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Cooking 101 For Teenagers -Ice Cream and Shortbread - Recipe on How to Do It

Updated on September 7, 2011

Quick and Easy Shortbread

This is a very tasty treat that does not take to much time to make, and will definitely be a firm favourite in your house. Maximum fun as you only have one bowl, your Swiss roll baking pan, a fork and a knife to clean up afterwards.

Makes about 30 pieces

Time around 1 hour


225 g Butter, soft but not liquid

60 ml Icing Sugar

355 ml Cake Flour

60 ml Corn flour (Maize flour)

1 pinch Salt

1/2 teaspoon of Almond essence


  • Set the the oven on to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Blend all the dry ingredients together in a bowl
  • Add the very soft butter and Almond essence, then knead the mixture int a firm dough
  • Press the dough evenly out into an ungreased Swiss roll pan to an even thickness of about a half an inch
  • Prick the top of the dough using a normal fork, if you fancy it you can create patterns
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for aproximatly 20 minutes
  • Check to see if the shortbread is an even straw colour
  • Once baked remove from the oven
  • Sprinkle lightly with some castor sugar
  • Cut into neat blocks
  • Let it cool down to room temprature

Now wash up and enjoy these delightful buscuits

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1 tin 410 g condensed milk

500 ml fresh cream

125 ml castor sugar

5ml Vanilla essence

Method Part One

Open the tin of condensed milk and drain it into a large bowl

Cover the bowl and place into the refridgerator and leave over night

Method the next day

  1. Beat the condensed milk with an electric mixer until thick
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the cream, Castor sugar and vanilla essence, until thick.
  3. Using a metal spoon fold the cream mixture into the condensed milk, lightly but thoroughly, a spoonful at a time.
  4. Pour the resulting mixture into a suitable storage bowl and place it in the freezer until set

Serve as is or with sauce toppings and decorations.

Who Wants Boring old Vanilla

Have fun with the basic Ice Cream by making and using your own flavours

Combinations which get added in place of the vanilla essence

  1. Make a pulp from in season fruit
  2. Nuts and raisins
  3. Peppermint crisp
  4. Mocca 15ml each of instant coffee,coacoa and wrm water to dissolve

Use about 45 ml of your flavouring, it will just take longer to fold in and mix.


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    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      10 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City


      The essences are as good as the concentrated oils, whuch have just abit more oomph.

      Yes that would maake a nice desert.

      You may even try and combine the crushed biscuit with the fruit and add it to the ice-cream before it sets.

    • Karen Ellis profile image

      Karen Ellis 

      10 years ago from Central Oregon

      Hi Rodney,

      Would almand and vanilla essence be the same as almond and vanilla extract?

      These two actually sound good together. Take a shortbread buscuit, break it open, pour on sliced strawberries or other fruit and top with a scoop of ice cream - yummm.


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