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Dessert Wine Trifle

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I put this trifle together over the holidays. I am not as fond of the gelatine variation, so I made a custard/whipped cream version. From the bottom to the top, it consists of:

  • Carla’s hot milk sponge cake from the More with Less cookbook, drenched in white dessert wine (late harvest Royal Tokaji)
  • Basic egg yolk-and-milk custard
  • Carla’s sponge cake with wine
  • Strawberries soaked in wine and sugar
  • Unsweetened whipped cream with chunks of meringue
  • Egg-white sponge cake made with the whites left from the custard, drenched in wine
  • Melon balls soaked in wine
  • Custard
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Blueberries and meringue

All in all, a colossal caloric dessert, which was fun to assemble and which my guests hopefully enjoyed eating.

 

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Apple Praline Cake

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This is a very nice apple cake. When it was ready to go in the oven, it looked all wrong, with the apple pieces standing upright in tight formation.

However, when it baked the cake rose around the apples. My cake didn’t need the extra time the author mentioned, nor was it too moist in the center. I used 4 large Boskoop apples.

One problem was that the tips of some of the apple slices burned.This was easily solved by cutting off the burnt tips before applying the praline topping. In the finished cake the praline topping hides the evidence of this procedure.

The final cake was moist and delicious.

White Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Cookies

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Here’s the recipe for these cookies. I left out the almond extract.

Orkney Fudge Cheesecake

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My cousin passed on this recipe to me. It is very rich and delicious.

Baesuk

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In the recipe I used, an Asian pear with peppercorns is simmered in a ginger syrup before being topped with pinenuts.

Apple-Blueberry Mini Buckwheat Cobblers

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I made these mini cobblers by taking one granny smith apple and a few fresh blueberries and mixing them with fruit syrup sweetener, cinnamon, a pinch of flour, and a bit of lemon juice. I divided the mixture between 6 oiled cupcake tins and preheated the oven to 220 Celsius.

For the topping I used a little oil, cinnamon, fruit syrup sweetener, buckwheat flour, wheat flour, hazelnut milk, baking soda and ground flax seed. I baked them for 20 minutes.

Mini Apple Pies

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As a quick sweet dish, I sliced a peeled granny smith apple, sweetened it with agave and stevia, and put it in some store-bought puff pastry. I topped it with a little sugar and cinnamon and baked it for 20 minutes in a moderate oven.

They look suspiciously like apple pies from a fast-food outlet, but taste a lot better!