29/05/11

Marquise Islands

This has been my very 1st Daring Bakers challenge! And I'm very late, probably too late posting...But... I had quite a lot of fun, the only down point was that the guests I served the dessert to didn't care for meringue nor english custard!! It was a bit disapointing at first but then we ended up with a lot of delicious leftovers so we made do!! Now as soon as I read this month's challenge I knew what I wanted to make: Marquise Islands Here in France marquises are most often served with "crème anglaise" a kind of light custard.... [Lire la suite]
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06/06/09

Roasted bell pepper cheasecake on a parmesan pavlova with tangy green chutney

Parmesan pavlova: Set the oven to heat at 180°C. Beat 4 egg whites until stiff. Sprinkle on top 1 tea of white vinegar and 1 tbs of maïzena. Gently fold in 1/2 cup of freashly grated parmesan. Draw 6 10cm diameter circles on a sheet of wax paper and place it on a cookie sheet. Spread the egg whites in each of the circles creating a light depression in the center of each disk as to alow the cheesecake to sit safely apon it. Bake for about 1/2 hour or until golden. Leave the pavlovas to slowly cool in the oven left ajar. ... [Lire la suite]
19/04/09

Floating tarts

Theses were inspired by the traditional french recipe "îles flottantes" Crust:1/2 cup flour 1/2 grounded nuts 1/2 cup butter (room temperature) 3 tbs sugar 1/4 tea salt3 tbs cocoa Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Mix up all the ingredients by hand and pat the dough into pre-greased pans. Bake for about 15 min. Custard:1/2 l milk 3 tbs sugar 1 tbs maïzena 3 egg yolks1 1/2 tea orange blossum extract Put the milk in apan to heat slowly. Whisk the yolks and the sugar until the mixture whitens, add the maïzena. Poor a little... [Lire la suite]
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14/04/09

Pavlova

Meringue Cake:4 large (120 grams) egg whites1 cup (200 grams) powdered sugar 1 teaspoon white vinegar1/2 tablespoon cornstarch (corn flour) Preheat the oven to 130°C. Whip the egg whites until stiff and dry. While whipping add the sugar little by little. At the end sprinkle the vinegar and cornstarch on top and fold in. Draw a circle on a parchment paper.  Gently spread the meringue inside making sure the edges of the meringue are slightly higher then the center, you want a well to put the whipped cream and fruit. Bake for... [Lire la suite]
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