Iced nutty cream

Serves 10 INGREDIENTS 500g fresh ricotta cheese 8 tablespoons caster sugar 100g ground walnuts 4 tablespoons cognac (French brandy) 1 cup (250ml) cream, double 3 egg whites 3 tablespoons sugar PREPARATION Place ricotta cheese in a food processor and process until smooth. Fold in walnuts, cognac and stiff whipped cream. Beat egg whites and 3 […]

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 […]

Pineapple liqueur

Makes 2000ml. INGREDIENTS 1 pineapple (approx. 1kg), ripe 1 slice of pineapple peel 2 ½ cups (625ml) alcohol 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 ½ cups (500g) sugar 2 ½ cups (625ml) water PREPARATION Peel the pineapple with a sharp knife and cut the flesh into rings, discarding the central core. Place inside a jar with […]

Horseshoe-shaped pastries

Makes: 30 INGREDIENTS 150g butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 3 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 ½ cups (180g) flour 1 cup (110g) cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt dark couverture chocolate, as required white couverture chocolate, as required PREPARATION Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg yolks, […]

Iced custard with crystallized fruits

Serves 8 – 10 INGREDIENTS 1 cup (200g) sugar ½ cup (60g) flour 1 egg 3 egg yolks 2 cups (500ml) hot milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 3 egg whites 1 cup (150g) crystallized fruits, chopped ½ cup (50g) walnuts, chopped ½ cup (125ml) cream, double 1 tablespoon icing sugar, to sweeten whipped cream crystallized […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate mousse option 2

Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup water 3 squares semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (3 ounces) 2 egg yolks 2 egg whites ½ teaspoon cream of tartar 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup whipping cream PREPARATION Beat egg yolks until light and fluffy. In a small heavy saucepan combine the sugar and the water. Cook […]

Sweet rice in milk

Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 150g rice 1 ½ litres ( 48 fl oz) milk 1 cup (200g ) sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon grated orange rind powdered cinnamon PREPARATION Put the rice and the milk in a saucepan and let it soak for 4 hours. Add half of the sugar and cook over moderate heat […]

Light strawberry ice cream

Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon powdered gelatine 600ml water 3 tablespoons powdered skimmed milk artificial liquid sweetener, to taste 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 cup fresh strawberries PREPARATION Soak gelatine in ½ cup water. Put water, milk, sweetener, vanilla, strawberries and gelatine in a blender and blend them well. Set aside for some minutes. Pour […]