I almost felt guilty looking at these pictures, yet I know in my heart I have to post them here. 🙂
The long-break for Holy Week gave me and my brother an unplanned cook fest at home. He did the pasta, while I made desserts. Of course, I will only post my recipes here, hehe. So much for fasting on Holy Week.
Home-Made Vanilla Ice Cream
I actually copied this recipe from Karen Cheng. It’s so easy you do not need to go through all that salt + ice + zip lock + shaking thing. I just used mom’s electric mixer.
- Mix 600ml premium cream + 200ml condensed milk. Add the milk gradually.
- Put in 2 tbsp vanilla.
- Freeze for 12 hours.
- Top with yummy chocolate syrup.
- Include a piece of fried Oreo-pancake cookies: here’s how to make that.
I love the display of colors there. My little cousins absolutely adored them!
First you need:
- A bag of marshmallows
- Dark-chocolate bars: Goya did well for this recipe
- Crushed Graham crackers – you put the crackers inside an ice bag, then you crush it!
- Candy sprinkles (optional)
- Popsicle sticks
- Boil water in steamer. Then put steel bowl above it.
- Put in broken pieces of dark choco onto the steel bowl. Be careful not to have water mixed with the chocolate. Let it melt.
- Stick popsicles onto mallows.
- Dip mallows into the melted choco.
- Roll into crushed graham and candy sprinkles.
- Let it dry. They dry and stick together quickly!
I covered them in colored cellophane and tied a bow + a “Happy Easter” tag to each.
After our Easter-egg hunt, kids got these as their prizes.
Home-Made DIY Cake
Of course I don’t bake so mom just bought me a nice blob of chiffon cake to experiment on. It was my youngest sister’s birthday. The cake suits a 4-year old, but she actually turned 12 this year, hehe. She loved it anyway.
What was DIY? The sugar icing! Recipe given by my chef-friend, Bengkie.
Here’s how to do it:
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, and vanilla.
- Blend in the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
- Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.
So there! If you’re so bored at home or you just want to give everyone a good treat, make one of these not only during Easter but any other day perfect for celebration.