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chef Phil Vickery comes up with recipe ideas for Christmas
are some more great recipe ideas from Chef
Phil Vickery. This time Phil has come up with some recipe
ideas that you can make to enjoy this Christmas. If
you've seen any of his Carnation Pudcasts you will know
the sort of great recipes he comes up with . . . all
of which are easy to make, so why not get the kids involved!
Cake and Brandy Parfait
CAKE AND BRANDY PARFAIT RECIPE
397g can Carnation condensed milk
450 ml (3/4 pt) single cream
200 ml carton crème fraiche
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp brandy
450g (1 Ib) Christmas cake, crumbled
Cranberry compote to finish (optional)
Line a 900g (2 Ib) pudding basin with a double layer
of cling film.
a large bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, crème
fraiche, cream, vanilla extract and brandy until smooth
the mixture into a shallow plastic box and freeze
until slushy (2 - 3 hours).
with a fork, and then stir in the crumbled Christmas
into the pudding basin, cover and freeze overnight.
ready to serve, turn out the parfait onto a serving
plate and remove the cling film.
with a spoonful of cranberry compote: fresh cranberries
simmered until sticky in a syrup of sugar and water.
6 - 8
GINGERBREAD BISCUITS RECIPE
25g (5oz) margarine
100g (3½oz) dark soft brown sugar
4tbsp Carnation Condensed Milk Light
300g (10½oz) plain flour
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
3tsp ground ginger
1tsp mixed spice (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark
the margarine, brown sugar and condensed milk together.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
together the remaining dry ingredients in a bowl,
then add the syrupy mixture.
the dough together with a spoon first, then kneed
gently with clean hands.
out the dough on a floured surface to the thickness
of a pound coin (or thicker if you like).
re-knead and roll the remaining dough to make about
10 - 12 biscuits (it makes less if the dough is
for 10 - 15 minutes on parchment lined baking sheets.
the biscuits on a rack.
not decorate with icing tubes or follow the icing
sugar pack instructions. Stick Rowntrees Randoms onto
the biscuits with icing and allow to dry before wrapping
in celophane and hanging on the tree. Store in an
airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
397g can Carnation Condensed Milk
150ml (¼pt) milk
450g (1lb) demerara sugar
115g (4oz) butter
150g (5oz) glace cherries, halved and 55g (2oz) stem
150g (5oz) dark chocolate chopped and 85g (3oz) toasted
150g (5oz) raisins soaked in 3tbsp rum (until they
have absorbed the rum)
Grease and base line a 20cm (8) square tin with
the milks, sugar and butter in a large, non-stick
saucepan over a low heat, stirring until the sugar
to the boil and simmer over a low heat for 10 - 15
minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the base
of the pan, until a soft ball of fudge is formed when
a little of the mixture is dropped into a jug of ice-cold
from the heat and beat the fudge until thick and grainy
(about 10 minutes).
stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the prepared
tin and leave to cool before cutting into squares.
Box them up and give them to your friends at Christmas
and everyone will be asking you for the recipe!
CRANBERRY SLICES RECIPE
150g (6oz) butter, softened
125g (5oz) soft light brown sugar
175g (7oz) plain flour
75g (3oz) porridge oats
Grated rind of an orange
5ml (1tsp) ground cinnamon
175g (7oz) dark chocolate, chopped into small chunks
175g (7oz) sweetened dried cranberries
200g pack cream cheese, softened
397g can Carnation Condensed Milk
oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4.
a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar
beat in flour, oats, orange and cinnamon until crumbly.
in the chocolate and cranberries.
half of the mixture into a greased 23 x 23cm (9 x
9in) baking tin.
a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth then
gradually beat in the condensed milk.
over the hot base then sprinkle with the remaining
for 35 - 45 minutes until the filling is set.
in the tin then cut into 36 slices and serve.
looking for inspiration? Why not logon to www.carnation.co.uk
where you can look through a variety of Phil's tasty
recipes and download the pudcasts.
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