martes, 31 de mayo de 2011

Cream Cheese Fantasy Mousse

I have great comments each time I make this mousse, because its fresh, with a light texture, also it looks beautiful! you can decorate it many ways as you can see, I hope you like it.

FOR THE COOKIE BASE 150 grs. of grounded cookies
76 grs. butter 54 grs. sugar 2 grs. cinnamon
25 grs. unflavored gelatine
125 grs. water shopping list
237 grs. sugar (divided in 3) 2 egg yolks 1 egg white300 grs. cream cheese 1 tbsp. vanilla 175 grs. whipping cream
150 grs. raspbery sauce
Boil the raspberries with some sugar, and then you pour it in the blender and add 200 grs. of neutral or transparent glacé. you can buy it in specialized stores, they put this kind of glacé on top of fruit tarts, to mantain the freshness and gliter. shopping list
150 grs. mango sauce pass the mangoes and the sugar through the blender and add also the transparent glacé

mix all the ingredients, form a paste and place it in the base of a greased round mold.

beat the cream cheese, separately beat the egg yolks with the sugar.
In a bowl hydratate the unflavored gelatin with the water, you can do this in the stove or untill it has a uniform texture.
Then add the egg yolks to the sugar and cook for 3 minutes.
Separately beat the egg whites till soft peaks form, add it to the mixture of the egg yolks and sugar, add 1/3 of sugar and the whipping cream and in this point add all the sugar to the wipping cream.
When this mixture is is ready add the soft cream cheese and tha vanilla, and at last the egg whites . incorporate everything only to mix .

Pour into the mold, and let it freeze

When it's been chilled unmold it and put it in a plate


for the decoration alternate the fruit pures of your preference with the transparent glace.

miércoles, 25 de mayo de 2011

Tangerine Cheesecake

If you know me, you sure know I love cheesecakes, I love the texture, flavors, and thousand combinations, this is a really fruity, beautiful  and rich cheesecake which I hope you´ll like

1 cup cookie crumbs
3 Tbsp. melted butter
1/4 cinnamon if you like

Filling 700 grs. cream cheese (about 3 8oz pkgs)
2/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
5 Tbsp. cornstarch
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
1/2 tangerine puree(sold on gourmet stores)
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1 small can of drained tangerine sections (leave 5 or 6 for decoration)
2 or 3 drops of
orange food coloring
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Mix together the crumbs, melted butter and cinnamon
Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
Place it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
In a large mixer bowl beat the cream cheese until fluffy, beat in the sugar ,salt and vanilla.
Beat in cornstarch, tangerine puree and eggs.
Add tangerine sections and pour into prepared crust.
Place the tangerine sections on top for garnish
Bake cheesecake aprox. 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Take out and let it cool.

It's better if you can do it the day before

Extra garnish with mint leaves and some fresh raspberries.

sábado, 7 de mayo de 2011

Breakfast Bran Squares

I wanted something with yummy with bran for breakfast or coffee break, so I made this little squares, you can always make a cake as well, just choose your favorite mold, and you can also use the powder sugar as decoration.

2 Tbsp corn syrup
1/2 cup bran (bran flakes or all bran)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
 1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
powder sugar or cocoa
Grease and flour a square pan.
mix flour, with baking powder and baking soda.
Put milk to boil and at that moment add the bran and let it rest until cooled.
mix sugar, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla, then add the oil.
Mix perfectly.
Add bran with the milk
Add the flour mix and at the same time add little by little the cream.
Pour into the buttered pan.
Bake for 45 min. at 325F.

Cut into squares.
Sift some powder sugar , or cocoa if you like.