Thursday, August 28, 2014

CHERRY MASCARPONE AND CHOCOLATE BERRY MINI TARTS

I love tarts with fresh berries, they are easy to bake and look absolutely fantastic! The most popular recipe on my blog so far is this wonderful tart with mascarpone and berries. And no wonder: crispy crust, rich cream and berries combine in a treat that's twice as delicious as the sum of its parts!
This time I decided to bake mini tarts, mini everything is better, don't you think? They look so cute, plus you can easily make two different tastes to keep everybody happy. With chocolate ganache, berries and fruits for girls, mascarpone cream with cherries for boys or another way around, it doesn't matter.
Everybody would love them, trust me.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB GALETTE

Strawberry is such a sexy fruit! I love strawberry everything: pies, tarts, galettes and even salads (you can find the recipe of one of my favorite salads with strawberry here).
So when it's a strawberry season, I usually bake a lot of strawberry goodies, and as strawberry goes so well with rhubarb, this strawberry rhubarb galette is one of my favorite recipes for this time of a year.
A galette is basically like a pie, but in a more rustic form: you fold the edges of galette in toward the center and bake it on a regular baking sheet (no baking pan needed). Easy-peasy! Give it a try and I'm sure you will love it!



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LIMBURG CHERRY PIE OR LIMBURGSE KERSENVLAAI

I'm not a big fan of traditional Dutch cuisine, but this pie is definitely a keeper! Ask any Dutch person to name the most famous dish from Limburg (the province, located in the southeastern part of the country) and they will for sure answer "vlaai".
Vlaai, also known as Limburgse Vlaai, is a pie consisting of a pastry and filling. It looks a lot like a usual lattice crust pie or Linze Torte, but the main difference is that a pie or torte are made from a shortcrust dough, whereas vlaai is made from a yeast dough. This gives the pastry a totally different consistency and taste.
For the filling you can use different varieties of fruit such as cherries, apricots, plums, strawberries, etc.
I baked mine with cherries and it was delicious!