Sunday, May 20, 2012

90 Minute Sweet Party Platter

90 Minute Sweet Party Platter ~ 6 Different flavors !

Ready-made shells with the following fillings:

1.) Caramel Condensed Milk with coconut and cherry toppings
2.) Dark Chocolate Mousse with whipped cream
3.) Peppermint Crisp
4.) White Chocolate Mousse with drizzled dark chocolate and sliced strawberries
5.) Lemon Meringues - very zesty
6.) Milktart (no-bake) with cinnamon topping

We have a baking supply store not even 5 minutes away. Normally I like to make my own pastries/shells, but now and then I need to have some snacks ready in a flash. That's where this store comes in so handy, they get freshly baked shells (about an inch in diameter), sold in packets of 100, regularly.

What's so great about these shells?,  they can be frozen and when needed, you need only take them from the freezer and thaw at room temperature for an hour or two. The freshness is still there, as long as you've put them in the freezer as soon as possible after purchase. I usually do not freeze them, because I know I'll use most of these little gems on the same day.

Some of the fillings I've used for years in larger tarts with proper crusts and the works, but as you'll see I cheated used a few short-cuts as well - that is the point for today's post. Quick, easy and awesome very tasty.

Recipes for the fillings:

Caramel Condensed Milk with Coconut or Cherry Topping (15 filled shells)

3/4 can (of 397g) Caramel Condensed Milk
Red Cherries and/or Coconut
15 Ready-made shells

1.) Pour the Caramel condensed milk into a small bowl and just mix slightly with a fork until smooth.
2.) Fill the shells either by using a piping bag or a teaspoon
3.) Top with Cherries or Coconut and place in the fridge till ready to serve!
(Agreed.. this was a no-brainer, but an extra idea for a nice mixed platter)

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream (10 filled shells)

1/4 cup (60ml) Full Cream Milk
12.5g Dark Chocolate (chips or any easy melting kind)
1 t (5ml) Cocoa
1 Egg, separated
25 ml Sugar
1/2 t Unflavored Gelatin
12.5 ml Cold Water
2 Drops of Vanilla Essence
30 ml Fresh Cream, Whipped
10 Ready-made shells

1.) Pour the Milk, Dark chocolate chips and Cocoa into a small saucepan - Heat, while stirring continuously, till the chocolate is melted.
2.) Whisk the Egg yellow in a small bowl - From the chocolate mixture, add spoon by spoon to the egg, ensuring the egg heats slowly - Stir the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture in the saucepan, stirring all the time (about 2 minutes), until the mixture has thickened. Do not boil the mixture. Remove from heat.
3.) Sprinkle the Gelatin over the cold water, wait till softened, 1 - 2 minutes. Add the Gelatin to the Milk mixture, stir until Gelatin is dissolved. Now add the Vanilla and mix.
4.) Fill the shells with a teaspoon - Whisk the Egg white until stiff, fold he Whipped cream in and decorate. Place in the fridge till set (5 - 10 minutes) or till ready to serve
(This mousse sets fairly quickly as it is only a small amount per shell, therefore you need only wait a minute or two before decorating with the Whipped cream)

Peppermint Crisp Filling (15 filled shells)

1/2 cup (125ml) Fresh Cream
1/4 can (of 397g) Caramel Condensed Milk
Small Peppermint Crisp Bar
15 Ready-made Shells

1.) Beat the Fresh cream until stiff. Fold in the Caramel Condensed Milk.
2.) Fill the shells (teaspoon works best)
3.) Grate the Peppermint Crisp and sprinkle over the mixture - Refrigerate (10 - 15 minutes) or until ready to serve.

White Chocolate Mousse drizzled with Dark Chocolate and sliced Strawberries (15 filled shells)

1/2 box (of 150g) Moirs White Chocolate Mousse
100 ml Full Cream Milk
25g Dark Chocolate (chips or easy melting)
1 - 2 Fresh Strawberries, sliced
15 Ready-made Shells

1.) Pour the Mousse into a medium bowl - Add the Milk and beat on low for 30 seconds. Scrape the sides and bottom and beat on high for another 2 minutes.
2.) Fill the shells (teaspoon works well, but you can use a piping bag)
3.) Melt the Dark chocolate (use your own preferred way - I use the microwave, 30 seconds, stir, and another 30 seconds, should be smooth and runny) - Drizzle over the Mousse and decorate with sliced Strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve - will set in 3 - 5 minutes.

Lemon Meringues (filled 10 shells)

1/4 can (of 397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk
30 - 40 ml Lemon Juice (according to your preference, I like real zesty, so I used 40ml)
Tiny pinch Salt
1 Egg, separated
Tiny pinch Cream of Tartar
20 ml Caster Sugar
10 Ready-made Shells

1.) Pre-heat your oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F).
2.) Beat the Condensed Milk, Lemon juice and Salt together with the Egg yolk and fill the shells, almost to the top.
3.) Using clean beaters, beat the Egg white and the Cream of tartar until stiff. Add the Caster sugar slowly while beating. Spoon or pipe the meringue mixture over the filling.
4.) Bake 10 - 15 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire-rack.
Refrigerate until ready to serve or it can be served as soon as cool.

