20 October 2017

Everyday Pear Cake (Mimi Thorrison) (Cake de peras)




When I was looking for this recipe Mimi say "A lot of my cooking is based on abundance, on what's most in season"

Sometimes happens me, I choose my recipes when I have a lot of someones or really ripe  fruits .

I made this pear cake with some pears really ripe and waiting by new fruits in this new spring ...


Source : French country cooking by Mimi Thorrison



Azahar Orange tree







Ingredients


3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar 
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cornflour (cornstarch)
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons butter, melted
4 to 5 ripe medium pears 
peeled and cut into chunks
Icing sugar for serving

Method

Preheat oven to 350° F (180°C) Li8ne the bottom 23 cm springform tin with baking parchment.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar until light in colour aand fluffy.
In a medium bowl sift together the flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt. Whisk into the egg mixture, followed by the vanilla and melted butter Fold in the pears with their juices.

Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake until golden and a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
Cool in the tin on a wire rack about 8 minutes before tuning out and peeling away the parchment.
Serve warm or at room temperature sprinkled with icing sugar.

I garnish with azahar flowers because I love them but you can use only the icing sugar.



print recipe here











En español
Cake de peras para todos los dias















13 October 2017

Tres leches Cake and passionfruit sauce (Torta tres leches y salsa de maracuya)










Tres leches cake is one of my favorite cakes. Absolutely. We made this cake for a friend who was here at home. I think it's my second version that I publish. 
It was really good and I love passion fruit sauce (maracuya) but it is optional.

Source : Nestle.cl







Ingredients

Cake
8 egg yolks
8 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup of sugar
1 3/4 cups plain flour

Tres leches sauce

1 tin condensed milk
1 tim evaporated milk
1 cup whole milk
1 cup liquid cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Meringue

4 egg whites
1  1/3 cups sugar
pinch cream of tartar

Maracuya sauce (passionfruit sauce)  optative

1 cup caster sugar 
1/2 cup water
pulpof 4 passionfruit
or 1 cup of frozen passionfruit
Place caster sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan over low heat and stir to dissolve sugar.
Increase the heat to medium high and simmer until syrupy
Stir in the passionfruit pulp and simmer gently for 3 minutes.
Allow to cool.



Method

In a bowl beat the egg yolks with 1/2 cup of  sugar until they are firm and increase in volume.


Using and electric hand whisk, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt   until stiff, make a syrup with the reminder sugar and some water until be thick. 
Add this syrup to egg whites and  add the egg yolks batter.

Finally add the flour slowly in batches. Pour the preparation into a sponge cake (26 cm diameter) previously buttered and with a little flour.

Preheat the oven to 180°c and bake about 30 to 40 minutes .  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Tres leches sauce

In a medium saucepan combine condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk. Bring to medium heat until it starts to boil. Remove from the heat and add the cup of cream and vanilla. 
After the cake has come out of the oven and cooled , cut the cake in two parts and put in the base of the mold and 
poke holes in the cake using a bamboo skewer and slowly pour the milk mixture over the surface.
Put the other part of the cake on top and make holes again with the skewer and put the remained milk mixture.


For meringue


For the meringue beat the whites firmly. and  prepare in a sauce pan  a syrup with the sugar and 1/2 cup of water until thick.
 Add this syrup to the egg whites until the mixture cools.Add the pinch of cream of tartar.
 Cover with meringue the cake  and can be browned with a kitchen torch or leave white and sprinkle cinnamon on the surface. Take to fridge for at least three hours so that the cake will be soaked with milk.

Serve with maracuya (passion fruit) sauce 

















En español
Torta tres leches y salsa de maracuya



















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