Chilled Lime-Ice cream Pie

 Lemon Cream Dessert

 

Time: 1 hr


Idle time: 30 min


 Serves : 10


 Materials:

  • Stainless steel bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • 9” pie dish

 
Base Layer:

          Ingredients :

 

  • Marie Biscuit – 1 pkt
  • Butter – 1/3 cup


         Method :

  • Mix biscuit crumbs and melted butter until well blended. Press the mixture into the 9” pie dish.
  • Chill for about 1 hr.

 

Ice-cream layer:Ice cream Layer of Lime Pie


Ingredient: Vanilla Ice cream


Lime Layer:


      Ingredients:

  • Unsalted Butter ( room temp) –  4 tbsp
  • Lime juice – 1/3 cup
  • Lime zest – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – ¾ cupLemon Dessert with Vanilla Ice cream
  • Eggs – 3


    Method:

  • In a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of boiling water, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice until blended. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes thick like a custard. This will take approximately 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Add the lime zest and the butter and whisk into the mixture until the butter has melted. The mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Cover with a cellophane immediately (so a skin doesn’t form) and refrigerate.

Finally!!!!

  • Over the biscuit layer, add a layer of Vanilla Ice cream, creating a small dent in the center.
  • Pour the chilled lime pudding in the center.
  • Freeze until ready to eat. 

Tips:

  • Be careful not to curdle the lime curd by stirring continuously.
  • You can use a lime favoured custard if you want to save time. But do try this out, it’s worth it.
  • Ensure that you cover the lime curd with a cellophane, so that the skin layer does not form
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Freshly Baked Buns Stuffed

Dont you love freshly baked bread straight out of the oven. Well here is a recipe for freshly baked buns stuffed with almost anything you love. My mom’s friend shared this with us and I’m so glad she did coz it’s my absolute favourite. I experimented it with whole wheat flour and it’s just as good.

This time, I just shaped them into round shaped balls. Next time, I’m going to try croissant shaped.

hot Bread

Time: 10 min – preparation time
2 hrs – idle time
15 min – Bake time
Serves: 20 piecesMini sausage rolls


Material:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking tray


Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour or Wheat flour– 2 cups
  • Active Dry yeast – 1 tsp
  • Egg – 1 whole egg
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Milk powder – 1 tbsp / or substitute fresh milk – 1/4 cup
  • Warm water to knead
  • Filling – frankfurters, cheese wedges, jam ( almost anything you’d like to fill it with)

Method:

  • In a mixing bowl, add the flour, yeast, salt, sugar and egg. Beat the egg a bit before adding. Also add the milk powder, if you are substituting with fresh milk, ensure that it is warm before adding. Mix well by adding little warm water, till it forms a ball.
  • Knead well for about 5 minutes. Store in a covered bowl in a warm place for about 2 hours.
  • The dough should more or less double in size. If not, don’t worry… proceed. No turning back!

Mini buns stuffed with sausage

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. Divide the dough into 20 small balls.
  • Press a ball against the palm of your hand till it is a flat circle. Fill it with a bit of the stuffing.
  • Close up to form a ball. Ensure you press the ends together so that it does not open up while baking.
  • Place a wax sheet on a baking tray and place the buns on it.
  • To give it a bit of a golden look, you can brush a beaten egg on the top of the buns
  • Bake at 400 F for 10 – 15 min. You can broil for about 1 min, to ensure that the top of the buns golden.
  • Remove and cool, before packing in an air-tight container.
  • You can heat it up a bit before serving, as it tastes great warm.

The whole house smells of fresh bread!!!!

Tips:

  • If substituting with Wheat flour, add more water as whole wheat soaks up more water.
  • Ensure you use lukewarm water and not boiling hot water as it inhibits the yeast.

Quick Strawberry Topping

 

Strawberry Apple Jam

I love strawberries and what better than to have a receipe of one with a variety of uses – having a topping over your icecream or spread it over a slice of toast or mixed with milk. Hence I wanted something which was not too sweet yet just enough to keep me coming back for more. I got the idea for this recipe from The Barefoot Contessa .  I reduced the sweetness and I added few more fruits, so that the strawberry taste is not too over powering.

Time: 35 minStrawberry Jam


Serves: 10

Material:

  1. 2 litre Non stick Saucepan
  2. Wooden spoon

Ingredients:

  1. Strawberries – 2 pkts ( ~ 20 pieces )
  2. Orange juice – 1/2 cup
  3. Apple – ½
  4. Pear – ½
  5. Raisons – 1 tbsp
  6. Sugar – 1 cup
  7. Triple Sec liqueur – 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Wash and cut the strawberries into bits and put it into the saucepan. Add a cup of sugar and cook on medium flame. Stir once in a while until the sugar melts. Gently press the strawberries, so that they mash up a bit.
  2. After the sugar has completely melted, pour in the orange juice and mix well. Add a tsp of Triple Sec liqueur. It adds a spunk.
  3. Cut the apple and pear into very fine bits and add this to the strawberry along with the raisons. Continue stirring over a medium flame for about 20 min till it has a thick syrup like consistency.
  4. Voila!! You are done! Take it off the stove and let it cool before refrigerating.

 

Tips:

  1. You can add more sugar if the strawberries are not sweet enough. I added a little less, so that I could use this topping on a variety.
  2. Make sure you constantly stir the sugar and add the orange juice as soon as the sugar is melted, else the sugar will burn.

 

Chocolate Biscuit Pudding


Time: 15 minChocolate Biscuit Cake

Serves: 15

Material:

  1. 9” pie dish
  2. 2 medium mixing bowls

Ingredients:

  1. Marie biscuit – 2 pkts
  2. Coffee powder – 3 tsp
  3. Nutella – 1 tin
  4. Nestle cream – 1 tin
  5. Sugar – 3 tsp

Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add coffee powder to a cup of hot water. Dip marie biscuits in the coffee mix, one at a time and layer the bottom of the dish. Don’t soak the biscuits too long, else they will fall apart. Fill in the empty gaps.
  2. In another mixing bowl, mix well the nestle cream and sugar. Spread a layer over the biscuits.  
  3. Spread a layer of nutella over this.
  4. Put another layer of soaked biscuits, followed by cream and finally nutella.
  5. You can design the top layer of chocolate to look attractive.


Tips:

  1. Use a glass dish, so that you can see the beautiful colours of chocolate and ensure that the dish is not deeper than 2”.
  2. Dont worry if the biscuits do fall apart after soaked in coffee, just keep it aside and use it to fill in the gaps.
  3. Mix the sugar well in the nestle cream so that no granules remain. You can substitute with powdered sugar.
  4. 2 layers of the recipe is good. I’ve not tried more coz I feel it would be too much biscuit.