Fejoa ice cream recipe

Fejoa ice creamI know what you’re thinking – fejoa is really strong! But this is really really nice and creamy and the power of fejoa does not overpower.  It’s got good “balance”. :)

It’s simple to make and just like the flashy gourmet stuff you buy for over $10 a tub.

The recipe is easy and is done in two parts over two days.

Day 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 and half cups fejoa pulp
  • 1 cup sugar

Soak 1 and half cups of fejoa pulp with 1 cup of sugar overnight in the fridge.

Day 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites – beaten until stiff
  • 300 ml bottle of cream – whip it
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 beaten egg yolks
  1. fold all the ingredients together, with the fejoa mix, into a freezer proof container
  2. beat again when half frozen

It’s good, so so good…

Cadbury Creme Egg muffins recipe

Creme Egg

Ok, these are going to kick your arse.  Honest. ;)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 75 g soft (room temp) butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar/Splenda or alternative
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 12 mini cadbury creme eggs

Equipment:

  • Usual bowls and mixing things
  • An oven
  • 12-pan muffin tray – for making medium sized muffins
  • Cute Easter themed muffin tray liners

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. In a large bowl combine sugar, eggs, melted butter, vanilla essence and milk.
  3. Fold the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) into the wet mixture.
  4. This makes a dozen, so spoon most of the mixture out into a standard 12-muffin tray, lined with the cutest Easter themed muffin liners you can find. <3 Leave a bit of mixture in the bowl as you need to cover up the Creme Eggs.
  5. Push a Creme Egg into the center of each muffin and cover them up with the left over mixture. This is where you can add a light sprinkling of chocolate chips to the top of the muffins… no?  Go for it, go on! ;)
  6. Bake for approx 15 minutes.

You can tell when a muffin is cooked as it bounces back on top and is slightly golden around the outside. Or you can poke it with a cake-poking-stick (skewer) and they come out clean. Well, maybe not in this case as there are Creme Eggs in the middle…

Happy Easter!

#30DaysofGeek Day 12: What area do you want to expand your skills into?

Ok, it’s day 12 of #30DaysOfGeek.  Well, I think it is.  I’ve either jumped ahead or someone else has fecked up the numbering… o_O

What are do you want to expand your skills into?  Does it need to be geeky or IT related?  Pfft, probably.

Cooking.  I want to master the art of being more creative in the kitchen.  I can do stuff, I can improvise, I know where to find awesome recipes, but I’d really love to be able to make my own awesome recipes.  They have to start from somewhere right?

Or how to cook better on a budget?  Maybe creative baking?  Asian or Mexican cooking?

Ok, so that’s all food related.  What about geek related?  I guess it’d be cool if I could actually code or something.  I have no idea what the kids are up to nowadays in that area.  I haven’t had to code anything in quite a while.

I’d probably get bored way too fast – that’s why I stopped being a programmer.  BORING!

See you tomorrow ;)