27/11/11

Sans Rival, a filipino dessert

November's Daring Baker's challenge has brought me to the other side of the world and back again! Indeed, we were dared by Catherine from Munchie Musings to make filipino desserts, namely a Sans Rival. Well for something as exotic sounding as a filipino dessert I was somewhat surprised to find the challenge not only having a french name but also having some very french charistics, so living in France I was not nearly as "dépaisée" as I thought I'd be to begin with. BUT  this cake is pretty cool and definetly challenging! ... [Lire la suite]
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27/06/11

Baklava made with homemade filo pastry!

This was my second daring bakers challenge. I was so exited when I learned it was making homemade filo pastry for baklava, one of my very favorit deserts. Unfortunetly this has been a very challenging month so I only made it once, yesterday, just before the due date. But I will be tring this again when I have more time, sigh, one day... So here we go: The pastry: 1 1/3 cup flour 1/8 salt 1/2 cup water minus 1 tbs 2 tbs vegtable oil 1 tea cider vinegar Mix the dry ingredients, then mix the wet ones, then mix both of them... [Lire la suite]
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10/05/10

Cassandre Cake

Crust: Finger mix all the ingredients directly in the small pie pan, pat down. Blind bake for about 15 min at 180°C. 1 cup flour 75g chopped and chilled butter 1 1/2 tbs sugar a pinch of salt Nut fudge : Mix all the ingredients until smooth in a bowl then spread on to the precooked crust. 2/3 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup hazelnut butter a pinch of salt 1/4 cup  water 1 tbs sugar Chocolate ooze: Squeeze these into the nut fudge. 100g of black chocolate squares Topping: Sprinkle chopped lightly roasted... [Lire la suite]
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24/07/09

Wilted salad pesto over pasta and aubergines

I was planning to have a healthy salad for lunch with all the neat products I had picked up at my organic market last Saturday. I was sorely disappointed when I opened my refrigerator to find that all my wild salads had gone totally limp. I was about to toss them out with a sigh when the thought occurred to me that though they were no longer crisp and crunchy their flavor should still be strong. This pungent pesto turned out to be not only surprisingly delicious but also quite economical! I’ll never throw out an old salad again. ... [Lire la suite]
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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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13/04/09

And then she wanted to make her own birthday cake...

Nut crumble crust:1 cup floor1 cup toasted nut powder1/2 cup butter3 tbs powdered sugar1/8 tea salt1/2 tea vanilla1/4 tea cinnamon Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Slowly mix in the other ingredients, finish by hand. Form a ball and place to chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Draw a circle on a sheat of wax paper slightly bigger than the pan used for the chocolat melt down. Pat the chilled dough into a disk 1/4" thick with a rim around the edge. Bake for 15-20 min. Leave to cool in the... [Lire la suite]
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27/03/09

Satsivi

Satsivi is originally a Circassian dish which the Georgians borrowed and adapted from their neighbours. Boil the chicken with 3-4 bay leaves and 1/2 an onion in 3-4 cups of waterChop 2 mideum size to large onions and 3 cloves of garlic.  Fry them, optimally in the grease from the bird,  but otherwise in olive oil  in a deep pan, then add 1/4 cup floor.Then slowly pour in the hot stock from the chicken. Stir constantly until the sauce thickens. Grind   in the food processor enough walnuts to get about 1... [Lire la suite]
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21/03/09

Coconut Spice Cake

This cake was a special commission for my mother's birthday this year. Preaheat the oven to 210°C.Cream :100g butter1/3  cup brown sugar1/3  cup white sugar (in which I store vanilla beans which flavors it)1/3 cup honey1 tea vanilla2 eggs Mix the dry ingrediants :2 cup flour1 package of baking powder1/2 tea salt1 tea cinnamon1/4 tea cardamon1/4 tea four spice1 pinch of clove Slowly mix the dry ingrediants into the the butter mixture.Add:2 cups applesauce1 cup shreaded coconut1/2 cup chopped walnut Bake for about... [Lire la suite]
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21/03/09

Granola

Preheat the oven to 210°C Mix : 1 cup oatmeal 1 cup  5 cereal flakes 1/2 cup germe de blé 1/2 cup  flocons de quinoa 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup pumkin seeds 1/3 cup almond slivers 1/3 cup shreaded coconut 1/2 tea salt Heat in a baking  pan : 1/2 cup vegtable oil 1/3 cup corn syrup 1 tea vanilla extract Mix in the dry mixture. Bake for 15min string from time to time. Press down the mixture. Let it cool . Brake down into bite size lumps. Store in an airtight... [Lire la suite]
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