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.
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.
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?
Are you looking for a dessert that is not too tough on the waistline? I wanted something really amazing and with chocolate on top…..yet gorgeous, and fluffy The result is an airy, slightly tangy yogurt chantilly….. I wouldn’t call this dessert “light”…but for sure “lighter” as it has slightly less fat and calories, than a traditional mousse……. The dessert is a remake from “Gorgeous yogurt “with apricots by pastry chef Luca Montersino…. Following is recipes, you can’t fail…
This pie starts with a basic pie crust……which generally includes flour, water and butter in precise proportions. Here, I decided to have a special pastry crust: eggs, and the ratio of water and butter is different from the rule. The original recipe calls for apples, but I decided to use the strawberries, which now can be found all year. The cake is delicious. The best strawberry pie. Served plain, or with a dollop of softly whipped cream. Recipe By Luca Montersino.
Last apricots recipe by Luca Montersino, as they are not at their peak anymore. You can use frozen or canned apricots, reducing a bit sugar. A light and refreshing yogurt chantilly, layered with a sweet apricots geléé. A thin layer of delicate sponge cake to offer a crunchy effect.
Another recipe from the great pastry chef Luca Montersino. Starting from “Strawberries field” I decided to make a square, stunning and gorgeous “ Apricots field”. Same method, same mouth watering cake to impress your guests and your family.
Les Macarons, so famous and with a big reputation. What are Macarons? They are meringue cookies sandwiched together, with the most tasteful fillings. Only just a few ingredients to make the perfect cookie. They are not so complicated to make, they are made with Italian Meringue, but some steps have to be very precise and accurate. Even if you need several attempts to get the perfect Macarons, I suggest you, once in your life, to try. Being the second attempt, to make things a little bit easier, they are filled with raspberry jam. Absolutely perfect.
Red berries tart is a typical summery dessert. We decided to offer you a special one, edible with a teaspoon. We added gelatin sheets to crème anglaise, in order to have more consistency, but still creamy. Shortcrust crumbs supply the crispy consistency. It is up to you how many crumbs to add. A silky, smooth vanilla-flavored dessert….the right one for any occasion.