TATINS TARTLETS BY FELDER

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Here is an easy recipe that will impress your guests.

The tartlets are just too cute and so delicious.

I have made a few changes to the original recipe.

Christophe Felder, and yes after Christophe Michalak (of whom I’m a super fan, several of his recipes are available on the blog) we have Christophe Felder … Married to a Christophe I seem to get attracted to this forename!

This virtuoso and sugar passionate was pastry chef at the Crillon hotel in Paris at the age of 23.

He has written numerous books including an eight hundred page « Patisserie » 

It has been translated into English as <Patisserie: Mastering the Fundamentals of English Pastry>.

 

For about 25 tartlets:

125 g sweet dough: therefore half the recipe that you can find on this blog

ref.:http://wp.me/p3pMRs-bZ

250g Royal Gala, or if you prefer, Golden delicious apples as long as you use a fruit that caramelizes well.

75 g Granny Smith apples

 

For the caramel:

100g Sugar

27.5 g butter

25 ml of water

 

For the glaze:

30g mineral water

40g sugar

2g gelatin sheet or powder

Some orange and lemon zests

 

Peel the apples, core and cut into small dices.

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Make a caramel by placing the sugar in a dry pan, preferably with a thick bottom.

When the caramel becomes brown and while the pan is still over heat pour the warm water and stir until reaching a smooth consistency.

Remove from heat, add the butter and mix well.

 

Place the apples in a baking dish, pour the caramel over but keep the thickened and reduced part in the pan.

pour the caramel over.

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As seen in the photo above.

Cover with a foil and bake the apples for 30 minutes at 180 °C.

Then remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes or until the apples are cooked and tender like “Preserve”. 

Use a silicone mold with mini half spheres or if not available, grease mini mold pies as substitute.

Fill the molds with the caramelized apples, smoothen the top well with a knife as it will sit on the biscuit and therefore must be totally flat.

Place the molds in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours.

 

Meanwhile roll the dough thinly and using a circle cutter or a small glass form 25 cookies.

Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180°C for 10 minutes or until the edges are golden.

Let them cool on a rack.

Melt 30g butter, and apply with a brush on the cookies, this will prevent them from becoming soft and it will keep all their

crispness.

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Glaze:

Boil the water, sugar, and zest.

If you are using powdered gelatin now is the time to add it and let it boil for 2 min.

If you are using a gelatin sheet soak it previously in water.

Whisk well. Strain to get rid of the zests.

Let it cool at room temperature, it will thicken.

 

The finishing touch:

 

Unmold the caramelized apples.

Keep in the fridge.

 

Remove these little wonders from the fridge 30 minutes before serving and keep at room temperature.

 

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Place one on each cookie.

With a brush, coat the domes of apples with the prepared glaze.

 

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Store in the fridge.

Remove these little Tatin from the fridge 30 minutes before serving and keep at room temperature.

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MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO JUST LIKE STARBUCKS

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Don’t you just hate spending tons of money for a drink using milk, coffee and caramel.

Try that recipe…. So delicious

1.5 CUPS OF CRUSHED ICED

1 CUP OF MILK (I USED LOW FAT AND IT WAS FINE)

1 ESPRESSO

3 TSP OF SUGAR (MORE OR LESS DEPENDING ON PREFERENCE)

2 TABLESPOONS OR MORE OF BUTTER SALTED CARAMEL

WHIPPED CREAM

 

Add some caramel in the bottom of a tall glass as well as on the border or as you like it.

Blend all the ingredients except the caramel and the whipped cream in a blender for 45 seconds.

Pour into the glass and top off with whipped cream and garnish with caramel.

 

You will love this drink

 

As a substitute for the kids I replaced Coffee by caramel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICE COLD CUCUMBER SOUP WITH MINT serves 4

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A perfect recipe for the summer, fast, easy and delicious.

Also a great way to eat healthy and low calories meal.

3 Cucumbers (1250 G)

60 G OLIVE OIL

170 G SKIMMED YOGHURT If you want you can substitute with double cream

THE JUICE  OF 1 LEMON

1 GARLIC CLOVE

2 SHALLOTS

Half BUNCH OF MINT

SALT / PEPPER TO TASTE

Peel, cut into two and scoop out the seeds of the three cucumbers. Cut into large chunks and place in the bowl of your mixer. Peel and chop the garlic and shallots. Chop the mint. Add to the mixer the olive oil, youghurt, lemon juice, garlic, shallots and mint.

Seasan with pepper and salt to taste.

Mix until desired consistency and place in the fridge at least an hour before serving.

Enjoy!!!

PASSION FRUIT PANNA COTTA WITH KIWI COULIS

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I am sure this recipe will attract you.

This is a perfect dessert to end a meal with the acidity of the fruit and sweetness of the cream.

Preparation: 20 min.  Cooking time: 15 min.   Resting: 2h

WHIPPING CREAM 50 CL or 500 ML

CASTING SUGAR: 50 G

2 SHEETS OF GELATIN 2 G

12 PASSION FRUITS OR

170 G OF PASSION FRUIT PULP (I had in my cupboard).

 For Kiwi coulis

2 KIWIS OR MORE

Next time I will make a little more because the flavors mixture is excellent.

SUGAR (according to your taste)

 Depending of the acidity of the fruit.

For the Panna Cotta

Put the gelatin in cold water to soften.

If using powdered gelatin you add to the cream later.

Bring the cream to a boil with 50 g of sugar (except if you use pulp of passion fruit in syrup as it is sweet enough.

If using powdered gelatin whisk in and let it cook for 2 minutes while continuously whisking.

If using gelatin sheets, remove for the heat, add the gelatin and mix well.

Then poor the cream into 6 glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Alternatively you can also use a silicon mould. In that case I leave in the Freeze and unmold  when harden.

