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Chocolate&Pear cupcakes

October 25th, 2011

Chocolate pear cupcakes

Chocolate & pear cupcakes recipe:

  • Preparation time: 40 minutes – Ready in: 4 hours
  • Ingredients:
  • 100g plain chocolate
  • 100ml single cream
  • 500g shortbread
  • 40g sugar
  • a knob of butter
  • a spoon of Rum
  • hazelnuts
  • 2 pears

Roll out the pastry on a floured board, then, using a circular shape, cut the dough in small pieces and place it in small cake cases.
Bake in preheated oven at 180c for about 10 minutes.
Washed, peeled and sliced your ​​pears, cook them in a pan with butter, the sugar and a tablespoon of rum.
Remove cakes from the oven and allow to cool.
Meanwhile boil the cream, remove from heat and add the chocolate divided into small pieces.
Turn quickly to melt the chocolate.
Stuff the patties with a slice of pear and add the chocolate. Decorate with chopped hazelnuts. Let them rest in refrigerator for 3 hours.

Chocolate pear cupcakes

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Almond brittle (Grandmother recipe)

October 19th, 2011

Almond brittle

At the beginning I just wanted to write a post with some photos of the sweet I made last weekend adding then a link to an external recipes’ site. Searching for the recipe I found there are not actually sites with the real italian one, the one mabe by my grandma, so here it is.

Brittle recipe:

  • preparation time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 2 h
  • Ingredients: For this recipe you need the same quantity of sugar and almonds and one orange. I made my brittle with 100 g of sugar and 100 g of almonds (this quantity is for 3 people).

Take a piece of greaseproof paper and put it on a flat surface.

Put your almonds for some minutes in your oven at medium heat on a baking pan, just a couple of minutes.

While your almonds are in the oven, put the sugar in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, where it will start dissolving. Use a spoon to stirring it until it has the color of the honey.

When the sugar is dissolved and has the right color, take your almonds and put them in the saucepan and stir for 10 seconds, they will make a funny crackle.

Almond brittle

Put this mixture onto your prepared sheet and use the orange to roll out the mixture. The orange gives to your brittle an amazing scent. Leave it rest for half an hour and then break it into pieces.
HEHEHE, I’m eating the brittle while I’m writing…it’s amazing!

Almond brittle

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Bon Bons recipe – coconut and ricotta

October 12th, 2011

Bon Bons recipe - coconut & ricotta The past week-end I decided to add to this blog a section dedicated to recipes. This is the first one of the series  and I hope to publish one once  a week. I’ll wait for your comment!

Bon Bons recipe:

  • Peparation time: 10min
  • Ready in: 2 h
  • Ingedients:

Bon Bons recipe - coconut and ricotta ingredients

Mix together ricotta, icing sugar, chocolate drops and 125 g of coconut until smooth using a wooden spoon.
Then let the mixture rest for half an hour in the fridge.

Bon Bons recipe - coconut & ricotta

With the mixture form small balls, you can use a spoon to help.
Roll balls in the remaining coconut. Leave the bon bons in the fridge to harden for at least an hour.

Bon Bons recipe - coconut & ricotta

That’s it!!! This recipe is really fast and simple to do and the result is amazing 🙂
Let me know if you try it!

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