As easy as delicious….. Lime and basil…..the perfect wedding. A “crème onctueuse” as french will define it, gorgeous, silky and delicious. In a word: perfect. Do not be scared about the amount of butter…..it is used to thicken and to dampen the acidity of lime.
The famous Chef Georges Auguste Escoffier created at the end of 1800s the dessert Melba, to honor the australian soprano Nellie Melba. The dessert is made of peaches, raspberries sauce and vanilla ice cream. Today, I suggest you a modern reinterpretation of the same treat, consisting of a peach mousse, a raspberry jelly and a vanilla curd. The whole is wonderful …….
Brother of redcurrant, blackcurrant is little known and used. In France it is used to prepare the famous Crème de cassis. Blackcurrants can be eaten raw but are usually cooked in a variety of sweet or savoury dishes. They are used to make jams, jellies and syrups. Enchanted by this fruit, I prepared a mousse, combined with a panna cotta, a creamy custard and a beautiful purple short crust pasty. I liked the fresh and slightly piquant taste of black currant. It would be used more often.
When I come to the kitchen to prepare a dessert, I know exactly how it will be, I have fixed in mind the final image that the cake must have. This time something different happened. I was fascinated by a cherry and pistachio tart by the famous pastry chef Claire Heitzler, since 2015 at the head of Maison Ladurée, but I was not completely convinced. The only things I was sure of, were the red sabée pastry (my interpretation) and Claire Heitzler’s pistachio filling. I decided to replace the pistachio pastry cream with a pistachio custard (very similar), recipe by the famous italian pastry chef De Carlo. I prepared it twice, but i never used to garnish a tart. But I think that, to call a tart “Cherry and Pistachio tart”, there should be another cherry preparing, and not only a single layer at the bottom of the sable. So I decided to use a cherries chantilly to resume the add more taste of this delicious fruit. In short, I completely changed Claire Heitzler’s tart …
If you liked the tart “Pretty in pink”, you will appreciate this fresh, gorgeous tart, with summer perfumes. The fresh lime and pineapple compote envelops the sweet coconut, achieving a perfect balance of flavors.
A brioche made of sweet yeast rolls baked together in a baking pan, amazing….. The dough is very fluffy, surrounded by a crispy golden crust. Buchty are similar to brioches, but lighter, because they have no butter, but sour cream or crème fraîche. I used lemon to inflator the dough, but generally it is served plain.
A refreshing and gorgeous tart, with all spring tastes: coconut, mango and passion fruit. A crowd-pleasing dessert. If you want to prepare an exotic entremet with same flavours, clic here.
I love apple cakes, apple pies or tarte tatin. Perfect for breakfast, with a cup of tea or whenever you want something sweet. Here a very simple and fast apple cake: crispy outside and soft inside….. To try as soon as possible.
Last week, to prepare a dessert, I’ve been given curry as ingredient: a spice mix, especially used in Asian kitchen. We are not used to prepare desserts with curry, but if you think it is a mission impossible….well think again. I used a mild curry powder, that matches perfectly with rich, creamy white chocolate and orange bavarian cream and to have a spicy kick, I melted curry powder in a chocolate ganache. The finished dessert has a delicate flavor balance, especially in aroma and taste. You can adjust the spiciness to your taste by adding or reducing curry powder, although for me it is fine.
Passion for chocolate or chocolate passion? Anyway you think, this dessert involves both: chocolate and passion fruit. A light chocolate mousse, perfectly balanced with the tangy flavor of passion fruit. It is a refreshing dessert, and even if simple, it is sophisticated. Perfect for any occasion.