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grand dish of snowballs 200 year old dessert recipe

Grand Dish of Snowballs 200 year old recipe

  A Grand Dish of Snowballs Pare and take out the cores of seven large baking apples ; fill up the holes with quince or apricot marmalade ; then make some good hot paste, and roll it out thin, covering each apple neatly with it ; set them on a baking sheet, and bake them in a ... »

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Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

  Pastry 140g (4.94 ounces) or 2/3 cup butter or margarine 225g (7.94 ounces) or 1 1/4 cups plain flour 50g (1.76 ounces) or 1/4 cup sugar 45g (1.59 ounces) or 3 tablespoons icing sugar 1 teaspoon lemon zest Combine all the ingredient in a bowl. Rub the butter into he flour using your thumbs and infers. Pour the crumbly mixture into a pie tin and press down ... »

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Homemade Coke Recipe

  There are many documents out there claiming to be the secret coca-cola recipe. Coke denies them and when the expensive ingredients have been sourced and the recipes made people inevitably say, "it doesn't taste like coke". Instead of putting all the ingredients together in one batch I decided to keep them all seperate ... »

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Hazelnut Chocolate Dessert Slice

  Chocolate Chantilly Cream Recipe 500g (17.64 ounces) or 2 cups cream 35% fat 180g (6.35 ounces) milk chocolate, chopped Bring the cream to the boil and pour it over the chopped milk chocolate, leave to sit for a couple of minutes and then stir gently until smooth.  Cover and place in the fridge to chill while you prepare the rest of the ... »

Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

I feared that these are the macaron of 2021, a recipe that is totally reliant and egg white beating and folding skills. But with the right recipe they are actually quite achievable.   After many experiments here is a recipe that can be made reliably at home: My Fluffy Japanese Pancake Recipe 2 egg yolks 3 tsp milk 7 ... »

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200 Year Old Apple Tart & Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

  Strawberry Ice Cream TO a pound of preserved fruit, which may be of what kind you choose, add a quart of good cream, the juice of two lemons squeezed into it, and some sugar to your palate. let the whole be rubbed through a fine hair sieve, and if raspberry, strawberry, or any red ... »

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Dessert Plating Ideas

Plating a dessert, or any meal beautifully has an effect of how we perceive the flavours and taste. The exact same dish taste better when presented nicely. Environmental factors can have the same effect. The heavier the cutlery, the more likely people were to rate the food highly. So you'd best ... »

date night dessert recipe

Easy Date Night Dessert for lockdown

Australia is moving towards easing restrictions, beauticians allowed to reopen, school is returning and groups of 20 can gather again in a weeks time. From the news, conversations with subscribers and patrons I know that some parts of the world are still very much in lock-down with covid-19 numbers out of control. For those ... »

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Princess Cake, Icy Wind & Japanese Jiggly Cheesecake Recipe

  What strange times. In an effort to 'flatten the curve' and not overwhelm hospitals, so we can reduce deaths from covid-19, citizens in every country seem to be in lock-down or isolation. Depending on who you are and what situation you are in isolation seems to be bringing up four main states of mind. ... »

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How To Make Sugar Decorations

  Caramel: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon glucose syrup or corn syrup Place the sugar, water and glucose syrup into a pan. Stir over high heat until it is boiling and the sugar has dissolved. Wash down the sides of the pan using a wet pastry brush and leave to boil, unstirred over ... »

Grand trifle 18th century cooking

200 year old grand trifle recipe

  I introduced you to Hannah Glasse in the last 200 year old video that I made for you, if you missed her life story you can catch up on that here. This week I am making Grand Trifle from the 260 Year old cookbook 'The Complete Confectioner' by Hannah Glasse. Back then you ... »

yummy homemade caramel recipe

200 Year Old Confectionary Recipes

  Reading old cookbooks gives us an insight into the lives of women who lived long ago. Preparing desserts was a cumbersome and time consuming process. Imagine hand peeling and grating a pound of almonds to get almond meal. Or pounding sugar in a mortar and pestle to make icing sugar. ... »

