Two great french pastry chefs Michalak and Felder, for a vanilla treat you can find in all french “boulangeries”: the flan parisien. Here mini flan parisien, but you can use a 7 or 8 inches (20-22 cm) pastry ring, if you want to reply the original shape. For the cake, you need to increase baking time….about 45-50 minutes.
Different ways to have breakfast….. You can drink coffee, tea, cappuccino, orange juice, croissants or bread and butter and jam…… What about me? I drink cappuccino with 3 cookies….. Only recently I begun to prepare french croissant……the typical meal for breakfast….. So…..I had an idea…….To prepare cappuccino french brioches. That’s it: to taste to be dipped, to eat.
There’s nothing like the smell of brioches baking in your oven. For these brioches, I choose a recipe from a great french pastry chef, Christophe Felder: they are soft, not so sweet, with a rich flavor and light texture. The brioches are soft like a pillow and buttery….. Eat them warm for breakfast……it is so worth it.
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.
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.
Tasty and crispy puff pastry twisties. Perfect for an aperitif, with finely chopped ham or other ingredients of your choice. To taste with bacon and cheese.
Good and tasty. The special flavor is given by the rosemary in the dough. A simple finger food, perfect for an aperitif or a brunch, perfect for entertaining. The bites can be made in advance, and assembled just a few minutes before serving, leaving you time to enjoy what matters most: your friends.
When I think of Madeleines, I think about a treat. I like to change the ingredients to turn a typical sweet cake in something savory, discovering new combinations and flavors.
Everyone knows about potatoes gateau, or gattò. It appeared at the end of the eighteenth century because of the arrival of Maria Carolina, newly crowned, in Naples. Typical dish of the Neapolitan cuisine, now Gattò is common in many Italian regions, with different interpretations. Potatoes are the common ingredient, but the filling can change according to your taste and imagination. It can be prepared in advance and if cubed, Gattò can be considered as a tasty and singular finger food.
Such frantic days……. Many projects about home renovations…… To take advantage of the short spare time I have, I prepared these delicious barley biscuits, with cottage cheese and leftover vegetables. Perfect either as an appetizer (cold or hot) or as a quick meal…… They can be stored for a couple of days in the fridge…..What can I desire more ?