Curstard Topped Cheese Cake
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Dresden Custard Topped Cheesecake Style Cake

I am so glad I finally found the best Eierschecke (Dresden Custard Topped Cheesecake) recipe. Of course, I have to bake it right away to be able to know if the recipe is the right one or not and if it really tastes the same like I have it in your memory (had tried it once somewhere). And oh boy, it really is!

You can find the recipe here Dresdner Eierschecke Kuchen.

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Eggnog Cherry Torte

This Eggnog cake is mouth watering. I am actually not a fan of eggnog but on this cake…it’s irresistible! Friends of mine on Facebook are crazy about this. :)

Eggnog Cherry Torte
Recipe Type: Cake
Prep time: 1 hour 30 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 2 hours 30 mins
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • DOUGH:
  • 80 grams butter
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 200 grams chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 egg whites
  • FILLING:
  • 800grams tinned cherries
  • 4 tablespoons cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 100ml Kirsch (if unable use rum or sherry)
  • 800ml thickened cream
  • 30grams vanilla sugar (or icing sugar and vanilla essence)
  • 6 to 8 tbs eggnog
  • DECORATION:
  • 100 grams chocolate, grated or shaved
Instructions
  1. HOW TO:
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggyolks, chopped hazelnuts and baking together, beat until well blended. Gently fold in egg whites until just combined. Thoroughly grease a 26 gauge springform pan. Pour batter and bake for about 1 hour. Remove and cool.
  3. Drain cherry pie filling in a colander to remove most of the thickened juices. Mix cornflour and sugar with some cherry juice. Add cherries and remaining juice to a pan and boil until reduced to a pulp. Add kirsch and thicken with cornflour mixture. Stir well then allow to cool slightly. Should be like jam.
  4. Take the cool sponge and soak the top layers with Kirsch, then spread over with warm jam mixture. Allow to cool and set.
  5. Whip cream and sugar until stiff. Spread cream on top of jam; keep some cream for piping dollops. Spread eggnog on top of cream, pipe a dollop for each portion around the edge and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.
  6. GOODLUCK AND BON APPETIT!!!
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Strawberry Cake With Almonds

I guarantee you, this one is so delicious!

Ingredients for 16 pieces

For the sponge:
3 eggs
90 g sugar
60 g flour
40 g cornstarch
1 pinch salt

For the filling:
8 sheets of white gelatin
600 g strawberries
400 g cream cheese
125 Creme fraiche
5 tablespoons sugar
Juice of one lemon
250 ml cream
In addition,
400 g strawberries
1 pack of red jelly
250 ml cream
1 pack vanilla sugar
100 g almonds

Preheat oven to 180 degrees (convection oven 160 degrees) Preheat. Separate the eggs, beat the egg whites until stiff. The egg yolks with 3 tablespoons hot water until fluffy, sugar can be a trickle and beat the mixture is thick and fluffy. Add the egg white on it. Flour with cornstarch and salt and mix about seven. All fold in gently. The mixture to a fill the bottom with parchment paper-lined spring form (diameter 26 cm) and bake in preheated oven 20-25 minutes baking. Remove from oven, cool on a wire rack in the form completely leave. Remove baking paper.

Soak gelatin in cold water. 600 g strawberries, clean, wash. 300 g of puree it. Remainder cut into small cubes and set aside. The strawberry puree with cream cheese, creme fraiche, stir sugar and lemon juice until creamy. Strawberry pieces including lift. Dissolve the gelatin dripping wet in a small saucepan over low heat and draw in a thin stream with the cream cheese and strawberry cream. Ca. 20 minutes in the fridge. Once the cream begins to thicken, beat the cream until stiff and fold into the strawberry cream.

The sponge cake set on a cake plate and include a cake ring around it. The fresh strawberry cream cheese spread on the sponge and smooth out. The cake at least 3 hours in the refrigerator. Clean and wash the remaining strawberries, pat dry, cut into slices and spread on the solidified cake. Prepare the jelly according to packet instructions, cool, stirring occasionally, but not to set. Spread on the strawberries, put another cake cool 2 hours. 6 The almonds in a pan without fat easily roast, let cool. The cream with vanilla sugar until stiff. The cake ring to solve. Brush edge of pie with whipped cream and garnish with almonds.

Sweet Bread

Sweet Bread And Adieu Germany

Dear Readers,

I know that this site has been neglected for quiet a long time now. Sorry for this but I’m so tied up with my work thus I never got the chance to post an update hence I made a thought of closing this foodblog.The only thing that keeps me from doing it is your positive feedbacks. Thus I decided to go on food blogging once in awhile when time permits. I hope you understand. Continue reading

Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet Cinnamon Rolls and my Diet

I was so depressed after my birthday party last March. I felt insecured after seeing my old friends still slim and sexy, while I am weighing double to their weight. So, soonest they left…I started having a diet. Diva Jing sent me a copy of her diet plan she got somewhere, this Weight Loss Diet program was developed in conjunction with a grant from the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

My agony started with Day 1, the meal plan was consisted of all kinds of fruits except banana. I survived the first half of the day with ease. Later in the afternoon, I started imagining food while eating apple I dusted with cinnamon. Whoa, the scent of cinnamon reminds me the tasty cinnamon rolls. Crazy as I am, I turned on my pc and started searching for the recipe. Yes I know I was on diet but see, the spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is weak. So I surrendered and baked this delicious sweet cinnamon rolls instead.

