Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Chocolate and Coffee Yule Log

Simple way decoration, meringue mushroom, fondant snowman...



Friday, December 7, 2007

Cookies


Butter fingers, Thumbprint with orange jelly.

Chocolate chip cookie pie




Ingredients:


1 pound unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour
3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 pounds Jacques Torres House (60 percent cocoa) Chocolate or other best-quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


Directions:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. prepare pie dish

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and chocolate; mix until well combined.
Pour into 4 X 8 in pie shell for 15- 20 minutes gold and brown or using a 4-ounce scoop for larger cookies or a 1-ounce scoop for smaller cookies, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 20 minutes for larger cookies and about 15 minutes for smaller cookies.


Recipe from Jacques Torres

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Bow ties cookies


Chocolate chip cookies and strawberries dip


Symphonie Christmas Log

This log made from Piere Herme pastry 's book, Vanilla bavarois, joconde sponge, fresh fruit decoration.

Fruit tart

I found it's interesting that arrange the fruit not in traditional way. This tart is great with berries and fresh apricots.


Ice Cream Log

Let 's add dessert ice cream cake to the list. It's simple and easy to make . Choose your favorite ice cream and create one.

For this log, I use chocolate sorbet, raspberry sorbet and strawberry ice cream with a thin sponge for the base.





Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sweety

I am attracted to the combination of coffee and rum. This four layer cake is so flavorful with coffee butter cream filling and rum syrup. For decoration, I like to make white chocolate butterfly as it gives the cake a dramatical look. I also use white chocolate to completely cover the entire cake.








Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pineapple strudels

This simple strudel is a delicious treat. Philo dough wrap layers with butter make this a crispy tropical sweet which blends well with the sour taste of pineaple.

Butter cream square

Chocolate Piano


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Steam Tapioca Cake

This cake is a traditional Vietnamese sweet. It is a steamed cake made layer by layer with tapioca and rice flour. The 10 layer ingredients also include coconut cream and green mung bean with coconut cream.

This type of flour (brand Red Mill) is so perfect for the cake.


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Dragonfly Cake

This cake ... has some yellow butterflies on it too..
I use waffler paper for the wings, marzipan for head and tail.
A very light sponge pandan flavor cake, filled with raspberries mousse whipping cream cover and chocolate shaves.





Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Short bread Cookies

Short bread cookies dough always cheer my son up. He enjoys baking with me. It is his new hobby. He helps rolling,cutting and icing the cookies for his friends at each holiday such as Halloween, Xmas, Easter etc.



Sunday, October 7, 2007

Chocolate Pear Tart

Poaching pear with star annis , cinnamon, and vanilla in simple syrup , filling with dark chocolate give this tart a marvelous taste.




Chocolate Cover Almonds

Christmas is also on the way. The chocolate covered almonds is a good gift forfamily and friends.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Third Rock Cake

A Birthday Cake for my son, who loves transformer toys and chocolate. This cake made with chocolate sponge, dark chocolate ganache for filling, chocolate butter cream and white chocolate for decorations.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Coffee Creme Brulle

Like many other creme brules, mine is prepared with heavy creme, eggs and yolks. I flavor them with dark instant coffee and a pinch of Star Annis powder. The two flavors blend well with each other yielding a wonderfuldesert.



The recipe: 250ml heavy cream, 200g sugar, 4 whole eggs , 2 yolks, 1/4 cup strong instant coffee, 1/8 tsp Star Annis Powder.

whisk all ingredients well, train through sieve if necessary pour in 6 ramekins , bake as Bain -Marine at 325F 35-40 minutes.

Thursday, September 13, 2007