Pretty in pink….an american romantic comedy film, starring Molly Ringwald, often dressed in pink. It is the first title I thought, thinking about this spring tart, with all shades of this color. A strawberries custard, then a strawberries mousse and a light lychees mousse: love at first sight.
I was asked by a friend to take part in a contest, where you do not win anything, but where you only share the desire to knead. The topic was bicolor brioches: so I decided to prepare some pains au chocolate, made with vanilla and cocoa brioche doughs. A set of classic tastes, which never disappoints. Perfect for breakfast. #briochedeprintemps
A special milk bread, prepared with a special japanese method: Tangzhong. Tangzhong is a roux, prepared with water or milk, that has to be added to the dough…..your bread will be super soft and very very delicious. You will get a bread higher and lighter than it would otherwise be. A perfect milk bread for breakfast or for tea time. I reduced the sugar a little, but if you follow the original recipe, you can get gorgeous and delicious small brioches or “pains au chocolat”.
A very quick and easy dish. A comforting vegetarian dish that works as an entree or a side. Feel free to substitute chickpeas with cannellini beans. Enjoy.
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.
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.
A silky and smooth pumpkin soup, very easy to prepare, with a special ingredient, ginger, who creates a nice balance with the sweet pumpkin. I love to add a tablespoons of sour cream, but you can use greek yogurt as well. To add a crunchy texture, a home made granola……delicious.
A delicious and easy side dish, where italian kale matches with lemon and raisin. If you’re looking for something healthy or green, go into the kitchen to prepare it.
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.
A creamy and veloute soup……..the typical comfort food perfect for the winter nights. Perfect for lunch or as a starter, to serve in small portions. Once tasted, you will prepare it again and again.