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Parisian Meringue Dessert Aux Merveilleux (Wonderful)

  Meringue recipe for domes and circles (makes 45 domes and bases when piped in 3.5cm (1.38 inches) circles) 300g (10.58 ounces) caster sugar or super fine sugar 6 egg whites Beat on high speed until glossy and thick. Pipe as shown in the video and bake for 90 minutes at 100C (212 degrees Fahrenheit). Crispy meringue for the outside 250g (8.82 ounces) caster sugar or super fine sugar 4 egg wh... »

apple fritters 1800's recipe

200 year old Fritter Recipes

Cooking in the 1800's was extremely hard work. Imagine removing all electrical appliances from your kitchen, well actually just turn off the power. Then simplify the shopping centre to only sell the very basic unprocessed essentials. There's a cow out the back of your house that you'll need to milk and of course, there ... »

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Rubik’s Cube Cake

This cake idea is not my invention, it is the brain child of Cedric Grolet, the executive pastry chef at Le Meurice in Paris. It has twenty five individual cubes of dessert sitting on platforms made of chocolate. The recipe below is my own using ingredients and methods that are easy to get at home. To ... »

ice-cream cake

Launching Patreon

I recently wrote a post explaining the current problem with YouTube's Artificial Intelligence algorithm. Controversy, click-bait and constant uploads of duplicated content is the only way to get big views. As an experiment, I uploaded a 'copy-cat' video styled on one of these currently successful channels and ran a poll to see what real-live viewers ... »

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Super Easy Summer Coke Dessert Recipe

Cocacola gave me a challenge to create a new recipe using coke. I experimented with the coke cake and cookie recipes that already exist, but none of them tasted of coke. Although the flavour of coke is distinct it is also quite subtle. After several more experiments I was super excited with ... »

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12 easy pie crust ideas to decorate you pies

Twelve creative pie crust ideas for you to make your pies look amazing. These are all fairly simple and just use store bought pastry. I usually always make my own pastry but there is a bigger picture behind this video that I'd like to discuss. Let's have an honest chat together about the ... »

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Italian Cannoli Recipe – Taormina Sicily


chocolate dome dessert recipe

Chocolate Pistachio Dome Dessert

For most of us catering for a dinner party of twenty guests is quite enough stress. But the chefs on a cruise ship makeing thousands of every menu item in just a normal day. I'm going inside the ships galley on the Crown Princess cruise ship to take a sneak peek at ... »

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Apple Caramel Dessert Recipe

  Some of my favourite flavours are caramel, apple, lemon and cream cheese so I've combined them all into this one dessert. I wasn't 100% happy with the look, I'd probably change the shape up a bit next time, but the flavour was lovely.   To make these caramel apple desserts you will need: Caramel Mousse ... »

coconut dessert recipe

Coconut Dessert Recipe

  This dessert looks like a real coconut but in fact it has a chocolate husk filled with coconut cream mousse and fresh fruit. The servings are rather large if you make them the size of a real coconut, so you'd want to share them between two or make them smaller for individual serves. To ... »

apple shaped dessert recipe ann reardon

Apple Shaped Dessert

    I've seen chefs make apple shaped desserts but they all use expensive apple-shaped silicone molds. If you want to make these at home the expense for the mold can't really be justified. So my challenge today is to find a way to make apple shaped desserts without using a mold. How To ... »

giant ice cream sandwich

Giant Ice-cream Sandwich

  This was quite a challenge, not because of the recipe but due to the filming style. To do the whole recipe in stop motion means it is made up using a series of photos, lots of photos. That is why I chose a simple recipe to make. Jedd is having this one ... »

rainbow pastry

Double Rainbow Apple Pies

My husband declared these to be the yummiest dessert he's ever tasted. If you take a moment to look under the desserts tab on this website you'll realize that, in our house, is a big call. He is however slightly biased because he has always loved apple pies. To make these double rainbow apple ... »

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