Monday, May 21, 2012

Apple Pie... One of the infinite version ;D

Looking for something comforting? Reassuring? 
Does exist a better baking version of a caress than an home made Apple Pie?!

 This is the easiest recipe I have:

250 gr Flour
100 gr Sugar
2 eggs
250 gr Yogurt
75 gr Vegetable oil (I'm using peanut oil)
1 pkg baking powder
2 Golden Apples

Peal and slice the two apples. Mix all liquid ingredients briefly with a stand alone mixer. Add gradually the flour and the baking powder. Pour the cream in a  buttered 24 cm pan, decorate with the apple slices, spread some sugar on top than bake the cake at 180°C for 40 minutes.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Rolls

I simply adore Spring Rolls, than I decide to go for this recipe by GialloZafferano

They were quite a mess, because I did them in less than an hour :/ Next time I'll take more time to compose them in a beautiful form. However, they tasted good :D 

I did little change in the filling, using veal, soy springs, leach and carrots ...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Optical cookies @_@

Few days ago I entered a bakery with my kids and Kid1 fell in love with those cookies...

 We bought a bounce of them and as all Tea Pastries they were hard and dry. The bought ones were good to deep them in a hot cup of tea, but Kid1 wanted to munch biscuits easily so decided to bake them :P I opted for this recipe right for crumbly cookies:

350 gr Flour
125 gr Powder sugar
200 gr Butter
1 Egg and 1 Yolk
1  1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 pinch Salt
20 gr dark Cocoa powder

Mix all ingredients, except Cocoa powder, as fast as possible (Same procedure for short pastry) than divide the dough in two parts. With the first part form a ball and let it rest in the fridge, than take the remaining and add Cocoa powder. Form a second ball an put it in the fridge as well. After one hour the smooth past will be hard enough to roll the dough in two square (one black and one white :P).
Carefully roll one square on a rolling pin and set it over the other, now roll the two layers forming a log. Press lightly, than slice the log into 5mm large wheels. Cook the biscuits on a baking pan using paper foil.  180°C for 10 minutes.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Bday Cake ;-)

Nothing better than share moments and cakes with the family :D

The inside view ;P

Flour tortillas

Today is my Birthday and for the occasion I prepared a Mexican meal :-P
Remembering this post  An end to my quest: flour tortillas I tried them, actually they are very good! A recipe to print and store for the future :D  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Spring is finally coming. After three week of grey sky, clouds and rain yesterday we finally saw the sun! So my mood abruptly change and I decided to come out of my cave (=kitchen!).
In the last few days I cooked and baked as usual, but I also started experimenting with Sugarpaste. No need to say that my first results are unappealing :/
Modelling sugarpaste is working good. The big issue consist in covering a cake with a smooth and uniform sugarpaste layer. I need exercise, indeed...
Last Friday I finished my little stock of sugarpaste, but I had a lot of cake and filling, so I decided to make some deconstructured cakes to eat at supper. At the end they were prettier than the decorated cake :-)
Sponge cake soaked in strawberry syrup, with fresh strawberries and dark chocolate ganaché.