Cooking and baking with Malcolm!
Dear friends! I, Malcolm the dragon, am a fabulous cook and have written down my most yummy recipes for you. Well, actually Betty has written because I can’t hold a pen with my big hands. But I can hold pans and kettles! And like all dragons, I can roast food like a pro. I’m also famous for my delicious cocktails and milkshakes. Have much fun trying out the recipes!
- 125 g soft butter
- 125 g sugar
- 1 sachet vanilla sugar
- 2 eggs
- 200 g flour
- 1/2 sachet baking powder
- 1 small cup of milk
- Coloured chocolate candy buttons (Smarties, M&Ms, etc.)
- Liquorice laces (e.g. unravel liquorice wheels)
- Chocolate icing
Muffin baking tray and paper cake cases
Please note: You can also use a ready-made baking mix if you prefer.
Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Add sugar and butter to a bowl and whisk until creamy; then add the vanilla sugar. Now stir in the eggs, a little at a time. Mix the baking powder with the flour and add some of it to the mixture, then some milk. Stir in some more flour and milk alternately. When all ingredients are mixed well, you can add fruit, nuts, marzipan or chocolate hazelnut spread to the mixture, if you prefer.
Now place the mixture evenly in the paper cake cases on the muffin baking tray. Bake the muffins for around 10 to 12 minutes. To find out if they are baked, carefully push a cocktail stick into the middle of the muffin – if there is sticky mixture on the cocktail stick, the muffins are not yet baked through.
When the muffins have cooled, you can decorate them with chocolate icing and insert short pieces of the liquorice laces as legs on each side. For eyes you can use chocolate candy buttons and draw pupils with chocolate icing. Your creepy crawly spider muffins are now complete!
Sweet Clouds (Meringue)
- 4 egg whites, ca. 140g
- 200g fine sugar
- Lemon juice
You can also make rain clouds, for this you require blue food colouring and hundreds and thousands (sugar sprinkles).
You also need a mixer. Get help from an adult when mixing and folding in the sugar.
Crack open the eggs and separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Take the egg white and pour it into a fat-free bowl (it is important
that there is no fat or egg yolk in the egg white, otherwise it will not be stiff enough).
Use the mixer to whisk the egg white into a stiff beaten egg white and then add a few drops of lemon juice. Then add the sugar to the bowl little by little; add it carefully and gradually. (If you want to make colourful clouds or rain clouds you can now add the food colouring.) Whisk the beaten egg white until it is stiff.
Now put it in a piping bag and use it to pipe cloud shapes on a baking tray lined with
For rain clouds you can now sprinkle hundreds and thousands as rain drops on the clouds.
Preheat the oven to around 100 - 120°C. When you are finished with the decoration, place the baking tray in the oven. Depending on the size of the clouds they will require between an hour and an hour and a half to become dry to the touch. Make sure they do not turn brown!
Carefully check that they are completely dry, then take them out of the oven and leave them to cool. Enjoy eating your own weather forecast!
Morty’s New Year Cocktail
- 1 bottle of raspberry syrup or sweet woodruff syrup
- 1 bottle of orange lemonade
- Ice cubes (about 3 for one glass)
Fill about a quarter of a glass with syrup and add three to four ice cubes. Then fill the rest of the glass with orange lemonade. If you do this slowly and carefully, the bottom of your glass with be red that turns to orange and yellow above – very pretty and delicious! If you use sweet woodruff syrup instead of raspberry, your drink will turn from green to yellow.
Bat Cake Pops
- chocolate cake
- cream cheese
- oreo biscuits
- almond slivers
- sugar pearls
Crumble the chocolate cake into small pieces and mix it with half to three quarter of a package of cream cheese until the dough is thoroughly mixed. Form small balls from the mixture and store them in a cold place for a short time. When they’ve cooled down enough, you can turn them into bats: Split the oreo biscuits into halves and stick them left and right into the ball; they become the bat’s wings. Now stick the almond slivers in as teeth; the sugar pearls become the eyes. Now you’re done, enjoy your sweet bats!
