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matcha and strawberry tart

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matcha and strawberry tart

Another tart of Eric Kayser’s book Tartes et Gourmandises. It truly never fails! Any red berries work for this recipe; if you choose groseilles or gooseberries as in the original recipe I suggest you increase the amount of sugar to the original 300g.  Tarte au Thé Vert et aux Fraises 300g butter 10 egg whites 200g icing sugar 130g finely grated almonds 130g flour 2 teaspoons matcha powder and some more for sprinkling on top strawberries […]

vegan pull-apart cake

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pull-apart cake

It feels as if this summer has gone much too quickly. The warm and sunny mornings, the lazy afternoons under the big umbrella in the garden . Cappuccinos and sweet extravaganzas prepared by my oldest daughter Viktoria who always brings something new and fancy into our “test kitchen”.   pull-apart cake for the dough: 150g flour 100g freshly ground spelt flour 150ml almond milk (lukewarm) 1/2 sachet dry yeast (= about 2 teaspoons) 2 teaspoons sugar […]

upside-down plum cake

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upside down plum cake

This upside down cake is perfect to use up the last bit of summer fruit.  We ate it for breakfast on my daughter’s birthday. Here’s how to make upside-down plum cake 500g plums, pitted and cut into wedges 150g butter (3 tablespoons for the base layer, rest for the batter) 3 tablespoons brown sugar (I used muscobado) 100g sugar 2 pinches of sea salt 2 eggs 120 ml milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons baking […]

clafoutis tart with raspberries

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summer tart

tarte-clafoutis aux framboises 300g tart dough with almonds 300g raspberries (and a few gooseberries) 2 eggs 4 egg yolks 100g sugar 60g almond flour 60g flour 200ml milk 400g crème fraîche 1 vanilla pod, scraped Preheat oven to 150°. Roll out the dough and fit it into the base and up the sides of your tart pan. for the clafoutis: In a bowl beat the eggs, egg yolks and the sugar. Add the flour and […]

peach and lavender tart

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peach and lavender tart 4-6 peaches, stones removed and sliced 1-2 teaspoons lavender, fresh or dried for the dough: 250g tart dough with almonds for the icing: 50g icing sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Preheat oven to 190C. Roll out the dough and fit it into the base and up the sides of your tart pan. Arrange the peach slices in a fan shape, slightly overlapping. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes, until the […]

dark chocolate and coffee crème brulée tart

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  There are days to be more sensible about the food we eat and days to indulge. Like everything – it’s all about balance. I made this tart for a Birthday party and it was split between many guests, which made it a sweet little treat with coffee. Tarte au Chocolat et Crème Brûlée au Café for the dough: 250g tart dough with almonds for the crème brûlée au café: 500g cream 20g instant coffee powder […]

double chocolate and hazelnut tart

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Tarte au Chocolat Noir et aux Noisettes

Be prepared for a big luxury chocolate bomb! Again inspired by patissier Eric Kayser’s Tartes et Gourmandises. I must confess, I changed two minor details of the original chocolate filling: 200g sugar to no sugar and 500ml cream to 50ml cream instead. It’s still an indulgence, promised! If someone is brave enough to try the original recipe let me know in the comments..     Tarte au Chocolat Noir et aux Noisettes for the dough: 250g tart dough with […]

rhubarb tart with grated orange peel and Grand Marnier

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tarte à la rhubarbe et à l'orange

Finally I hold in my hands French patissier Eric Kayser’s book Tartes et gourmandises, an insider’s tip among connoisseurs in matters of  tarts and taste. After the first browsing through this whole lot of  sweet delicacies I decided to bake each and every tart in my own kitchen and share the recipes with you. You will easily recognize the tartes et gourmandises  by their French title on the image.   Et voilá, number one, Tarte à la rhubarbe et à l’orange 300g tart dough with almonds […]

Tuscan chocolate cake

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The popular Tuscan chocolate cake in a version for basic kitchen equipment: blender, cup and sense of proportion.  If your measurements and blender velocity slightly differ from the below indicated, it’s not a big problem. The chocolate cake generously doesn’t mind it. Tuscan chocolate cake 200g chocolate 200g butter 3/4 cups flour 1 cup sugar 5-6 eggs, depending on the size Preheat the oven to 180°C and butter a 26cm baking form ( or 2 smaller baking […]

2 tiramisu – Fabrizio’s original and a dairy-free version

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For Easter I wanted to present you with our favourite Tiramisu recipes. The classic recipe comes directly from Rome, to be precise from Fabrizio, a good family friend. The other one is a dairy free version I came up with so that my oldest daughter could enjoy it too! We made half of each recipe in the same dish, and in the end we sprinkled dark chocolate dots on one side to tell them apart later. […]