Homemade marshmallow is the best when you compare with the shop bought ones. You can make fifty pieces from less than 5 dollars. Its so simple and easy to make too. Gelatin , sugar and the glucose syrup are the main ingredients for making marshmallows. Glucose syrup is called as corn syrup in countries.
Making these gives much fun as well as self satisfaction. You can use marshmallows on hot chocolate, smores and also when camping. Kids will love to burn the marshmallows over the camp fire.
You can make them with egg whites too. But these are the best as I suggest. Making candy is really simple when you have a candy thermometer. Its worth having one if you are someone who like to make candies or fudges.
When you coat the marshmallows make sure to coat them with half corn flour and half confectioners sugar, also called as icing sugar.I have missed that clip when I did the video. make sure to coat on the corn flour and icing sugar mix well before sifting the excess sugar out.
I did this recipe with lots of adjustment and with my previous experience. So this recipe is guaranteed 100% to get good quality marshmallows as the same as from shops.
The recipe for the Marshmallows are below………
These are some of the closer looks you can experience.
I made this lemon butter slice for sharing at a BBQ . This was a hit. When Lemons are in season try this recipe for a change and to use all the lemons. 🙂 The texture of the slice was very beautiful, soft and some times I felt like calling this a lemon mud cake slice. It had the texture very close to a mud cake.
The tangy flavour of the lemons made this slice to be a hit. You can serve this as a dessert too. I think hot custard with lemon juice in it will make this slice more decadent for a dessert.
Instead of lemons you can use limes or oranges too. I think the pineapple juice will be nice too.
When you bake this make sure to bake the slice only 30 minutes. Donot bake more than that.
This is how it was when taken out from the oven
I did the icing on top
Leave the icing to set.
Cut in to pieces.
Sprinkle more icing if you wish.
Semolina / Rulang is a high gluten flour made from the hardest part of the durum wheat.Its used for making pasta and noodles. Semolina is a good fine flour that you can use in cooking & baking . Sri Lankan love cake is made from semolina. I use semolina in baking a lot. This recipe is mainly with cashew and semolina.
Semolina give this cookie a nice and crunchy texture as well as the taste. Add extra more cashew to get the cashews in every bite. I added coffee flavour to the cooie togive a bit of extra flavour. Instead of adding the flavours you can add coffee granules. Other than adding coffee you can substitute it with chocolate, coconut, or any other flavour that you like.
If you are a vegetarian try omitting the egg and add a bit of milk to ghet the correct texture. Instead of adding cashews you can always substitute with any other kind of a nut.
If you want to know how to make your own self raing flour click here………..
The semolina cookies……
Below is the recipe for the cookies……
These beautiful cookies are loaded with lots of nuts and fruits. I really love the taste and also the texture of it. I didn’t double bake these cookies as I loved the texture which gives a feel of nutty cake.
Normally biscotties are baked two times. If you do not the texture of this cake you can always double bake to leave longer.
If you like you can double bake these for keeping longer. It didn’t stay longer at my place. It will be a real treat with a coffee or to give away for Christmas.
This recipe will make 25-30 slices.
Slice the log in to thin slices.
I couldn’t stop eating this slice. I love this a lot. Hazelnuts and chocolate goes really well with each other. Adding Irish cream makes it more rich in taste too. Make sure to roast the hazel nuts before using.
I have done this slice a lot of times. But if I make it at home I am the one who finishes it all the time. Once with out adding any cream I added only Irish cream. OMG the taste was awesome. if you are serving kids do not add any liqueur. You can add different flavours that goes well with the chocolate.
These easy to make crunchy sesame cookies are so easy to make. I made a big match of them as I knew it will go like hot chips.
If you prefer a smaller batch please divide the recipe by 2 .If you like You can add more roasted seeds in to this recipe too. Adding more gives these cookies a unique and a crunchy taste to its own.
These seeds are used in many Asian cooking and baking too. It has a nutty flavour and a crunchy texture too.. I like both black and white sesame seeds. But I prefer white in cookies and the black seeds on top of the breads.
Sesame is used for making Tahini and halva and many other dishes. The oil is used in Asian cooking too. in some countries they use these seeds as the main ingredient for their cooking. It’s oil is used for massaging and in other Ayurveda needs.
My mum used to make a nice sweet slice using a lot of sesame seeds. Not like these days when I was a child my mum had to separate sesame and throw the tiny stones mixed to it. When she sun dry them we use to grab a hand full of them and run away. That’s from my childhood memories.
The recipe for the crunchy sesame cookies………………………
The you tube video for the cookies………………….
Have a closer look at the sesame cookies…………………….
Choux pastry is a different kind of a pastry and its used to make a lot of different types of sweets.The high moisture in the dough create steam during cooking to puff the pastry. Adding this topping makes it too different to the other pastries and gives a nice crunchy topping.
Making these pastry is very simple. Make sure to bake until nice and crunchy.
You can use this to make eclairs. To get the recipe click here
Recipe for the choux pastry………………..
This is a closer look of the end product……………….
When it opens ………………….
Fill these beautiful pastries with cream custard or ice cream…………….
Marie biscuit pudding is an all time favourite in Sri Lanka. We enjoyed this as kids a lot. Still I love this. Its so simple and easy to make and also ready in 10 minutes.
There are things that you need to know. Adding an egg will not do any harm as the hot butter will cook the egg. In video I mean cooking as the curdling of the egg, That’s why you need to keep on stirring for a longer time while adding the hot butter. I have done another recipe before and this is the updated version of it.
The other thing to remember is that you can double the liquid for covering the biscuits with out adding chocolate at all.
I have uploaded several pictures of the finish product and how to freeze in individual snack bags. You can always freeze this dessert in snack bags to please kids or your guests later too. Thaw it before serving or take out the day before and leave in fridge to take the next day.
Seasonal fruits and vegetables are best to use than buying other non seasonal fruits. Lemons are in season and its nice using them in cakes and cookies and slices , pies etc.. I did these beautiful cookies as my husband requested. They were so nice and yummy. My whole family loved them.
I like to use the lemon zest in cakes but not in cookies a lot. I used the juice of lemon in this to give extra tangy flavour to the cookies. Sprinkle some crystallised sugar on top to give an extra crunch to the cookies.