As I mentioned yesterday, two cheesecakes made, two recipes posted :)
Once again it turned out that we eat with our eyes first. I think I wouldn’t have decided to make this cake but for some amazing pictures I came across one day :) Only later did it turn out that the taste is as amazing as the pictures! But all in all, pictures were first, weren’t they? :)
And where did I find these pictures? Oh, I found them on Małgosia’s blog called Smaki Alzacji. I need to admit that some other recipes had already caught my eye… so in the nearest future I hope to check them out too :)
And well, I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t make something with Drunk Prune in the title of the recipe :) I just love this combination. whether we’re talking about cakes, ice-cream, desserts or any anything :)
Here I wouldn’t say that prunes dominate the taste of the cheesecake but they can be really felt both in the taste as well as in the consistency :)
Rum not so much… What a pity, right? ;P
Anyway, higly recommended for Drunk Prunes fans!
And one more thing, I changed the proportions a bit as well as the temperature of baking… But it’s more connected with my own preferences of baking. That’s all :)
To the kitchen! :)
Loads of redcurrant!
Redcurrant jam – done (not sure why not posted ;))
Redcurrant Ice-Cream – done.
Sooo… time for the tart. Second attempt :)
I honestly need to admit that working with this dough was a bit more difficult than with the previous one. Especially when it came to dough rolling. Well, finger pressing method did the trick so nothing to worry about ;)
The tart itself is something I adore :)
Sour, aah :)
Refreshing, aah :)
You taste it and suddenly, somewhere at the end of your tongue you feel the taste of coconut… Niiice :)
Best served – still warm :)
If you like apple pie straight from the oven, this tart will win your hearts :) Ooopsie, stomachs ;)
I don’t believe in coincidence… But making this tart was coincidence ;)
Of course, the final effect was supposed to be completely different… Luckily, it ended up in a yummy way :) The taste of this tart is really untypical…
Yet, I need to admit I’m posting this recipe mostly because of this delicious tart… The topping is very tasty too, yes, but the bottom… oh my :) I’m not even sure if I should be saying it’s a tart since it’s something in between a tart and puff pastry. And do believe me, I would have never thought I could make puff pastry myself ;P
Next time, I’ll be trying this tart recipe but with a different topping… Well, I think no matter what you use, it can’t be a failure ;)
Oh, and definitely I’ll work on the shape of the tart… as for now it looks… not the way I’d like it to look like ;)
And that’s the other birthday cake I was telling you about.
Cooompletely different from Royal. Completely.
Last time I mentioned that Royal was more in a mannish style, remember? Well, Black Forest Cake is like a very elegant woman :) Light, refreshing and so representative :)
On Moje Wypieki you’ll find the original recipe. Here I’m presenting Black Forest Cake on a traditional sponge (the one with chocolate didn’t convince me :)) I decided to change the cream a bit too. Whipping cream was not enough since the cake had to travel from one place to another. That is why, I added a bit of mascarpone to the mass to make it thicker :)
Oh, and do not be too economical when it comes to using the soaking. You can add more than it’s suggested in the recipe ;)
Although my decorative skills leave a lot to be desired, Black Forest still looks elegant and… a bit dignified ;)
If you’re worried that men won’t like it much, drop this thinking. My dad loves it!
That’s what you get when all of a sudden it turns out you have run out of all the necessary ingredients!
Quick improvisation and here it is :)
As promised, green and healthy once again.
This juice is to wake you up and help you to feel more energetic. All thanks to kiwi and its Vitamin C!
So far, three juice recipes I have checked on and no failure nor disappointment :)
Is it possible that all of them are so good..?
See you in April!
My wish is to say goodbye to March in a very healthy way, that is why this post and the next one will offer pure health found in the book I’d mentioned before :)
This juice is a bit thicker than the previous one. I think it can be compared to the consistency of a nectar.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have a fresh pineapple handy so I was forced to use the canned one. It’s possible the juice will be even more delicious if you decide to use fresh fruit only :)
I mentioned some time ago I’d been collecting loads of recipes.
The thing is, some of them have to wait really really long till I try them out. However, there are recipes which I fall in love with the moment I see them. They just hit me. All of a sudden I’ve got all necessary ingredients handy… I really don’t know how it works… but it’s not the first time it has happened :)
Dorota’s cake looked so fabulously representative that I couldn’t resist making it :) That’s the kind of a cake I just adore, the cream speaks for itself. I had to make it :)
Hmm, any suggestions?
Yes, do not try to avoid the jam in the recipe. It’s really crucial.
When it comes to using bananas… I’m not that sure if they’re a must. But they’re a nice surprise for eaters, for sure :)
The cake is quite big and satisfying… One piece will make you feel full :)
And last but not least, something that is rather obvious… just… it crossed my mind… It is really the best feeling ever when you bake something and then you see someone tucking it in with such a smile on their faces :) Such an amazing feeling, really. Cannot be described :)
Big thank you to a person who infected me with juicing :)
I don’t drink much water, which is bad for me, I know, I know :) But from now on, I’ll try to catch up with some vitamins by making home-made juices… They’re so so so good!
As I mentioned last time, I bought a really nice book and I’m planning to share all possible tastes that won my heart :)
So… paraphrasing The Beatles, all you need is… a juicer, some fruit and vegetables and… let the power of vitamins be with you!!!
Recently, I’ve received plenty of smoothie recipes.
I even bought a “juicy” book ;)
That clearly means I’ll be testing and tasting… The best recipes are going to appear here :)
To start with, something that looks like hot chocolate… yet, it is neither chocolate nor hot ;)
Healthy and yummy.
All you need :)