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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. […]

cheesecake topped with meringue

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cheesecake

cheesecake topped with meringue for the dough: 200g flour 75g sugar 65g cold butter, cut in small pieces 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking powder for the filling: 500g low fat curd (Magerquark) 125g sugar 2 sachets vanilla sugar 100g oil (or melted butter) 1 sachet custard powder 1 egg 3 egg yolks 1/2 l milk for the topping: 3 egg whites 50g sugar 1 sachet vanilla sugar Mix the ingredients for the dough in a […]

how to make the best use of fruit pulp: vegan cookies

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fruit pulp cookies

Sometimes I just can’t resist to use the leftover fruit pulp from juicing to make  cookies. The beautiful colour and scent of  squeezed oranges, apples and carrots – too good to discard! Courgette, pineapple and ginger are nice, as well.  I never used the pulp of kale, broccoli  or celery. Besides their strong flavour they tend to be stringy. Not really desirable in a sweet treat. vegan fruit pulp cookies 4 generous tablespoons fruit pulp 1 tablespoon ground flax […]

Uli’s unique cupcakes

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Uli is a good friend, a slow fooder, and he’s absolutely excellent in pastry making.  His cupcakes (although I’m not a friend of cupcakes usually) have been a surprise in deliciousness when he gave me to taste them for the first time.  Here’s the recipe for you. Uli’s  unique cupcakes 2 eggs 2 tablespoons melted butter 1/4 l milk 300g flour 70g sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder a pinch of salt Place eggs, melted butter and milk in […]

chocolate and caramel tart

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caramel-chocolate-tart

Only 7 days until Christmas. Do you still need an idea for a festive tart, rich and chocolaty, perfect to be served in  small bites? Try the chocolate and caramel tart, it’s so good!  For a more festive look cover the nuts completely with chocolate and finally sprinkle  with gold dust.   chocolate and caramel tart for the dough: 170g flour a pinch of salt 40g powdered sugar 115 butter (cut in small pieces) 1 […]