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Sweet Treats

2 Dec


Cherry pieThis White Chocolate Cherry Pie is super easy to make, requires no baking and can be made in less than a hour. A perfect festive dessert or afternoon treat with a coffee.

What you will need:
200 grams of shortbread biscuits
6 tablespoons of melted butter
350 grams of cream cheese
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup thickened cream
1/2 cup white chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 jar of cherry pie filling or you can make your own.
What to do:
In a bowl crush your shortbread biscuits into a fine crumb. Mix in the melted butter and firmly press your crumbs into the base of a lined pie dish. Place your base in the fridge. In a fresh bowl beat together your cream and cream along with the sugar. Once your mixture is smooth fold in the vanilla and melted white chocolate. Spoon your mixture on top of the base and top with your cherry pie filling. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours and Enjoy!

Rich Double Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

25 Aug


This overindulgent pie looks impressive but is actually pretty simple to make and doesn’t require a whole basket full of ingredients.

What you will need:

Pre Bought Pie Crust or you can make your own
375 grams dark chocolate, chopped
2 cups thickening cream
500g cream cheese
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
100 grams chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons milk
Extra Choc Chips for decorating

What to do: 

Place a saucepan with water on the stove and bring the water to the boil.
Place another larger saucepan on top of the first, ensuring the base doesn’t meet the water.
Place your dark chocolate in the top saucepan and using a metal long handled spoon stir the chocolate until melted.
Divide the chocolate into 2 separate bowls ceramic or metal bowls.
In one of the bowls add half of the cream (1 Cup) and using a hand mixer blend until combined. This mixture is the first layer of your pie.
In the second bowl add the cream cheese and blend until light and fluffy.
Add the cream, brown sugar and sifted cocoa.
Continue blending until well combined.
Pour the Cream and chocolate mixture into the pie shell, creating your first layer.
Now spoon the cream cheese mixture over the first layer and spread evenly and to the outer crust.

For decoration…
In a saucepan melt the choc chips. Once melted add the milk and mix well.
Drizzle the chocolate and milk over the pie and garnish with a few extra chocolate chips.
Chill in the fridge for at least one hour or until set.

Serves 8. Enjoy.

Becky, K.

Vegetarian Shepard Pie

20 Aug


What you will need:
800g potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 cup cream
1 cup grated cheese
1 onion finely diced
400g mushrooms, sliced
300g baby spinach leaves
400 grams ricotta cheese
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon garlic
2 sheets puff pastry

What to do:
Pre-heat the oven to moderate and grease your pie dish
Place the diced potatoes into a large pot of boiling water and boil until soft
Now start on making your filling.
Fry the diced onions in the oil and garlic in a large frypan.
Add the baby spinach and mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms are soft and the spinach is wilted.
Remove pan from heat.
Stir in the ricotta cheese.
Once the potatoes are cooked, strain, add in the cream and mash/puree until light and fluffy.
Line the pie dish with the sheets of pastry.
Pierce the pasrty in a few spots using a fork and spoon in the ricotta mixture.
Cover with the mashed potato and sprinkle with the grated cheese. (I also like to add some powdered parmesan cheese)
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and the cheese has melted.
Serves about 6.


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