Monday, May 13, 2013

Boston Cream Pie




 Boston Cream Pie made from scratch. Who can resist? Two golden layers of cake and a layer of custard cream cream all topped off with a delicious thick layer of chocolate.

 Ingredients Cake

 1 tsp orange zest
 2 eggs
 1 cup milk
 3 tsps baking powder
 1/2 tsp salt
 2 1/2 cups of flour
 1 cup of sugar
 1/2 cup of butter
 1 tsp vanilla

 Filling

 3 tbsps flour
 2 eggs
 2 tbsps butter
 3/4 cup sugar
 dash salt
 1 tsp vanilla
 2 cups cold milk

 Frosting

 3 tbsps butter
 6-7 tsps cocoa powder
 dash of vanilla
 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
 1/4 cup water


Zucchini Tart




 A filo dough base, fresh zucchini and tomato layered over a bed of yogurt seasoned with lemon juice,garlic and basil. This tart is super easy to make, tastes fantastic and bonus, it's low calorie too!

 Filo Dough Recipe
http://supersimplekitchen.blogspot.gr/2013/05/filo-doughphyllo-dough.html

Filling
1 cup of yogurt
2 zucchini
2 tomato's
1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or mint leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
salt and pepper
olive oil (approximately 1/4 of a cup)


Fruit Tart Fresh Loquat




A super simple,super delicious fresh fruit tart. Filled  with vanilla pastry creme,topped with fresh loquats and garnished with mint. Really easy to make and a fabulous taste sensation!
Loquats are a delicious little fruit that flavor wise resemble a cross between apricot and mango. They're also loaded with vitamin A and antioxidants. If you've never had them, give them a try.

Fruit glaze
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abu2tVOlK1Q

Shortcrust Pastry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VafofJ4CvxI

Pastry Creme
2 cups of cold milk
2 1/2 tbsps flour
1 egg
4 tsps sugar
dash of salt
dash of vanilla
4 tablespoons powdered sugar

Topping
Fresh loquats (1 per tart)
Fresh mint leaves (garnish)

Yields approximately 12-15 tarts depending on the size made.


Filo Dough/Phyllo Dough



A quick an easy recipe for making your own filo (phyllo) dough. It's easy, it's healthy and  it's low in calories.

Ingredients


1 cup of water
2 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil

Spinach Pie Super Simple




A fantastic and tasty simple spinach pie. Made with a few simple ingredients and a filo dough made from scratch,this spinach pie is low fat and low calorie. It's fast,it's easy and it's healthy. Great for a snack,lunch or even a light dinner.

Ingredients

Filo dough
1 cup of water
2 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
sesame seeds for top (optional)

Filling
4-6 cups chopped spinach
1 small red onion
1-2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
salt/pepper
mint leaves for garnish(optional)


Super Simple Fruit Glaze



A delicious non -cornstarch based fruit glaze that will add shimmer to your fruit,enhance it's color and prevent it from discoloring. Super simple to make. Perfect for pies,tarts and pastries.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup of sugar
dash of lemon zest

Super Simple Lemon Curd




A super simple easy to make delicious lemon curd. With this method you get a nice silky smooth ,creamy lemon curd. Fantastic in pies,in pastry on scones and pancakes

Ingredients

7 ounces of sugar
7 ounces of lemon juice
3 whole eggs + 2 egg yolks
6 tablespoons of butter

Shortcrust Pastry Super Simple




A super simple shortcrust pastry dough that's easy to make and handle. This dough rolls out easily without cracking and is very manageable as far as handling goes.

Ingredients

2 cups of flour
1 cup of butter
salt (approximately 1 teaspoon)
1/2 cup of water


Strawberry Lemon Curd Tarts




Shortcrust pastry tarts filled with delicious lemon curd, topped with fresh strawberries and pistachio nuts. Easy to make and absolutely fantastic! The finishing glaze on the strawberries is non-cornstarch based making for a wonderful experience of taste and texture,. it's also healthier for you.

Ingredients

Shortcrust pastry

2 cups of flour
1 cup of butter
salt (approximately 1 teaspoon)
1/2 cup of water

Lemon Curd

7 ounces of sugar
7 ounces of lemon juice
3 whole eggs + 2 egg yolks
6 tablespoons of butter

Topping

1 pint to 1 quart of strawberries

Fruit Glaze
1 1/2 cups of water
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup of sugar
dash of lemon zest

Yields approximately 15 tarts depending on the size of the tart shells you are using.




French Toast & Strawberry Butter




French toast garnished with strawberry butter,fresh strawberries and powdered sugar.

Ingredients

4 thick slices of bread
2 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
dash of vanilla
4 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons  strawberry preserves
1/2 cup of butter
1/4-1/2 cup of powdered sugar
2-4 fresh mint leaves

Caution- do not over sweeten your butter.You just want to add enough powdered sugar to lightly sweeten and firm enough for piping.


Super Simple Bread





Super simple bread recipe. Instant gratification,no waiting hours on end or overnight. This is a fast and simple dough to make that's extremely versatile and can be used for a variety of things. It can also be used as a pizza crust, to make bagels and more. In this video I show you how to make a round loaf bread and a great pull apart bread loaf that breaks off into individual rolls.

Ingredients

2 cups warm water
1 1/2 tsps salt
1/2 tsp sugar or honey
1 package dry yeast
2  tbsps olive oil
4-6 cups of flour
3 tbsps sesame seeds