samedi 12 janvier 2013

Shortcrust pastry

Today i am going to share the traditional recipe of this region, for this shortcrust pasty.
You can use this for making salty or sugared tarts/pie.

Ingredients :

200 grams flour
125 grams butter
10 cl water
Pinch of salt

Work together the ingredients until you obtain the pastry.

Let it rest for 20 minutes. 
Roll out the dough to the thickness of 3-4 millimeter.
Lay the pastry out in a pie dish (that you buttered before) and prick it with a fork. 

You can spread in it your topping, the cream you will use and put in the oven.

Topping for a simple lunch:

200 grams of sliced bacon (fried)
100 grams of grated cheese  


25cl of cream
10cl of milk
2 eggs
Salt, pepper, grated nutmeg (amount depending on your taste)

Lay the fried bacon on the pastry, than lay the cheese over it. 
Put your cream on it to cover.

Oven time : 35 minutes on 180C.

Serve it with green salad.

The pastry

The result of the topping

dimanche 6 janvier 2013

Quick and easy BROWNIES 

Time you need to prepare it : 10 minutes
Time you need to bake it : 20 minutes

Ingredients you need:

  4 eggs 
 50 grams of flour
125 grams of sugar
200 grams of black chocolate
120 grams of butter

100 grams of Hazelnut 

Pre-heat the oven at 150C.

How to make it:

Mix the eggs with the sugar and the flour.
Melt the chocolate with the butter, then add it to the already mixed ingredients.
Mix them all together, and if you wish to, add the Hazelnut. (work it together again).
Get the cake mould of your choice (with baking paper in it) and pour the batter.

Bake it for 20 minutes at 150C.

You can serve it a la nature, or with english cream/custard (and raspberry coulis)

To make a raspberry coulis at home: 

100 grams of raspberry
100 grams of sugar
10 cl of water

You heat the water with the sugar to obtain a sirup, then you can this sirup to your raspberry. You mix them together, and separate the grain from the liquid.

dimanche 23 décembre 2012

Plain yoghurt cake


2 pot of plain yoghurt (keep 1 empty pot for the measure)
1.5 pot sunflower oil
3 pots of flour
2 pots of sugar
3 eggs
1 baking powder
1 Vanilla sugar
Pinch of salt.

Pre-heat oven at 180C.

Mix all of the above, and pour it in the cake pan/mould (with baking paper, or butter it).
Baking time: 35 minutes

The sachet of baking powder is around 15grams, to avoid math two tea spoon should do the thing.
Powder it with sugar if you wish.

Chocolate-banana (+orange) cake 

Time you need to prepare it: around 15minutes

Time you need to bake it: 35minutes
Pre-heating of oven: around 10minutes

For 6 person

Ingredients you need:

200 grams of Black chocolate to melt 

3 eggs
180 grams of sugar
1 yoghurt (no flavor)
150 grams of flour
1 tea spoon of baking powder
10 centiliter of sunflower oil
2 bananas 
(+Half orange sliced in dice, for that version)

To prepare it:

Melt the black chocolate.

Mix the eggs with the sugar, add the yoghurt and mix it.
Add the melted chocolate, the baking powder and slowly the flour while mixing it.
Add the sunflower oil and keep working it to make a batter.

Oil and flour your mould/pan (or just use baking paper) and pour the batter into.

Bake it for 35minutes at 180C.

Once it's done, let the cake cool under a tea towel (so your cake will stay a bit soft inside).

Turn it out of the mould cold, and if you wish to, powder with some sugar.

Voila! No more bananas rotting in your house.


Mousse au chocolat (one that can't go wrong)

This recipe is for around 6 person (or 6 whiskey glass)

Time to prepare it : 15 minutes

Ingredients : 
6 eggs
200grams of Black Chocolate
A pinch of salt

How to make it: 

Separate the yellow and the whites of the eggs. 
Beat the egg whites with the pinch of salt until they are stiff.
Melt the chocolate with a little bit of milk and add it to the yellow of the eggs.
Mix it together and add that to the stiff egg whites, slowly!

Once its mixed (TADA!) your mousse is ready, fill up whatever recipient you want to use (whiskey glass etc.) and put it in the fridge for 3-4hours.

Voilà! Have a yummie one.


samedi 22 décembre 2012

Marbled cake with black chocolate 

Ingredients you need:

3 eggs
1 pot of plain yoghurt (using the pot for the rest of the measures)
3 pots of flour
2 pots of sugar
1 pots of sunflower oil
200grams of Black Chocolate
1 Baking powder 

Pre-heat the oven at 180C for like 10minutes.

How to make it:

Mix all the ingredients together (except the black chocolate), once its done divide it in two parts in two recipient.
Melt the chocolate and add it to one of the parts, mix it.
You now have the two colors of marbled cake, yellow and brown.

Get your cake pan/mould (use butter or baking paper in it) and start to pour the batter (i personally start with the yellow, the chocolate tends to burn a bit as first layer). 
You repeatedly pour the two different colors (one layer yellow, one layer brown and so on, in whatever artistic way you want) until you are out of batter(s). 

Oven time at 180C , 30minutes 

You can powder it with sugar (as below) or just have it without that!