HOMEMADE 1 INGREDIENT BUTTER AND BUTTERMILK

Homemade 1-ingredient butter and buttermilk is prepared from fresh cream containing at least 35% fat.

Preparing butter at home makes it possible to obtain both butter and buttermilk. Homemade butter, unlike commercial butter, has a more delicate, almost sweet taste. It is possible to flavor it as you wish. Without flavoring or salt, it is ideal for making sourdough cakes. Buttermilk is used instead of milk to make soft and tasty cakes.


Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 10 mins
Rest :
Cook time :
Total time : 10 mins
about 1/2 pound of butter
2 cups of 35% fat fresh cream put in the freezer for 10 minutes before use

Steps :

  • Pour the cream into a bowl and whip on low speed until it starts to come together.
  • Increase speed and keep beating.
  • Little by little, the cream will lose its volume.
  • After a few minutes, the fat separates from the liquids and takes on a yellowish color.
  • Filter the mixture with a sieve: the filtered liquid forms the buttermilk and the part in the sieve constitutes the butter.
  • Crush the mass with a spatula or even your hands to remove as much liquid as possible.
  • Transfer the butter to a bowl and refrigerate to store until the cream’s expiration date.
  • For longer storage, store the prepared butter in the freezer in the bottle.
  • Taste!

SOFT MILK COFFEE CAKE

A soft milk coffee cake is a cake made of flour, sugar, oil, baking powder, eggs, coffee and milk.

Easy to prepare, fluffy, soft and delicious, it is ideal for breakfast or as a daytime snack.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 15 mins
Break :
Cook time : 45 mins
Total time : 1 hour
Yield : 6 servings
2 cups (240g) flour
1 cup (190g) sugar
3 tablespoons oil
1 tablepoon baking powder
2 eggs
2.5 onces (75 ml) mocha coffee
1/2 cup (110 ml) semi-skimmed milk (or vegetable milk)
2 tablespoons instant coffee
icing sugar

Steps :

  • Prepare the coffee and leave to cool without sweetening it.
  • In a bowl, put the eggs and the sugar and whisk for about 5 minutes until you obtain a light and fluffy mixture.
  • In another bowl, mix coffee and milk and heat a little without boiling.
  • Then add the instant coffee and mix well to dissolve it.
  • Add the café au lait to the bowl containing the egg mixture.
  • Stir gently with the whisk.
  • Also add the oil and mix.
  • Finally, add the sifted flour with the baking powder and mix without overworking.
  • Line a 9 inch mold with parchment paper and pour the mixture into it.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 340°F/170°C.
  • Bake for about 45 mins.
  • Do the toothpick test which should come out dry from the center of the cake if it is cooked.
  • Take out and let cool completely.
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar.
  • Serve and enjoy!

DELICIOUS MASCARPONE STRAWBERRY CREAM

Mascarpone strawberry cream is a cream made with mascarpone, strawberries, fresh cream, vanilla and lemon.

Easy and quick to prepare, creamy and delicate, it can be eaten as a dessert with a spoon or used to garnish entremets and cakes.


Difficulty level : easy
Prep time: 10 mins
Rest time:
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Yield : 6 persons
Cream:
230 g (1 cup) mascarpone
220 g (1/2 pound) strawberry coulis
110 g (1/2 cup) creamfresh
4 tablespoons vanilla sugar
Strawberry sauce :
220 g (1/2 pound) strawberries
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Steps :

  • Wash well the strawberries.
  • cut into small pieces and put in a saucepan with the sugar and lemon juice.
  • Cook for a few minutes until the strawberries wilt and dry out a bit.
  • Remove the strawberries from the heat, mix and let cool completely before using.
  • Whip the cream with the icing sugar.
  • Then add the mascarpone and the strawberry coulis and whisk again until you obtain a foamy and homogeneous mixture.
  • Serve and enjoy !

EASY CALIFORNIA ROLLS RECIPE

California rolls or California makis are a type of futo makis (sushis), made with the sheet of seaweed inside, containing cucumber, crab (or surimi) and avocado and sprinkled on the outside with sesame or tobiko seeds.
Popular in the United States, their name is related to its development in Los Angeles by immigrant Japanese chefs.

