• 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…

  • Lemon Curd Ice Cream

    Lemon Curd Ice Cream

    This is not an ice cream WITH lemon curd, like most “Lemon Curd Ice Cream” recipes you will encounter on the web. Those are actually heavy cream mixed with lemon curd. For the obsessed Lemon Curd lovers, chances are that you are looking for an ice cream which actually IS Lemon Curd. That’s it, a perfectly balanced ice cream, which fluffs up when churned, does not fill with ice crystals in the freezer and is easily scooped. It is a zesty ice cream, bursting with lemon flavour, enriched with egg yolks and mellowed with the addition of butter. Lemon Curd Ice Cream You do not have to worry about eating…

  • Dark Muscovado Whipped Cream

    Dark Muscovado sugar Whipped Cream ( + bonus Macerated Strawberries )

    In case you are asking: why should a recipe for Whipped Cream even have a place in a recipe blog? The answer is: because being made with Dark Muscovado sugar, it is really special. It makes for taste sensation, it will make you want to cry from happiness. And it opens the door to many new possibilities. This is the Whipped Cream of your dreams and the best way to serve it, by far, is with Macerated Strawberries ( recipe included ). Should it not be strawberry season, you can use almost any fruit you have handy, given that is has the slightest hint of acidity. An acid bite of fruit…

  • strawberries ice cream recipe

    Strawberry Ice Cream recipe

    The stars of this ice cream are actually Strawberries and Cream, it is more of a Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream, and it is as good as it gets. Making homemade ice cream with fruit is quite challenging in general, as the fruit may vary in ripeness and taste, greatly affecting the final outcome of the ice cream’s taste and texture. For this reason, you ought to choose in-season, locally grown and well-ripened strawberries. They should have a sweet taste when eaten plain and a deep red colour when bitten through. If your strawberries are packed with flavour, so will your ice cream. As for the seeds, you may want…