Salad, or better, salads are a world of their own, a lifestyle, a way of thinking and of eating. Their savours and flavours are like a masterpiece, simply born from nothing, from ingredient’s simplicity, from the earth. Here a combination of sweet and strong flavours.
Sunny…..a cake with colors and flavors of the sun. A basil and vanilla bavarian cream, a juicy peaches jelly with a crunchy brunoise. Then a thin chocolate and corn flakes crunchy base with a vanilla syrup to soak the biscuit. The scent of basil fits perfectly with vanilla for a unique flavor.
This smoked and berries salad is the perfect dish for the summer season, they are light, fresh and healthy. I only give you a suggestion: you can choose and combine the ingredients as you prefer, but I assure you that this combination is just perfect.
A modern tart: a crispy base, a firm but soft ganache and an apricot “cremoso”….that means, as the word suggests, a creamy texture. To stress the taste of apricots, some small silky and tasty jellies. It is not common to have four different preparations in a tart, but you can prepare the various steps in different days, and then, the moment you need the tart it, assemble it……. The idea comes from a picture of a single portion proposed by the Master of chocolate, Knamm. if he has matched the chocolate with apricot …… the combination could only be perfect … .. Do you have any doubts?
Berry and coconut……..they are often used in cakes or entremets, but they are one of the best combination: the sweet coconut flavor with sourness of berry……..simply perfect. The top of the cake is a mirror white chocolate and condensed milk glaze….to try.
It’s sunday……time for baking. A simple almond shell and a light and refreshing red berry “cremoso”. What is a “cremoso”? It is a custard, enriched with flavor and gelatin sheets. Nothing difficult. Everyone likes red berry…..
Chocolate and caramel desserts are all irresistible and delicious. A cocoa shortcrust shell with a thin layer of soft caramel and a light chocolate mousse: not low calories, but very airy…. It may look complicated, but, as always, is definitely worth it to make.
A simple and gorgeous chocolate tart…..which for sure satisfies a craving for chocolate. This tart is very rich, creamy and soft, with a strong jolt of cocoa. The recipe belongs to Ernst Knamm, the “King of chocolate”. No doubt about the perfect result of the cake.
Tarte bourdaloue….a french popular tart that gets the name from a street in Paris, rue Bourdaloue. A crispy pastry shell, almond filling, similar to frangipane and poached pears. I add almond flakes for an extra texture. I decided as well to use Amaretto liqueur instead of Rhum….. Best to taste the day you prepare, warm or room temperature…..
Toast or sandwich bread…..or simply for breakfast….with butter and jam Soft and tasty, with butter and milk in the dough. You can store in freezer….. What else? To try.