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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14/11/11

Smoked Black Tea Baked Beans

This recipe is easy. And good. Put all the ingrediants in a a big dish with a lid and that can go in the oven. Cook for many hours at low heat, until the beans are tender. Just add a little water from time to time if the mix seems dry to you. I ate them strait out of the dish for breakfast and then on homemade toastadas for dinner.       Ingrediants: 2.5 cups of rose coco beans, pre-soaked          1 tbs of smoked black tea, crushed   a sweet onion, sliced   1 tbs of... [Lire la suite]
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27/10/11

Swirls!

Now this was fun! This month's Daring Baker's dare was to make Povitica, a eastern european coffee cake. I found this to be really interesting because it's a very versatil recipe.  The base is a yeast dough that is rolled very thin then smothered with filling before being rolled up to form some really cool swirly patterns. Traditionnaly the filling is made with walnuts but this month walnuts were too spendy for me so I made two filling with stuff I already had in my pantry. So here's the recipe as given to us by Jenni of... [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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28/05/10

La Cocada do Lucia

This recipe was kindly given to me by a student of mine. Mix up in a saucepan: 1 can of sweetened concentrated milk 1 can (use the milk can) of shredded coconut 1 can (use the milk can) of sugar Slowly heat up the mixture until it turns golden brown and starts to come away from the sides of the saucepan. Spread onto a buttered surface. Cut into squars with a buttered knife while it's still hot. ~ En Français... Cette recette m'a été très gentillement donné par une élève à moi. Mélanger dans une casserole: 1... [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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