вторник, 11 ноября 2014 г.

Espresso coffee truffles




You will need:

1 cup heavy cream
100ml hot espresso coffee
200g extra dark chocolate (at least 80% cacao)
Sugar (optional)
Cocoa Powder, for coating
1 tablespoon rum

In a small saucepan slowly bring the cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the coffee, sugar(if you are using) and chocolate. Stir with a whisk until the mixture becomes smooth and the chocolate has melted, now you can add rum. Pour the mixture into the parchment-lined pan, cover loosely and place in the fridge to firm for at least 2 hours.
Sift a little cocoa powder into a wide shallow bowl, set aside. To shape the truffles, use a small ice cream scoop or melon baller. Roll the truffle quickly in your hands to form a smooth ball. Drop the truffle into the cocoa, rolling it around, and then shake off any excess powder.
Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Remove from fridge at least 5 minutes before serving.


~bon appétit~





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суббота, 8 ноября 2014 г.


Lavender panna cotta



250ml heavy cream
250ml full fat milk
2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
1½ cups sugar
10g gelatin



Pour the ½ cup of cold milk into a small bowl and sprinkle the powdered gelatin over it. Set aside to soften.
Place the rest of the milk, heavy cream and lavender flowers into a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5-7 minutes (do not boil). Take the pan off from the heat and stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Strain out the lavender. Remove from heat. Stir the gelatin into the very warm cream mixture. Whisk well until dissolved. Pour the mixture into 2 small dishes, and place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours before serving. For easy removal, place the chilled dishes in a shallow bowl of hot water for 2-3 seconds then flip the dessert onto a plate.



~bon appétit~

среда, 29 октября 2014 г.


Meringues with poppy seeds syrup


For meringues:
4 egg whites
200g sugar

For syrup:
50g poppy seeds
150g sugar
100ml water

Preheat the oven to 150 C, 130 C fan, 300 F. Put the egg whites in a large bowl. Beat the egg whites until stiff with an electric mixer. Now add the sugar, a little at a time, whisking until the mixture is stiff and glossy. Using a little of the meringue mixture, stick baking parchment on to a clean baking sheet. When the timer goes off, switch the oven off and allow the meringues to cool down in there.

Now prepare your syrup.
Put water and sugar in a saucepan, stir until sugar is dissolved. Turn down the bottom after boiling syrup. Boil for 10 minutes. Add poppy seeds into the syrup. Remove syrup from heat, leave to cool.
When ready to serve carefully pour the syrup onto meringues.

среда, 17 сентября 2014 г.

Pumpkin Soup with toasted coconut and cinnamon




15oz can pumpkin
2 cups water
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
ground pepper
1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes


Cut the top off the pumpkin, scoop out the seeds and strings, peel the shell, and dice the flesh.
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan, then gently cook chopped pumpkin for 3 mins. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover and boil the pumpkin for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Place coconut milk, honey, cinnamon, ground paper and soft pumpkin into a blender and process starting with low speed, gradually increasing to high speed. Blend well until reach and creamy.





Now just mix pumpkin soup with toasted coconut flakes and stir until combine. Pour into bowls and serve.
Enjoy the autumn!

пятница, 12 сентября 2014 г.


Pecan & rum loaf cake with goat cheese frosting

For the cake:

½ stick unsalted butter (50g), softened
2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
½ cup brawn sugar (optional)
4 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 tablespoons rum
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the goat cheese frosting:

150 g soft goat cheese
1 cup whipped cream
2 tablespoons honey (optional)



Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, chopped pecans, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add honey and beat well again.
With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients. Increase the speed to medium, add the rum, cream cheese, honey and vanilla extract and beat for 2 minutes.
Pour the batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool the cake for 10 minutes in the pan. Place a cake plate over the top of the pan and carefully flip it upside down. Cool cake completely.


To make goat cheese frosting:
Beat goat cheese, honey and whipped cream at medium speed with an electric mixer just until combine (about 30 seconds).
Put the cream on top of the cake and serve. Make sure that cream is sweet enough for you.
~bon appétit~

четверг, 4 сентября 2014 г.

Warm coconut nutmeg pudding


Ingredients:

1 can full fat coconut milk
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 teaspoon Malibu rum


In medium saucepan over medium heat, combine coconut milk, sugar(optional), cornstarch and vanilla extract, stirring to dissolve cornstarch. Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth and thick, about 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the nutmeg, honey and Malibu rum.
This recipe made enough for two of the small dessert dishes. Serve warm and enjoy!




среда, 27 августа 2014 г.

Bergamot bundt cake with whipped coconut cream and lime zest







For the cake:

1/2 package (100g) cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 stick (100g) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
Essential oil of bergamot for food use: a few drops


For whipped coconut cream:
300 ml full fat coconut cream
1 cup whipped heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar

Also
lime zest








Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, soda. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add few drops ssential oil of bergamot and beat well again.
With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients. Increase the speed to medium, add the milk and cream cheese and beat for 2 minutes.
Pour the batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 40 minutes. Cool the cake for 10 minutes in the pan. Place a cake plate over the top of the pan and carefully flip it upside down. Cool cake completely.








How to make whipped coconut cream.

To extract the thick coconut cream from the can, refrigerate the can at least for a few hours so the fat can fully separate from the liquid (you can use the liquid for smoothies).
In a mixing bowl combine sugar, whipped heavy cream and coconut cream and whisk it with an electric hand mixer for few minutes.
Put the cream on top of the cake and decorate with lime zest.




~bon appetite~

пятница, 22 августа 2014 г.

