon aniseed 100g white raisins 150g black raisins 1/2 cup (125ml) cognac […]

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 […]

Glacé sweet potatoes

They can be used for Christmas puddings and stollen. INGREDIENTS AND PREPARATION 2 kg sweet potatoes (small and fresh) water, as needed sugar, as needed Peel the sweet potatoes, place them in a big bowl and cover them with water. Rest for 1 hour. Drain and weigh them. You will need this same weight of […]

Brownies option 1

Makes 3 dozen INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 2 cups (400 g) sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 200g butter 1 cup (130 g) cocoa powder 1 cup (120 g) flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 11/2 cups (150 g) walnuts, chopped PREPARATION Place eggs in a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. Gradually add sugar and vanilla essence, […]

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 […]

Confectioner’s custard or Crème Pâtissière

Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups (500ml) milk 2 tablespoons sugar 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla essence PREPARATION Place milk and 2 tablespoons sugar in a saucepan. Bring just to the boil and set aside. Place egg yolks and 2 tablespoons sugar in a mixing bowl […]

Surprise peaches

Serves: 12 INGREDIENTS 6 medium-sized peaches For the syrup 2 cups (500ml) water 1 cup (200g) sugar For the confectioner’s custard 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup (250ml) hot milk For the frosting 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons sugar PREPARATION Peel, stone and cut peaches into halves. Place them in […]