Bakery

Custard puff pastry

Custard puff pastry

Ingredients

. 250 g puff pastry
(you can also use ready rolled puff pastry. But this puff pastry is a homemade one, made by topchefpro Chef Naj and she added a drop of food color in hers)

. 3 tbsp custard powder

.2 tbsp milk powder

. 2 tbsp sugar

.1 teaspoon vanilla essence

. 1½ cups water

. 1 tbsp milk powder mixed in ¼ cup water

. Honey





Methods for Custard puff pastry

. Preheat oven on 220°C

. Prepare custard by adding, custard powder in 1 ½ cups of cold water, 2 tbsp milk powder, sugar and vanilla essence.. Keep stirring and cook till it become thick, neither too liquid nor too dry

. Let custard to cool down completely

. Roll puff pastry to rectangular shape of about 25 cm wide, 30 cm long and 1 cm thick. Mark a line in the middle of the pastry, to make 2 sides, a slight line and make sure not to cut the pastry

. Pick one side of the pastry with a fork, and add prepared custard on it, dress well the custard and wrap the other side over it

. Brush milk and water mixture over the upper side of the pastry

. Cut the log into 12 or 10 pieces according to size of your choice

. Align on a baking tray
(I didn’t grease my baking tray, as the puff pastry already contained enough butter)

. Bake puff pastry till brown

. remove from oven, brush honey over the delicious puff pastry and serve warm with tea or coffee

 

Citrus Cake

Citrus Cake

Ingredients

.200 g of flour

 .200 g of sugar

.4 eggs

.1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder

. 100 g butter

. 1 lemon zest

For syrup:

.4 tbsp of sugar

. 2 lemons juice

 




 Method for Citrus Cake

.separate egg whites from yolks

.Beat egg whites until firm and reserve

.In a double boiler, melt the butter

.Work the egg yolks with sugar

.Add the grated lemon, flour, baking powder and melted butter

.mix delicately the whites with the mixture

.Bake citrus cake at 180 ° C for 30 to 40 min

.Meanwhile, make the syrup over low heat with sugar and lemons juice; Soak the cake with this syrup.

.Serve cold with icing sugar or whatever of your choice

Vanilla Burnt cream (Crème brulée a la vanille).

Vanilla Burnt cream

 

Ingredients For Vanilla burnt cream.
.450 ml cream
.50 ml full milk
.150g fine brown sugar
.5 egg yolks
.80 g standard brown sugar
.1 clove vanilla stick




Method

.preheat oven on 90°C
.Add milk in a casserole with cream and bring to boil on medium heat
.remove from heat, cover and leave to cool
.remove seeds from vanilla stick with a knife
.In a bowl, whisk egg yolks with fine brown sugar and vanilla, whisk until the mixture become homogeneous
.mix milk and egg mixture together and sieve the mixture
.pour mixture in ramekins and place on water bath
. Cook in preheated oven for 40 minutes
.remove from oven, leave to cool
.spread standard brown sugar over burnt cream and caramelize with a blowpipe
.Serve