All posts tagged: shortcrust pastry

Raspberries not baked cheesecake 1

Raspberries not baked cheesecake

Everyone loves cheesecake….. It can be prepared baked or unbaked, it can be flavored and is often served topped with fruit, chocolate or whipped cream. Usa dedicate one special day to this famous dessert: National Cheesecake Day is observed annually on July 30th. The cheesecake I offer you, is a rare dessert, with a juicy and jelly raspberries layer inside. You can find a lemon crunchy sablée with a creamy, rich cheese batter flavored with lemon zest. Very easy to make, it is one of my favorite desserts. A bright and fresh cheesecake….perfect for summer season.

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?      

white chocolate panna cotta

White chocolate and red berries panna cotta

Another single portion, another different glaze … ..red berries glaze. A white chocolate panna cotta. A light one, not so thick like I wanted it to be, but a glaze able to give a pleasant taste and a nice color. The cranberries shortcrust pastry is the perfect combination with the not too sweet panna cotta, giving a little “crispness” to the dessert. A simple but tasty treat.  

Nutella buttons cookies 3

Nutella buttons cookies

Cookies, cookies and cookies. I found out the pleasure of making cookies. Quick to make and perfect for any time in a day, breakfast, snack or just when you want to taste something small and tasty. These ones,  the first of a series that you will find on the blog, are made with a chocolate sablé (shortcrust pastry)  and a vanilla sablé. It ‘s true, they are a bit long to prepare, ( I suggest to refrigerate the dough each step) but the wait is worth. Delicious plain, but  filled with Nutella, they will be even more delicious and gorgeous.