Pistachio and passion fruit ice creams
8 egg yolks
170 g Dansukker Granulated Sugar
400 ml milk
300 ml whipping cream
280 g Dansukker Glucose Syrup
100 g pistachio nuts, shelled
5 passion fruits, with seeds
Mud cake base
50 g butter
90 g Dansukker Cane Sugar
30 g plain flour
12 g cocoa
2 pinches of salt
3 egg whites
85 g Dansukker Superfine Sugar
a few drops of lemon juice
Start by preparing the ice creams. Beat the egg yolks and sugar until fluffy. In a saucepan, bring the milk, cream and glucose syrup to the boil. Whisk the egg into the milk mixture.
Strain through a fine-meshed sieve and pour equal amounts of the mixture into two bowls. Add blended pistachios to one bowl and scooped-out passion fruit to the other.
Process the mixtures in an ice cream maker one at a time or wrap the bowls (approx. 1.5 litre) in plastic and freeze for about 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
Heat the oven to 175°C while you prepare the mud cake base.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Pour the mixture into a greased, shallow tin measuring approx. 18 cm. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 7-8 min. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Before serving: Heat the oven to 250°C on the grill setting. Take the ice cream out and place the cake on a decorative ovenproof dish. Whisk the egg whites and half the sugar in a mixing bowl for a few minutes. Add the rest of the sugar and the lemon. Whisk until stiff.
Place scoops of passion fruit ice cream in the middle of the cake base and cover with the pistachio ice cream. Top with meringue and place in the oven for 2-4 minutes until the meringue changes colour slightly. Serve.
Baking for Christmas is always something special. This is the one safe haven that always seems to cling to tradition. But perhaps you would like to try something different for a change… you might find yourself a new favourite goodie this year!
For many, Christmas wouldn't be complete without sweet treats. Put out homemade toffees, chocolates and truffles for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want the most classic Christmas treats or more advanced alternatives, we've got the recipe.
Christmas cakes are so much more than gingerbread nuts! Classic cookies with a Christmas twist are perfect with Christmas coffee served on a decorated tray, or as little Christmas presents for busy people. Or arrange them in beautiful pots and dishes and let them be part of the Christmas decorations.
Delicious Christmas presents
The most special Christmas gifts are hand-made and filled with happiness. And what could be more full of love than mouth-watering sweets, festive biscuits and glorious jams? Create your own Santa Claus’s workshop in the kitchen and savour the Christmas spirit as you make sweets and wrap parcels.
Midwinter is redolent of oranges and saffron – fragrances evoking images of countries less dark and cold than our northern climes. After Christmas dinner, it’s nice to serve something refreshing like an orange salad or citrus ice cream.
The Christmas holiday provides many opportunities to get together and mingle with a pleasant drink in the hand. A few suggestions for Christmas celebrations big and small.