A simple recipe for a typical Italian bread, really very tasty. As with desserts, even bread shapes make a difference, so I decided to use a basket for leavening, but you can make a round shape even without it. very tasty the following days, toasted for breakfast.
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.
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 …
A Brioche to share for breakfast. In occasion of some friends who came to meet us during the weekend, I thought It could be nice to give to typical morning brioche a different shape. A brioche dough I prepared several times, which never disappoints….. You can even prepare single rose brioche, placing them to rise in a muffin mould and dust with icing sugar to serve.
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.
The ciabatta, a traditional Italian bread, is made the authentic way with a biga, to be added the day after to the dough. The exterior is nice and crusty, while the inside is fluffy and soft. Perfect bread for making a sandwich, or for breakfast with butter and jam. A bit long to prepare….but you will be satisfied by the results.
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.
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.