Friday, July 22, 2005

Ice-cream Sundae

This is a delicsiously simple. Can be altered to suit tastes and quantities altered to suit the number of people it is feeding. The sauce is very rich so you will not need a large serving. There are no set quantities for the ingredients as it is a case of add as much or as little as you want.







Ingredients
strawberries, hulled and quartered
bananas
ice-cream
macadamias roughly chopped
chocolate sauce

Chocolate Sauce Ingredients
marshmallows (approx 2 handfuls)
cooking chocolate (approx 1/2 block)
cream (1/2 cup)

Method
  1. Place chocolate, marshmallows and cream in a small saucepan. Heat (do NOT boil) and stir until ingredients are melted and combined.
  2. Place ice-cream, strawberries and banana in a bowl, top with sauce and chopped macadamia nuts.
  3. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Strawberry Stack

This is a delicious, simple dessert best made close to serving.
You could change the strawberries for fruit that is in season, tinned fruit or frozen fruit. You can use vanilla beans instead of the paste that I used, or just a simple dash of vanilla essence is just as good.



Ingredients

2 sheets ready made/rolled puff pastry
600ml pure cream (can substitute with thickened cream)
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
2 punnets strawberries (or 1 large punnet), hulled
2 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

Method
  1. Pre-heat oven according to the packet directions.
  2. Cut each sheet of pastry into 4 peices each and place on a greased tray (you can use grease proof paper or a non-stick tray)
  3. Bake according to the packet directions. Once cooked, take out and allow to cool.
  4. While the pastry is cooking, wash 1/2 strawberries and place in a saucepan.
  5. Place white sugar in the saucepan and gently bring to the boil. Strawberries will be ready once the sugar has dissolved and the fruit has softened.
  6. Place cream, icing sugar, and vanilla into a bowl, beat until soft peaks are formed.
  7. Wash, hull and slice remaining strawberries.
  8. Split cooked pastry in half.
  9. Place one peice of pastry on the plate, followed by a spoonfull of cream, and then some strawberry slices. Repeat. Place a third peice of pastry on top, a spoonful of cream and then pour the strawberry syrup over it.
  10. Serve immediately.