Monday, November 28, 2011

Moelleux au Chocolat

In Luxembourg all pastry shops sell moelleux au chocolat, which looks like to me as chocolate soufflé.

I found the recipe of moelleux au chocolat here. It seems indeed that the ingredients are very similar to that of the soufflé. The only difference is that you do not whisk the egg whites separately.

It takes 20 minutes to prepare the dough and another 20 minutes to bake it. So it is a fairly quick pastry. The only thing I changed is the amount of sugar i.e. exchanging the packet of vanilla sugar to vanilla extract.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Garlic Cheese Crescents

I found Mónika’s (aka "kreatív konyha") garlic-cheese crescent this Friday and I should say, it was love at first sight. Sadly, I cannot smell these pastries through internet, but my nose was immediately triggered. The other pastry I initially planned to bake today was postponed to Sunday.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tasting Pandoro, the Christmas pastry of Verona

It has been a week since all I see in the supermarket is the huge boxes of pandoros and panattones. I came across them a couple of year ago, but I haven’t tried either of them. First, because they are really HUGE, like it is for a family of min. 10 people and second, because they are ready-made and ready-made pastries taste – for me – artificial.

So, I was very sceptical. This weekend, however among the huge boxes I found a little, only 100 g box. The manufacturer – of course – stated on the packaging that this is the best Italian pandoro. So what else a food blogger should have been done? Yeah, I bought it. :)))

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Apple Cookies

I think I inherited from my grandma to use everything before they go bad. 
Since Monday I have been watching the apples getting closer and closer to go bad, but I had no fancy to eat them just like that. So I asked it from myself: What should I do with them? Eureka, all I have to do is to adapt the triple chocolate cookie recipe. Have I also seen some nuts, peanuts and almonds in the cupboard? Oh yes.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chocolate Tart with Mascarpone Chestnut Puree and Marzipan Trimmings

I wanted to try David Lebovitz’s chocolate tart since the beginning of October, but caramelizing the sugar was still very scary for me (see my previous experience). This weekend however, I gathered all my courage and gave it a go.

Chestnut puree and chocolate always amazed me and I have been wondering for a while now how would the famous Mozart-Kugeln taste with chestnut puree instead of truffle. As finally I chose a recipe with seasonal ingredients, there was no turning back.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Raspberry Mascarpone Cream

I love mascarpone. When I can, I always try to incorporate it in the recipe somehow. I think you can match mascarpone with everything. I know that it is not the season of fresh raspberries, but I caould not wait until next July. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Panna Cotta with Mango Sauce

As I loved the cranberry panna cottas, I decided to try it with other sauces. This story began with me seeing mangoes in the supermarket. 
To make panna cottas, I used the same recipe as to make cranberry panna cottas.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cranberry Panna Cotta

I have been thinking about panna cotta for a while, especially after I tried it in Vapiano. When I saw cranberries in the store, I was destined to try to make them. As it will be a first for me, I tried to make it to be special, so I decided I do a multi-layer panna cotta.  

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Granny’s Milk Pie

This dessert in Hungary is also known as intelligent cream pie. This is because if you make it as a regular cake, then out of one dough you will have the paste part, the cream part and the mousse part. You do not have to do anything. The layers will be formed on their own in the oven. It is incredible.

However, my Grandma makes it as a thin cake and roll it up. The whole family turns into piranhas, when she makes this cake and 2 minutes later it is usually gone. One batch is never enough.