Category Archives: dessert

Classic Sacher Torte

This is exactly the recipe I needed to celebrate a birthday! Great recipe and it worked perfectly even without baking powder or baking soda! I’m real happy about the result!

Ingredients:

  • For the cake:
    • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (use good quality)
    • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 6 large eggs, separated (room temperature)
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup caster sugar
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Apricot glaze:
    • 1 1/4 cups apricot preserves
    • 2 tablespoons golden rum or 2 tablespoons water
  • Chocolate glaze:
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate

Source and recipe description: https://spinthegloberecipes.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/classic-sachertorte/  by 

Amaretto Apple Strudel with Phyllo

As I saw this recipe I found that would be something that we all would love and the preparation seemed to be quick for me. Usually I make strudel-dough myself and the phyllo variation would be a way to prepare it when I have less time and in a hurry.
I took my phyllo and I shocked seeing that the sheets were broken (probably to long in the freezer) and rolling it would have been a real challenge. At this moment I asked the help to my husband, I placed the broken phyllo sheets on a silicon mat. I covered a rectangular cake mold with aluminium foil and I greased it. I placed some on the sheets pieces in the mold with overlapping pieces.
Carefully we rolled the strudel using the mat and we transferred it into the mold with the additional sheets. we folded the borders of the sheet over the strudel and brushed the surface with a mixture of water and melted margarine.
Finally we removed the strudel from the mold and foil…..wow! The strudel had been saved and result amazing! So delicious with the amaretto addition!
Thanks a lot Nancy for this awesome recipe we enjoyed it very much with some vanilla ice cream as suggested!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c raisins
  • 3 Tbsp amaretto
  • 3 c coarsely chopped and peeled granny smith apples (about 1 pound)
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 sheet(s) frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • butter cooking spray

Source and recipe description: https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/fruit-dessert/apple-strudel-2.html?r=1  By Daily Inspiration S @DailyInspiration

Kahlua Coffee Jelly

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I prepared the jelly cubes with agar agar according the instructions. After cooling this down my daughter made mini cubes (less then 1cm!) and she arranged them in the mini serving bowls. We poured the sauce, added some whipped cream, dusted with cacao and got a fantastic delicious stylish mini dessert for our guests!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg unflavored gelatin,  I used agar agar
  • 1 1/4 c strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 c water
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
FOR SERVING:
  • 1/4 c sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp kahlua coffee liqueur (possible substitute: sambuca al caffè or martini bianco+nocino or bayleys)
DECO:
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, to dust

Source and recipe description: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/other-dessert/kahlua-coffee-jelly.html?p=1%E2%80%8B by Janin Sayun

Pineapple in Port With Fresh Chopped Mint

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Super simply way to prepare pineapple (perfect to be prepared in advanced)! After marinating the pineapples chunks with port for a few hours I added the mint and enjoyed it!

The port gave special fine touch, not so much color as the quantity mentioned is not big but enough for the special taste and perhaps not a problems for children as well! If somebody needs more they can add it directly in their portion.

I’m glad I have enough mint form the garden, this is perfect combination with pineapple.

Ingredients:

1 large ripe pineapple, about 3 3/4 to 4 pounds
3 Tbsp fine ruby port
1/4 c freshly minced mint

Roasted Cherries

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I’ve prepared this for myself as lunch and now I’m sad that all have gone: it was so gooood!
I will prepare this soon for my family and I know it will be a hit!
I halved the recipe and used some of the cherries I had in the freezer and used a small clay tin for roasting. The cherries were already pitted, but after the first 10 minutes I removed/drank the half quantity of liquid and added 2 tablespoons of brandy!
This recipe is excellent, all was perfect and the salt and especially pepper additions are a must!
I enjoyed this with a fresh made omelette! Wow! For a even more special dessert add to the filled omelette some vanilla ice cream. Thanks a lot for posting this wonderful recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 24 large plump and very ripe cherries ( I used frozen ones)
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 few grinds of fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cherry brandy

Source :http://www.food.com/recipe/roasted-cherries-429991 by CookGirl

Featherweight Apple Pie

 

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We all enjoyed this very much and was very happy I could serve this to our unattended guests. They were very surprised about the dough, how juicy was the filling and from the great taste. Yes, this is really a recipe I can recommend.

Note: I used splenda.

Ingredients:

CRUST:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cup sugar or splenda
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
2 tablespoons ice water (or more if needed)
FOR THE FILLING:
4 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced no less than 1/4-inch thick
1/4 cups sugar or splenda
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoons water, at room temperature
CRUMB TOPPING:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cups rolled oats
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar or splenda

Chunky Apple-Pecan Cake

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We adored this wonderful apple cake! It’s quick and easy recipe which worked perfectly. I reserved some nuts and some raisins which I placed at the bottom of the mold and gave the cake a special rustic look without need to glaze it!

I reduced to butter quantity to one spoon and I increased the apples to 5 cups (!) as I have lot of them. This was not a problem and the cake resulted perfect. I’m sure that the original quantities would work well as well!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (I used only one tablespoon)
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar ( packed)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cubed parted tart apples ( about 1 lb.) (I used 5 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup golden raisin

Source and recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/chunky-apple-pecan-cake-339411 by JakieOhNo

Miel De Nuez (Mexican Honey-Nut Syrup)

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made this for the for the “fiesta Rapido” challenge for Tex-Mex recipes. It’s really a quick dessert, can be enjoyed on pancakes, ice creams, but I would really appreciate this on Greek yogurt as well. Depending on the honey quality this can be result quite dense and it’s necessary to take care because it is VERY hot while boiling! The butter is very important, please no substitute.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg ( fresh ground is best)
  • 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped

Source and recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/miel-de-nuez-mexican-honey-nut-syrup-171450 by Muffin Goddess

An Irish Apple Tart on a Plate

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I made this tart 3 years ago and I made it again now as I have plenty of fallen apples again.
I simply would like to confirm the high quality of this recipe, hoping that more people will try this.
It’s so good that we really don’t need custard or ice-cream to go with

Ingredients:

2 c all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1/4 c butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
1/4 c lard, shortening
2 Tbsp cold water
2 lb cooking apples, tart peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 whole cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp milk
cream or custard, to serve
Source and Recipe description: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/pie/an-irish-apple-tart-on-a-plate.html by Annacia

Celtic Apple Crumble with Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce

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This is THE best apple crumble I ever had and we were really impressed. I’m not a heave cream lover, but in this way it came out so delicious that I would have loved to eat all the cream before serving. I made the crumble in the mold, but I also prepared a small single portion to see how it comes out. Both were wonderful.

Ingredients:

FILLING:

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp irish whiskey
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-5 large tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced (granny smiths)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
CRUMBLE:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 c oatmeal, uncooked (not instant)
CREAM SAUCE:
  • 1 cup heavy cream (whipping)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp irish whiskey

Source and recipe description: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/fruit-dessert/celtic-apple-crumble-w-irish-whiskey-cream.html by Mikekey

 

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