French pastry chefs are famous for their “Lemon meringue tart”. Every one has his own recipe, especially for the lemon filling. In addition to lemon juice and eggs, they can use starch, gelati sheets, a lot of butter or white chocolate…. But everyone wants to achieve the same goal: a soft and velvety batter with a strong lemon flavor. generally it is combined with a billowy meringue, which can be flamed with a torch, or not. I decided to add small French meringues … just to get the right combination of textures. I read so many recipes,by the most famous Italian and French pastry chef, to get the so-called perfect lemon cream … ..and to realize my first lemon meringue tarts I chose the recipe by a great master of Italian pastry Emmanuele Forcone. But in the future, do not miss the recipes by the great French pastry chefs.
A creamy, stunning and gorgeous dessert, perfectly balanced with white peaches and blueberries. To moisten the sponge, I choose a blueberry home made compote, but you can use store bought jam. The dessert is not difficult to prepare, plan the steps and everything will be easier.
It never happens I prepare the same dessert in a close time. Here I can talk about a special situation…… I prepared the fantastic Madama Dorè, by Gianluca Fusto, twice in a week. It is a simple tart, but you find a combination of exceptional flavors: a frangipane enriched with orange zest and saffron and soft peaches. It is crisp, but at the same time it is soft, tasty, fragrant This dessert has all the items to turn a tart in THE TART.
Red cherry….the only way it could be called this dessert…….a cherry and white chocolate bavarian cream. Inside a yogurt chantilly, that perfectly matches with the bavarian cream, then a pistachio biscuit Joconde, that fits perfectly with cherries. A balanced dessert, creamy but crunchy and soft……all the elements to become one of your favorite desserts. Recipes by Luca Montersino, but the biscuit Joconde: the recipe comes from Isabelle.
Sunny…..a cake with colors and flavors of the sun. A basil and vanilla bavarian cream, a juicy peaches jelly with a crunchy brunoise. Then a thin chocolate and corn flakes crunchy base with a vanilla syrup to soak the biscuit. The scent of basil fits perfectly with vanilla for a unique flavor.
Berry and coconut……..they are often used in cakes or entremets, but they are one of the best combination: the sweet coconut flavor with sourness of berry……..simply perfect. The top of the cake is a mirror white chocolate and condensed milk glaze….to try.
It’s sunday……time for baking. A simple almond shell and a light and refreshing red berry “cremoso”. What is a “cremoso”? It is a custard, enriched with flavor and gelatin sheets. Nothing difficult. Everyone likes red berry…..
Chocolate and caramel desserts are all irresistible and delicious. A cocoa shortcrust shell with a thin layer of soft caramel and a light chocolate mousse: not low calories, but very airy…. It may look complicated, but, as always, is definitely worth it to make.
A simple and gorgeous chocolate tart…..which for sure satisfies a craving for chocolate. This tart is very rich, creamy and soft, with a strong jolt of cocoa. The recipe belongs to Ernst Knamm, the “King of chocolate”. No doubt about the perfect result of the cake.
Tarte bourdaloue….a french popular tart that gets the name from a street in Paris, rue Bourdaloue. A crispy pastry shell, almond filling, similar to frangipane and poached pears. I add almond flakes for an extra texture. I decided as well to use Amaretto liqueur instead of Rhum….. Best to taste the day you prepare, warm or room temperature…..