Custard Tart

Custard Tart 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/4 cup self-raising flour 1/4 cup caster sugar 90g butter 1 egg 2 teaspoons water, approximately ground nutmeg Custard: 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 cups milk 1. Sift flours and sugar into bowl, rub...

Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts Savoury Shortcrust Pastry: 150g unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1.5cm cubes 300g plain flour, chilled 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp vinegar, chilled with 85ml water Remove butter from fridge 20 mins before you start mixing, the butter should be just...

Baked Passionfruit Custards

Baked Passionfruit Custards Makes 6 750ml cream grated zest 1/2 orange 8 egg yolks 150g caster sugar 8 passionfruit Preheat oven to 160°C. Place a tea towel on the bottom of a baking dish large enough to hold six 200ml ramekins. Heat cream and orange zest in a saucepan...

No Egg Custard (Age: 8 Months +)

No Egg Custard Age: 8 Months + 250mls milk 2 tsp sugar 50mls milk and 1 Tbsp custard powder – blended together Heat milk and sugar in saucepan slowly. When nearly boiling add blended milk/custard powder. Stir continuously till thickens and starts to boil. Cool slightly and refrigerate. Microwave...

Lemon Banana Tart

Lemon Banana Tart Pastry: 1 heaped tablespoon butter 2 good tablespoons sugar 2 cups self-raising flour 1 egg Filling: 1 cup sugar 1 large lemon 1 cup water 6 bananas 2 teaspoons custard powder Pastry: 1. Beat butter and sugar, add egg then flour. Press into large tart plate...

Passionfruit Soufflé

Photo by Julie O’Malley Passionfruit Soufflé Serves 6 1-2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened 50g caster sugar, plus extra to sprinkle 1 generous cup of crème patisserie pulp from 6 passionfruits 2 Tbsp whipped cream 6 egg whites a pinch of cream of tartar 1 Tbsp caster sugar icing sugar,...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – T

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z tabasco sauce: a thin spicy sauce made of vinegar, red peppers, and salt. This sauce is commonly used with Creole food, chilli con...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – P

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z paella: a Spanish rice dish originating in the town of Valencia. There are hundreds of recipes for paella, all claiming to be authentic....

Cook’s Encyclopedia – D

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z dacquoise: a cake made of nut meringues layered with whipped cream or butter cream. The nut meringue disks are also referred to as...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – C

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z cabernet vinegar: aged red wine vinegar made from the must of cabernet sauvignon grapes. cachous: small, round, cake-decorating sweets available in silver, gold...

Coffee Rum and Raisin Ice Cream

Coffee Rum and Raisin Ice Cream 75g raisins 1/4 cup dark rum (or port) 300ml double cream 300ml single cream 2 small handfuls (50g) coffee beans (or 2 tbsp ground coffee) 1 vanilla bean 6 egg yolks 150g caster sugar 2 tsp custard powder Cover raisins with rum and...

INTRODUCING SOLIDS

INTRODUCING SOLIDS WHEN? A full-term, healthy baby who is breast-fed or fed a formula adequately supplemented with vitamins and minerals has no nutritional requirements other than milk for the first 4 to 6 months of life. There is no magic age at which it is `just right’ to introduce...

Mem’s Trifle

Mem’s Trifle Sweet Sherry Stale Sponge Cake Jelly Tin Sliced Peaches Custard Cream crushed nuts Dice up sponge cake into squares about 1 inch. Place into a seperate bowl and sprinkle enough sherry over for your taste .. carefully mix it in .. you can also sprinkle some peach...