Recipe Scene: Layered Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse Dessert

June 20, 2018 Kate Delbridge

This is my adaption of a Thermomix recipe for White chocolate Mousse Cups.
I’m not a massive fan of individually portioned desserts, I like people to have as
much or as little as they want, with plenty of opportunity for seconds. And
thirds. The original recipe calls for a home made sponge between the layers, but
I prefer to make it with tiramisu biscuits – it’s quicker, and also they taste great
with the other flavours. Because the recipe calls for 160 grams coconut milk and
I hate having leftover tins sitting in the fridge for a week til I throw them out, I
use the Ayam brand sachets of dehydrated coconut milk, one sachet with 150
grams of water makes the perfect amount. You can make this dessert with any
seasonal summer fruit. I’ve made this version with strawberries, but have also
included a photo of a mango one. The dessert improves with time – keep
leftovers in the fridge and have a few cheeky spoonfuls whenever you open the
fridge. […]

Recipe Scene: Brown Sugar Banoffee Pavlova Wreath

June 13, 2018 Kate Delbridge

This is a variation on the mixed berry wreath posted a few weeks ago. The substitution of brown sugar instead of white gives the pav a lovely caramel flavour. You can make your own caramel sauce or use a bought one, either is of course completely fine. As a tip, make sure you measure your largest serving plate before making the wreath, you don’t want to be in the awkward position of not having a plate big enough to put the pavlova onto. I also mark out the shape I want on the back of the baking paper first – for me making an even circle shape is harder than it seems! […]

Recipe Scene: Asian Coleslaw

June 6, 2018 Kate Delbridge

When I’m making this coleslaw I often just use whatever veggies I ah vein the crisper, so long as it includes wombok and carrot. The dressing is what really brings it all together, along with the garnishes. I usually make a double batch of it as we all love it so much. […]

Recipe Scene: Healthy Lemon Pie Bites

May 30, 2018 Kate Delbridge

This recipe is lifted from Lola Berry’s The 20/20 Diet Cookbook. Although I’d love to eat cake and biscuits all the time I acknowledge that at times a healthy treat is required. These little bites really fit the bill. They are pretty quick to make and are really nice. I make a batch and put half in the freezer at work for when the shortbread creams are calling me but I feel I should resist. Don’t be tempted to leave the mint out, it adds a really great dimension. My only adjustment is that the recipe calls for the juice of 3 lemons, but I just add one – you still get the lemon taste but the mixture is a little firmer and eaiser to work with. […]

Recipe Scene: Double Chocolate Oatmeal Biscuits

May 23, 2018 Kate Delbridge

For some reason oatmeal biscuits sound so much better that rolled oats biscuits. Nonetheless, regardless of the name these bikkies are great. The recipe makes a lot, so there will be plenty left over biscuits to give to friends or keep in the freezer for when you’re struck with your next biscuit emergency. If you like you can substitute half the choc chips for raisins, sultanas or nuts, use dark chocolate instead, whatever – go wild. […]

Recipe Scene: Fairy Bread Lamingtons

May 16, 2018 Kate Delbridge

A friend told me about these and I had to give them a go. Although they are a bit fiddly and time consuming to make they are well worth it – not just for the wow factor, but because they taste delicious. I use Margaret Fulton’s basic butter cake recipe but you can of course use any cake recipe you like. The icing recipe is from Taste online. The icing will look very runny but it is supposed to be a thin consistency. Make sure you drain each cake really well before dipping in the hundreds and thousands, or else the icing and hundreds and thousands will run off. As with most baking, I think you can’t beat doughnut jam for the filling, but if you don’t have any then any raspberry jam will be delicious. […]

Recipe Scene: Maple Glazed Gingerbread Doughnuts

May 9, 2018 Kate Delbridge

This is actually just a regular cake recipe that I cook in doughnut tins. I also use this really good recipe to make individual gingerbread puddings that make a great dessert when served with a scoop of ice cream. The batter is pretty runny, but don’t be tempted to add any more flour. If you’re making these in doughnut tins, remember to grease the tins well and only half fill with batter – if you over fill they will rise too much and you’ll lose your doughnut hole. You can of course also make this in a regular cake tin. I’m sorry there’s no quantities for the icing, I just guess. […]

Recipe Scene: Cherry Danishes

April 24, 2018 Kate Delbridge

This is an easy, cheats version of a cherry Danish. To make proper Danishes takes quite some time – all that flaky pastry rolling and folding. For this version however I use bought puff pastry. If you’ve got the time then by all means make your own pastry, but if not a good quality butter puff pastry works really well. I make my own custard, but if pressed for time you can use shop bought. I’ve made these with cherries, but they are equally delicious with any fresh or tinned fruit. […]

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