Orange mould

Serves: 12 INGREDIENTS 3 cups (750ml) orange juice 1 cup (200g) sugar 4 egg yolks 1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind 6 eggs ¾ cup sugar, to prepare caramel PREPARATION Line a fluted or loaf ovenproof dish in caramel, prepared with ¾ cup sugar. Whisk eggs, egg yolks and sugar slightly. Stir in orange rind […]

Apple pie

Serves 12 INGREDIENTS For the pastry 2 cups (240g) flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 125g butter, at room temperature ½ cup (100g) sugar 2 egg yolks For the filling 4 big Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced ¾ cup (150g) sugar 1cup (250ml) cream, double 1teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs PREPARATION […]

Country pudding

Serves 12 INGREDIENTS 1000 ml (4 cups) milk 150g rice 200 g (1 cup ) sugar 5 eggs 50 g butter pinch of salt 1teaspoon finely grated lemon rind PREPARATION Place milk, 3/4 cup sugar and rice in a saucepan. Cook over moderate heat, stirring continuously until the sugar is well dissolved and the rice […]

Biscuits for children

Makes 3 dozen INGREDIENTS 150g butter at room temperature 1 cup (200g) sugar 3 eggs 3 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 3 cups (360 g) flour 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt cornflakes PREPARATION Whip the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Add and stir, […]

Chocolate and honey coating

INGREDIENTS 1 cup (200g) sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1/3 cup (83ml) milk 2 tablespoons butter 2 bars (portions) chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla essence PREPARATION Put the sugar, the honey, the chopped chocolate and the milk in a small saucepan. Cook over moderate heat, stirring continuously. Bring it to the boil until it thickens. Remove […]

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 […]

Vanilla cheesecake

Serves 16 INGREDIENTS 450g plain cream cheese 1 cup (200g) sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3 eggs 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla essence ½ teaspoon salt 3 cups (750ml) cream, double PREPARATION Beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer. Fold in cornstarch, slightly beaten eggs, lemon juice, vanilla essence, salt and cream. […]

Pastry to prepare tarts and pies (2)

INGREDIENTS 1 cup (120g) flour 1 cup (110g) cornstarch pinch of salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 150g butter 3 tablespoons sugar 1 egg 1 egg yolk 3 tablespoons cognac (French brandy) PREPARATION Sift flour, cornstarch, salt and baking powder onto worktop. Make a well in the center. Rub in butter, using your fingertips, until mixture […]

Lemon mousse

Serves – 8 INGREDIENTS 4 eggs ½ cup (125ml) lemon juice ½ cup (125ml) water 1 cup (200g) sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 cups (500ml) cream, double 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind PREPARATION Beat egg yolks and sugar with electric mixer for about 10 minutes, until pale and creamy. Fold in cornstarch, water, lemon […]

Chocolate mousse

COMMENT This mousse can be used as a cake filling. Serves 10 INGREDIENTS 4 egg yolks 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 2 cups (500ml) cream, double 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 tablespoons plain powdered gelatine 150g couverture chocolate 3 egg whites 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence PREPARATION Beat egg yolks and sugar until light […]