Trying to find the perfect balance in a dinner is not always easy. I often start by deciding the main course, then the first coarse and /or the appetizers. The dessert is always my last step: pretty, colorful, not too heavy, manageable portions. Fresh oranges are abundant in December. In one of my older cookbooks, … More Find the appropriate after dinner dessert
It’s never easy to find the ideal after dinner dessert. It can’t be the protagonist of a meal, so it’s important to remember: not too heavy, not too much, not too complicated. I found out that Italians ( which counts for other southern countries) used to bring or wine, or dessert if invited to a … More Another simple dessert
While running on the treadmill I watch series or cooking programs. Recently Julia Child joined me and inspired me for this recipe. Mix 120 grams of selfraising flour with 2 table spoons of coconut powder, 300 ml of coconut milk, a pinch of salt, 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Mix and store in … More Coconut pancakes in layers
Organising dinners is one of my favorite activities, especially now in this episode of my life (spoiled with ‘time’, remember?). The hardest part of a menu remains the dessert. It’s not easy to find an elegant closure. Filo pastry is a wonderful ingredient. Why not use it more often? Wrap a few raspberries with some … More A little sweetie
1 table spoon of butter, 1 fresh pineapple in thick slices ( remove skin and hard centre), 1 round cake form or tatin form, 1 sheet of puff pastry and some honey to finish is all what you need to have a perfect dessert. Vanilla ice cream is optional. Put the butter in the cake … More Tarte tatin with pineapple
Number 1 : BANANA CAKE for 14 pieces Bananas with a brown skin are not attractive anymore, but they are perfect to use in a banana cake. I always ‘save’ them on time, peel them and put them in a plastic bag in the freezer. They are also perfect for a smoothie, for banana ice … More DocV bakes birthday cakes for the 50th birthday of ‘the boss’
*Fruit as sweet end of a meal : Chop 2 fresh melons. Add a few leaves of chopped mint and 1 teaspoon of rose water. Put in the fridge until serving time. *moroccan cuisine is known for real sweet pastry. I always try to find the best of two worlds, sweet but not too much … More cookies and fresh melon salad to finish a Moroccan meal
For 5p heat 250 grams of white chocolat (au bain-marie). Add 200 grams of whipped cream. Pour in 5 beautiful glasses and leave a few hours in the fridge. Serve with raspberries or a mixture of ‘berries’. ‘Lucious ‘ is the proper word to describe this awesome dessert.