Random Post#2: Brownie Ice Cream Puffs

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These are AMAZING

WOW! The ice cream… the pastry puffs… put them together, You have got to make these.

Prep time:24 hours

Cook time:1 hour

Total Time: 24 hours

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Brownie Ice-Cream
  • Pastry Puffs
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet Chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup whole milk or heavy cream

Method:

  • Melt chocolate at 70% power in the microwave. Stir to melt all the chocolate chips. Add the cream in slowly and stir until completely combined. The ganache should be thin, so if you need to add more cream, add in a teaspoon at a time.
  • Cut puffs in half along the lower third of the puff.
  • Place a small scoop of ice cream onto the pull.
  • Dip the top half into the ganache and place on top of the ice cream.
  • Serve immediately or return to the freezer until ready to serve.

Your kids will love these, your friends will love these, YOU will love these! I promise.

Pavlova

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easy/difficult

12 ingredients

6 serving

Rating: five-star-rating

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs separated
  • 1 1/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 tsp of cornflour
  • tsp of white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 300 ml of thickened cream
  • 2 tbs of icing sugar mixture
  • finely shredded rind and juice of limes
  • 2 bananas, thinly diagonally sliced
  • 3 kiwi fruits, peeled and thinly sliced
  • pup of 2-3 passion- fruit

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 120°C. Line an oven tray with foil. Brush with melted butter and dust with cornflour, shaking off excess. Mark a 24cm-diameter circle on foil.
  • Use an electric mixer to whisk egg whites in a clean dry bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition, until meringue is thick and glossy and sugar dissolved. Rub a little meringue between fingers. If still “gritty” with sugar, continue to whisk until sugar dissolves. Add cornflour, vinegar and vanilla and whisk until just combined. Spoon meringue onto the foil, using the marked circle as a guide. Smooth sides and top of pavlova. Use a small spatula to forms little peaks around edge of pavlova. Bake in oven for 11/2 hours or until pavlova is dry to the touch. Turn off oven. Leave pavlova in oven with the door ajar to cool completely. When completely cold, transfer to serving plate or store in an airtight container until required
  • Use an electric mixer to whisk the cream and icing sugar in a medium bowl until firm peaks form. Spoon cream onto the top of pavlova. Pour lime juice into a ceramic or glass bowl. Add banana slices and toss to coat with juice. Drain. Decorate pavlova with banana, kiwifruit, passion-fruit and lime rind.

Lamingtons

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This is a must taste australian favorite. 

Ingredients:

  • melted butter, to grease
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of cornflour
  • 6 eggs  (approx 59 grams)
  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 1 tbs of boiling water
  • 2 cups of desiccated coconut

Chocolate Icing:

  • 2 cups of icing sugar mixture
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of boiling water

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 160°C. Brush a 19 x 29cm (base measurement) lamington pan with melted butter to lightly grease. Line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang slightly.
  • Sift the combined flours together into a large bowl. Repeat twice.
  • Use an electric beater to whisk the eggs in a large clean, dry bowl until thick and pale. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tbs at a time, whisking well after each addition until mixture is thick and sugar dissolves.
  • Sift the combined flours over the egg mixture. Pour the boiling water down the side of the bowl. Use a large metal spoon to gently fold until just combined. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn cake onto a wire rack, cover with a clean tea towel and set aside overnight to cool
  • Trim the edges of the cake and cut into 15 squares. Spread the coconut over a plate.
  • To make the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a medium bowl. Add the milk and water and stir until smooth.
  • Use 2 forks to dip 1 cake square into the warm icing to evenly coat. Allow any excess icing to drip off. Use your fingers to roll the cake in the coconut to evenly coat, then place on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining cake squares, icing and coconut. Set aside for 1 hour or until icing sets.

 

Chocolate Pudding

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Preparation time: 50-60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • melted butter, to grease
  • 1 cup of self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup of caster
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • thickened cream, to serve

Chocolate sauce:

  • 3/4 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 tbs of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of boiling water

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Brush 1.5L capacity ovenproof dish with melted butter to lightly grease
  • Combine the flour, sugar and cocoa butter in a medium bowl. Make a well in the centre. Combine the milk, butter and egg in a large jug. Gradually pour the prepared dish and use the back of the spoon to smooth the surface
  • to make the chocolate sauce, swift the sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Sprinkle over the pudding mixture in the dish. Gently pour the pudding mixture in the dish. Gently pour the boiling water over the cocoa mixture
  • Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes or until cake-like top forms and a skewer inserted halfway into the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool. Serve with thickened cream if desired.

Vanilla Slice

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Preparation time: 15 to 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup of caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup of custard powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of cream
  • 2-2 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Icing:

  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1teaspoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • hot water

Method:

  • Place puff pastry on lined oven tray. Pic with fork and bake for 10-15 minutes at 220 Celsius
  • Put sugar, custard powder and cream into saucepan and stir over a medium heat until it starts to thicken.
  • Add milk 1/2 a cup at a time and whisk continuously until  the custard is custard.
  • Let everything cool slightly. Place in a 22cm square tin, pastry, custard, pastry the icing
  • Icing: Placing the sugar, butter and vanilla in a bowl and add enough hot water to make thin to medium textured icing.

Recipe notes:

Best after 12-24 hours in the refrigerator but can be eaten in as 3 hours.

Random recipe#1-Banana and ice-cream Tarts

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6 ingredients, average difficulty and serving 8

  • Preparation time 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 small frozen sweet shortcrust tart cases
  • 1/2 x 380g can Top ‘n’ Fill caramel
  • 1 large banana thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of caramel swirl ice-cream

Peanut praline:

  • 1/3 caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped salted  peanuts

Method:

  • Make praline Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons cold water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved (don’t boil). Increase heat to medium. Bring to the boil. Cook, without stirring, for 8 to 10 minutes or until deep golden. Remove from heat. Stir in peanuts. Pour mixture, in a thin stream, on prepared tray. Stand at room temperature until set. Break into small pieces.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan-forced. Place tart cases (in foil) on a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Place on a wire rack. Remove from foil cases. Cool.
  • Spoon 3 level teaspoons caramel into each pastry case. Top each with 2 slices banana and a small scoop of ice-cream. Sprinkle with praline. Serve and enjoy 🙂