Cinnamon Rolls

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Pan de Sal – Deliciously Pinoy!

Homemade Pandesal

Hindi nga ba at nakasanayan nating kumain ng mainit na Pan de Sal sa atin tuwing umaga at kong minsan kahit sa merienda? I myself is a Pan de Sal lover, natigil lang ito ng ako ay lumabas ng bansa. Nakakatikim lang ulit kapag umuuwi. Since inspired ulit akong magluto at mag bake lately, I thought why not try baking Pan de Sal as well? I searched the net for the recipe and found several kinds. This recipe I’m posting is the one I frequently bake dahil it really taste like our Pan de Sal back home. I got this recipe from Rezipezaar contributed by Najwa.

Now let us get started.

Pan de Sal – Deliciously Pinoy
Prep time: 1 hour 45 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 2 hours 20 mins
Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk (Kaffeemilch)
  • 1/2 cup milk (H-Vollmich)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons dry yeast (trocken Hefe)
  • breadcrumbs (Paniermehl)
Instructions
  1. Combine water, evaporated milk and milk and heat in the microwave for 35 seconds. Take note: *The liquid mixture must be lukewarm only and not hot. Besides, you also have to use dry yeast and not the fresh one or else your Pandesal will get that sour smell.*
  2. Run tap water over the egg for 30 seconds to warm it. In a bowl, pour lukewarm liquid mixture and add all ingredients (except the bread crumbs) according to list order as suggested by the manufacturer. Mix well with a dough mixer. If you don’t have one…you may use a heavy wooden mixing spoon (Holzlöffel). Mixing the dough manually is quiet a hard task, but never mind, this is a good exercise for your bicepts. Mix around 15 to 20 minute.
  3. KNEAD THE DOUGH!!!
  4. After you have thoroughly mixed the ingredients, you’re ready for some real fun. Now, sprinkle a little flour on your clean kitchen counter or table. Keep a little extra flour on the side to use as you work the dough. Turn the dough out onto the table. Knead the dough with your hands by folding it then pushing it with the base of your palm. Knead for 10 to 15 minutes or until the dough is elastic and just a bit sticky. Dust with more flour as you knead if necessary. The dough is supposed to be somewhat sticky. So be careful not to add to much flour.
  5. GIVE IT A REST…
  6. Put dough back into the mixing bowl. Cover the top loosely with a damp, clean cloth or plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Set the dough in a warm, draft-free place. Or in a 50°C (122°F) pre-heated oven. Keep dough covered until it doubles in size.
  7. When the dough is ready, scoop out a small amount (about the size of an ice-cream scoop).
  8. Spray two baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray; preheat oven to 190°C or 375°F.
  9. Roll in bread crumbs in an oval shape; place on baking sheet.
  10. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled.
  11. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Notes

MY TIP

Lots of people who tried baking Pan de Sal are wondering why their work does not come out good. The secret lays on how often you let the dough rest. If you like a soft and crispy Pan de Sal, then I advise you to let it rest 2 to 3 times. Believe me, it’s really worth waiting :).

Delicious Moist Chocolate Cake

Moist Chocolate Cake With Creamy Chocolate Frosting

I had been trying to bake chocolate cake with that creamy chocolate frosting like the one I’ve tasted in Davao. But unfortunately, I never succeed. So last Friday, I searched on the whole web to find for the frosting recipe again. There were more than a hundreds of recipes I found but selected only two. The first one I made end up in the trash bin and the second was a success. Wow, I finally got the right mixture of creamy oh so creamy chocolate frosting.

My husband who came in the kitchen later was shaking his head as he saw the kids faces smeared with chocolate cream. My chocolate monsters had great fun eating the leftovers with their fingers.

To chocolate lovers like me, I’m going to share to you both chocolate chiffon cake and frosting recipe. By the way, this delicious chocolate chiffon cake recipe uses cocoa powder instead of melted chocolate to give it its wonderful taste. Please make sure to use cake flour for this cake.

I unfortunately forgot to save the link of the author, that means I also can’t add her name.

Delicious Moist Chocolate Cake

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Italian Tirami-su Cake

Tiramisu is one of the cake that I love to eat. There is no doubt, Tiramisu is the popular Italian dessert…known worldwide. No wonder, it is sooo delicious! I usually bake this on special occassions, and family gatherings. I simply want to serve something different than the usual or typical german cake.Take note, this cake is not for young kids due to Amaretto. The alcohol amount is not much but I’d rather warn you upfront :). The recipe also contains fresh eggs, so I advice you to consume the cake at the same day you bake it or keep the rest refrigerated.

Oh by the way, you need a pastry when baking this Tiramisu recipe. Since I am a lazy cook…I mostly buy a ready made one from the bakery. It makes the preparation time shorter, but just incase you are willing to bake the pastry yourself. Continue reading