29 March 2015

Chocolate Mousse and marzipan little carrots for Easter (Mousse de chocolate con zanahorias de mazapan)











How cute are these little chocolate mousse in  small terra cotta planters?

I had this idea long time ago but could not find a recipe or something that I really liked.
Finally I decided to make a chocolate mousse and it was perfect and delicious!
If you dont have small marzipan carrots you can make or use others candies.
Is really easy and fast!


Source:  Taste.com.au







Ingredients
300 grams good quality dark chocolate rougly chopped
3 eggs
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
300 ml thickened cream

Garnish
Little marzipan carrots or others candies like jelly beans
mint leaves
Here a link if you want make marzipan carrots



Method

Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (dont let the bowl touch yhe water) Stir until melted. Remove bowl from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Place eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat with electric beaters for 5 minutes or until mixture is pale, thcik and doubled in volume.
Foñd in cooled chocolate and cocoa powder until combined.
In a separate bowl, whip cream until thickened.
Use a large metal spoon to carefully fold the cream into the chocolate mixture,trying to keep the mixture as light as possible.Spoon into the planters or in little serving glasses and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour.
When remove from fridge sprinkle cocoa powder and put the little marzipan carrots.

Note: If you like you can add 1 tabblespoon of cognac or grand marnier to the melting chocolate.

Happy Easter!!




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En español

Mousse de chocolate con zanahorias de mazapan














Finalmente puedo publicar alguna receta para Semana Santa o Pascua de Resurreción.
Hacer estos pequeños maceteros era una idea que me daba vuelta hace tiempo, y había visto algunos pero ninguna receta que me gustara.
Finalmente me decidí por este mousse de chocolate y quedó delicioso.
Las pequeñas zanahorias de mazapan son de Entrelagos Chile y se pueden encontrar en el Jumbo y Unimarc.
En todo caso se pueden usar otros como gomitas de zanahorias o pastillas.

ingredientes

300 gramos de chocolate de buena calidad
3 huevos
1/2 taza de azúcar
1 cucharada
300 ml de crema para batir bien fría

para servir
zanahorias de mazapán 
hojas de menta

Preparación

Colocar el chocolate en trozos en un bol pequeños sobre una olla cuidanso que no se salpique. Revolver hasta que se derrita.
Retirar el bowl y dejar enfriar.

En un bowl colocar el azúcar y los huevos y batir con una batidora por unos 5 minutos hasta que la mezcla esté espesa y pálida. Agregar de a poco el chocolate que se ha enfriado y la cocoa en polvo hasta que se mezcle bien. Reservar.

25 March 2015

Black sesame chocolate-banana loaf cakes (cakes de plátano y semillas de sésamo)










Of course I love sesamo recipes and love this  made in  little loaf pans.
A delicious and fun recipe: Chocolate,bananas and sesame seeds!

Adapted from: Food & Wine









Ingredients

servings: make 4 small loafs cakes

1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup black sesame seeds
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

for topping

1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds

Method

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°c) Oil the loaf pans and arrangue them on a large rimmed baking sheet.
In a spice grinder, pulse the black sesame seeds into a powder. In a medium bowl whisk the ground sesame seeds  with flour,cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

In a food processor, combine the bananas with greek yogurt and lemon juice and pure until smooth. 

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar until pale. Beat in the banana mixture, milk, oil  and vanilla.    Beat in the dry ingredientes in three additions until uniform in color, do not overbeat.


Scrape the batter into prepared pans and smooth the tops.
Sprinkle the brown sugar and sesame seeds on top.
Bake the cakes for 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out wit a few moist crumbs attached.
Let the cakes cool completely, then turn them onto a platter-


Note: The cakes can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. return to room temperature before serving.









En español

Cakes de plátano (banana) y semillas de sésamo

















Estos cakes se pueden hacer en moldes pequeños como estos o en uno grande normal (alargado).
Tambien quiero agregar que si no encuentran sésamo negro se puede ocupar sólo sesamo blanco.
Los plátanos le dan una humedad muy rica a este cake y mezclado con el chocolate queda super!

Ingredientes

1 /3 taza de aceite vegetal
1/2 taza de semillas de sésamo negras o blancas
1 1/2 taza de harina sin polvos de hornear
1/2 taza de cocoa en polvo sin azúcar
1/2cucharadita de bicarbonato de soda
pizca de sal
1 1/2 taza de plátano molido y maduro
1/3 taza de yogurt griego
1 cucharada de jugo de limón
2 huevos
3/4 taza de leche
3/4 taza de azúcar
1 cucharadita extracto de vainilla

Para el topping
1 cucharada azúcar rubia
1 cucharada s+esamo negro
1 cucharada de sesamo blanco

Preparación




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