All posts tagged: cioccolato

crostata-di-pistacchi-pere-e-cioccolato-1

Pistachios, pears and chocolate tart

This tart is created by the combination of 2 recipes: one from E. Knam and the other, from a friend of mine, Isabelle. It is a simple but very tasty: pears pair deliciously with chocolate and pistachios pair deliciously with both. The whole is moist and crunchy, thanks to the frangipane, to the pears, to the shortcrust pastry and thanks to the crumble. In a word, you find all the elements to prepare a truly delicious tart.

gianduja-tart-1-web

Gianduja tart

Chocolate and hazelnut…..in a word gianduja…. one of the most tasting combination ever. The tart is very easy to prepare: it’s comprised of a hazelnut tart dough, a layer of cocoa and almond filling and a top layer of light and deliciously creamy hazelnut bavaroise cream. The recipes of the single 3 layers are from great italian pastry chefs…….you can’t get wrong.

Crostata moderna di albicocche e cioccolato

Modern apricot and chocolate tart

A modern tart: a crispy base, a firm but soft ganache and an apricot “cremoso”….that means, as the word suggests, a creamy texture. To stress the taste of apricots, some small silky and tasty jellies. It is not common to have four different preparations in a tart, but you can prepare the various steps in different days, and then, the moment you need the tart it, assemble it……. The idea comes from a picture of a single portion proposed by the Master of chocolate, Knamm. if he has matched the chocolate with apricot …… the combination could only be perfect … .. Do you have any doubts?      

Hazelnut chocolate domes

Hazelnut chocolate domes

Glazes, glazes, glazes. Chocolate glazes, cocoa glazes, fruit glazes, but all with a common feature: they must be very shiny … like a mirror. A simple dessert, as I wanted the focus on a perfect, super shiny glaze. A melt-in-your-mouth hazelnuts bavarian cream combined with cocoa glaze I am quite pleased with the results,  and the dome does look pretty! And it tastes good too, as usual, of hazelnuts and chocolate.    

crostata brownies alle fragole

Strawberries brownies tart

I love tarts and I love brownies …… and after countless attempts I found the perfect recipe for brownies batter. I’m sure each of you has his own recipe for the perfect pastry and brownies batter ….. You can try your favorite recipes for the two doughs, and then assemble the cake, but I recommend you to try mine …. you will not be disappointed. I added one layer of strawberry jam on the bottom and put diced strawberries in the dough …… you know that strawberries and chocolate is the perfect combination. As decoration, I prepared strawberries jellies, but if you want you can omit …… The pie is rich, intense, soft and crunchy…… It can be perfect in case you need a sweet treat this weekend. Let’s go in the kitchen …..

Torta moderna vaniglia e cioccolato

Vanilla and chocolate modern cake

To celebrate our return, I wanted something rich, elegant and something with chocolate. Modern cakes, characterized by layers of different consistencies, give the result to seem a special day or occasion. About modern cakes I appreciate the delicate structure and soft and moist interior. The chocolate sponge layer adds a richness of flavour. Every slice is pure bliss.