lunedì 27 maggio 2013

tart with apricots and 'frangipane' by ernst knam

Recipe taken from the book by Ernst Knam "The Art of Sweet"

Ingredients for 8/10 persons:
For the pastry
150 g butter
150 g caster sugar
1 free range egg
vanilla powder or the seeds
6 g of baking powder
300 g flour 00
a pinch of salt

lunedì 8 aprile 2013

chocolate cake with raisins and rum

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There are times when chocolate is even better, if only smelled. It 's like a  pleasure you only imagine; you absorb it only through the sense of smell.  This is when you make a chocolate cake: the kitchen is filled with bowls in a water bath with the melting chocolate, that spreads through the house its unique fragrance. Spreading the  glossy and smooth consistency of the chocolate on the surface of the cake is like a massage.

lunedì 1 aprile 2013

THE carrot cake

Use the carrots in bunches with the tuft. These are much sweeter and you can determine, in this way, their freshness.
I chose a smaller mold to make it higher.

mercoledì 30 gennaio 2013

baked donuts

This baked donuts are perfect even the day after, are very soft and lighter respect of the fried version. To make them softener I substituted milk with buttermilk. Here is the recipe. Perfect also for Carnival. 

domenica 27 gennaio 2013

le castagnole di carnevale

Typical fried sweets in the period of carnival, the Italian Castagnole are made of a dough, then fried and made rolled on caster sugar. For the very greedies they are often stuffed with cream, ricotta or chocolate. Here is the recipe.