• Meringue Ice Cream Torte with Chocolate Layers

    Meringue Ice Cream Torte with Chocolate Layers

    Meringue Ice Cream Torte consists of homemade meringue ice cream which is moulded in logs and layered with delicate chocolate sheets. You can finish its decoration by piping waves with a Saint-Honoré piping tip, or you can pipe some stars or round mounds. It is the perfect ice cream torte to celebrate all occasions, as it can be made days before and stored in the freezer. It is also very easy to make, all you need is a mixer, hand-held being just fine. Meringue Ice Cream Torte with Chocolate Layers recipe Ingredients: for the Meringue Ice Cream Filling: 500 gr heavy cream, about 35 % fat ( about 17.6 oz. ) 170…

  • Dark Muscovado Ice Cream | No-Churn

    This No-Churn Dark Muscovado Ice Cream recipe is the simplest way to make no-churn ice cream. The special equipment needed is a mixer (hand held is fine) and a scale. It contains heavy cream, egg yolks and Dark Muscovado sugar. If you are not accustomed to dark muscovado sugar, it is a sugar with character. It has a dark brown colour and a wet-sand texture. It’s fudgy and gooey. It has its own unique flavour, which I can only describe as dark, sweet caramel with earthy molasses tones. Even though dark muscovado sugar looks very much like dark brown sugar, they are very different in terms of taste and production…

  • Caramel ice Cream

    Caramel Ice Cream

    Caramel Ice Cream needs no recommendations. It is one of those ice creams that are especially loved and do pair well with all kinds of cakes and tarts. From brownies to fruit tarts, all baking goods  benefit by the addition of a rich, delightful Caramel Ice Cream scoop. So it is only obligatory to have a good ice cream recipe in your repertoire, for it is the one which will always rise to the occasion. About the technique used in this recipe: In all Caramel Ice Cream recipes I have encountered, the process includes adding the cream to the caramel at the end of the caramelisation process, when the caramel…

  • 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,…

  • Triple Tomato Sauce

    Triple Tomato Sauce for Pasta

    Note that you are in the Eating In Greece section of Biterkin. This rich tomato sauce makes the best of seasonal fresh grape tomatoes – called velanidia (βελανίδι=acorn) in Greek. All instructions and ingredients in the recipe are vital for a thick sauce, so do not change anything. Adding lots of water, just to boil it out afterward results in a deeply flavoured sauce. Adding mustard elevates the flavours to another level; and it acts as an emulsifier for the olive oil and tomato juices, resulting in a thicker sauce, which thoroughly coats the pasta. Pasta with Triple Tomato Sauce We use canned tomato juice for this recipe, but you…

  • Strawberry Pavlova Ice Cream

    Strawberry Pavlova Ice Cream (No Churn)

    This Strawberry Pavlova Ice Cream will make you as merry as the day is long. It consists of multiple layers of meringue, strawberries and ice cream. First thing you’ll wonder is whether the meringue will lose its crispness in the freezer, sandwiched in all this humidity. Well, the answer is yes. Be happy though, because this Strawberry Pavlova Ice Cream could not taste more pavlov-y; and you will love it nonetheless. You may scoop it on a waffle cone or eat it in a bowl. Or skip scooping and serve it in slices; first things first, you will be shown the way. And if you do not want to miss…

  • Aubergine Salad with Peaches and Basil

    Aubergine Salad with Peaches and Basil

    This Aubergine Salad was created on a September afternoon, when a bouquet of fresh basil was just being washed and coveted; and a juicy, aromatic peach was lying near the sink, as a reminder that the summer was coming to its end. These were the extras bought from the farmers’ market, for the rest of the ingredients are mostly a staple in our house: the aubergines, the peppers and the onions. So all it needed was a quick preparation and adjustment to the flavours. Try to make it when everything is in season, you will be blown away by how lovely those ingredients work together. Aubergine Salad with Peaches and Basil…

  • No-Churn Ice Cream ala Biterkin

    No-Churn Ice Cream | the Custard Version

    When it comes to eating, one has to choose wisely. And the more choices available, the more difficult picking one is. Say, you want to make ice cream. You google “ice cream recipes” and you dive into the vast sea of possibilities. Eggs, no eggs, ice cream maker, no-churn ice cream and so on. If you have an ice cream maker, you already own the most awesome kitchen appliance. But if you only have a hand-held mixer, let me show you the way. It will save you hours of searching and testing. And the best part is that there is not a streak of non-sense and yucky ingredients, like, say,…

  • Mini Melon Savoury Bites for Parties

    Mini Savoury Bites with Melon, Blue Cheese and Blackberries

    To make these mini savoury bites you mainly need a honeydew melon, blackberries and blue cheese. Although the combination of the three flavours is unusual, they actually pair perfectly well. The blue cheese with its interesting deep, intense flavour, gives another dimension to the shy and sweet melon. While the blue cheese is the one which gives its strong taste and saltiness, and the melon refreshes each bite with its mellow and juicy flesh, the blackberry is the one which spices everything up. The result is an exquisite bite with an intense personality and visual appeal. And the best part is that you do not even have to turn on the…

  • 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…