- One Package of Vienna biscuit base (Wiener Boden)
- 60 g Amarettini
(almond-liquor flavoured biscuits)
- 10 g cocoa (powder)
- 25 g sugar
- 75 ml cherry juice
- Powdered sugar
Crush the Amarettini with a rolling pin. This works best if you put the Amarettini into a plastic food bag to avoid spreading crumbles all over. Next you break the Vienna biscuit base into small pieces and mix it with the Amarettini crumbles. Blend the sugar with the cocoa and the cherry juice until the sugar has dissolved completely, then mix everything with the Amarettini. Form small balls and roll them in powdered sugar to make them look like snowballs. If you keep them in a tin, the balls stay fresh for about one week.
Alcohol-free Mulled Wine with honey
This fabulous hot Christmas punch warms you from the inside! The preparation is quite easy:
Fill all ingredients into a pot and heat the mixture up. While the juice is heating, stir the mixture thoroughly until the sugar and the honey have dissolved completely. Then take out the lemon slices and fill the hot mixture into cups. Enjoy your mulled wine!
- 1 litre of red grape juice
- 200 g honey
- 2 table spoons of sugar
- a couple of lemon slices (from an unsprayed lemon)
- 1 table spoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 tea spoon of cardamom
- 1 pinch of clove powder
Polka Dot Milkshake
Ingedients for two portions
4 cups of milk
4 table spoons strawberry syrup
1/4 tea spoon vanilla sugar
1 cup vanilla ice cream
Have you ever seen a milkshake with dots? It looks fabulous and tastes even better – perfect for hot summer weather! And the best thing about it: Making it is just as easy as making an ordinary milkshake.
Mix the milk, the strawberry syrup, the vanilla ice cream and the vanilla sugar in a blender. Cut slices off the marshmallows and press them firmly to the inside of your milkshake glasses. Then carefully fill the milkshake into the glasses – and you're done! Enjoy your milkshake!
1 kg plums
100 – 125 g butter
125 g sugar
2 – 3 eggs
1 pinch salt
200 g flour
2 level teaspoons baking powder
1 – 4 tablespoons milk
Malcolm’s dragonlicious plum cake
Today chef Malcolm wants to show you a very simple recipe for plum cake. He’s got it from his dragon mum, and as everybody knows, mothers always have the best recipes. This cake is quickly made because the dough doesn’t need yeast.
And this is how it works:
Wash the plums and pick out the pits but leave the plums whole. Then mix the butter, sugar, eggs and salt until the dough gets fluffy. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Now heat the oven to 170 to 190 °C (recirculating air 150 to 170 °C).
Fill the dough into a spring form with a diameter of 26 cm. Spread the plums circular on top, from the rim to the center, keeping them upright. Now you can put the cake into the oven and bake it for 40 to 50 minutes.
After baking, sprinkle the cake with sugar while it’s still the spring form. Then take off the ring of the form and let the cake cool down on a cooling rack. If you like, you can add fresh whipped cream when serving it… Yummy!
When it’s hot weather outside in the summer, then there’s nothing better than a fresh cocktail. Especially when there’s so much fruit in it like in our recipe. Malcolm recommends to enjoy the milkshake well chilled. Hmmmmmm… delicious!
1 middle-sized mango
300 ml milk
1 organic lime – you need the juice and a bit of grated lime peel
30 g honey – you may take more or less, depending on your personal taste. Alternatively, you can exchange the honey for vanilla sugar.
These quantities are enough for about 1 to 2 portions, depending on the size of your glasses.
This is how you prepare the milkshake
Peel the mango and cut the pulp from the pit. Then cut the pulp to small pieces. It’s best if you get assistance from an adult for this. Next you put the pulp, the lime juice, grated peel, honey and of course the milk into a blender. Mix everything thoroughly until the shake thickens. Now fill it into glasses and sprinkle some grated lime peel on top for decoration if you like. Enjoy your milkshake!