Toffee Malteser Decadence | Creamy Toffee Malteser Dessert

Toffee Malteser Decadence
Toffee Malteser Decadence | Quick Dessert | Good Food

 A delicious dessert, inspired by Eton Mess.  Very quick and simple to make, this is ready in about 10 minutes.  Perfect for impromptu entertainment!

Serves:                    4
Preparation Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 x 397g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 400ml fresh double cream
  • Toffee sauce – to taste
  • 100g Maltesers

Method

  1. Whisk the cream to a thick/firm consistency
  2. Whisk the condensed milk (it won’t thicken like cream but the whisking will help to lighten the texture by introducing air into the condensed milk)
  3. Place the Maltesers in a plastic food bag, close the bag, then using a rolling pin, hammer away at the Maltesers to crush them.  Don’t crush them too finely as the beauty of this recipe is the crunch that hits you with every decadent mouthful.  It’s particularly delicious if the pieces of Maltesers are uneven in size!
  4. Fold the condensed milk and approx. 2/3rds of the crushed Maltesers into the whipped cream
  5. Place some toffee sauce into the bottom of each of 4 dessert cups/wine glasses
  6. Place a good dollop of creamy mixture into each glass, on top of the toffee sauce
  7. Squirt some toffee sauce over the creamy mixture, then place the remainder of the creamy mixture on top
  8. Finish off by sprinkling the remaining crushed maltesers over the top of each cup/glass of dessert, with a final squirt of toffee sauce on top.  

To retain maximum crunch, don’t wait too long before serving, but if you don’t serve immediately, make sure you refrigerate the cups so the cream stays firm. 

Gloriously Good!!!

Toffee Malteser Decadence | Quick Dessert | Good Food

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Turkey Leek Parcels | Turkey Recipes | Low-cal Recipes

Gloriously Good Turkey Leek Parcels

Preparation Time: 1 hr
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Makes: 14 parcels
Approx. Calories per parcel: 120

In my on-going quest for low-calorie food that keeps the tastebuds happy, I’ve come up with another turkey recipe tonight.  Hubby & kids loved it, so I wanted to share it!  It is a little bit time-consuming and fiddly, but well worth the effort.

Ingredients

  • 6 leeks
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 8 fine-milled oatcakes (I like to use Nairns Fine-Milled Oatcakes, but that is personal choice, of course)
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 500g turkey mince
  • 600ml tomato passata
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste

Method

  1. Top & tail the leeks, discard the top layer, then slice carefully along the length, following the natural v-shaped opening in the first visible layer, making sure you only slice about 1/3rd into the depth of the leek; this will allow you to peel off a few layers of leek and retain them as long ‘sheets’ to use for rolling the parcels. Ensure you wash the layers, removing any previously trapped soil. 
  2.  Retain all the big ‘sheets’ you can (3-4 layers of each leek, depending on size) and some of the softer inner layers
  3. Take those parts that are too thin or too coarse to use for wrapping and chop them very finely
  4. Top & tail the celery sticks, wash them and chop them very finely
  5. Scrape or peel the carrots, wash them, top & tail them, then chop them very finely
  6. Place the oatcakes in a plastic food storage bag, close the bag, then smash them into powder, using a rolling pin (or alternatively place them in a food blender/chopper to achieve the same result)
  7. Finely chop the garlic

  • Add half the chopped leeks and half the chopped garlic to the turkey mince
  • Add the crushed oatcakes, carrots, celery & egg
  • Season generously with salt
  • Combine well, using your hands
  • Take one large strip of leek and lay one of the smaller, softer ones across it, then place a handful of the turkey mince mix onto it

  •  Fold in the softer strip of leek to cover the turkey mix

  • Roll into a parcel, using the larger strip

  • Using either thick sewing thread (if you do, double it over first so you have more thickness) or cooking string, tie up the parcel at both ends
  • Repeat until you have wrapped & tied all 14 parcels. 
  • TIP: If you are left with any spare turkey mix, you can cook this in the same sauce as the parcels; it makes delicious meatballs!

  • Place 2 skillets (make sure you use ones that have a lid) onto your hob
  • Place 1tbsp of olive oil in each skillet
  • Add half of the remaining chopped garlic & chopped leeks into each skillet
  • Soften on a low heat for a couple of minutes
  • Add half the tomato passata to each skillet, add a sprinkling of salt, then simmer for approx. 5 mins
  • Carefully place 7 parcels in each skillet and cover with a lid
  • TIP: It may look like there’s not enough sauce, but the parcels shouldn’t drown in the sauce and should only be partially submerged.  The cooking process will happen partially as a poaching process and partially by steaming
  • Leave to simmer, ensuring the sauce is bubbling, for 10 minutes
  • Very carefully turn each parcel so that the side that was at the bottom is now facing the top, replace the lid onto the skillet and cook for a further 10 minutes. 
  • Serve immediately!  Delicious with mashed potatoes. 
  • Gloriously Good!
     
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