Creams-puddings

Ivy on Ιουλίου 1st, 2008

On Sunday I had a crave for something sweet so I went to the kitchen to see what I could prepare. I looked in my pantry and there was not enough sugar and there was no corn flour (corn starch). Instead I had some brown sugar, condensed sweet milk and gelatine, so I decided to […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 21st, 2008

I based this dessert, on a cream my mother used to make in Cyprus called Paris on Ice, which was flavoured with masticha (mastic resin). For those of you who are not familiar with the mastic resin, it is an evergreen shrub or small tree of the Pistacio family growing up to 4 m (13 […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 5th, 2008

  The Mille-feuilles or Millefeuilles (in French meaning “thousand sheets”), known also as Napoleon, is a two or three layer sandwich of puff pastry, alternating with a sweet filling, typically pastry cream, but sometimes whipped cream, or jam. It is usually glazed with icing or fondant in alternating white and brown (chocolate) strips and combed. […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 8th, 2007

This is one of those recipes we used to make in Cyprus, which is probably again another recipe we learned making from the British who were (and still hold Cypriot territory by having two Sovereign base areas) on the island for so many years. My mother used to make this pudding with biscuits and condensed […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 29th, 2007

In Greece we call this dessert kormos, which means log as it resembles like a  tree log.  The basic thing for this recipe is the sponge cake. All other ingredients may be adjusted to our taste and preferences. For instance the filling cream may be only whipping cream or only jam or both, or crème […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 26th, 2007

This dessert is a favourite with my family, not only as a dessert, but as a special treat. The end result of this version should be more a cream than a «set» pudding, and instead of chilling, try serving it at room temperature. This recipe is easy and has few ingredients, but it needs pretty […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

According to the Greek Orthodox religion, nearly every day of the year is dedicated to a Christian saint or Martyr. Each church is devoted to a particular saint and that saint’s name day is celebrated on the saint’s birthday or day of death. These celebrations are usually celebrated with a Panigyri (fair or festival) and […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Several days ago I gave you a recipe for a Birthday cake which I called Black Temptation. Today I am going to give you a similar recipe with similar ingredients but have made a few changes and the taste is completely different. Ingredients: You need a sponge cake (see recipe).   Add 1 tbsp lemon zest. […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Galaktompoureko is possibly the king of sweets for many in Greece and the one I prefer the most.   A fabulous semolina cream, rich and consistent, lies in the middle, between thin layers of crispy phyllo which is bathed in syrup. It’s one of my favourite desserts and if I didn’t mind the calories, I […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Using the basic recipe for making a Spong Cake, there are so many ways to decorate it by just using your favourite ingredients. Here is one of my favourites: We shall need: Ingredients: 1 dose of sponge cake (see recipe) 1 dose of pastry cream (see recipe) 1 dose of whipping cream (see recipe) syrup […]

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