Sunday, August 14, 2016

Cream horns/rolls

As soon as I saw these metal coils at the store, anxiety came over me because I couldn't find an occasion to prepare them ... but as the weekend is already installed, in fact is almost over, I have not waited for other occasion, nor I'am searching other justifications, I  prepared this wonderful dessert that my mother prepared when I was a kid ... I just had to test forms ..... right?!

The video recipe you can watch it right here, for the moment has English subtitle but soon I'll do a English version so please come back!!

Ingredients for 31 pieces of CREAM HORNS/ROLLS

500-600 gr flour
2 eggs+ 1 for brushing
130 gr sugar
100 ml vegetable oil
100 ml milk
7 gr ammonium bicarbonate
a pinch of salt

Vanilla filling
1 l milk
200 gr sugar
2 egg yolks
10 tablespoon corn starch or flour
100 gr butter
vanilla extract
vanillinated sugar (20 gr)
a pinch of salt
 Dust it all over with powdered sugar

Preparing the dough
  • mix well the sugar, oil and milk, until sugar dissolve
  • add the 2 eggs and continue mixing
  • add a pinch of salt and the ammonium bicarbonate
  • add the flour step by step until forming a dough that not stick to the hands
  • split the dough in 4
  • grease the metallic molds and dust them with flour
  • with a rolling pin spread each piece of dough on thin layer, and cut into strips of 2 cm wide
  • Beginning at the tip of the mold, wind the pastry ribbon around the mold, overlapping the layers of pastry slightly to cover the mold
  • give them a wash egg and place them in a tray with baking paper
  • bake them in the preheated oven at 180-190 degree C, until golden
  • let it cool and remove the molds and repeat the process
Preparing the filling
  • in a bowl mix the sugar, cornstarch, vanillinated sugar, a pinch of salt, the egg yolks and the milk
  • pour the mixture in a saucepan, on low heat on the stove, whisking until thicken
  • let it cool
  • whisk the butter add the thickened creme and mix together
  • add vanilla extract
  • keep it in the refrigerator for at least 30 min
  • transfer the filling to pastry bag fitted with large plain or star tip.
  • to fill pastry horns, working with one pastry horn at-a-time, insert pastry tip into pastry horn and pipe cream to fill.
  • keep the rolls in the refrigerator until served, and dust them slightly with powder sugar

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Parizienne with cheese filling

The words cannot express how lovely this Parizienne (Croissants) are, they are very fluffy and stay like that for days. You can fill this ones with chocolate, vanilla cream or like me with a cheese mixture with raisins.
You can watch the recipe right here, for the moment has a English subtitle but soon I'll do a English version, so please stay tuned for that!

Home made bors

I grow up in a time when in each house the bors was made at home. Now I don't think that is made at home anymore, maybe only by some grandma or aunt that remembers the recipe. Now every thing comes from the supermarket.
I had the chance to live outside the country for a good period of time, and in this contry the bors doesn't exist, different traditions and culture, but I wanna cook like home. So I had to make my on bors, I found in a local store corn semolina and wheat bran, with the lovage was hard but my mom put in my bags some dry one so I manage with that.
For more information on this bors I let the wiki link so you can find more info on this.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Blackberry cake

It is summer and we have so many wonderful fruits and would be a shame not do prepare a dessert with them. And today it came the turn of blackberry, you know the blackberry? sweet-sour fruits, rich in vitamin C, the ones you cannot stop eating once you started?! yeh, those ones!
Now let me tell you a little bit about the cake, the crust is delicious because of the butter, very flavorful and the filling is amazing too, gooey and tasty

Monday, August 8, 2016

Cucumber salad and cous-cous

The salads cannot miss from the table at any meal is better if I have a salad. This particular salad is very fresh and very filling and like any other salad is very simple to prepare.
This summer is very very hot so this salad is more that welcomed because I cannot eat ..the watermelon was my friend in the last days.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Chocolate smart cake

Served to the loved ones or to the guest, this Chocolate smart cake seems complicated but it is not. It is very easy to prepare. The chemistry intervene like a great science and makes the ingredients to combine in such a way that in the oven it transform in a 3 layer cake.
At chemistry I'm not good at all, but the cake it turn out delicious!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

String beans with tomatoes and garlic

I end up at the conclusion that the simple things are the best and this is the case of this dish, is very simple but amazing because is very tasty and it feel like summer ....sun, colors, freshness, taste, smell, aroma....this is how I describe it, you?