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Strawberries flower

When I was a child, in Italy, there was a lollipop called “Strawberry flower”.
This dessert reminds me of my childhood
I love refreshing desserts and panna cotta: this combination seems perfect for hot season.
Even if it may seem complicated because of many ingredients and methods, it is easy to prepare.
No baking is required, so it is perfect for summer season.

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Strawberries flower (5 glasses ¾ cup – 200 ml. capacity)
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Ingredients
  1. - strawberries mousse
  2. a scant cup (200 gr.) strawberries flesh (process fresh strawberries into puree)
  3. a scant cup (200 gr.) whipping cream
  4. 3.5 oz (100 gr.) italian meringue
  5. 4 (8 gr.) gelatin leaves (sheets)
  6. - strawberries jelly
  7. a scant ½ cup (100 gr.) strawberries flesh
  8. 1.5 tbs (25 gr.) superfine granulated sugar
  9. 3 tsp (10 gr. ) dextrose (or superfine granulated sugar)
  10. 1 sgeet + ¼ sheet (2.5 gr.) gelatin leaves (sheets)
  11. - Limoncello panna cotta
  12. 1 cup (237 gr.) whipping cream
  13. 2.5 tbs (38 gr. ) superfine granulated sugar
  14. 1 tbs (17 gr.) Limoncello
  15. 1.5 (3 gr.) gelatin leaves (sheets)
Instructions
  1. -Strawberries mousse
  2. Soak gelatin leaves in cold water.
  3. Whip the cream until soft peaks form and refrigerate.
  4. Heat a small amount of strawberries puree in the microwave, than fold in soften gelatin, stir to combine.
  5. Add the remaining strawberries puree and stir to combine.
  6. Fold strawberries puree into italian meringue into 3 batches: first whisking with a whisk, then mix with a rubber spatula to combine.
  7. Pour the strawberries mixture into the whipped cream in 2 batches and mix gently to combine, with a rubber spatula and set aside.
  8. Pour the mixture into a pastry bag, (no noozle is needed) and pipe a layer of strawberries mousse in the glasses (use small tumblers, wine glasses or whiskey glasses) and refrigerate for a while, to set.
  9. - Strawberries jelly
  10. Soak gelatin leaves in cold water.
  11. Heat a small amount of strawberries puree in the microwave.
  12. Wring gently gelatin sheets to remove excess water, than fold in soften gelatin, stir to combine.
  13. Add sugar, dextrose and stir to combine.
  14. Add the remaining cold strawberries puree to the mixture, stir to combine.
  15. Pour the jelly in a kitchen bottle for sauce or pastry bag and pipe a thin layer on the mousse.
  16. Set aside to set.
  17. - Limoncello panna cotta
  18. Soak gelatin leaves in cold water.
  19. Bring a part of the whipping cream to a boil.
  20. Out of the heat, add sugar to the cream and stir to combine.
  21. Wring gently gelatin sheets to remove excess water, than fold in soften gelatin, stir to combine.
  22. Add the remaining cold cream, limoncello and mix to combine.
  23. Pour the mixture in a kitchen bottle for sauce and pour on the cold jelly a thick layer of panna cotta.
  24. Place the glasses in the fridge to set for at least 6 hours or overnight, covered with clingfilm.
Notes
  1. For italian meringue, search for “Strawberries field” recipe.
  2. Recipes from Luca Montersino.
Cookingmesoftly http://www.cookingmesoftly.it/
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giardino di fragole

Strawberries field

Strawberries field: a recipe from the famous italian pastry chef Luca Montersino.
(http://www.eataly.com/nyc-pastry/)
A layer of soft limoncello sponge cake, a frothy strawberries mousse and a yogurt jelly.
A fresh, soft and mouth-watering dessert.
Strawberries come from my , but you can buy at the market.
Hurry up, because strawberries season is going to end.

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recipe web

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Torta moderna vaniglia e cioccolato

Vanilla and chocolate modern cake

To celebrate our return, I wanted something rich, elegant and something with chocolate.
Modern cakes, characterized by layers of different consistencies, give the result to seem a special day or occasion.
About modern cakes I appreciate the delicate structure and soft and moist interior.
The chocolate sponge layer adds a richness of flavour.
Every slice is pure bliss.

fetta torta moderna

recipe modern cake

taralli 1 web

Taralli

When I was a child I spent several years in Puglia on holiday and Taralli (bagels) were my favorite snacks. Only recently I had the opportunity to taste them again, then I decided to try to make them at home. After several attempts, I found my perfect recipe: I replaced a portion of flour with potato starch to give more crispness. Tasty by themselves, perfect with a glass of Prosecco.

taralli 2 web

Recipe Taralli

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Sesame seeds star cookies

Sesame seeds star cookies

Crunchy cookies.
The combination of heavy cream with the toasted sesame seeds makes the taste of these cookies unexpected and wonderful.
Generally, sesame seeds generally are used to coat cookies, while here, they are in the dough.
That’s the reason why the cookies are very, very tasty and luscious.
Perfect for breakfast, for a tea break, or any moment during the day, expecially in Christmas holidays.
To taste and enjoy.

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Recipe Eng web

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Raspberry Macarons web

Raspberry Macarons

Les Macarons, so famous and with a big reputation.
What are Macarons? They are meringue cookies sandwiched together, with the most tasteful fillings.
Only just a few ingredients to make the perfect cookie.
They are not so complicated to make, they are made with Italian Meringue, but some steps have to be very precise and accurate.
Even if you need several attempts to get the perfect Macarons, I suggest you, once in your life, to try.
Being the second attempt, to make things a little bit easier, they are filled with raspberry jam.
Absolutely perfect.
Recipe Macarons web