Milktarts (no-bake) with Cinnamon Topping (filled 15 shells)

1/4 can (of 397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk
160 ml  +  40 ml Full Cream Milk
4 t (20ml) Cornflour
Tiny pinch Salt
1 Egg, beaten in a small bowl
2 Drops Vanilla Essence
1 1/2 t  Butter or Margarine
15 Ready-made Shells

1.) Stir the Condensed milk and 160ml Milk in a saucepan over low heat - bring to simmer.
2.) Mix the 40ml Milk with the Cornflour and add to the simmering Condensed milk mixture. Stir continuously until thick. Remove from the heat.
3.) Add spoonfuls of the mixture to the beaten egg to increase heat in the egg slowly.
4.) Pour the Egg mixture to the thickened Milk mixture, whilst stirring all the time. Return to heat and cook slowly until it resembles a thick custard. (3 - 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
5.) Add Butter/margarine and the Vanilla.
6.) Spoon into shells while still warm (this start to set quickly as well) - Dust with Cinnamon.
Refrigerate 15 - 20 minutes or until ready to serve.


That's it, guys! Amaze your family or friends with your extremely hard work 90 Minutes Treats. All 80 of them........ 

32 comments:

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    1. Thank you - these treats are really quick to make and delicious. Hope you'll be making some..

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  2. These look so beautiful and delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  3. Wow these look delicious and such a beautiful display. I hope you will stop by and join my weekly recipe Linky. http://newlyweds-blog.com/

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  4. This is so smart and such a great party idea. I'd love it if you'd share this at my weekly link party going on now at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/05/whimsy-wednesdays-12.html

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  5. What a great way to have variety of treats! Love all those flavors.

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  6. These are great!
    Very beautiful plate and I'm sure they were all gone in seconds :)

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  7. Awesome work! They look so yummy too!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks for linking this up, they look like perfect finger food. Love them! One idea I have for a 21st if for a young lady, is my garden party set: http://printabelle.com/?page_id=3533 I made it for Mother's Day, but also can be converted to any female party, for the banner, you can just use the flower pieces. If you have any ideas, please let me know. Love your puppy! We just had a chihuahua baby five days ago and are loving it!

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  9. There's nothing wrong with cheating when your short of time. I cant believe you did this all in 90 minutes. That's so skill. I'm the slowest worker ever when it come to my baking. Thanks so much for linking up at Whatcha Whipped Up. Hope to see you there next week!

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    1. I'll be there - love all the links that's already up and have pinned a few!

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  10. WOW!!!! You rock! Those filling sound delicious! I've pinned your links on my Thursday's Treasures board and have shared a couple on my facebook page. So glad you have joined Thursday's Treasures Week 36. Hope you will join again next week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-36.html

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    1. Thanks so much Debi - as a new bloggie, I really need all the exposure (and followers ;-) I can get. I will join up again next week
      Linda

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    2. These are so amazing. Thank you so much for linking with Adorned From Above.

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  11. Now that's a party on a plate! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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  12. Can I come to your house. I love a desert all in one bite! That way you can have them all! I am jealous of that baking supply store 5 minutes away. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a yummy week!

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  13. Thanks for linking up with me on Wow Us Wednesday!

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  14. These look absolutely beautiful and tasty... Thank you so much for sharing these on foodie friday. Hope to see you again last week.

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  15. What an eye-catching display! And tasty too! I found you via Foodie Friday, would you like to link this up to my weekend hop as well? http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/06/sweet-saturday-9-some-sweet-pics.html

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  16. They look great! Thanks so much for linking up to the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  17. These look sooooo awesome I LOVE LOVE anything bite sized... Thanks so much for sharing with the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY. I'm a new follower too! =) You rock!!!!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  18. Awesome ideas! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for linking up to Thursday Food Fest! Sarah

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  19. Yum! Your fillings sound amazing. I need to see if we have anyplace near us that makes shells like yours. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  20. These are so beautiful and look so delicious! Thanks again for sharing on our party!

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  21. Thanks for linking up at Five Little Chefs Fantastic Thursday. We loved it so much we are featuring it tomorrow! Hope to see you again!

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  22. I want to sample one of each right now! LOL They look so delicious. Thanks for sharing sweet friend.

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  23. I'm here from Happy Hour, these look fabulous, I want to try each one and perfect when it's crunch time and need something quick

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  24. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!! I'm saving this!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up this evening!

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  25. These look so yummy, Linda, although I'm not sure I could make them as fast as you. :) You must be a pro. Thanks for sharing at the Humble Brag!

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  26. Linda, great post. Thanks for bringing it over to Snacks & Treats. Cheers

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