• Yoghurt Ice Cream recipe

    Yoghurt Ice Cream

    This yoghurt ice cream is made with buttermilk instead of yoghurt. But before you leave to find another recipe which actually uses yoghurt, give yourself one minute and keep reading, for there are good reasons for doing so. What we do in this recipe, is heating heavy cream with sugar and then adding buttermilk. Technically speaking, this is actually yoghurt, as yoghurt is made by heating milk and then adding a fermented or cultured product, like buttermilk which thickens the milk and gives it the distinctive sourness. The difference lies only in the fat content, for we need fat here. Because we are making ice cream. And without fat, ice…

  • Naturally scented rose ice cream recipe

    Naturally – Scented Rose Ice Cream

    Naturally – Scented Rose Ice Cream is like eating with a spoon freshly-cut roses, covered with dew drops and picked at dawn . Most recipes for Rose Ice Cream use rose water to flavour. The problem is that rose water varies in aroma strength, which means that there is a great risk of over-scenting the ice cream. Furthermore, most rose waters are made with artificial aromas, giving your final ice cream their plastic taste. The solution for a perfectly scented ice cream, which does not taste like a rose bubble-gum, is to use dried rose buds to infuse the milk. This gives the ice cream a natural, subtle rose taste…

  • troubleshooting guide

    Don’t Shoot The Ice Cream Maker – a troubleshooting guide

    You just bought your brand new ice cream maker. With super excitement, you head off to make your first ever homemade ice cream. You stick the removable freezer bowl in the freezer, find a recipe and follow the steps to prepare the ice cream mix. When ready, you switch on the machine, pour the ice cream mix into it and wait. Thirty minutes later the ice cream is soupy. You decide to wait a little bit longer. But no matter how long you wait, the ice cream looks pathetic. You decide to turn the machine off, put the ice cream in the freezer and wait. Depending on how long you wait,…

  • chocolate ice cream recipe

    Chocolate Ice Cream recipe

    A good Chocolate Ice Cream recipe is one that should stay with you during your life time. Like this one. It would be unfair to claim that this it the best Chocolate Ice Cream recipe around; for the truth is that there are plenty of good ones out there. But it may be the only custard-based one that does not need a thermometer to make. Pasteurisation is obligatory when one makes custard-based ice creams, as the egg yolks used in the recipe should never be eaten raw. If you look around at the ice cream recipes on Biterkin website, you will see that custard-based ice creams are the rule. It…

  • Mini Brownie Bites for Parties

    Mini Brownie Bites for Parties

    All you need for these Mini Brownie Bites for your next party, is your favourite Brownies recipe and some Chocolate Whipped Cream. The Chocolate Whipped Cream should be stable enough to withstand the preparation ahead of time and survive on the table at the time of the party. For this reason, just whipping cocoa powder with heavy cream is not an option. So, here you are provided with a Milk Chocolate Whipped Cream, which is in fact a light chocolate ganache, and it will do the trick. The cocoa butter solids keep the cream stable in the piping bag until the time you need it. You can either prepare them…

  • mastic ice cream recipe

    Mastic Ice Cream

    Mastic makes for a refreshing flavoured ice cream, giving it its Aegean tones. For my generation, it reminds us of the Greek summers of our childhoods, when after swimming in the sea, we would enjoy this mastic ice cream. The cool taste of the mastic would take away the heat from the playful hours under the hot Mediterranean sun. Back in those days, ice cream was a rare treat. And as such, it added to the excitement of the Greek summer holidays of the 80’s, now filled with nostalgia; for the sandy beaches were still quiet, nature was dominant and if you were lucky, you could sail with a dolphin playing…

  • Mini Lemon Pies

    Mini Lemon Meringue Pies for parties

    These Mini Lemon Meringue Pies are the perfect treat for your next party. They have all the lovely things a party treat should have: they are cute, bite-sized and stress-free to make. You can prepare everything in advance and assemble them when you need them. To do so, instead of piping fluffy meringue over the lemon pies, we make Meringue Tops, which are baked till crisp. This way, they are stored on the counter and placed on top of the Lemon Curd, when ready to serve. Sure, you can go the traditional way and make them ahead of time, with fresh fluffy meringue. Just keep in mind that fluffy meringue…

  • mini tart cases

    Mini Tart Cases for sweet confections

    Mini Tart Cases for sweet confections These mini tartlets are perfect for all kinds of bite-sized delicacies. Special equipment: Nonstick Mini Muffin pan, with 24 cavities x 5 cm (about 2 inches), see photo:One 7 cm (about 2.75 inches) round cookie cutter Ingredients: 260 gr all purpose flour (about 9.2 ounces) 130 gr butter, straight from the fridge (about 4.6 ounces) 70 gr confectioner’s sugar, or caster sugar (about 2.5 ounces) 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/4 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract ( optional, to taste ) Step 1 – Prepare the dough Cut the butter in 1 cm (about 0.5 inch) slices and put…

  • Chocolate and Kumquat Sorbet

    Chocolate and Kumquat Sorbet

    Of all the citrus-and-chocolate mix-and-matches, the kumquat-and-chocolate pairing in the form of a sorbet, beats them all. Kumquats are tiny citruses full of flavour and they are usually found in winter. They have a bitter flesh, a flavourful citrusy skin and an overall complex, flowery flavour. This Chocolate and Kumquat Sorbet requires some steeping to abstract the maximum flavour possible from the kumquats. And a good quality chocolate and cocoa powder, as the chocolate taste will be clearly pronounced in the final sorbet. You do not need to go over the top by buying the most expensive chocolate available, just use the chocolate that best suits to your taste buds. In…

  • Vanilla Ice Cream

    Vanilla Ice Cream

    When purchasing an ice cream machine, making vanilla ice cream is the first thing you ought to do, for it is the epitome of homemade ice cream, the one that will prove to you that you are in the beginning of a beautiful journey. Do not waste your time making something fancy, you need simplicity to build confidence. And do not choose a quick just-mix-and-churn ice cream recipe, you bough this ice cream machine to treat yourself to something special. Just-mix-and-churn recipes always fall into the mediocre side. When making ice cream at home, custard-based ice creams are the way to go – the word custard implies the presence of…