Mini Scones

I made these over the weekend, using my moms recipe. I have to admit they taste better when she makes them (of course!).

This recipe is quite a large one, I made half of it.

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Full recipe before halving:

  • 4 full cups of cake flour
  • 6 tsp royal baking powder
  • ¾  t bicarb
  • ± ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ pound butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2t vanilla essence + 2 t banana essence

Bake on 180ºC until golden.

Serve with jam + cream or cheese or just plain butter.

Chocolate nougat semi-freddo

I bought last month’s edition of the Essentials magazine as they had a bunch of recipes for the new season. I decided to try this dessert.


What you need:

  • 385g condensed milk
  • 300ml cream
  • 100g nougat, chopped
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • dark chocolate

Grease a small loaf tin with butter. Pour a 385g tin condensed milk into a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk 300ml cream and fold into the condensed milk with 1t vanilla extract and 100g nougat, chopped.

Pour the mixture into the tin and freeze for at least 4 hours. Turn out onto a plate. Use a potato peeler to make shavings from a bar of dark chocolate, to sprinkle over the top.

Warning: Not suitable for anyone leading a healthy lifestyle

Strawberry Frappe

I couldnt resist buying some strawberries from Woolworths. They were on special for the week, and the portion was increased, at no extra cost. I thought ok, am definitely getting some! I decided to make a frappe.

What you need

  • about 6 fresh strawberries
  • 120ml milk
  • 60ml cream
  • 2T sugar
  • crushed ice – optional

Method

  1. Wash and hull strawberries. Chop up roughly.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a strawberry.

I really enjoyed this drink. Its definitely not healthy as you can taste the cream in this one. The strawberries were chopped into small bits and it was chewy. Perfect for summer.

Mini Muffins – 3 ingedients

I’ve made another one of these, the mini muffins. Although I dont know why it isn’t called mini cupcakes? So I decided it might look nice with a little decoration on top.

This is what you need:

  • 1 cup self raising flour sifted
  • 1 cup thickened cream, not whipped
  • 3T sugar

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Pour into mini muffin tray.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes at  180ºC.

Perfect for the kids to try!

If you’d like to try these 3 ingredient recipes, check it out here.

Scones – with 3 ingredients

A friend of mine sent me a bunch of recipes that require 3 ingredients (or less) to make. I thought, wow, how cool is that.

There were some baking stuff – scones, muffins and cakes. Also some main dishes – sweet and spicy chicken, baked fish (I think I might try that next) and Moroccan salmon.

I decided to try the scones. The following recipe is what was given, I decided to make half the recipe.

What you need:

  • 4 cups self raising flour
  • 300ml cream
  • 1 can lemonde

Method:

  1. Sift self raising flour into a bowl, make a well and pour in cream and lemonade.
  2. Mix to make a firm dough. (I added a little more flour here to make it firm)
  3. Roll out and cut with a scone cutter.
  4. Bake in a hot oven until golden brown.

I baked it on 180ºC.

Serve with jam and cream or cheese if you prefer savoury. Due to the lack of sugar, I opted for jam + cream.

Well what do you know, it works!

Iced Cinnamon Coffee

I’m waiting for summer to get here and I thought this would be a nice alternate. I found this recipe online. Its very rich, so if you’re having a girls night in or opting to stay in instead of going out (which is exactly what I did last weekend), this would be nice to enjoy while relaxing at home.

What you need:

  • 2T instant coffee powder
  • 2T brown sugar
  • 80ml hot water
  • 500ml stork crèmendous / cream
  • 750ml milk
  • vanilla ice cream
  • cinnamon, to sprinkle

Combine coffee, sugar and water in a blender.
Add stork crèmendous and milk, blending until smooth.
Refrigerate coffee mixture until very cold.
Pour into glasses, top with ice-cream, place a cinnamon stick into each glass and sprinkle with cinnamon powder.

Come on summer!

Mixed Berry Syllabub

Syllabub is a traditional English dessert, popular from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It is usually made from rich milk or cream seasoned with sugar and wine – Wikipedia.

For the following recipe, I eliminated the wine. I’ve got this from, as you might have guessed, Australia Women’s Weekly. I’m really enjoying trying the different dishes.

What you need:

  • mixed berrys
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 1t lemon juice
  • grated lemon rind
  • castor sugar (sweetened to your liking)

Beat the cream, sugar, lemon juice and rind until soft peak.

Arrange berrys in a dessert bowl and spoon whipped mixture over. Ready to eat.