Is summer too hot? Let’s refresh it with an ice cream … homemade!

Raise your hand if you have not wanted a nice ice cream in the middle of a monstrously hot night. We love summer, but it would certainly be more bearable if between a peak of heat and the next we could delight in something fresh always within reach of the fridge.
And maybe, not only fresh, but also delicious.

Preparing an ice cream at home is very simple and fast. You just have to consider a long stay of the mixture in the freezer for it to harden before consumption. I leave you my favorite recipe, reminding you to always experiment by adding essences, fruits, and everything that entices you and gives you pleasure to the palate.

So let’s get started and let’s prepare an excellent ice cream together, to keep in the freezer for the hot nights of this long summer.

  • First, recover a plum cake mold and two containers for the preparation of the compounds. The basic ingredients are: 500 g of fresh whipping cream; 400 grams of condensed milk; vanilla extract or vanilla bean; chocolate chips to taste.
    The final surprise that I will not reveal to you now requires rather large round cookies, follow me to the end and you will find out how to use them;)
  • The procedure is very simple. I suggest you to start the preparation the night before, to allow the mixture to “stay overnight” in the freezer. Must stay there at least 8 hours.
  • Let’s start by mixing the condensed milk and vanilla in a bowl (2 tablespoons if liquid, or a berry). In another container, whip the cream (it must be very cold) firmly.
  • We combine the concentrated milk mixture with the whipped cream, mixing from top to bottom with slow movements. To taste we add the chocolate chips or other of your choice.
  • We finish by slowly pouring the mixture into the plum cake mold, which will go into the freezer to rest for at least 8 hours.
  • But the best part is now … Take the biscuits and put a scoop of ice cream on a biscuit, cover with another biscuit and form a sandwich. I love to decorate one side of the biscuit with other chocolate chips or chopped hazelnuts.

These delicious ice cream sandwiches last for 3/4 weeks, but I’m sure they won’t last that long!
Happy summer everyone!

NEVER STOP – Looking at the future with confidence

During COVID-19, we as Fujifilm had to reinvent ourselves and change the way we work. Thanks to team spirit, problem-solving and a certain dose of irony, all of our Fujifilm staff members across EMEA have managed to reinvent ‘business as usual’ . We want to show our gratitude to all employees for adapting so quickly and effectively to the ‘new normal’.
Together with our employees and full of positivity, we are now looking to the future with confidence.

Apple Pie #fujicomfortzone

Weekend mode on in our #Fujicomfortzone. Time to relax and recharge.
It is also Mother’s Day on Sunday. So the perfect timing to give you loved ones (and yourself) a treat.
Therefore, we would like to share this recipe with you.

What you need: 

  • 500g flour
  • 250g butter
  • 120g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • 1 kg of apples
  • Some cinnamon, sugar and rum for the apples
  • Raisins who likes
  1. From flour, butter, sugar, eggs, knead a shortcrust and season with cinnamon and rum. Leave the dough cold for 30 minutes.
  2. Peel apples and cut into small pieces.
  3. Refine with cinnamon, sugar and a little bit of rum and let crackle, if necessary add raisins.
  4. Grease the springform (28cm), roll out one third of the dough and place it in the mold as a base.
  5. Build the edge with the second third of dough.
  6. Put the apples in the mold. Roll out a lid of the remaining dough to cover the apples and press the edges.
  7. Bake the cake at 180 degrees circulating air for about 45 minutes and then leave for 10 minutes in the residual heat.

Enjoy your fresh and yummy apple pie and enjoy your weekend!

Feel invited to #neverstop eating healthy and fresh in your #fujicomfortzone. Read more.

French Toast #fujicomfortzone

Eating healthy while working at home in the #fujicomfortzone is very important. Therefore, we would like to share this recipe with you.

Fun fact: In German we call this dish “Arme Ritter”, meaning “Poor Knights” – enough information to get an idea? The best dishes and ideas often originate as emergency solutions. 

To serve 2 “Poor (hungry) Knights” you will need:

-2 slices of (old) bread
-2 eggs
-40ml milk
-4Tbsp of yogurt
-1 knob of butter
-2Tbsp jam (e.g. strawberry or raspberry)
-1Tbsp honey (pro tip: exchange with agave syrup)
-1 small glass / shot glass of orange juice 
-1 handful of raspberries (or whatever fruits are in season)

Beat milk and eggs in a bowl. (My tip: Add some cinnamon for extra taste.)
Place the slices of bread on a plate to pour the mixture on top. Leave the bread on the plate to let it soak for some time. Now and then, turn the bread. Cut the slices into four equal strips. 

Mix the jam, orange juice and honey / agave syrup in a bowl. 

Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the bread strips into the pan. 
Now, fry them quickly until golden brown on both sides. 

Arrange the bread strips on a clean plate and add yogurt, jam mixture and fruit on top.