Tuesday, June 10, 2014

DIY Simple Old-Time Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe (no cooking required)

Craving for some yummy ice cream? No problem! I have selected a great and easy recipe for homemade ice cream that will brighten your day (or night). The recipe is for simple vanilla ice cream, however I love chocolate so I decided to add some white and brown chocolate in it. For those of you who prefer fruity ice creams there is a solution too!

What you will need :

  • 2 eggs
  • 3dl whipped cream
  • 0.5 dl white sugar (or 0.5 dl icing sugar)
  • 2 cups of heavy wipped cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (or 1 tbsp vanilla sugar/pulver)
  • * half white chocolate (50gr) and half brown chocolate (50gr) chopped into small pieces

Start by preparing the whipped cream. In a separate bowl mix the eggs with the vanilla extract. Add to the same bowl the whipped cream and mix again. I would suggest to taste the mixture and if needed add more sugar or vanilla power/extract.
*For those of you who are also fans of chocolate now is the time to add the already chopped into pieces chocolate and mix once more.
*If you prefer fruit ice cream you can instead of chocolate, chop fruit into small pieces and add them to the mixture.
1. If you have an ice cream machine it will take approximatelly 20 minutes till the ice cream is ready. Once done, make sure you put it back in the friser if you are not planning to consume it right away!
2. If you do not have an ice cream machine, no worries! Leave the ice cream in the friser for at least 4 hours!

TIP If you are using the second method it is good to mix the ice cream every hour or two.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Gingerbread House Decoration Ideas

So, I get back home and a pre-made gingerbread house was waiting for me to decorate it. As you can see two people were decorating each side. This is my first time decorating a gingerbread house and to be honest - it was difficult to concentrate on decorating and not eating the candy. (my side has no m&m's because I ate them all instead :D ) Make sure you buy different types of candy which you can glue to your house - and try not eating it before you apply it! Here are a few shots of our creation:

A few more designs that might give you new ideas for your house :

Here is one lvl EXPERT 

Enjoy and Good Luck!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Simple Christmas Cupcake Recipe

What you need for app 12 cakes:
125 gr melted butter
2 1/4 dl sugar
4 eggs (lightly beated)
2 1/2 dl flour
4-6 drops almond flavoring
175g ground almonds

For the topping:
450g ready-made sugar paste
55g green sugar paste
25g red sugar paste
icing sugar for decoration


Step 1:
Set your oven to 180 C. Prepare 12 cupcake papers. Mix the butter, sugar, and almond flavoring in a bowl. Start adding the eggs, one at a time. Add the flour and grounded almonds. Divide the batter into the cupcake papers. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cakes raise and feel solid on top.
Step 2:
Once you take them out let them to cool for at least 15 - 20 minutes. Roll out the sugar paste on a flat surface and cut 12 circles with diameter about 7cm. Now take the circles and put one on each cupcake. Roll out the green and red sugar paste and use your imagination to create either branches of a tree or maybe a whole christmas tree (you can make small red circles out of the red paste and use them as decoration of your christmas tree or branch).

Here are some decoration ides :