“How To make Goat Milk Pastilla with Almonds?”

 

This is a traditional Moroccan dessert sometimes called Milk Bastilla. This is a fancy recipe that is mostly served on special occasions in Morocco. The Pastilla is a sweet and salty pie. This is a sweet version called Jawhara (which means in English jewel), top with almonds and mint leaf. Jawhara is made with milk, orange blossom water, and is served as a dessert.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint goat milk
  • 2 tbsp fine cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 1 x 2in cinnamon stick
  • pinch vanilla sugar
  • 3 pastilla leaves
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • 4oz toasted sliced almonds
  • 2-3 fresh mint leaves

Directions:

  • Combine the cornmeal, goat milk, sugar, orange blossom water, cinnamon and vanilla sugar in a pan. Bring to the boil and mix gently with a wooden spoon until the mixture has a creamy consistency. Leave the mixture to cool, transfer to a bowl, cover and chill in the fridge.
  • Cut the pastilla leaves into three discs – about 8in in diameter. Heat the vegetable oil to in a deep heavy-bottomed saucepan, until a breadcrumb sizzles and browns when dropped in it. Place each pastilla disc into the boil and fry until browned. Remove each disc using a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper to cool.
  • Remove the bowl of cornmeal mixture from the fridge. Place a pastilla leaf on a flat plate, cover with a layer of the cornmeal mixture and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Top with another pastilla leaf and add some more of the cornmeal mixture and almonds. Finally top with the last pastilla leaf and sprinkle the almonds on top.
  • Decorate with fresh mint leaves and serve at once.

 

 

“Simple Tips to Make Vinegar Cheese”

 

There are several quick and easier cheeses to make with fresh goat milk. This simple vinegar  cheese is one of the few, and is perfect for a beginner.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 gallons goat milk
  • 1/2 cup or more vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

 

Directions:

  • Heat milk to 185°F in a stainless steel pot.
  • Add vinegar until the milk begins to curdle, approximately 1/2 cup for 2 gallons of  milk. Once the milk begins to curdle, stir well, and cover and let sit with no heat under it for an hour or more.
  • Then ladle cheese curds into a lined colander (cheese cloth) and let drain over another pan to catch the whey. You can stop draining while soft and creamy for a soft spreadable cheese, or drain longer for a drier, crumbly cheese.
  • Mix in approximately 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste  and whichever seasonings you choose: –  Dill, garlic and herbs, green onion —the choices are yours, limitless!
  • Chill and enjoy on breads, salads, crackers, in pasta dishes and more.

 

“Easy to make Lemon Goat Milk Ice Cream”

Have an eye for something cold and sweet, but not so rich? This recipe uses Stevia instead of sugar for sweetening, making it a healthier treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups goat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp gelatine -mixed in 1/8 cup warm water and let stand until clear
  • 1/4 tsp stevia powder
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • zest of 1/2 lemon

* Optional – You can add any fruit to this ice-cream and also chocolate if you wish.

 

Directions:

  • Beat egg and Stevia powder together until creamy.
  • Add lemon and zest and beat until combined.
  • Add goats milk and gelatine and beat until well combined and fluffy.
  • Refrigerate for approximately 1 hour.
  • Process in Ice-Cream Maker for 20-30 minutes.
  • Place in container in freezer.

*Optional: If you do not have an ice-cream maker, freeze in shallow tray for 1/2 to 1 hour and return to bowl and beat. Repeat this process one more time and then place in container and freeze.

 

“Homemade Low-fat Cheese Cake”

Have an Eye for Low-fat cheese cake, this is Perfect!

This low-fat cheese cake uses quark cheese, an almost fat-free soft cheese made from skimmed goat milk.

Approximately 2 hours preparation time and 30 minutes cooking time. This recipe can serves 8

Ingredients for the base:

  • 6 low-fat digestive biscuits
  • 10 low-fat/reduced sugar plain biscuits
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2½oz butter, melted

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 5 fluid oz skimmed goat milk
  • 1 lb 2oz quark cheese
  • 10½ oz. fat-free Greek yoghurt
  • 6 leaves gelatine
  • 2 oz. cocoa powder
  • 3½oz super fine sugar
  • 2 free-range egg whites
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds only
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To serve:

  • 10½oz. fresh strawberries

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F, line a 9in spring form cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  • For the base, put all the biscuits into a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin until they resemble breadcrumbs. Place into a mixing bowl and add the honey and melted butter and mix well to combine. Press the mixture into the bottom of the tin.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool while you prepare the filling.
  • To make the filling, soak the gelatine leaves in a bowl of ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Put the milk, cocoa powder and sugar into a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until the sugar has melted and the cocoa is completely combined. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for a few minutes. Whisk in the gelatine and set aside.
  • Put the quark and yoghurt into a mixing bowl and beat together until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and the vanilla seeds. Beat to mix well and then add the cocoa mixture. Beat until smooth and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form when the whisk is removed from the bowl. Fold one third of the egg whites into the cheesecake mixture and then carefully fold in the remainder.
  • Spoon the mixture onto the base then put into the fridge to set for at least 4-6 hours or overnight if possible. Decorate with strawberries and serve.

 

Nutritional facts:

Per Serving of 1/8th of the cheese cake: Calories 220, Total Fat 6.84g, Saturated Fat 3.03g, Cholesterol 77.83mg, Sodium 169.06mg, Potassium 107.36mg, Carbohydrates 26.19g, Dietary Fiber 0.62g, Sugar 18.14g, Protein 12.85g.

“How To make Eggnog?”

Something for the weekend!

Though Eggnog is high in fat and cholesterol, this recipe using low-fat formula  – goat milk.

Eggnog can be made up to 4 days in advance of drinking, and stored in the freezer. It can be served either hot or cold.

With less than 30 minutes preparation time and no cooking is required. This recipe can serves 6.

Ingredients:

  • 10½ fl oz. goat milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp superfine sugar
  • 3 bruised bay leaves
  • 1 tsp ground allspice/Pimenta dioica
  • 2fl oz. vanilla syrup
  • 3½ oz. “golden” rum
  • 3½ oz. cognac
  • freshly grated Nutmeg, to garnish

Directions:

  • Beat the eggs together in a bowl with the sugar.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rest for half an hour.
  • Gently whisk again before straining into a bottle.
  • Chill in the freezer for up to four days

 

 

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