I love pastries and cookies.. will you share me any simple recipe of these?
• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Mar 07
Bittersweet Chocolate Cream Pie Who can resist a cream pie? They're rich and yummy and can be made in no time. Of course, the bittersweet chocolate pudding can also be enjoyed all by itself -- kids love it. But go the extra mile and you won't be sorry! Credit: Rori Trovato Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients: Cream pie 1 (9-inch) piecrust, cooked and cooled completely 1/2 cup cocoa powder, plus additional for garnish 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 cups whole milk 6 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine or grated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup powdered sugar Whipped cream 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: For the cream pie: In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour and sugar. Slowly whisk in about 1/4 cup of the milk to form a paste. Slowly add the remaining milk. Transfer the mixture to a large saucepan and slowly bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate and vanilla. Stir until the chocolate has melted completely and the mixture is smooth. Pour into piecrust. Cover the top with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours until cold and set. For the whipped cream: Whip the heavy cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, add the sugar and the vanilla, and whip just until stiff peaks form. Remove the plastic wrap from the pie and swirl the cream on top. Sprinkle with cocoa and serve.
28 Mar 07
First I have a question for you. What is the difference between cakes and pastries? I think pastries are small pieces of cake instead of one huge one. Well, I love cakes, pastries and cookies too. Mostly all flavours, but black forest pastry cool from the fridge tastes just awesome! That sprinkle of chocolate over the white cream on top.... mmmm yummy!
28 Mar 07
To make croissants you need to roll triangles of puff pastry (you may slightly butter it before). Be careful while baking. Or you can make choux au fromage (aka gougères): In a pan on medium heat, put 25 cl of water, 100g butter, salt and pepper, when it boils, add 150g of flour. Mix well and energically. Out of the stove, add 4 eggs separately and mix energically between each one. Add 150 g of grated cheese. Mix. On a parchment paper, make small balls of the mix (it must be difficult to drop this elastic and thick paste out of the spoon). Bake in a preheated oven (350°F) for about 25 minutes. N.B.: if you take out cheese, pepper and salt and replace it by 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar, you have petits choux who serve as profiteroles (with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce on top) or with some caramel to coat them and build a "piece montée".
28 Mar 07
try this one from me, hope you will like it biskut coklat ala famous amous 2 cups butter 4 cups flour 2 tsp. baking soda 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups brown sugar 5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal and blend in blender to a fine powder) 24 oz. chocolate chips 1 tsp. salt 1 8 oz. Cadbury bar (grated) 4 eggs 2 tsp. baking powder 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice) 2 tsp. vanilla Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips Hershey bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes112 cookies.