Maple and Pecan Layer Cake
The holidays in the States left me the willing of doing something big and rich (in flavour and calories!!). So when Chiara borrowed me the wonderful book “The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days: Baking for All Occasions” by Tarek Malouf I immediately found the good recipe: a wonderful layer cake! The colleagues in the office were a little bit overwhelmed by this “challenging”...
End of summer pasta salad
Yesterday was an awful day: dark sky, heavy rain and wind…the perfect day to lie on the bed, reading a book! But I wanted something that could remind me of summer, so I used all the remaining vegetables in my fridge to prepare this end of summer pasta salad! Ingredients: 180g whole-wheat fusilli 2 small eggplants 2 peppers (yellow or red) 2 big tomatoes 8-10 mushrooms 5 tbsp chopped basil and...
Gâteau aux quetsches
Now it’s plums season and in every bakery you can find nice tarts and cakes full of plums (the so called quetsches). So I took a book bought in Strasbourg about Alsatian patisserie and I found this nice recipe with a simple base made with almonds, topped with a lot of plums! Ingredients: 800g quetsches (dark plums) pitted and cut in six parts 150g all purpose flour 80g almond powder 50g...
Yes, another cheese cake!
Cheese cakes are so appreciated in my office, that I have to bake at least one each month! So, the August cheese cake was with ricotta, lemon zest and pine nuts. Lovely! The recipe is taken from this nice Italian blog. Ingredients: For the crust: 200g Digestive 90 g melted butter For the filling: 500 g ricotta 100 g white chocolate 50 g white sugar 1 packet vanilla sugar...