What is nougat? If you've ever been stumped by this question, you are not alone. Nougat is a sweet treat that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is made from almonds or hazelnuts and sugar, but it can have many different varieties and flavors depending on where it is made. Read on to learn more.
Are you looking for a delectable dessert that will impress your guests at any gathering? Look no further! This creamy chocolate cake is easy to make and tastes delicious. Advocaat cake is a true German classic, and not just for the holidays. The cream, chocolate, and egg liquor combination is popular all year. This mouthwatering treat is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion. With its rich flavor and creamy texture, it is sure to leave everyone craving for more.
When you think of chocolate truffles, the most popular recipe that comes to mind is probably a boxed mix or something that’s commercially prepared. But have you ever tried making them at home? Making chocolate truffles at home isn’t as hard as you may think, and the end result is definitely worth the effort. Read on to learn more.
It's Veganuary! The goal of veganuary is to promote sustainable living by creating awareness around the benefits of adopting a vegan diet. According to research, a vegan lifestyle could be beneficial to your health. Whether you are transitioning to a vegan lifestyle or just want to reduce your consumption of animal products, following a balanced vegan meal plan is essential. If you’re considering making the switch towards a plant-based lifestyle, this dessert would make an excellent starting point.
The best aspect of this season is the food, at least in our opinion. It's all about the holidays, family and of course the desserts. There are many chocolate tarts available in bakeries and patisseries. However, to make your own at home is more fun and this festive chocolate tart recipe is a great way of celebrating the holidays. If you love chocolate, then this decadent chocolate tart recipe is for you. It looks gorgeous, and your guests will be very impressed.
Make sure that you've got all your ingredients and tools ready. This easy dessert recipe takes about 60 minutes to make.
100 g / 3.52 oz Flour
25 g / 0.88 oz Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (100% Cocoa)
50 g / 1.75 oz Caster Sugar
75 g / 2.65 oz Butter 82% Fast (cut into small pieces)
Mix the flours and cocoa powder together in a large mixing bowl. Then add the sugar and mix well. Next, add the butter and rub everything together until you get a crumbly consistency. Add the eggs and whisk together. Knead the dough gently with your hands on to a lightly floured surface until it is smooth.
Roll out your dough to fit a 2 cm (3/4 inch) deep, 24 cm (9 ½ inch) diameter round tart tin. Place the pastry into the greased tin and press down gently and even the sides. Cover with cling film and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 180°C Fan (356 F) and bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Leave to cool then carefully remove from the tin and place on a serving plate.
Chop the couverture chocolate into small pieces and place into a mixing bowl. Pour the whipping cream into small sauce pan and gently heat over a low heat until just simmering. Do not boil the cream. Remove the cream from the heat and pour over the dark couverture chocolate. Leave the chocolate to melt without stirring for a minute, then begin to stir the chocolate and cream until it has fully melted. You should have a glossy chocolate ganache.
Spoon the chocolate ganache into the pastry case, smooth the top and chill for at least 2 hours to set. Decorate as you like with chocolate shavings, pistachios and sliced figs. The tart is now ready to serve. Enjoy!
Moments we enjoy a lot are those quietly spent in the kitchen trying out new dessert recipes we find in our stack of recipe books and magazines. There is something relaxing about baking and having a cake in the afternoon is one of Germany's most beloved traditions. When we invite family or friends over in the afternoon there is definitely cake around. Here is how to make a delicious no bake strawberry cheesecake for your next family or friends gathering.
Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert that seems to have it's origin in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It literally translates into "cooked cream". Panna Cotta is essentially a pudding. We love making panna cotta because it’s easy to do and requires very little ingredients. It is practically fool proof. This delicious dessert is naturally gluten-free and therefore it caters to many dietary needs. It can also be turned into a vegan dessert option, if desired. You can also customize it by adding different flavors like chocolate or coffee. The taste of panna cotta is light, creamy and delicious making it the perfect sweet treat. Try these recipes today!
Create your own chocolates with this colorful chocolate bark recipe. A chocolate bark is essentially a slab of chocolate that is covered with fruits, almonds or nuts. The name 'bark' refers to the vague resemblance of the candy to a tree bark. We also call it hand-broken chocolate. The chocolate slab is broken by hand into shards of various sizes to serve. Chocolate barks can be made with any kind of chocolate. Combining different types of chocolate make it a unique piece of art. For the hobby chocolatier this is one of the easiest methods to create chocolates at home.
Macarons are one of the most popular classic French pastries with numerous flavors and fillings. These elegant sandwich cookies are gluten-free and made of egg white, blanched almonds, sugar and flavorings. The filling consists of a ganache, buttercream or jam. The perfect French macarons have a slight crunch and chewy texture. Although these cookies require some practice, they are worth a try. Impress your friends and family with these homemade, colorful Macarons, inspired by top French pastry chefs!