Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Some Valentine's recipes ideas

Here are some mouth watering ideas for your loved one. Strawberries are great . Searching google images for recipes with strawberries i found this lovely recipe http://laylita.com/recipes/2008/05/18/rhubarb-and-strawberry-empanadas/. No rhubarb here I had intended to use quince but unfortunately it seems to be the end of the season and I cant find any.
For pastry use this sweet pastry recipe


3 cups chopped strawberries

1/2 cup sugar

1 tbs orange juice

1/2tbs cornstarch

1 egg, yolk and white separated and lightly whisked

½ cup demerara sugar

Add cornstarch, sugar, orange juice to the strawberries for an hour. Roll out the pastry . Brush the pastry edges with egg. Fill with the strawberry mixture with the liquid removed. Cook at 190 for 30 mins .

With also made a pie which we cooked for 40-50 mins at 190.

Rob has a great easy no oven cake Robs Frozen Chocolate cake.
1 1/2 cups of biscuits
1/4 cup of butter
1/3 cup of chocolate syrup
1 cup of condensed milk
1 cup of cream cheese
1 cup of wiped cream
a pinch of coffee
To make it crush the biscuits and add melted butter. Mix and place in the base of baking tin.
Take the syrup condensed milk and cream cheese (room temperature cream cheese). Mix together. Fold in the wiped cream and the coffee. Pour in your tin and freeze over night.
Decorate with word of your choice using the chocolate syrup.
More pictures to come.

Here are some other Sweet Ideas http://macs-foodkorea.blogspot.com/2008/07/banoffee.html
How about some chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Image from here

And remember girls your in Korea so Feb 14th is all about girls giving boys chocolate .
White Day March 14th is when boys give girls chocolate and black day April 14th for the lonely heart who got no chocolate


Rob 10 February 2009 at 21:31  

Update: The desserts were all amazing!! I've eaten the rest of the empanadas. I've just about worked my way through the pie, but have yet to start on the chocolate cake. I'll try my best to get on that tomorrow!! :)

Therese Mac Seain 10 February 2009 at 22:09  

love the empanadas will make them again . making the pie this week ..i am going to end up a fat chef :)

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