06 December 2011

Almond molten cake

On a recent trip to France I acquired a new recipe for little almond molten cakes, they are truly delicious (sceal of approval by my "almost" 4 years old friend who has a sweet tooth).
Here is this super easy recipe, impress your guests with it:

Almond molten lava cakes
For 4 people
100 gr  Almond meal
100 gr  Powdered sugar
70 gr   Unsalted butter, melted
6 TBSP Heavy whipping cream
1          Egg
1          Yolk
A few drops of bitter almond extract

Mix dry ingredients, add eggs, then butter, cream and extract
Pour in buttered individual molds (ramequins 3 cm / 1 1/4" high - 8 cm / 3 1/4" accross)
Place in refrigerator for at least 30 min, they can be prepared a day ahead.
These will be cooked at the last minute, so 20 min before serving place in pre-heated oven 180 C/356 F and bake for 10 to 15 min (each oven is different so you should check after 8 minutes), it is baked when the sides have a firm cake look but the center is still a little runny.
To unmold place a plate on top of your ramequin and invert, leave the ramequin for a couple of minutes to give a chance to the cake to fall on the plate.
Serve warm

31 January 2011

Fruit crisp

Here is a simple, healthy and tasty dessert to make on cold winter nights that will get the thumbs up from everyone.

Fruit crisp

Ingredients for topping
1 1/4  cup rolled oats
1 cup packed Brown sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter 
3/4 cup almonds toasted and roughly chopped
1/2 Lemon juice

Fruits of your choice
I like using apples & pears cut in small chunks, blueberries and raspberries picked in the summer time and frozen.

Mix and spread the fruits evenly into an oven proof serving dish.
Mix all ingredients of the topping and spread evenly over the fruits.

Bake in pre-heated oven at 375 F for 45 mn

Serve hot