05 avril 2010

Un gâteau sans farine aussi bon qu'avec ? Can flourless Cakes be as good as regular ones ?

Gâteau à la Pistache et Pralin sans farineFlourless Pistachio and Praline Cake The answer is yes, of course. I can even say that the absence of flourgives a very moist and unctuous texture ... and lots of flavour : as pistachio and almond meals are substituted with flour, the taste is far, very far from being bland !!  Actually, I have found that this cake was quite similar to a giant Financier. To make it short, it is a great dessert to be enjoyed before, during and after Passover, and you don't need to be jewish to enjoy... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2010

Spécial Novices en cuisine : bluffer sans suer ! Special beginner Cooks : a wow effect without the sweat !

Praliné glacé, Sauce Caramel au Beurre SaléFrozen Praliné Parfait, Salted Butter Caramel Sauce It is quite funny because this recipe has been in my files for many years and I had never dared posting it for I thought it was too simple ! I think I can even say that I had totally erased it from my mind ! And yet, this recipe has gained me the first "wows" from my friends when I was a beginner in the kitchen, how ingrateful I am ! So, why did I change my mind, you may ask ? It all happened when a friend of mine called me... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2008

Pas peu fière II, le Succès Praliné de Christophe Felder/Quite proud of myself part II, Felder's "Succès" Cake

My second recipe from Felder's wonderful cookbook "Les gâteaux Classiques" (Classic Cakes), after the very fruity Framboisier. This time I chose the Succès Praliné, which could be a cousin of the Filbert Cake, only lighter with  flour-free dacquoise layers and a light buttercream made with, among other things, an Italian Meringue. The more I bake, the more addicted to it  I get. Yes, one needs many specific utensils, yes, it is very time-consuming, but it is such a great way to relax, to empty your mind ... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2008

Daring Bakers : Filbert Mini-Cakes

Ouf, juste à temps pour poster mon nouveau challenge Daring Bakers ! Il s'agissait cette fois-ci d'un gâteau à la génoise aux noisettes et crème au beurre à la praline, le tout recouvert de ganache au chocolat. Jusqu'à la dernière minute (hier matin), je ne savais pas si j'aurais le temps de m'y atteler. Il faut dire que je n'étais pas super motivée...Je l'ai vraiment fait "à l'arraché" en privilégiant une version "mini" car chez moi, les "layered cakes" (gâteaux à étages)  finissent toujours à... [Lire la suite]
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