Friday, October 19, 2012

Mocha Cream Tart

This is similar to a peppermint crisp tart, except without the mint and with a coffee flavour.  It's an easy dessert to make when you need something simple and sweet. :D

1 can caramel (about 360g)
250 ml cream
1 cup coffee
2 packets Tennis biscuits
  • whip cream until stiff, then fold in caramel (I couldn't get it smooth so there were little lumps of caramel in the mix, but that's ok, it's like getting a little extra sweet surprise now and then hehe)
  • dip the cookies in coffee and lay on bottom of glass dish, then cover with caramel mixture - repeat this 2 or 3 times depending on the size of your dish - finish off with a layer of caramel mixture
  • refrigerate for a few hours before serving, and try to share with others. :) 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Malva Pudding

This is EASILY one of my most favourite desserts in the whole world (if not THE favourite), I LOVE malva pudding!  It's so sweet and so moist and so tasty.  :)  And it's so sinful with all the sugar, hehe.
 For the pudding:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs apricot jam
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb of soda
  • generous pinch of salt
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 cup milk
For the sauce:
  • 1 cup cream
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  1. Beat the egg and sugar well with an electric beater.  Add the jam.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together flour, bicarb and salt
  3. Melt butter and add vinegar - add liquids to the egg mixture alternatively with the flour mixture - beat mixture well
  4. Bake in a greased glass dish at 180 degree C (350 degree F) for 45 minutes to an hour
  5. Sauce - melt together all ingredients and pour over the pudding as soon as it comes out of the oven - you may have to do this slowly to give the liquids chance to soak into the pudding so that it doesn't overflow if you don't have a high baking dish
I don't think I'd ever make this dessert for when we have guests, 'cause I'm too stingy to share THIS one. :)
I dunno if you can see it, but it's SOOOOO moist.

Mmmmm.....served with cream....Although I'm one of those people who like to have some dessert with my cream, I actually enjoy this pudding more without cream - weird, I know....but that's how good it is. :D

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bran Muffins

These are one of my favourite muffins, and even though I don't classify them as a healthy delight, they're at least a tad healthy in that they're full of BRAN. :)
This recipe made 24 normal muffins and 12 mini muffins.

Beat together:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
 Add rest of ingredients & mix well:
  • 2 cups digestive bran
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 raisins
  • 2 1/2 tsp bi-carb of soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
Pour into greased muffin tins.  And don't forget to stir as you pour the muffin mix because the raisins sink to the bottom.  Bake at 180 degrees C for 18-20 minutes (although with my oven the big ones took 15 minutes and the mini muffins took 12 minutes).

Mmmmmmmm.......!  :)