Monthly Archives: January 2014

Chocoolate and Pear Mousse Cake

Another cake this week.

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Hazelnut Praline Truffles

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If I want to be absolutely honest, I will have to confess something. These truffles were not meant to happen, at least not now, and definitely not like that. Continue reading

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Chocolate Pear Roll

 

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I’ve been on a diet lately. More than two weeks now!

It’s not the strictest diet I have followed, and yet, that’s 10 days without carbs. No bread, no sugar, no chocolate. Only the occasional fruit for lunch. My sugar blood levels must be dangerously low…

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Peanuts and Chocolate Shortbread

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These bars happened, because I needed something quick an easily transportable to bring to work. Besides, after last weeks tangle with this “no fuss” cake, I needed a break.

So I made these, and I can describe them with three words: easy, rich and heavy. Which I usually don’t mind, except that I’ve been trying to cut down calories. It obviously didn’t happen here. Continue reading

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Blueberry and Chocolate Entremet

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I have been thinking over and over again about this cake. I’ve been deliberating the different elements, which combined, would create the perfect treat. I made this cake for the birthday of a dear friend. And while I love to bake for special celebrations, I am also quite intimidated.

I usually put a lot of effort in coming up with, what I think, should be the most appropriate treat for the occasion. Then I compose the dessert, and generally, there are quite a lot of elements. Somehow, I always make it very complicated. And after that, I become very unsure. You see, the desserts I come up with, are usually cakes. And you can not try I cake beforehand. Sometimes I reserve a little form each layer and make a few glasses, supposed to resemble the cake, but it’s not the same. I hope that assurance comes with experience, and that I’ll get there some day.

The cake, that I came up with this time, was an Entremet. Because, in my head, when thinking about a special dessert, Entremet wins every time. And so the blueberry and chocolate entremet was born, and even though I would change some thinks when I make it again, I think that the result was quite satisfactory.

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