Desserts

How to Make Japanese Cheesecake

Yields: 1 cake Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 45 mins   Ingredients needed to make Japanese Cheesecake: 250 gm cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp apricot jam 30 gm corn flour 5 egg whites 3 egg yolks 180 ml milk ½ tbsp water 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 70 gm caster sugar 2 tbsp white vinegar Cooking instructions for Japanese Cheesecake: Warm ... Read More »

How to Bake Donauwelle

Serves: 12 Preparation time: 90 mins Cooking time 30 mins Ingredients needed to make Donauwelle: For the pudding layer: 1 cup + 1 ½ tbsp butter, cubed and softened 1 package vanilla pudding mix 1 ¾ cup + 1 ½ tbsp milk 2 tbsp granulated sugar For the cake layer: 3 cups all purpose flour 4 eggs Pinch of salt 2 ... Read More »

How to Make Hummingbird Cake

Serves: 10-12 Preparation time: 50 mins Cooking time: 55 mins Ingredients needed to make  Hummingbird Cake: 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting 3 ripe bananas, chopped 1 cup whole pecans ½ cup fresh pineapple, finely chopped 3 eggs, at room temperature 1 ¼ tsp baking soda 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar ½ tsp salt ½ tsp nutmeg, ... Read More »

How to Cook Apple Fried Pies

Serves: 8 Preparation time: 40 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients needed to make Apple Fried Pies: 4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 package (8 pieces) refrigerated flaky biscuit dough 1 tsp lemon juice ½ cup sugar 2 tbsp butter ½ tsp ground cinnamon Vegetable oil, for deep-frying Icing sugar, for dusting Cooking instructions for Apple Fried Pies: To make ... Read More »

How to Bake Orange-Filled Choux Buns

Serves: 6 Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients needed to make Orange-Filled Choux Buns: For the orange cream: 1 fl oz double cream 1 vanilla pod, halved and seeds scraped out Zest of 2 oranges, finely gratd 1 fl oz whole milk 3 tbsp orange liqueur ¾ oz corn flour 3 oz caster sugar 2 egg yolks For ... Read More »

How to Bake Almonds and Blueberry Friands

Yields: 6 Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients needed to make Almonds and Blueberry Friands: For the friands: 3 ½ oz ground almonds 6 fresh blueberries 2 eggs 3 ½ oz self-raising flour 3 ½ oz unsalted butter, plus more for greasing For the drizzle: 3 tbsp clear honey Juice of 1 orange Cooking instructions for Almonds and Blueberry ... Read More »

How to Make Strawberry Vacherin

Serves: 8 Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients needed to make Strawberry Vacherin: 70 gm all purpose flour, sifted 150 gm icing sugar, plus more for dusting 225 gm caster sugar 250 gm fresh strawberries 100 gm Toblerone chocolate 1 75 gm whole almonds, blanched 300 ml thickened cream, whipped 110 gm unsalted butter, melted and cooled 5 ... Read More »

How to Cook Rava Kesari (Semolina Pudding)

Serves: 4-6 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients needed to make Rava Kesari: 1 cup semolina 10 raisins 10 cashew nuts 1 cup ghee 1 tsp ground cardamom 1 ½ cups sugar 1 tsp orange food colour Cooking instructions for Rava Kesari: Empty the cup of semolina into a sauté pan and roast it briskly for 10 seconds, stirring ... Read More »

How to Make White Chocolate and Chestnut Torte

Serves: 8-10 Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 50 mins Ingredients needed to make White Chocolate and Chestnut Torte: 2 oz plain white chocolate, broken into chunks 2 oz chestnut puree, sweetened 1 tbsp granulated sugar 2 eggs, separated 2 oz unsalted butter ½ oz plain flour Large pinch cream of tartar For the topping: 2 oz plain chocolate, finely grated ... Read More »

How to Bake Fruit Dripping Cake

Serves: 4-6 Preparation time: overnight Cooking time: over 2 hours Ingredients needed to make Fruit Dripping Cake: For the cake: 8 oz mixed dried fruits 8 oz whole meal flour 4 eggs, slightly beaten 3 ½ oz clarified beef dripping ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp baking powder 8 fl oz water ¼ tsp ground allspice ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ... Read More »