Add a little old-fashioned childhood nostalgia to your dessert!
Everyone loves ice cream after a meal, but if you're looking for a way to take a simple dessert to the next level, then look no further.
You might have thought you needed a waffle cone griddle to get the full ice cream parlour experience, but no, clever home cook, Claudia Cuma, proves how easy it is to create them at home in your Pie Maker!
Image: Facebook/Claudia Cuman
She posted her recipe in the Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Facebook page and it caused quite the sensation in the group.
All that's required is a humble Pie Maker.
And here's how it's done:
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup flour, sifted
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
Optional to decorate:
- Melted chocolate
- Toasted nuts
- To begin, whisk the egg whites, sugar, milk vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Slowly stir in the flour and butter until fully incorporated, and a smooth batter has formed.
- Preheat your pie maker and wait 2 minutes until it is hot. Pour 1 1/2 tbsp batter into the centre of the pie section. Using the back on the spoon, spread it out into an even layer, increasing your speed until you have formed a nice round shape.
- Leave to cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the base has set and the edges begin to brown. Flip and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Lift it out using a rubber palette knife or spatula.
- Very quickly and carefully roll from the bottom to the top to shape a cone. Lay it on some paper towel and hold it, seam down, for 1-2 minutes, until the cone cools and hardens.
Claudia's tip: "Focus on rolling the bottom of the cone first, and that makes it easier to shape the rest of the cone. Take care not to roll it too tight. You want a nice opening on top to fill with ice cream."
If you want to decorate your cones, melt your chocolate and then dip the wider end. When wet, cover in nuts or sprinkles, then sit on parchment until the chocolate hardens.
The cones are best served fresh but can be stored in an air-tight container for two days.
Another tip from recipe author, Claudia: "The batter can be kept in the fridge for up to five days, so why not make them up to order?"
Images: Facebook/ Claudia Cuman
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