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.