Thursday, February 28, 2013

Whats your flavor?

Today is not a recipe day..
I just want to ask you..
what do you prefer... or better > what's your favorite savory recipe?? <
We're not talking about time or costs..
It's about a recipe which gives you a mouth watering experience.

When I was younger..something about 12 or 13- a few years ago. My mom arranged my birthday parties. I didn't realize ... how much work it was to prepare the food, drinks etc.

I think I was kinda spoiled.. and I'm really proud, that she was a hard mom who treated me in a "not-anymore-spoiled-way". Ok back to my story..
why I do love roast pork....she prepared a whole pork- with love and a momy do...may I mention..she's not a chef..
but a passioned hobby-chef :) I don't need to tell you how much work it is, but the crust and side dishes makes the composition perfect! And if I see or smell a roast pork it reminds me of good old times and it always makes me calling my mom. "Mom - I smell pork, can we make some next time -I'll help you, promise! So here's my really first "without-momy-prepared-roast-pork."
I think she would have tears in her eyes... bahahah..sorry for foolin around- but that's me. :)

So tell me what's your favorite recipe, 
do you have a story about it?

Have a nice day. Cheers Chris

Monday, February 25, 2013

Walnut Pistachio Cupakes(+video)

Bäm Pistachio!
It was my surprise box for a friend.
I think she was kinda happy :)
It's not an new invention- nut&nut?
I know Botanist would kill me that pistachio isn't a nut..but - nevermind and keep on. I think it's a delightful mix. I just say the glory words "yummmey pistachio."

When I remember I really hated pistachio- don't know why..maybe when I was a kid I hated that taste and wasn't able to realize how good it really is. Let me tell you my story. It started 2years ago. My friends and I went to an adventure to France- really nice place even for little kids :) I call it the cheaper Disney Land :)
Ok back to the Story. We decided to have an ice cream.

I think it was that time to say goodbye to old taking always chocolate or vanilla.
Try something new.... three guys were in front of me in the I got a lot of time to decide which sort I'll take- yahh- which sort will I take? Stracciatella? Chocolate-chip? oh no I had that already..gnaaahhh < and this discussion went on until I was next- I felt like OH NOOOO what shall I take? The dummy salesman wasn't able to recommend me something, maybe he was lazy or loves to watch people when they give their own Mind fuck games? Ok... I just screamed...cause I and my brain were pissed of that mindfuck ... "I take that sir".."what is that"?
He said "Pistachio"...-me "never heared of it let's try it."
When I got the ice cone in my hands I had a flashback.. that I hated the sort.. ou...light green of I don't know. Is it salty? Is fresh blended meadow? There was no other chance to try..because my friends were looking at me..ok here we go..something in my brain's not that's creamy and I getting old? Do I love now pralines filled with alcohol? > no way!
I think I fell in love with pistachio. <3

Do you know the best part of it? You're not able to buy this sort - everywhere -.- it's from Mövenpick ...gnahh! Ok that was my short crazy resumeé about pistachio.
Hope you liked it.

50gr coco powder
240ml hot water
175gr flour
1 tblsp baking soda
2 tblsp  vanilla extract
150gr butter
150gr sugar
1 egg

160gr icing sugar
150gr butter
50 gr  pistachio cream

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Salad Nicoise

Besides baking- I love Salad.
There are a million ways to serve it.
Salad Nicoise is know as a Nizza Salad, its from the southern Part of France and typical for the Provence herbs.
About the dressing.. we got a "French ones" > "Vinaigrette"The name comes from "vinaigre"..French word for vinegar. 

It contains vinegar, oil and different herbs. Pretty simple or?
The French serve it as a sauce to Salad, cooked vegetables Meat & Fish.
Did you know that there's a difference between French Dressing and Vinaigrette?
French Dressing contains Mayo, Whip Cream and Ketchup. Let's try the original recipe!

Vinaigrette Dressing you'll need:

2 Garlic cloves
2-3 Tbsp Vinegar
6 Tbsp Olive oil
1 yellow Paprika
1/2 Cucumber
4 Tomato's
200 g Tuna
4 Eggs boiled
black Olives
120 g Salad

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Icebox Cupcakes part 2

Ingredients Filling
200gr     Icing Sugar
100gr     Curt
40gr       White Chocolate

Sift the icing Sugar, because we don't want any lumbs :)
Now we use the curd and mix it with the sugar until incorporated.
I love trying different ingredients.. its' my " low fat" version.
and believe me it tastes absolutely AWESOME.

After mixing, refine the taste with chocolate paste otherwise you got a yogurt taste, which is not that bad but i prefer this time white chocolate.

So now we're done. Spread your Topping onto the wafer.

Hope you had fun! Enjoy.

Love it share it like it.

Cheers Chris

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Icebox Cupcakes part1(video)

This is not a new post.. but i thought this might be a nice recipe to relaunch.
Maybe to show the pictures from the past and now.
It's a great dessert and should be presented more often!

When i tried it at the first time it reminds of a ice dessert.. or better a ice sandwich.
I dont want to talk that much. Just watch that video andtry it!
You won't regret! enjoy!

Cheers Chris
130 gr Flour
50 gr Cocopowder
1/4 TL Backingsoda
1/4 TL Salt
3 TL /45 gr Butter
3 TL /45 gr Margarin
140 gr brauner Zucker
100 gr Zucker
1 TL vanille extract
1  Egg

Chocolate Wafers:
Mehl, Kakaopulver, Backpulver & etwas Salz in einer Schüssel zusammen vermengen.

In einer extra Schüssel die Butter und die Margarine mit dem Handmixer mixen- Hin und wieder ertwas Zucker und Vanille extrakt hinzugeben und zum Schluss das Ei hinzugeben.
Zu guter letzt die Mehl-Kakao Mixture hinzugeben und alles mit dem Handmixer schlagen.
Den Teig zu einer Rolle formen das sie ca. 23 cm lang ist.
Vorsichtig den Teig in Alufolie wickeln und über Nacht kalt stellen.

