• Ladyfingers

    Ladyfingers

    Ladyfingers are airy and crispy biscuits, most famously used in the making of tiramisu. Making your own ladyfingers is worth it, as they are so much better than the store-bought ones. If you have ever tried to make tiramisu with store-bought ladyfingers, you may know that they are dry, heavy and do not soak well. For this recipe, we use a one-bowl method in which the eggs are warmed over a simmering water bath (bain-marie) until the sugar dissolves; then they are whipped until light and airy. The result is a delicate biscuit which holds its shape and lovingly soaks all kinds of syrup, all the way through. The recipe…

  • Meringue Sugar or The One Thing to do with Leftover egg whites

    Meringue Sugar or The One Thing To Do With Leftover Egg Whites ©

    Meringue Sugar is the perfect solution to those egg whites left over from your last ice cream making. Do not take the trouble of making yet another dessert just to avoid throwing away the egg whites. Make this Meringue Sugar instead, for you will only need 10 minutes of your time and some regular white sugar to create from scratch an amazing ingredient for your kitchen. Because this is what Meringue Sugar is about, a very versatile ingredient which also stores quite well. But what exactly is Meringue Sugar and what can you do with it? Meringue Sugar is made by whipping meringue and sugar out of fresh egg whites,…

  • Quick Cherry Chutney

    Quick Cherry Chutney recipe

    This Quick Cherry Chutney is a lovely condiment to have handy. It pairs wonderfully well with all kinds of white cheeses, but it is also nice to spoon over a fillet of roasted salmon. Here, the amount of cherries used were kept low to make the recipe nice, simple and fast. But you can double or triple the ingredients as you like. Quick Cherry Chutney recipe The cherries that you use, should be fresh and have a firm flesh. Avoid using the bruised ones. The main ingredients are cherries, onion, sugar and vinegar. The remaining ingredients are for adding aroma and are not essential for the recipe. You may omit…

  • 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…

  • Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes recipe

    These Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes work as a wonderful addition to all kinds of dishes. Not only do they add umami, but they are also good-looking, easy to make and last in the fridge for a week. So they are ready to use whenever you want to jazz up your salads, sandwiches or other creations. Do check below the recipe for serving suggestions. Slow Roasted Tomatoes The quantities given are indicative. You can double, triple the recipe or even make just a handful of them if you like. No matter the quantities you choose to make, consider that:1) they should be spread in an single layer while baking and not…

  • A Better Dressing for All Days of the Week

    This is the dressing to keep on your counter 24/7. It goes literally with everything and is the best and most functional way to get to have your daily salad, without having to spend too much time over it. Choose a shaker of 0.5 L capacity, one which seals well to avoid all the splattering while you shake. I have one that I bought for this purpose, so I do the shaking and storing all in one. Basic ingredients: 200 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 100 ml Vinegar of choice 2 tsp. Mustard of choice 1 tsp. Honey of choice ½ tsp fine natural sea salt Pinch of pepper Complementary…

  • No-Bake Cheesecake

    No-Bake Cheesecake

    This is a simple, no-bake cheesecake recipe, easy and quick to make. Don’t let the topping, for you can use this cheesecake as a canvas for any fruit imaginary. Choose the biscuits you will use as a base according to your needs. No-Bake Cheesecake You will need an instant-read thermometer to check if the eggs have reached the desired temperature. This is essential, both in terms of safety, as well as for ensuring that they will result to an egg foam stable enough to successfully fold into the cream cheese. Special Equipment needed: Stand Mixer Instant-read thermometer 20-23 cm springform pan (about 7.8 – 9 inches) Ingredients For the base: 200…

  • Sweet and Sour Tomato Dip

    Sweet and Sour Tomato Dip (Chutney Style)

    A Sweet and Sour Tomato Dip which comes together easily, perfect to use as a dip for finger foods which need to be paired with an acidic and earthy sauce. Perfect pairing: the Cauliflower Balls with Feta Cheese and Curry. Ingredients: 100 gr canned plum peeled tomatoes (store bought) 100 gr / ml water 50 gr Dark Muscovado sugar (or any sugar available) 1 Tbs. vinegar (best option is apple cider vinegar, but any white or red vinegar will work too) 1 tsp mustard, dissolved in 2-3 Tbs. hot water 1/2 tsp salt 2-3 drops Worcestershire sauce (optional) Directions: ❶ Put the tomatoes, water, sugar, vinegar and mustard in a small…

  • Gingerbread Sheet Cake for Ice Cream Treats

    This is a hearty, satisfying sheet cake, perfect for making ice cream sandwiches and ice cream tortes. It is flavoured with molasses, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger, making it a perfect choice for your Christmas frozen treats. It has warm, earthy flavour tones and its structure is sturdy enough to withstand the long stay in the freezer. This sheet cake stays soft enough to be eaten in a few minutes after pulling it out of the freezer. Gingerbread Sheet Cake for Ice Cream Treats recipe Ingredients: 260 gr all-purpose flour ( 9.2 ounces; about 2 cups and 1 Tbs. ) 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1  1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4…