24 November 2015

Poire au sirop sauce chocolat (Chocolate pears) Peras al chocolate)

I love pears and especially with chocolate sauce.
A simple and delicious recipe.

The next week I hope to begin like all years with Christmas recipes but if you want see someones 
this is the link  for Christmas recipes

(really I have nice recipes for Christmas :meringues roulade, Stollen, Christmas bread, Roasted turkey, Christmas panacotta, is amaing all I made all these years lol)
Here one of my favorites german cookies

Source: Cuisine & mets  (in french)


5 pears 
225 g caster sugar
90 cl water
1 teaspoon spice mix (cinnamon,nutmeg, ginger or others)
100 g dark chocolate
20 cl cream
1/3 cup flaked almonds


Wash and peel the pears carefully leaving them whole (like pictures)
In a saucepan combine water,sugar and spices, lead to a boil.
Dip pears in syrup and cook 20 minutes.

Drain the pears and set aside.
In a medium bowl melt chocolate with cream in the microwave  until chocolate begin melted.(about  2 minutes medium heat)
Stir the mix. Could be creamy.
Serve the pears on plates, drizzle chocolate and sprinkle with almonds.
Other alternative is to use the pears in cups with syrup background and pears topped with chocolate and sprinkled with almonds.

Print recipe here

En español

Peras con salsa de chocolate

17 November 2015

Classic cherry pie with butter crust (Pastel de cerezas)

Im in love of this cherry pie: Especially about crust, delicious!

Source : Martha Stewart 

You can make with jarred or canned cherries, if you don't have fresh cherries


4 cups  fresh cherries or drained thawed frozen, pitted
or jarred cherries
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoon unsalted butter cut into small pieces

For the crust

Pate brisee recipe  see here 

All purpose flour for surface
1 large egg lightly beaten with 1
tablespoon of heavy cream, for egg wash


Preheat oven t 180°C (375 F).
Make the filling :
Toss together cherries , sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Set aside.

Roll out 1 disk pate brisee on a lightly floured surface. Fit dough ito a 9 inch pie mold.
Pour in filling and dot top with butter.
refrigerate while making top crust.
Roll remaining disk pate brisee on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 4 or 5 holes using a cookie cutter. Place on top of pie.
Trim bottom and top crusts and press together to seal around edges.Fold edges under and crmp as desired. Put in fridge for 20 minutes.
Brush crust with egg wash. Bake pie on a parchment lined baking sheet set on the middle rack, with a foil line baking sheet on bottom to catch juices, until pie is bubbling in center and crust is golden about 50 minutes. Transfer pie to a wire rack and let cool before serving.

Print recipe

En español

Pastel de cerezas

La corteza de este pastel de cerezas es deliciosa. 
La receta es de Marta Stewart y se puede hacer ya sea con cerezas frescas o frasco o tarro de cerezas.



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