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Kitchen Hero Ep. 2: Sugar, Sugar

Round 2, this time with the sweets and treats. I’ll save you the heavy introduction from Episode 1 and get right to the deliciousness. This week we’ll be making 3 relatively quick dishes: tiramisu, scones (straight from Nana), and fudge. These are home recipes, so they’re a bit vague. I like it though; if I spelled everything out for you, there’d be no spirit of discovery.

Tiramisu

3-4 egg yolks

3 spoons of sugar per egg yolk

500g (17.6 oz.) of mascarpone cheese

Lady fingers (the cookies)

Coffee

Cocoa powder

METHOD

1) Make a pot of coffee and allow to cool in a mixing bowl

2) In another bowl, mix egg yolks, sugar, and mascarpone until they form one big homogenous lump of cream.

3) When the coffee has cooled down to room temp, immerse the cookies for 1-2 seconds and place in a baking tray.

3a) Continue this until the entire bottom of the tray is covered. Ever play Tetris? Same principle.

4) Do a layer of the cream mixture on top of the cookies.

5) Make a second cookie-cream layer.

6) Place in the fridge to cool for a day.

Before eating, cover with cocoa powder

Credit and thanks to Elena Tasca

Nana’s Scones

Nana's Scones

8oz Self Raising Flour (This can be substituted with 8oz regular flour, 1 ½ tsp baking soda, and ¼ tsp salt)

2oz butter

2oz Sugar

1 egg

Milk

METHOD

1) Pour flour, margarine, sugar, and egg into a bowl.

2) Mix well (get your hands in there!)

2a) Add a bit of milk

3) Continue to add flour to make the dough less sticky and more workable.

4) Separate into little balls and place on a baking tray

5) Cook at 350F for approx. 10-15 mins or until golden brown

These turn out like cookie-biscuit hybrids, enjoy warm with jam and a cup of tea if you want the full experience.

Credit and thanks to Gemma Mooney (and Nana!)

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge

1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)

Salt

Vanilla Extract

Lots and lots of chocolate (For reference, I used three 120g bars of Cadbury dairy milk chocolate, whereas my mother uses chocolate chips. Use whatever floats your boat!)

This one’s straightforward enough, but be warned of the impending death by sugar. We’re basically just melting everything down to make a chocolatey Frankenstein’s monster.

METHOD

1) Heat the sweetened condensed milk in a pot on the stovetop on high heat

2) Add a dash of salt

3) Add chocolate bit by bit, stirring constantly

4) Repeat until all of the chocolate is gone

5) Add 1 ½ tsp of vanilla extract

Pour into a foil-lined tray and allow to cool

Thanks Mom!

 

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Stay hungry friends,

Will