Category Archives: Le pâtisserie

Sweetened

A good day can’t start without filling your body with energy. One of the easiest way to get it, is to eat a piece of chocolate. So that you’ll feel lively and your brain will work better.

Sweets or better said, dessert is one of the most interesting part of a breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are sweets that represent real masterpieces, not only because of their aspect, but also for their delightful taste. While trying to enjoy eating your favourite cakes of chocolates, you might think about how many calories does it contains. Nevertheless, even if sweets are more caloric that a plate of pasta, they do perform a double function: feeding and enjoying in the same time. We shouldn’t forget that in the process of preparing any kind of dessert we use ingredients which often provides necessary for nutrition elements. So, in a good dessert you can find carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, mineral salts and vitamins, strictly required for our body. This way, to improve the stability of our body and mental welfare, sweets must be introduced in our daily alimentation, in moderate quantities.

Now, as I have a new book full of different and totally interesting dessert recipes, I’ll try to cook all of them and share my sweet experiences with you. Can’t wait to get started!

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Black Kiss

I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.    -Mary McCarthy

Ingredients:

  • 0,5 l of kefir;
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder;
  • 4 eggs;
  • 3 cups of sugar;
  • 3 cups of flour;
  • 50g of cocoa ;
  • cherries.

Cream:

  • 5 eggs;
  • 1 cup of sugar;
  • 3 tablespoons of flour;
  • 1 l of milk;
  • 200g of butter;
  • vanilla;
  • lemon juice;
  • brandy.
  1. Put on fire a liter of milk, meanwhile mix 5 eggs with sugar and flour. When the milk has boiled, add the mixture slowly in the bowl with milk and mingle with a tablespoon until it gets thicker, then take it from fire.
  2. Cool the cream in the fridge for about 30 min. After cooling add 200g of butter, brandy, lemon juice and vanilla to your taste, then mix well.

Base:

  1. In one bowl mix very well the kefir and baking powder.
  2. In another bowl mix the eggs with sugar, than one by one, add this mixture and flour with cocoa in the first bowl. Mix well.
  3. Oil the tray with butter and cover with baking paper, then add the mixture. For a better look and taste you can add cherries or other berries.
  4. From the mixture you get two units for two equal layers.
  5. Heat the oven to 180 ° C and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • When the base has baked cool it very well, then take the first piece of cake and cover with cream, put the second one and also cover with cream to get a totally creamy surface. Cool it in fridge and then is ready for tasting. You can decorate the cake with grated chocolate, coconut or hazelnut.

                                                       Bon appétit !

                                             

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Sweet experiment

These days I saw a picture of some chocolate cups and I was really interesting in doing my own cups. So, that is how I made them :

  • Inflate a balloon at a very small size and wash it .
  • At the steam I melted milk chocolate. After full melting, I introduced the balloon just on the half and turned it all around to apply the chocolate uniformly.
  • Then I let it freeze and get stiff. After an hour or two I cracked the balloon attentively and the cup was ready to get filled with ice-cream and other sweet content.
   That is what I’ve done, easy and you don’t need much time and space to prepare and cook. My experiment has finished successfully and I’m glad I tried. It tastes good and looks very nice. If you’ll want to do it, buy some more chocolate and don’t forget to do it with love!
                Good luck !
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Happy B-day sis !!!

9 years passed since my little lovely sister has born. I was waiting for her nine months and now, she’s 9 years old. I wish her all the best and to an exemplary girl. She knows how much I love her and she loves me too … that’s why we made her the sweetest cake and the funniest party :) Preparations, emotions, a little bit of drama, but how can we be without that? nevertheless we’re glad that the ninth birthday passed successfully .                  Happy Birthday !  

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Brownies (heart-shaped)

Preparation Time: 30 min. Cooking Time: 30 min.

Brownie Base:

    • 200g of soft butter or margarine;
    • 250g of sugar;
    • 1 pack of vanilla sugar;
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt;
    • 4 eggs;
    • 6 tablespoons of cocoa;
    • 5 tablespoons of chocolate powder or grated chocolate(preferable to be dark or semisweet chocolate chips);
    • 150g of grated almonds(I used a mix of almonds and hazelnuts);
    • 250g of flour;
    • 1 pack of baking powder.
Topping:
  • 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips;    
  • 1/4 cup butter;
  • 1 teaspoon of honey.

