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Raspberries not baked cheesecake 1

Raspberries not baked cheesecake

Everyone loves cheesecake….. It can be prepared baked or unbaked, it can be flavored and is often served topped with fruit, chocolate or whipped cream. Usa dedicate one special day to this famous dessert: National Cheesecake Day is observed annually on July 30th. The cheesecake I offer you, is a rare dessert, with a juicy and jelly raspberries layer inside. You can find a lemon crunchy sablée with a creamy, rich cheese batter flavored with lemon zest. Very easy to make, it is one of my favorite desserts. A bright and fresh cheesecake….perfect for summer season.

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.