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Spinach and Cheese Lattice Pies (KBB 17)

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

From: Cook’s Library – Baking, 2003, pg: 35

I basically followed the posted recipe, except changing the filling as below:
Spinach fillings (inspired by Mbak Rieke @ sexychef)
4-6 shallots, sliced
1-2 garlic, sliced
spinach (amount to your liking)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup of milk
cheddar cheese, grated (amount to your liking)
sugar and pepper to taste

methods: Stir fry onions until they turn translucent. Add in the spinach. Turn off heat and grate cheese over the spinach mixture. Let it cool. In another bowl, combine two eggs with a cup of milk. Transfer the egg mixture onto the spinach mixture just before you pour it onto your pie; it is the intention that the eggs are still raw at this point.

These pretty lattice pies are equally delicious served hot or cold. They make a good picnic food served with salad.
2 Tbsp butter, for greasing
250 g fresh ready-made puff pastry
50 g ham, chopped finely
125 g full-fat soft cheese
2 Tbsp snipped fresh chives
1 egg, beaten
35 g freshly grated parmesan cheese

Grease 2 baking trays with the butter
Roll out the pastry thinly on a lightly floured work surface and cut out 12 rectangles, each measuring 15 x 5 cm/6 x 2 inches. Place the rectangles on the prepared baking trays and leave to chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the ham, soft cheese and chives together in a small bowl. Season with pepper to taste, then spread the mixture along the centre of 6 of the rectangles, leaving 2.5 cm/1 inch border around each one.
To make lattice pattern, fold the remaining rectangles lengthways, then, leaving a 2.5 cm/1 inch border, cut vertical lines across the folded edge.
Unfold the latticed rectangles and place them over the rectangles topped with the ham and cheese mixture. Seal the pastry edges well and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake in preheated oven, 180oC/350oF/Gas Mark 4, for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Cook’s tip:
These pies can be made in advance, then frozen uncooked and baked fresh when required.


KBB#15: Mud Cake Cookies Sandwiches

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

I dont think I can eat more than one of these goodies in one day. They are so dang sweet. I did not deviate much from the original recipe, except fiddling around the number of eggs needed. I dont like having leftover egg whites. So, for the mud cake, I used 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk; for the cookies, I used 1 egg white and 1 whole egg. Everything turned out fine..

Source: The AWW: Cupcakes, Cheesecakes, Cookies. 2008

Makes 24.

250g butter, softened

330g firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs

450g plain flour

75g self-raising flour

50g cocoa powder

2 Tbs cocoa powder, extra

Chocolate Mud Cake

150g butter, chopped

100g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarsely

220g caster sugar

125ml water

2 Tbs coffee liqueur

150 gr plain flour

2 tbs cocoa powder

2 egg yolks

Combine butter, chocolate, sugar the water and liqueur in small saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth. Place mixture in medium bowl; cool 10 minutes. Whisk in sifted flour and cocoa, then egg yolks. Divide mixture among pans. Bake about 25 minutes. Cool cake in pans. Using 6.5cm round cutter, cut 12 rounds from each cake.

Chocolate Ganache

80ml cream

200g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarselyBring cream to a boil in small

saucepan; remove from heat. Add chocolate; stir until smooth.

Refrigerate until spreadable..

1. Preheat oven to 170C/150C fan-forced. Grease two 20cm x 30cm lamington pans; line with a strip of baking paper, extending paper 2cm above edges of pans.

2. Make chocolate mud cake.

3. Make chocolate ganache.

4. Beat butter, sugar and eggs in small bowl with electric mixer until combined. Transfer mixture to large bowl; stir in sifted flours and cocoa, in two batches. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth; divide in half, roll each portion between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.

5. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.

6. Using 6.5mm round cutter, cut 48 rounds from dough. Place about 3cm apart on oven trays. Bake about 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

7. Spread ganache onto underside of cookies; sandwich a mud cake round between two cookies.

8. using heart template, dust cookies with extra cocoa.

Caramel Pots with Minted Shortbread Sticks

Monday, March 30th, 2009


No story, got deadlines :(

Source: Chef Fred Wiesehutter, Heritage Christchurch, posted at Foodtown Magazine.

Minted Shortbread Sticks

100g icing sugar

200g flour

100g cornflour

250g unsalted butter, softened

1 vanilla pod, seeds removed and reserved

1 sprig mint, chopped

Preheat the oven to 150C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Combine the icing sugar, flours, butter, vanilla seeds and mint in a bowl and mix well. Roll out to about 1cm thick. Cut into 2 x 8cm fingers. Place on the prepared tray and bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool and store in an airtight container until required. Makes about 30.


Caramel Pots

125g caster sugar

2 Tbs water

125ml milk

250ml cream

3 egg yolks

Whisk the sugar into the water in a saucepan. Heat carefully and cook to a golden caramel. Combine milk and cream in a separate saucepan and warm-do not boil. Whisk the milk into the caramel. Cool slightly.

Beat the egg yolks, until creamy. Gradually pour the hot caramel onto the egg yolks, mixing well.

Pour into four ramekins. Bake in a water bath at 160C for 30 minutes or until set. Remove the ramekin, cool then chill. Serves 4.


  • Penyajian diserahkan kepada selera masing-masing anggota, misalnya dengan menambahkan fruit puree, buah2an segar, dsb, tergantung dengan daya imajinasinya.

  • Silakan berimprovisasi dengan bentuk shortbread, seperti spiral, curve, dibentuk beraneka rupa.

  • Jika daun mint dan vanilla pod susah didapat, silakan menggunakan bahan pengganti, misalnya essence, flavouring, atau paste.

Resep dalam Bahasa Indonesia

Minted Shortbread Sticks

100g icing sugar

200g tepung terigu

100g maizena

250g mentega tawar, lunakkan (di suhu ruangan)

1 batang vanili, ambil bijinya dan sisihkan

1 batang daun mint, cincang (halus)

Panaskan oven suhu 150C. Alasi loyang dengan baking paper.

Campur icing sugar, semua tepung, mentega, biji vanili dan mint di dalam mangkuk dan aduk rata. Gilas sekitar setebal 1cm. Potong-potong dengan ukuran 2 x 8cm (like fingers). Letakkan ke atas loyang yang sudah dialasi baking paper dan panggang selama 20-25 menit, hingga sedikit kecoklatan (musti diingat, shortbread pada umumnya berwarna pucat). Biarkan dingin dan simpan di dalam wadah kedap udara hingga diperlukan. Untuk 30 potong.

Caramel Pots

125g caster sugar

2 sdM air

125ml susu

250ml krim

3 kuning telur

Kocok dengan whisker gula ke dalam air di atas panci. Hati-hati saat memanaskannya (pakai api kecil saja) dan masak hingga berwarna coklat karamel. Campur susu dan krim di sebuah panci yang lain dan hangatkan, jangan sampai mendidih. Kocok dengan whisker susu ke dalam karamel. Biarkan dingin sejenak.

Kocok kuning telur hingga mengental. Tuangi sedikit demi sedikit dengan karamel panas tadi, aduk rata (pake whisker ngaduknya).

Tuang ke dalam 4 buah ramekin. Panggang di dalam water bath dengan suhu 160C selama 30 menit atau hingga set. Angkat, biarkan dingin, lalu masukkan ke dalam kulkas untuk didingkan lebih lanjut. Untuk 4 porsi.