Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:13:11 PM
It’s Daring Bakers’ time again, and this time, we’re back to cakes!
The August 2009 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar and Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella. They chose the spectacular Dobos Torte based on a recipe from Rick Rodgers' cookbook Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Caffés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague.
Dobos Torte is a nice invention of József C. Dobos, a Hungarian baker. It’s was a great hit, all through Europe, by his time, and, luckily, after he passed away, he donated the recipe to the Budapest Confectioners' and Gingerbread Makers' Chamber of Industry, for use of all members. (Gingerbread makers? Good Lord, they do take that category seriously...)
Now, the recipe is open to all human-kind (that feels like some kind of Cancer Cure) and therefore, we decided to take our own try, at Daring Bakers! As you may have tried to identify in my poor creation, a Dobos Torte (what a funny name. I just can’t helping keeping that side-smile when I read that) is a five-layer sponge cake, filled with a rich chocolate buttercream and topped with thin wedges of caramel
Friday, July 31, 2009 1:20:06 AM
Quick post for a quick dessert.
Last week, a cousin came by to invite my family to his wedding. Usually, in these situations, we make lots and lots of good food. And I told my mom I’d make the dessert.
The problem was: I’d be coming from work, so I had to find a nice and impressive dessert that could be whipped up in nearly 15 minutes of working time.
Baked Alaska is one perfect choice for these situations: A cake bottom, ice cream filling and meringue top. Bake it just enough to brown the meringue. It will work as an insulating layer, so the ice cream will barely feel the heat coming. Slice it, and off you go! (Ah, and sorry for the picture... It was from my cellphone)
Saturday, February 28, 2009 11:21:00 PM
It's Daring Bakers' time, again! This was a short month, but I was quite quick to make this recipe (which was, by the way, an easy, quick and yummy one!).
The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.
We were asked to bake a flour-less chocolate cake, which I'll post the recipe I followed here, but you could look for them at Wendy's (blog, not the Fast Food chain) or Dharm's.
This should be something related to Valentine's day, but I completely forgot (Actually, we don't have Valentine's day here in Brazil...), and we should pair it with some kind of home-made Ice Cream. I paired mine with Ginger Ice Cream as well as with some left-over Milk-Molasses Ice Cream.
The cake was gorgeous, light and moist. And You must think of that, when you bake it: It has no sweetners, so, all its flavor comes from the chocolate you use. So, be careful when you pick up your chocolate for this! It will taste exactely as your chocolate bar!
Friday, January 9, 2009 11:42:00 PM
New yar has come, and with it, comes also new stuff. I decided to tidy up my bedroom (which for those who know it, can really understand how needy I was of one tidying session, here), but I had a small problem: Storage.
My bedroom has quite a decent area (maybe 10 or 12m²), but the lack of furniture did make a difference. Until yesterday!
To solve most of my storage difficulties, I have bought a nice set of Bookshelves and a sturdy Chest of Drawers. That way, I can store some of my clothes and my dozens of books (both cook and non-cook books). That's a real upgrade for me, and because of all the mess caused by these changes, I have been a little bit busy so I couldn't post about recipes, guys. Sorry.
But fr today, since I needed some dessert, I decided to go for something slightly easy and convenient. Besides that, it is a category of recipes I really wanted to try and test: Mug Cakes
Thursday, October 9, 2008 12:35:00 AM
Last week was one of my best friend's birthday.
Of course, no birthday is nice if there's no surprise. And there's no surprise without a birthday cake (At least, not with me... Hehehe). So, I decided to make him the recipe he likes the most. I think this was one of my first desserts he has ever tried from me, and he liked it so much I just can't think of doing it without seeing his image when he put the first spoon of this mousse in his mouth.
It's a very easy and effective mousse, you just need to be patient with all ingredients.
After making the mousse, and having spoonfuls of it, I turned it into a triple layer mousse cake, using this recipe both for filling and for topping (I admit that was quite lousy of my part), but the final result was sooo nice, I was really proud of my very first cake!
The final result is that he didn't come to where we were waiting for him with the cake, so I had to go to his house to make a "surprise party delivery"!
Enjoy this recipe, it has more ingredients than my last mousse, but this really is a must do, for chocolate lovers!
(Ah, and sorry for posting no picture, my editor isn't working here... But tomorrow It'll be ok!)