Den Ofen auf 200° vorheizen und den gekühlten Teig in 5 mm dicke Stücke schneiden.
Die Kekse maximal 10-12min backen( sie sind noch etwas weich, doch dafür werden sie richtig saftig sein.) 5min auskühlen lassen, sonst brechen die Kekse.

old ones :)

new ones :)

Mousse au chocolat Tartes

It's a pure delight of sweetness.
This Mousse Tarte contains 3 Layer.
It start with a soft chocolate cake at the bottom, then a mousse layer and on the top a chocolat topping.
It was a bit of a challange :)
But it was absolutly worth!


280gr  flour
200gr  butter
50gr coco powder
120gr icing sugar
1 eggyolk

For the mousse:
300 gr semisweet chocolate
4         eggyolks
600 ml heavy whipped cream
1 egg white

200 gr chocolate

Beat the butter until soft. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.Add egg yolks, one at atime, beating it well after each addition. with the mixer on low speed,alternately add the flour. In a clean bowl beat the egg whites until foamy.

Evenly fill the cakeform with the batter and bake for about 18 - 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Fot the mousse. Heat up your chocolate until its smooth and creamy. Add an egg yolk - keep on stirring. In an extra bowl whisk the egg white.
Now put the egg white into the cold chocolate and ad the heavy whip cream. And beat it until it gets fluffy.

With a knife or offset spatula, spread the mousse on the cake. Garnish with chocolate.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valetine #2 Cakepops with creamy filling

Welcome to my second part of valentine #2

This time we love to show you cake pops filled with  a white creamy frosting

For the batter
125 g. butter
80 g sugar
2Tblsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
250 g. flour
1 Teasp. backing soda
125 ml milk

40 g butter
150 g Crème fraîche
110 g Icing sugar
2 Teaspoons vanilla extract

Bake the cake and let cool.

Crumble the whole cake into a large bowl.

Microwave the frosting for about 20 seconds, making sure no foil is left on the package. Stir.
If the consistency is soft and smooth, pour about half of the container into the crumbled cake and mix.

Try to form a ping-pong sized ball. If the cake sticks together well without cracking, you can continue to make balls. If the cake cracks, add more frosting.

Place the formed balls on a cookie sheet and freeze for 20-30 minutes, until chilled throughout.

If you want...
Melt the candy coating . When smooth and melted, dip the cake ball. Continue with the remaining balls. enjoy!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valetine #1 cupcakes

 It's the sweet kiss of caramel & chocolate.
It might be an sugar bomb but..... I don't really care!
They're adorable!
Accidently I wanted to create regular chocolat cupcakes with creamy frosting covered with chocolate...they should look like the hi hats from Martha Steward-.- my chocolate didn't want to melt as I do.. it got a bit to hot.. so I decided to make a chocolate caramel ganache. Besides the taste the whole kitchen smelled sooooo delicous.

After covering my cupcakes..I still wasn't that happy yet... I decided to decorate my cupcakes..but how???? How about a nice royal icing? creating little dots & hearts....tadaaaa there you go!
Here are my valentines cupcakes. ;) Enjoy!


1/2 cup//50 grcocoa powder

1 cup//250 ml boiling hot water

1 1/3 cups//200 gr flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup//100 gr unsalted butter

1 cup//200 gr granulated white sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Caramel Frosting:

4 ounces//120 gr chocolate

2/3 cup//150 gr unsalted butter,

1 1/3 cups//160 gr confectioners sugar, sifted

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Temari Cakes

It's one of the most beautiful recipes ever! It's about Temari cakes.
It's a tredsetting recipe in the weddingbranche. I just saw them and just had that feeling - bake them! This is a total must! It's "just" a cakeball recipe with a complex royal icing "art" ;) So let's head to the list.

For the Dough
125 gr  Butter
80 gr    Sugar
2 tblsp  Vanilla extract
2           Eggs

250 gr     Flour
½ Pck.    Backingsoda
125 ml    Milk

 40 gr       Butter
150 gr     Crème fraîche
110 gr     Icing Sugar


Bake the Vanilla Cake and let it cool completely.
While coolin > make the frosting. Use  a large bowl, crumble the cake into small crumbs.
I prefer by using my hands -fill in the frosting to the cake crumbles. If you add too much frosting the cake balls will be soggy. So add the frosting and really work into the cake crumbs. Roll the mixture into a ball sized rounds or 1 ounce.
Place the cake balls on a parchment

After forming the cake balls, cool them in the refrigerator for unless 2h.

Now coat the balls with Fondant & decorate with royal icing. It doesn't sound that hard - but believe me it really takes time.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Chocolate Cupcakes(+video)

Hello Everyone!

Today is the day! my first video is online :)
I thought i'll start with my first receipe :) chocolate cupcakes.

It's on of my favorite ones!
Enjoy, like, subscribe. :)

 140 gr    Flour
 120 gr    Sugar
 140 gr    Butter
 2            Eggs
 2tblsp   Backingsoda


80 gr      Butter
100 gr    Icing Sugar
(if needed you can put some cream in it, but i don't like it that sweet ;) )

Have a nice day!

Cheers Chris

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I ask YOU!

Hello everybody,

i started think of writing my blog in english, even i thought bout making videos...
i'm not sure yet i'll try my first videos i a few days.. and if it's good - i'll load it up :)
i though it might be nice to ask my readers what they really like. I was searching for good inspiration... and and and..still don't know yet what i should do. would yoube so nice and give me some advice how to improve your favorite blog? :) i would be totally thankful.

untill next time

cheers chris :)