Easy and quick to prepare, they can be eaten during meals with soy sauce, wasabi and ginger in vinegar.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 20 mins
Break :
Cook time :15 mins
Total time : 35 mins
Yield : 6 servings
190 g (1.5 cups) round rice
3 sheets of nori (seaweed), cut in half
1 avocado
1/3 cucumber
1.5 can of crab or 12 sticks of surimi or 220 g (1/2 pound) of raw or smoked salmon
1.5 tbsp powdered sugar
1.5 tbsp rice vinegar
1 teaspoon of salt
sesame
wasabi
soya sauce
pickled ginger

Steps :

  • Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Let drain.
  • In a saucepan filled with 220 ml (1 cup) of water, cook the rice, bring to a boil for 2 minutes.
  • Cover and leave to swell for 10 minutes over low heat. Let cool.
  • In a saucepan, boil the rice vinegar with the sugar and salt.
  • Let cool.
  • Stir seasoning into rice.
  • Slice the cucumber and avocado into thin, long strips.
  • Spread 1 cm (0.4 inch) of rice on each nori sheet.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Turn the nori sheet over (so that the rice is on the outside) and spread a little wasabi.
  • Garnish with the cucumber, avocado and crab, then roll up.
  • Cut each roll into eighths.
  • Serve and enjoy!

15 MINUTE STRAWBERRY TIRAMISU

15 minute strawberry tiramisu is a dessert made with mascarpone cream, spoon cookies soaked in strawberry coulis, strawberries and mint; it can be prepared in less than 15 minutes.

Easy and quick to make, without eggs, creamy and fresh, it can be enjoyed as a snack during the day or at the end of a meal.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 15 mins
Rest time :
Cook time : 10 mins
Total time : 30 mins
Yield : 6 servings
1 cup (100 g) lady finger biscuits
1/2 pound (220 g) strawberries + strawberries for decoration
3/4 cup (175 g) powdered sugar
1 cup (225 g) mascarpone
1 cup (230 g) fresh cream
mint

Steps :

  • In a saucepan, add chopped strawberries and 100 g (1/2 cup) sugar.
  • Stir and cook over low heat for about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and blend.
  • Strain and let the coulis cool.
  • In a bowl, whisk the mascarpone at low speed to soften it and add the remaining granulated sugar while whisking.
  • In a bowl, whip the cream and gently fold it into the mascarpone using slow upward strokes with a spatula.
  • Pour a first layer of cream into glasses.
  • Dip cookies in strawberry coulis and add to glass.
  • Continue alternating the two layers.
  • Top with strawberry pieces and a mint leaf.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Enjoy!

Quote :

“You have to put your heart into the kitchen.”

Rosa Lewis

10 MINUTE STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE TART

10 Minute Strawberry Mascarpone Tart is a tart made with a shortcrust pastry base, a mascarpone cream and strawberries, which can be prepared in less than 10 minutes.

Quick and easy to prepare, delicious, it can be enjoyed at the end of a meal or as a daytime snack.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 10 mins
Rest time :
Cook time : 25 mins
Total time : 35 mins
Yield : 6 servings
1 roll of shortcrust pastry
1/2 pound (220 g) strawberries
1/2 cup (125 g) mascarpone
1 large egg
1.5 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup (100 ml) fresh cream

Steps :

  • Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until they are white.
  • In two separate bowls, whisk the fresh cream and egg whites with a pinch of salt.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream and egg whites into the egg yolk mixture with a spatula.
  • Preheat oven to 360°F/180°C in static mode.
  • Place the shortcrust pastry in a 10-inch (25 cm) diameter baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes until the pastry turns golden brown.
  • Let the pie cool.
  • Spread mascarpone cream over the bottom of the pie and arrange strawberries on top.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar if necessary.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Quote :

“A civilized man cannot live without cooking.”

Owen Meredith

1 MINUTE CHURROS RECIPE

Churros are pastries in the shape of a “big spaghetti” or a sweet elongated doughnut; they can be prepared in less than 1 minute.