Donuts with dark chocolate & licorice glaze





For the donuts:

3 teaspoons instant yeast
2 cups whole milk, warmed
1/4 cup sugar
4 to 5 cups whole wheat flour
2 large eggs
100 g unsalted butter, melted


For the glaze:
200g dark chocolate
2 teaspoons instant licorice
1 tablespoon heavy cream


Also:
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons cocoa powder




How to make:

In a medium bowl, mix together a pinch of sugar and about 5 tablespoons of the warm milk and then add the yeast. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it has become bubbly. 

Put the flour into a large bowl. Add butter and the rest of the sugar, stirring until well-combined. Kneed everything with your hands until you get a smooth dough. Make a well in the centre. Add yeast mixture and eggs. Mix until well-combined. Drop mixture onto a floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set in a warm spot until it has doubled in size for about 45 minutes.
Remove the dough from the bowl and turn out onto a floured work surface. Kneed the dough again with your hands and then roll it out (about 4 cm thick). Cut 8cm circles with a biscuit cutter. Using a 4cm round cutter, cut out centre of each circle to form donuts.
Carefully put 2 to 3 donuts at a time in the hot grease (170°C are perfect) and cooking for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.


For the dark chocolate licorice glaze:

Melt the chocolate in a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water. Add licorice powder and heavy cream and stir well until combine.



Once donuts are cool, dip them into the glaze to cover the tops. Allow glaze to dry and top with mix of cocoa powder and cinnamon (optional).



четверг, 14 августа 2014 г.

Hot chocolate with honey, cinnamon and whipped cream



1 cup milk
1 cup whipped cream
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
100 g dark chocolate




Finely chop the chocolate into small pieces. In a small saucepan, bring the milk, cinnamon and honey. Cook under low heat, whisking until the mixture is smooth (do not boil). Remove from the heat. Add chocolate and whisk until the chocolate has melted. Now just mix chocolate mixture with whipped cream and stir until combine. Now it's perfect. Pour the hot chocolate into demitasse cups or small mugs, garnish with marshmallows and wiped cream and serve.






~bon appétit~

пятница, 8 августа 2014 г.




Dark chocolate truffle tart with flax seeds



200 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
400 ml double cream
1 tablespoon corn flour
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup flax seeds




In a saucepan, heat cream over medium heat just until steaming (do not boil). Remove from the heat. In a heatproof bowl, whisk egg yolks to blend. Gradually whisk in corn flour and about half of the hot cream in a thin stream. Whisk egg mixture back into pan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 5 min (do not boil).
Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate until smooth. Pour into tart shell.
Chill until set, about 4 hrs.
Put flax seeds on the top of the chocolate tart.






~ bon appétit ~


пятница, 1 августа 2014 г.







Rose milk tea




150 ml water
1 tablespoon tea rose flowers
100 ml milk
1 tablespoon honey

Put the tea rose flowers into a teapot and pour the boiling water over. Leave for 10 minutes.
In a saucepan mix together milk, rose tea and honey and heat for few minutes over medium heat (do not boil).

вторник, 29 июля 2014 г.

Lemon cheesecake



200 ml heavy cream
200 g Mascarpone cheese

4 egg yolks
200 g sugar
2 big lemons
1 teaspoon corn flour
2 cups shortbread cookies, crushed
50 g unsalted butter, melted



To make the crust:
Combine the shortbread cookie crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 9-inch pie dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Let cool complete.

To make the filling:
Add lemons into high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds.
In a large bowl whisk heavy cream, sugar and egg yolks until creamy. Add Mascarpone cheese and corn flour into mixture and gently whisk until smooth.
Gently combine cream cheese mixture with blended lemon. Dump the mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth the top. Bake at 300 F for 1 hour (center may be soft but will set when chilled). Chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours.




понедельник, 21 июля 2014 г.






Coconut Milk & Rosewater Panna Cotta


1 cup coconut milk
50 ml heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon rose water
5 g gelatin

Place coconut milk, heavy cream, sugar, and gelatin in a pan and bring to medium heat stirring regularly until dissolves. Pour into a mixing bowl add rose water and just enough food coloring to achieve a light pink color and whisk. Pour into ramekins or pretty glasses. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then loosely cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours.
Serve with rose petal.






~Bon appétit~

вторник, 1 июля 2014 г.

Malibu panna cotta

200 ml coconut milk, 2 tbs wipping cream (30% fat), 2 tbs sugar, 1 tbs Malibu, 5 grams of gelatin _2 In a small saucepan, whisk together 2 tbs of cream with the powdered gelatin. Set aside to soften. Place coconut milk, cream and sugar into a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves (do not boil). Remove from heat. Add gelatin mixture to coconut mixture. Whisk well until dissolved. Add Malibu and whisk to combine. Pour the mixture into 2 small dishes, and place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours before serving. For easy removal, place the chilled dishes in a shallow bowl of hot water for 1-2 minutes, then flip the dessert onto a plate. _1 ~Bon appétit~

понедельник, 10 марта 2014 г.




~easy breakfast~


 dried meat+rukkola+roasted mushrooms


 

honey goat cheese pancakes



2 large eggs
250 ml milk
2 tablespoons soft goat cheese
1 tablespoon cream cheese
4-5 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon soda bicarbonate

In a large bowl whisk eggs until they start to bubble. Sprinkle in 3 tablespoons of honey. Beat in milk and cream cheese until smooth. Add flour and soda and stir with rubber spatula until just combined. Add goat cheese into mixture and gently whisk to make a thick, smooth batter. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Cook for about 1 minutes or until almost set and bubbles are breaking on the surface, and the bottoms are golden. Turn the pancake over and cook for 1–2 minutes or until golden on the other side. Transfer to a plate while you cook the remaining pancakes.