czwartek, 31 stycznia 2013

Double Cream in lead role

Last time i went a bit crazy with my shopping and bought too much double cream. So I decided to use it in a very sweet way and this time prepare something cold. A cake to evoke at least a bit of sunshine. In the mean time I have created a really quick cupcake- the recipe for them you can find here.


1 litre double cream
2 jelly
2 tablespoons gelatine
7 tablespoons icing sugar
Chosen fruits
Pack of digestive biscuits- I used ginger ones
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Wash fruits and dry them. Mix gelatine with a bit of cold water, after few minutes melt it with hot water. Prepare one jelly- melt it in glass of hot water.

Break biscuit into small pieces and melt the butter.

Mix biscuit with butter and put on the bottom of pie pan. Put it into fridge.

 Take ½ litre of double cream. Warm a dash of it and combine with 5 tablespoons of icing sugar.

Mix double cream with sugar and gelatine. Transfer it to pan and add blueberry (or chosen fruits).

Whisk remaining double cream, add 2 tablespoons of icing sugar and jelly. Stir it gently. At the end add raspberry and transfer to pan.

Put the setting jelly on the top of the cake. It is best to leave cake for a whole night in fridge. :)

wtorek, 29 stycznia 2013

Sweet Hearts

So, soon it's Valentine's Day, (OK in two weeks actually!), but it is worth beginning to think about a gift for your other half. What's a connection to Valentine's Day? A heart. And you have to admit that there is nothing better than sweet hearts made with your own hands. Maybe it will be a good idea then to test this simple recipe and surprise your man.



100g Madeira 
Cake- i’ve given recipe n previous post
100 g Oreo
200g milk chocolate
200 g white chocolate
Red food colouring
Lollipop sticks
Any decoration

Crumble the cake into small pieces.

The same with the oreo. The best way is to grind them in a blender. Then add them to bowl.

Break the milk chocolate into small pieces and melt it using a water bath, stirring continuously.

Then add melted chocolate to the bowl and combine all ingredients.

When the cake is ready, make chosen shapes by hand. I chose hearts, but you can make any shape you like.

Put them on some baking paper and wait until they set. It is best to put the lollypop sticks in them before they set properly. Leave for about 2 hours to set, and then you can begin decorating.

 Melt the white chocolate (the same way we melted the milk chocolate) and add red colouring.

Carefully cover the hearts with the white chocolate and leave to set. 

Decorate however you like.

How would you like to be eating a heart like that when watching a movie together on Valentine's Day?