16 February 2019

Plum and raspberry Pie with streusel (Pie de ciruelas y frambuesas)

Hello everyone, sometimes  is difficult  publish the recipe but finally Im here !

Sometimes I feel  a little  tired, there are so many things in the summer and  in the countryside there are many work that you will see from the usual in a house.
 But I'm sure I love cooking and baking even if I'm tired.

This recipe (from Martha Stwart)   was taking advantage of abundance of plums (I also made raspberry / plum jam) I have that thing of  try not losing fruit.

Well this cake was delicious  and  go fast! keep this recipe for when you want to make it, you can also make it with raspberries only ( Im using frozen raspberries)

Love and hugs for all and thanks by coming!!

Adapted from : Martha Stewart recipes


Pate sucree

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2  cup cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
1 large egg yolk
2 tablespoons ice water plus more if needed


3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold unsalted butter cut into pieces


600 grams plums pitted and quartered or peaches
300 grams frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
pinch salt
4 tablespoons  creme fraiche


Paste sucree

Pulse floor, granulated sugar and salt in a food processor until combined (or by hand). Pulse in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 seconds.
Add egg yolk. With machine running add ice water in a slow, steady stream just until dough holds together.
Turn dough out onto a work surface shape into a disk and wrap in plastic.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.


Whisk together confectioners sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or yours fingers cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

On a lightly floured surface roll out dough about 1/8 inch thick (2,5 cm). 
Fit into a 9 1/2 or 10 inch pie dish (26 cm)
Using a paring knife trim to a 1 inch overhand: fold under. Crimp edges as desired. Prick bottom of dough all over with a fork. Freeze 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to375 ° F (190° C).
Line dough with parchment pressing it into corners and edges.
Fill with dried beans or rice. Bake covered with foil 18 minutes.
remove beans or rice and parchment .
Bake until pale golden brown about 12 minutes more.
Transfer to a wire rack let cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to 350 F (180°)


In a medium bowl, gently toss  together plums, granulated sugar, and salt, let stand 15 minutes. Spread two tablespoons creme fraiche onto bottom of the crust, sprinkle with on third of streusel. Arrange plums on top and spread the other tablespoons of creme fraiche. Sprinkle with remaining streusel.

Bake until creme fraiche is bubbling and streusel is golden brown, about 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool about 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

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Pie de ciruelas y frambuesas
con strudel 

5 February 2019

Blueberry basil Lemon meringue mini pies (mini pies de arandanos y crema de limon)

I love lemon, always (I cant live without lemons) so today I offer you this delicious dessert of lemon and blueberries, and basil (the blueberries I used are frozen)
Basil is really nice in some sweet recipes and of course I love in pizzas, and others.
It is a dessert for all seasons, for those who have a terrible cold in Europe and North America and those who die of heat here in South America , Australia and New Zealand and other countries as well.
Love you all!

Source: California  Giant berry farms


1 1/2 cups crushed square shortbread cookies or others
4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
1 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries, additional for garnishing
1 tablespoon water
7 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 teaspoon crushed dried or fresh basil leaves
3 eggs room temperature
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon crean of tartar
fresh basil leaves for garnishing


Heat oven to 180° C ( 350° F)
Place crushed cookies and melted butter in a bowl and stir well with a fork until crumbs are evenly coated. Divide crumbs evenly between 6 ramekins.
Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the ramekins. Place on a baking sheet and set aside.

Place the blueberries, water, 3 tablespoons of sugar and dried or fresh basil in a saucepan.

Cook and stir over medium high heat while it bubbles and the blueberies begin to burst. Continue cooking and stirring  until the mixture thickens about 6 minutes.
Remove from the heat . It will continue to thicken as it cools.

Separate the eggs and put the yolks into a medium size bowl and the whites into a small glass or metal bowl.

Use and electric mixer to beat the yolks until pale and creamy, and then add the sweetened condensed milk and continue beating until combined. Gradually add in the lemon juice and continue beating until throughly combined and slightly thickened about 3 minutes.

Spread 1 teaspoon of the bueberry mixture evenly onto the bottom of each individual cookie crust. Spread 1/4 cup of the lemon mixture evenly on top of the blueberry in each ramekin.
Place the pan with all the ramekins in 180° oven  and bake for 12 minutes.

While the pies are baking beat eggs whites and cream of tartar with clean beaters until foamy.
Gradually add 4 tablespoons of sugar and continue beating until the egg whites are stiff. Place the meringue in a piping bag with a large decorative tip.

Pipe a dollop of the meringue over the warm mini pie filling. Return pies to the oven and continue baking until the meringue browns, about 5-7 minutes.
 Cool on the counter top and then chill in the refrigerator. Garnish with blueberries and fresh basil leaves.

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Mini pies de arandanos, albahaca y crema de limon

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