Easy and quick to prepare, these delicious pastries of Spanish origin are usually eaten with a thick hot chocolate (chocolate con churros).

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 1 minute
Rest time :
Cook time : 4 mins
Total time : 5 mins
Yield : 6 servings
1.2 cup (150 g) flour 
1 pinch of salt
1 cup (250 ml) boiling water
1 teaspoon of mild olive oil
1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh cream
2/3 cup (120 g) dark chocolate chips 

Steps :

  • Heat the frying oil.
  • In a bowl, sift the flour.
  • Add 1 pinch of salt, boiling water and olive oil.
  • Mix with a spatula until you obtain a homogeneous paste.
  • Place in a pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip.
  • Form churros and brown in very hot oil.
  • Brown and place on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle with sugar if necessary.
  • In a bowl, pour the hot whipping cream over the dark chocolate chips.
  • Stir until you have a chocolate sauce.
  • Pour into a small bowl.
  • Serve churros with chocolate sauce and enjoy.

Quote :

“Happiness is in the kitchen.”

Paul Bocuse

5 MINUTE EGG YOLK CREAM

5 Minute Egg Yolk Cream is a creamy mixture of egg yolks, flour, sugar and milk, topped with caramel; it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

Quick and easy to prepare, creamy and delicious, it can be enjoyed as a daytime snack.

Difficulty level : low
Prep time : 5 mins
Rest time :
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 20 mins
Yield : 6 servings
5 egg yolks
4 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 cups milk
caramel topping (optional)

Steps :

  • In a bowl, beat egg yolks with sugar until mixture turns white.
  • Add flour and continue to whisk.
  • Pour in a little milk, stir and pour into a saucepan.
  • Put on low-medium heat.
  • Gradually add the remaining milk while stirring and continue cooking over high heat.
  • Lower the heat as soon as the cream begins to set and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens.
  • Pour the cream into a cold bowl to stop the cooking.
  • Pour a little caramel in the bottom of the glasses and pour the cream.
  • Let cool and store in the refrigerator.
  • Serve and enjoy !

Quote :

“You have to put your heart into the kitchen.”

Rosa Lewis

5 MINUTE LEMON PLUMCAKE

5 minute Lemon plumcake is a cake made with lemons, flour, sugar, eggs, oil or butter, cream, baking powder and salt; that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes.

Easy and quick to prepare, soft and with an authentic taste, it can be enjoyed during the day’s snacks.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 15 mins
Rest time :
Cook time : 40 mins
Total time : 55 mins
Yield : 6 servings
1.75 cups (220 g) flour
2/3 cup (125 g) sugar
4 eggs
1/3 cup (80 ml) rapeseed oil or 1/2 cup (100 g) melted butter
1/4 cup (50 ml) whipping cream
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 lemons (juice and grated zest)
1 pinch of salt

Steps :

  • In a bowl, beat eggs with sugar and salt until fluffy.
  • Add lemon peel.
  • Squeeze the juice, strain through a sieve and pour into the mixture.
  • Add the cream, then the oil and continue to beat.
  • Sift the flour with the yeast and incorporate gently into the preparation.
  • Preheat oven to 392°F/200°C in static mode.
  • Pour the batter into a cake pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 320°F/160°C and continue baking for 35 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a rack.
  • Leave until completely cooled.
  • Serve and enjoy.

5 MINUTE COFFEE ICING

5 Minute Coffee Icing is a powdered sugar and coffee preparation that takes less than 5 minutes to make.

Easy to make, it is perfect for decorating cakes, cream puffs, cookies, pies and more.

Difficulty level : low
Prep time : 5 mins
Break :
Cook time : 
Total time : 5 mins
about 200 g of coffee icing
1 cup of strong coffee (ristretto mocha type)
1 cup (150 g) icing sugar

Steps :

  • Prepare the coffee.
  • Put the powdered sugar in a bowl.
  • Gradually pour the hot coffee over the powdered sugar while stirring with a spoon.
  • Stir until the sugar has absorbed the coffee to form a smooth cream.
  • Once ready, let cool to room temperature.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or use and enjoy !