Boston cream doughnuts

I have love doughnuts from when I was a teeny tiny child, when I would shopping with my gran, as soon as we stepped in to the super market, I would run to the bakery counter and pick out a doughnut and then my gran would put me in the trolley and do her shopping while I contently ate the doughnut.

When I came across this recipe I knew I had to give it a try in memory of our shopping trips with Granny Grey.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 x roll store bought puff pastry.
  • 1 x pack vanilla pudding mixture.
  • 1 ΒΌ x cup milk.
  • 1 x cup cream.
  • 2 x tsp vanilla essence.
  • 1 x cup icing sugar.
  • ΒΌ x cup cocoa powder.
  • A little melted margarine.

Method:

  • Roll out the puff pastry onto a floured surface.image
  • Brush with melted margarine.
  • Fold in half, lengthwise.
  • Using a circle cookie cutter cut out circle rounds.image
  • Place on a greased baking tray.
  • Using a tooth pick, prick 3 holes in the puff pastry.
  • Pop into the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Deep fry each round until they are nice and golden brown.image
  • Remove from the oil and place on hand towel to drain excess oil.
  • In a bowl, pour the vanilla pudding mixture, 1 cup milk, cream and 1 tsp vanilla essence, mix well till nice and thick.image
  • Pour the mixture into a pipping bag that is fitted with a star tip.
  • Press the tip into the side of the doughnut and fill the doughnut with the cream mixture.
  • Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix the icing sugar, cocoa powder, 1tsp vanilla essence and the ΒΌ cup milk, mix till everything is well combined.image
  • Dip the top of the doughnut into the mixture.
  • Place on a plate and allow to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes till the icing is set.

Banoffee pie

I love this pie… I can eat it for breakfast, lunch and supper and even as a mid night snack.

When I first heard about this pie I thought it would be so complicated, when in fact it is really simple and doesn’t even need to be baked in the oven.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 x 200g packet of tennis biscuits, crushed.
  • 100g x melted rama margarine.
  • 1 x 380g tin of caramel.
  • 3 x bananas, peeled and sliced.
  • 250g x cream, whipped till soft peaks can be formed.
  • Flake and some toffee sauce – for decorating the top.

Method:image

  • In a bowl, mix the crushed tennis biscuits with the melted margarine.
  • Pour into a greased dish and gentle press the mixture down and spread evenly along the bottom of your dish to create your base.
  • Pour the caramel into a dish and heat in the microwave till it is nice and soft and pouring consistency.
  • Pour the caramel over the biscuit base.
  • layer your sliced bananas ontop of the caramel layer.
  • Evenly spread the whipped cream over the top.
  • Grate the flake over the cream and drizzle some toffee sauce.
  • Pop into the fridge and allow to chill for an hour.

Oreo tart

I can up with this recipe all by myself.

Why not, I love cremora tart and I love Oreo’s even more so why not combine the two together and hey presto I have made the perfect dessert

 

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Ingredients:

– 125ml x boiling water.

– 250g x cremora powder.

– 2 x packs oreo biscuits.

– 125ml x lemon juice.

– 1 x tin of condense milk

– 60g x melted butter.

Method:

– separate the biscuits from each other and remove the cream from the inside.image

– Crush your biscuits and mix it with the melted butter.

– Grease your spring form cake tin Β and press down the biscuit mixture evenly onto the bottom of the dish.image

– In another bowl mix the cremora and boiling water till everything is well combined.

– Add the condense milk and mix for about 2 minutes.

– Add the lemon juice and mix till it starts to get thick.

– Once thick add the cream removed from the biscuits.

– Place a layer of biscuits around the side of the side of your cake tin.image

– Pour half the mixture over the biscuit mix and place another layer on oreo biscuits ontop of the condense milk mixture.image

– Pour the remaining cremora mixture over the oreo biscuits.

– grate oreo over the top.img_4533

– Refrigerate for an hour or till set

Mary Berry’s cheesecake

I love cheese cake and this recipe is so simple and easy to make and it doesn’t require any baking.

For an eggless option, use an eggless tennis biscuit.

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Ingredients for the base:

  • 1 x packets of tennis biscuits, that have been crushed.
  • 100g x melted rama margarine.
  • 25g x Demerara sugar, if you do not have Demerara sugar you can use castor sugar.

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 1 x tub whipping cream.
  • 1 x tin condense milk.
  • 1 x tub of plain cream cheese.
  • Grated zest of 3 lemons and keep the juice of these lemons.
  • Fresh strawberries hulled and halved for decorated purposes.

Method:

  • Mix the melted margarine, sugar and crushed tennis biscuits together.
  • Press evenly over the base of a spring form cake tin and set aside.
  • In a bowl mix the cream, condense milk, cream cheese and lemon zest till well combined.
  • Add the lemon juice and whisk till the mixture starts to thicken.
  • Pour the mixture over the tennis biscuits and pop into the fridge over night to set.
  • Before you serve the cheese cake, decorate with the fresh hulled, halved strawberries.