Monday, 1 September 2014

Wimbledon Cake

Another Cake which which uses up strawberries and is a big winner in any household.

Ingredients

Butter for Greasing
3 Eggs
90 Grams of Caster Sugar
90 Grams of Self Raising Flour

Filling and Topping

300 ml whipping cream
125 grams of Strawberries Slices
1 Passion fruit , halved
some Strawberries halved to decorate
2 x 18cm ( 7 inch) Sandwich Cake Tins

Method
Gather Your Ingredients
 Whisk the Eggs  and Sugar for about 8 minutes until it starts to thickens
 Like so
 Then Sift the Flour
 And Fold in , then divide the mixture into 2 sandwich tins
Bake at 190 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes
 Here are the sponges  cooling after being cooked
 Mean while prepare your fruit and Whisk the Whipping creaming
 Cream on the sponge layers and add the fruit
 Spread the Cream on the top of the top sponge layer
 Decorate with Strawberries
 Inside the Cake
 A Lovely Slice


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a traditional English Dessert which is simple to make and very very tasty.

Ingredients

200ml Double or Whipping Cream
200ml Low Fat Yoghurt
5 Bought Meringue nests
200 grams of Strawberries plus extra to Serve
1 Tbsp Icing Sugar
Fruit Coulis

Method
Gather the Ingredients
 Lightly whip the cream and fold into the Yoghurt 
Break the Meringue into bite size  pieces. 
Also crush the strawberries with icing sugar
 Then simply add the Meringue and crush strawberries into the Yoghurt and Cream Mixture
 Then place in a dish and Serve with Strawberries and Fruit Coulis
 Close up of the Eton Mess


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Strawberry and Cream Meringue Roulade

This Dessert is Perfect for the Summer and preat easy to do aswell. I hope you enjoy.

Ingredients

4 Egg Whites
250 grams of Caster Sugar
45 Grams ofFlaked Almonds
Icing sugar for dusting

Filling

300ml of Whipped Cream
250 Grams of Strawberries Quartered
9 inches by 13 inches Swiss Roll tin

Method
Gather Your Ingredients
 Separate your eggs
 Grease the Swiss Roll Tin
 Put Parchment paper on
 Whisk your Egg whites then add Sugar  a little at a time
 Until you have a mergiune like mixtiure liks so
 Spread evenly on the Swiss roll tin and put the almonds on top 
Then bake in the oven at 200 degree celsius for 8 minutes then 160 for 10 minutes until the mergiune 
Has gone brown
 Then get the Merginue out and  leave to cook for 10 minutes
 Whisk the Whipped Cream until it looks like so
 Then turn ur meringue upside down and peel the parchment paper off but making sure there is another sheet of parchment paper at the bottom. Then spread the  whipping cream.
 Add the Strawberries
 Then Roll
 Like so
 Cover with icing sugar
 Enjoy a slice
 Yum

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Barbados Cream

This Recipe is a very old recipe of my mother's dating back some 40 years.

Ingredients
150 ml of Double Cream
300 ml Natural Yoghurt
8 Rounded Tablespoons of Soft Brown Sugar
3Teaspoons of Rum  ( Optional)

Method
Gather your Ingredients
 Whip the Cream
 Mix the Yoghurt in tothe cream and add the Rum (optional)
 Then put this Mixture into 6 Ramekins
 Add the Sugar on the top of each Ramekin
 Then put in the Fridge for 24 hours and then you can Enjoy this simple creamy dessert


Monday, 25 August 2014

Chicken Chasseur

Chicken Chasseur is a famous French Casserole and its one of my favourite French dishes.

Ingredients
Chicken for 4 people
3 Shallots Chopped
2 Garlic Cloves Minced
250 Grams of Mushrooms
Some Flour
1 Glass of White Wine
400 ml of Good Chicken Stock
1 Tbsp of Tomato Puree
Bunch of Chevril , Tarragon , Parsely Chopped
Cornflour mixed with water to thicken the sauce if needed

Method
 Gather Your Ingredients
 Cook your Chicken in a mix of Butter and Olive oil until browned and set aside
 Cook the Mushrooms , Shallots , Garlic for about 6 Minutes until soft
 Add some flour so it absorbs the oil and buttermixture if need be
 Then Add the wine
 Chicken stock and Tomato Puree and bring to a boil
 Add the Chicken and let it simmer away for 30 Minutes
 Add some Cornstarch if needed to thicken the sauce to how you like it,
Then add the Herbs for 2 Minutes then serve
 The Dish Close Up

 The Meal
 
 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Mushroom Fried Rice

This is a new take on fried rice i have adapted recently hope you enjoy.

Ingredients
Cooked Rice for 4 People
120 Grams of Mushrooms
1 Onion
3 Spring Onion
1 Tsp of Minced Garlic
3 Tbsp of Oyster Sauce
salt and pepper
a dash of Seasame Oil
1 Tbsp of Butter
2 Eggs

Method
Gather Your Ingredients
 Chop the Veg Like so
 Scramble the Eggs and set Aside
 Add the Butter to the Pan
 Cook the Onion and Mushroom until soft
 Then add the Spring Onions and Garlic and  cook for 1 Minute
 Then add the cooked Rice
 Then add the Scramble Eggs and Oyster Sauce and Mix well whilst cooking.
Just befor you serve add seasame oil and salt and pepper if needed
 The Dish