Garnishes Archives

Flavoured Whipped Creams

There are many ways to flavour whipped cream, here are a few ideas

Vanilla Cream
Whisk 2 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon caster sugar and 1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar together and fold into whipped cream

Orange Cream
Whisk 2 egg yolks, 2 tablespoons caster sugar and 3 tablespoons of thawed concentrated orange juice together and fold into whipped cream

OR Add any of the following ingredients while whipping the cream :

vanilla essence
icing sugar
brandy

TIP : If cream is whisked for too long and becomes porridgy, pour in a little un-whisked cream and mix gently

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Egg OMELET crepes

When sliced thinly EGG OMMELETTE crepes make great toppings for Salads, you can even sprinkle them onto clear soups as a garnish

3 eggs whisked with a fork
seasoning
water to thin

oil omelet pan for first crepe and wipe with paper towel
cook on one side only for about 20 secs.
stack each ontop of the last one
roll all together and slice into thin slices
separate
add to salad, dress and toss or add as a garnish

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CARAMELISED Onions

Great for garnishing Mash and for serving with griddled Steak

Ingredients :

  • 3 – Maui Onions, sliced
  • 2 – Garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/4 cup – Dry White wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon – Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon – chopped fresh thyme (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons  –  Butter
  1. Add onions and garlic to a pan of melted butter,  saute for about 6 minutes until just tender.
  2. Add chopped thyme and cook until onions are golden, stirring regularly for about 25 minutes.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of wine and stir until almost all liquid evaporates.
  4. Add sugar to  onions, stir well and saute for about 10 more minutes until soft brown.
  5. Season to taste

This is my variation of part of a recipe of Lindas and I have made the  caramalised onions as above and they turned out delicious – see original recipe at www.LindasFavorites.com

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