Frostings

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 7th, 2009

Each year I have been making the same Christmas Cake year after year after year and I still love it and will be making it again some time in the future. However, I still want to experiment with new things and this year I am making a Christmas Cake based on the older recipe but […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 7th, 2007

Royal icing is a type of dessert icing which dries to a hard, glossy finish. It will be solid white when dry, unless it is coloured. This simple icing can be used for cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and a range of other baked goods, and in addition to being spread onto desserts, it can also be […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 4th, 2007

Almond paste is made from ground almonds and sugar, typically 50-55%, with a small amount of cooking oil, beaten eggs, heavy cream or corn syrup added to bind the two ingredients. It is similar to marzipan but marzipan contains more sugar than almond paste, and often contains additional ingredients such as food preserves and food […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 1st, 2007

  Some cakes which are not part of our culinary habits have been adapted by us and added to our cuisine. Among these cakes is the Christmas cake, which must have been introduced to us when Cyprus was a British Colony. I can remember it from my childhood and I have been doing this recipe […]

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Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 1st, 2007

This is the traditional English Christmas cake recipe.  I have never made this recipe but it was given to me by a friend of mine, who makes it every year. English Traditional Christmas cake Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking time: 4 hours Ingredients: 9 oz plain flour ½ level teaspoon salt 1 level teaspoon ground […]

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