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  1. In a medium bowl, put butter and then add sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and eggs. Using electric mixer, beat the ingredients on medium speed until smooth. After that add in the obtained mixture cocoa, chocolate powder, almonds and mix.

  2.  Heat oven to 200°C. For easier cutting, cover the pan with foil.

  3. In the chocolate mixture add flour and baking powder then mix well until you get a smooth paste. Pour the obtained batter in the pan, leveled by a special shovel.

 4. To ripen in the roll (in the middle) at a temperature of 180°C for 30 minutes. After cookies cool, cut them into small squares 4×4, desirable to use a ruler.

 5. For the topping melt the cups of chocolate gradually adding butter and honey, stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes then spread over the brownies. For a better look sprinkle with powdered sugar, as I did. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Cookies in the shape of letter S

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg;
  • 2 yolks ;
  • 125g sugar;
  • 1 vanilla;
  • a teaspoon of grated orange peel;
  • one tablespoon of orange liqueur or juice;
  • 150g of butter;
  • 250g of flour;
  • 1 / 2 packet of baking powder;
  • a little bit of salt;
  1. Mix the egg and both yolks in a bowl with sugar for 5-7 min. Cut the vanilla in two pieces, put one half into another bowl and mix together with the grated orange peel and the juice of orange. After that mix the content of both bowls in one till you get a smooth paste.
  2. Take the butter and but little pieces in the bowl, one by one while mixing. Mix flour with   baking powder and add it in the dough you’ve got, after that add salt and mix very well till you get a consistent dough.
  3. You may have a kind of tube to make the letter S or you can make it by yourself using a usual plastic bag. After covering the tray with baking paper, make the “S”es or you can do whatever you like as I did, something interesting and beautiful for holidays.
  4. Preheat the oven at 160 degrees and bake the cookies for 12 min.
Good luck ! ;) and a Happy New Year !!!
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Day 7: Cherry Cake

Ingredients:

  •  baking powder;
  • 4 eggs;
  • butter;
  • 300g of sugar;
  • 100g of fat sour cream;
  • 300g of flour.

Preparation:

  • Beat the eggs with sugar for 10 minutes.
  • In the same bowl slowly add the butter (it is preferable to be hot), then cream.
  • Mix baking powder with flour.
  • After that mix them together to receive a smooth paste , not very thick.
  • Prepare the tray with baking paper, then add the paste.
  • After cherry juice flowed all, put them on the dough surface.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees , then put the cake for 30-40 min.

I hope you’ll like it, because i really do :)))  Good Appetite !!!

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5th Day: Apple Paradise

Ingredients:

  • dough;
  • 1 egg;
  • apples;
  • butter;
  • sugar.

Cut the dough into long rectangles and cover them with melted butter. Put the grated apples on the half of dough and sprinkle with sugar, then apply the other half on the grated apples and using a fork stick the ends. Whem the long pie is ready make some cut on it to look swollen.

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4th Day :Morning Fresh with Blackberries

Ingredients:

  • dough;
  • butter;
  • blackberries;
  • ice-cream.
  • Cut the dough into lines , then melt the butter and oil the dough with it. When you finish with that, mix the blackberries and put them on the lines, place the bottom of line over the top, then twist slowly so as not to stick out the blackberry paste.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees , cover the tray with baking paper then put the ,,twisted lines,, in there.
  • Bake them 13-15 minutes.
  • When the baking is finished, take a cup or a glass and put there some ice-cream and add the ,, twisted lines,, , also if you want you can mix ice-cream with some jams or , as I did , with blackberry jam .

    Bon Appetit !
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3rd Day : Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 350 g chocolate ;
  • 4 tablespoons of butter ;
  • 2/3 cup of flour ;
  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder or bicarbonate ;
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt ;
  • 3 eggs ;
  • 3/4 cup of sugar ;
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla ;
  • Additional : blackberries  .

 

  • Heat 250 g of chocolate ( I used 3 kinds of chocolate : milk chocolate with honey, dark chocolate and chocolate with nuts)  and 4 tablespoons of butter until it melts, stirring of 20 in 20 seconds. In another bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla with mixer, add chocolate, then flour and mix again. After that cut into small cubes 100 g of chocolate and add to bowl.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. In a Teflon pan or baking paper place one tablespoon of batter at 3 cm distance . Bake about 12-15 minutes, do not bake too much cause these cookies should be soft. Put the cookies on a plate using a spatula and cool completly.

 

They are delicious, I hope you’ll try to do them and you’ll like it :)))   Good Appetite !!!

 

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