HOW TO MAKE GRANITA RECIPE

Granita is the easier frozen dessert to make. It is typically made by freezing the mixture and scraping it often as ice crystals form. Watch and learn how to make this refreshing dessert perfect on a hot day. Amaze your guests with three flavors: Strawberry and basil, lemon and mint, and coffee…it will look like you slaved all day in the kitchen… if only they knew how simple is to make it!

Coffee Granita
300 ml strong coffee
60 g caster sugar

Lemon and Mint Granita
200 ml lemon juice
100 ml water
60 g caster sugar
A few sprigs of mint

Strawberry and Basil Granita
1 punnet of strawberries, blitzed to a puree
A few sprigs of basil
Juice of a lemon
80 g caster sugar

*** For directions watch the video.

Want more granita recipes? Try these…

Sour Cherry Granita
Mango-Lime Granita
Watermelon Granita

HOW TO FIX BROKEN BUTTERCREAM

How many of you had followed the same buttercream recipe many times successfully but sometimes you end up with broken buttercream that is either curdled or soupy? The main reason is that the ingredients are either too warm or to cold. Watch and learn how to fix broken buttercream!

More buttercream recipes? Try these…

Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Basic Vanilla Buttercream
Italian meringue buttercream

HOW TO MAKE LIGHT MOIST POUND CAKE

Want to learn the secret to making a light moist pound cake?
Traditionally pound cake is made with a pound of four simple ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. The key to a tender pound cake is all in the technique. The success to a flavorful buttery pound cake lies in the quality of the ingredients. It is very important to start with room temperature ingredients. Cream the butter and sugar thoroughly, do not rush the process. Salt is very important because it will bring out the buttery flavor. Slow does it… mixing slowly will produce a light cake. Although the shape of the pan does not matter, the size matter. If the pound cake recipe makes two loaves you can make in one Bundt pan. Watch the video to learn the science behind pound cake, using just one recipe, you can change the texture from rich and dense to light and moist, with the addition of two ingredients: baking powder and sour cream.

You’ll need: One Bundt Pan or two Loaf Pan and a very good Electric Mixer

Light Moist Pound Cake
1 pound (3-1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons coarse salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
4 sticks softened unsalted butter, plus more for pans
2- 1/4 cups fine granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
9 large, room-temperature eggs
3/4 cups sour cream

*** Please watch the video for directions.

Want more pound cake recipes? Try these…

Gluten-free Pound Cake with Cranberries
Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
Coconut Pineapple Loaf Cake