Posts Tagged cook
This is one of my first poems that I shared with my friends…they loved it so much…now I’m sharing this with you…hope you like it:)
Its not the bigger things that count
You might buy me expensive jewelry
But I would rather
Share a moment with you
Watching the setting sun
It’s the simple things about you
That I count as treasures
A smile as I wake you up
Yawning and stretching
The kisses at odd times
The way you brush away my tears
Your voice with a hint of a laugh
As you see me pout
The mischievous winks and smiles
When nobody’s watching
The way you creep up
and hug me as I cook
The silly little arguments
The silence as we walk by the beach
Just the two of us
In our very own world
Together today and for eternity
- Powdered Glucose biscuits or butter cookies-10
For the Base: (you can use a 5 ounce packet of pound cake or 20 ladyfingers)
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup diet sugar
- 1/2 cup low fat butter
- 1/2 cup yoghurt
- 5 tbsp low fat milk
- 1/2 tsp soda-bi-carbonate
- 1 tsp baking powder
For the coffee mixture:
- 2-1/2 tsps gelatin in 1/3 cup cold water
- 4 egg yolks
- 3 cups low fat milk
- 1/3 cup diet sugar
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsps instant coffee powder
For the Cheese mixture:
- 1 8-ounce low fat cream cheese
- 1 tbsp diet sugar
- 1/4 cup apple juice
- 1/2 tbsp gelatin in 3 tbsp cold water
- Beat butter, sugar and yoghurt till light and fluffy.
- Add flour, baking powder, cocoa, soda-bi-carb and milk to form a smooth batter.
- Pour into a greased tin and microwave at 160 for 7-8 mins.
- beat egg yolks and sugar until thick.
- Reduce the milk to half its content.
- Add the instant coffee powder, vanilla. Bring to a simmer
- (Discard the vanilla bean)
- Pour 1 cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Return all to the saucepan.
- Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and just bubbly.
- Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in gelatin mixture.
- Set aside to cool
- mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and the cooled gelatin mixture.
- Stir in the 1/4 cup apple juice.
- Line a bowl with plastic cling film. Line 1/4 inch pieces of the base.
- Pour half of the coffee mixture over this.
- Add a thin layer of finely powdered glucose biscuits followed by the cheese mixture.
- Another layer of the biscuit powder and then the remaining coffee mixture.
- Place in the refrigerator till set or overnight.
- Note: I’ve tried to reduce the calorie intake….hence the long winded recipe….to get the original recipe go to betterrecipes.com