Author: Aria

Apple cake

Apples cake

An apple cake is not the perfect Fall dessert only……..it can be prepared along all the year. Each home baker has a secret recipe for the “best” apple cake….. This cake is the best apple cake I can remember. Super soft, thanks to the dough: infact the recipe calls for pastry choux recipe……but the proportions are different. I suggest you to try it: served plain, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of softly whipped cream.

white chocolate panna cotta

White chocolate and red berries panna cotta

Another single portion, another different glaze … ..red berries glaze. A white chocolate panna cotta. A light one, not so thick like I wanted it to be, but a glaze able to give a pleasant taste and a nice color. The cranberries shortcrust pastry is the perfect combination with the not too sweet panna cotta, giving a little “crispness” to the dessert. A simple but tasty treat.  

Hazelnut chocolate domes

Hazelnut chocolate domes

Glazes, glazes, glazes. Chocolate glazes, cocoa glazes, fruit glazes, but all with a common feature: they must be very shiny … like a mirror. A simple dessert, as I wanted the focus on a perfect, super shiny glaze. A melt-in-your-mouth hazelnuts bavarian cream combined with cocoa glaze I am quite pleased with the results,  and the dome does look pretty! And it tastes good too, as usual, of hazelnuts and chocolate.    

torta al cocco

Coconut tart

Last week I came across some coconut recipes and I decided to follow the I one I found on an italian website: fables de sucre (http://blog.giallozafferano.it/fablesucre/crostata-con-frolla-e-crema-al-cocco/). It is a tart that made me go straight to the kitchen: easy, fast and delicious. The shortcrust pastry is madly coconut, the filling is a coconut pastry cream……. A tart for coconut lovers. The amount of pastry is plentiful for this mold, but with leftovers you can create delicious cookies, perfect for tea time.

torta con chantilly allo yogurt

Gorgeous yogurt chocolate chantilly cake

Are you looking for a dessert that is not too tough on the waistline? I wanted something really amazing and with chocolate on top…..yet gorgeous, and fluffy The result is an airy, slightly tangy yogurt chantilly….. I wouldn’t call this dessert “light”…but for sure “lighter” as it has slightly less fat and calories, than a traditional mousse……. The dessert is a remake from “Gorgeous yogurt “with apricots by pastry chef Luca Montersino…. Following is recipes, you can’t fail…

crinkle cookies 1

White chocolate lemon crinkle cookies

Lemon crinkle cookies………for sure the best cookies ever…… I am addicted to bake cookies, as I have said several times…but these ones are something special. Soft, with a cakey texture ….a texture I haven’t really found in other cookies. It seems to eat a slice of cake……but you are eating a cooky……unbelievable….. Do not forget the perfect combination of flavors: lemon and white chocolate….delicious. Try for your Xmas party: no one will resist.