Hey guys, thanks for coming to take a look at my latest post which is super easy and yummy – two words which I think, all of us LOVE to hear.
Fridge tarts are the best for those who are a bit apprehensive about making desserts which require time in the oven, so I am thinking maybe I will load a few more of my favourites.
Peppermint tart is a classic South African dish and I doubt there is any person who can resist a bite…
- 1 packet tennis biscuits
- Approximately 2 tablespoons butter
- 250 ml fresh cream
- 1 tin caramel treat
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar
- 1 giant slab of Peppermint Crisp Chocolate
Empty the tennis biscuits into a plastic packet and beat the shizz out of it until all the biscuits are broken and crumbly, once done place in your serving dish.
In a little bowl/cup melt the butter and add the melted butter to the crushed biscuits, incorporating the butter evenly and patting down until a solid base is formed. You can then set this aside.
In a separate bowl whisk the cream until stiff or stiff-ish – I added sugar to the cream, as I prefer a slightly sweeter whipped cream flavour but you can leave out the sugar completely, it doesn’t make a huge difference.
Next add the entire tin of caramel and fold into the whipped cream. Chop up half of the chocolate slab and add to the caramel and cream mixture.
Once all is incorporated, spread the mixture onto your biscuit base and sprinkle the remainder of the chocolate onto the top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes – 1 hour and serve!
After getting my Facebook Page sorted and Instagram account linked to this website, I am feeling confident about posting more recipes.
Jamie Oliver posted a pancake video on Instagram which only requires 3 ingredients and I was longing to give it a try. This was my First pancake attempt ever! I jazzed it up with a layer of Nutella, strawberries drizzled in honey, a lick of icing sugar and a dash of cream… It was F A B U L O U S!
- 125 grams flour
- 3 x eggs
- 250 ml milk
Mix until smooth, and voila! You have pancake batter! I used a ladle to pour the batter into a buttered pan on a medium to high heat. Tilt the pan to allow the mixture to spread out and allow it to cook – about 3 minutes if not less. Once the underside is golden you can then flip it and cook for another minute, once done remove from the pan and set aside.
And so you continue ladle after ladle…
A pancake can be a base for anything; savoury or sweet or even stacked high and dressed as a cake. Let me know how you like yours in the comments below 🙂
As promised, I have another Nigella inspired recipe and this one is REAL simple to make.
It’s a chocolate cheesecake and requires only 6 ingredients. British folk or I assume it’s only British folk because of all the Come Dine with Me shows I watch use “digestive biscuits” as a base for their cheesecakes but I am unsure what would be the equivalent for us so I used tennis biscuits.
To be honest I would use Oreos or another biscuit next time as I didn’t like the coconut flavour in the tennis biscuits however the topping is still tasty AF… so here goes:
250 grams biscuits
75 grams butter
400 grams Nutella
500 grams plain cream cheese
60 grams icing sugar
100 grams hazelnuts (optional)
You can either go old school and crush all the biscuits in a plastic bag with a rolling pin (a wine bottle works too) or simply put it in the food processor. Melt the butter and add to the crushed biscuits, the texture of the biscuit / butter mixture, as Nigella puts it should be sandy. Press the mixture into your cake tin and refrigerate.
In another bowl mix the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth, add the Nutella until all is combined.
Remove the biscuit base from the fridge and top with the Nutella mixture. You can toast some hazel nuts, blitz them in the processor and sprinkle over your cheesecake. It looks pretty, adds texture and flavour.
The cake needs to set in the fridge for a minimum of four hours. And Voila! Done and dusted.
I don’t have a picture of a single slice but it looks real good and professional.
Let me know if you give it try, until later!