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.
Once again, a fruit dessert: after strawberries, raspberries and cherries (you can find here, here and here), today a dessert with colors and flavors of summer: apricots, almonds and lemon. Delicious, sweet but not too much, soft and crunchy. Perfect for a Sunday lunch with friends.
Recently, I have tried different brioche doughs, even with different kinds of fat from butter, and sincerely, all ones very good and soft, but this is LA BRIOCHE par excellence … .. In despite the high amount of butter and eggs, it is lighter than a cloud. The original shape of Conticini’s Mousseline Brioche is like the Okkaido milk bread (you can find here). I did not want to repeat the same shape, so I propose mini-brioche, but very similar to Continici’s one. It’s a long dough to prepare because the eggs and butter need to be well absorbed, but it’s worth it.
Raspberries are my favorite berries….so today another summery dessert. It is a rich tart, made of different textures: silky,soft, crunchy, where the taste of raspberries is ruling. A fresh and greedy treat, festive and delicious Sunday dessert.
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.
I prepared the famous Brioches Parisiennes by Christophe Felder (here) Mascarpone and vanilla brioches, (here) Lemon Buchty brioche (here) with crème fraiche or sour cream, I couldn’t ignore these Portuguese sweetened condensed milk rolls. All the doughs (but the first) call for different fat than butter. All the brioches are gorgeous, super soft and you can flavor them as you prefer.
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.