For fruit coulis

Peel and cut thouroughly kiwis.

Blend with the desired amount of sugar.

I advise you not to over overcharge the quantity of the sugar in order to maximize the fruit flavor.

PEAR ALMOND TART

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This pie is absolutely gorgeous

Serves 6 to 8 people

you can use tart circle of 20 or 22 cm diameter

(It also works in 24) or a tart mould.

I used a circle of 28 cm and added an extra 20% for the filling.

I could even have increased by 25%.

Almond cream

100g butter

100g icing sugar

100g ground almonds

100g whole egg (it takes 2 or 3 eggs, beating on a fork and keep only 100g)

2 caps amber rhum (not mandidory)

Six 1/2 pears in syrup (I put 8)

Halved almonds

100g topping glossy (I took the topping in Vahine)

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Prepare all ingredients and most of all remove the butter from the fridge at least 1 hour before use.

Make the sweet pastry.

see the link

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Store in refrigerator at least 30 minutes.

If the dough is too cold let it set at room temperature, as it will not roll easily.

Prepare the pears. Remove from the can and let it drain in a colander.

Roll out the dough and fold in your mould.

Prick with a fork and chill again cold covered with cling film.

In a tray with paper towels put pears and tab to remove excess syrup. Or the juice will ruin your tart while baking.

Slice the pears into thin slices and set aside.

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almond cream

Mix the butter with a wooden spoon, when he has the consistency of a paste add the almond powder and sifted icing sugar , then vanilla extract and 2 liquid caps amber rum (if wanted).

When you get a good homogeneous texture, add the beaten eggs.

Spread the cream evenly

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and set sliced pears with a spatula tip facing the center of the pie but close to the border. You need a shape of a sun with the last 1/2 pear in the middle.

Press gently with your fingers on the half-pear slices in order to lay each slice down.

See picture below as it is difficult to explain.

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Sprinkle with almonds

Bake at 170 ° C for 25 minutes or until golden pie.

Set on a wire rack.

Immediately, coat generously the top of your pie.

Christophe Michalak, world champion pastry chef, uses a good quince jam. He places it in the microwave for one minute.

Pear and quince are a good mix.

chocolate covered Marshmallow

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Today  your children will love the recipe and probably most your friends as well !

What do you think of a  marshmallow on a biscuit covered by chocolate?

For this I used

1 Italian meringue

1 sweet dough

minimum 300 g dark chocolate, milk or white

Here is what I used but please feel free to use whatever you like

It makes: 24 pcs of 35mm

My meringue the link below:

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For the quantities

Ground 1: 65 g sugar and 17 g of water

Ground 2: 40 g and 15 g of white sugar

 

I suggest you buy a scale spoon because it is very difficult to  quantify such a small amount.

You may very well increase the quantity of the sweets, they will surely be eaten fast but I always advise when testing a new recipe try to stick to what  it says.

You can always substitute when you already know what to expect from a recipe.

Make a sweet dough see the attached link;

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I used half of this amount

Let it chill at least 30 min.

Roll  the dough  0.5 cm thick. With a cookie cutter make biscuits.

Bake for  fifteen minutes in a preheated oven at 180 ° C. Gaz 6

Or until edges are nicely golden. (As pictured)

Preferably cool on a wire rack.

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Meanwhile, prepare the meringue:

Linked above

Put the meringue in a pastry bag, I chose a round tip nozzle

but you can easily subsitute with a star tip

it will even look  prettier .


Poach on the cookies making small mountains.

If it is not perfect it is not important and rather amusing.

Children would be more than happy to help you, the pastry bag is always an attraction my house.

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In a preheated oven at 110 ° C

Let them dry for 15 minutes.

Place your sweets on a wire rack fairly spaced so that they be properly
fully covered

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To make sure I do not make a mess I placed a baking sheet under

the rack.

Melt the dark chocolate, milk or white and cover the snow hook!

I used a fairly good amount to cover them fully.

Using a wooden spoon, I tapped on the rack to remove the excess

chocolate and  get  a thin layer, I think it tastes better

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If you wish you can add vermicelli or colored sugar .

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Allow to dry at room temperature as the refrigerator will tend to put spots on the chocolate.

On the inside you will find this:

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Although I doubt you will have left overs but if you do make sure you do not to keep more than 24 hours, and they shall be stored in the refrigerator. 

Enjoy!!!!

It is always pleasure to read your comment.  Also do not hesitate to  ask questions I will be more than happy to answer you.

 

 

ITALIAN MERINGUE

Here is a recipe that will help you  achieving dessert, meringue, snack, candy, marshmallow.

Using a thermometer is not a luxury but mandatory.

If you follow this recipe it should give you satisfaction. if not I will be more than happy to guide through it.

dessert Sample:

 

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Ingredients:
For
MASS 1: 325 G CASTER SUGAR , 85 G WATER

and
Mass 2: 200 G EGG WHITE,  75 G  CASTERSUGAR

The two steps must be done simultaneously.

Whisk  egg whites to very gradually until stiff

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 with  sugar mass 2. Wait until you get the foam mixture before adding the sugar

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Cook the sugar and water mass 1-116 degrees. especially not to mix the two ingredients but it is possible to move the pan to help dissolve the sugar.

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Heat  sugar and water from mass 1 to 116 degrees.  Do not  mix the two ingredients but it is possible to move the pan to help dissolve the sugar.

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Once you reach the right temperature lower the speed of your electric whisk and add the syrup in the center next to the whisk.

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Then increase the speed of the robot so that the meringue cools down.

It should reach about 40 degrees.

It will take quite a long time, be patient because it is worth it.

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This meringue is not so sweet and a perfect  thick consistency to make beautiful decors like the picture above.