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 !

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

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

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 !

GREEK YOGURT LEMON CAKE

Greek yogurt Lemon cake is a cake made with flour, sugar, eggs, lemon, Greek yogurt, oil, soaked in lemon syrup; that can be prepared in less than 15 minutes.

Easy and quick to prepare, soft and syrupy, this cake originating from Greece can be enjoyed at the end of a meal or during the daytime snacks.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 15 mins
Break : 15 mins
Cook time : 55 mins
Total time : 1 hour 10 mins + 15 mins (rest)
Yield : 6 servings
Cake :
3 eggs
1.1 cup (220 g) powdered sugar
2 lemons (juice and grated zest)
2.5 cups (300 g) flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1.1 cup (275 g) Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (125 ml) oil
Lemon syrup :
2 lemons (zest)
1 cup (200 g) sugar
2/3 cup (160 ml) of water
1/3 cup (80 ml) lemon juice

Steps :

  • Preheat oven to 360°F.
  • Line a 8-9 inch round pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, add the 3 eggs and 1.1 cups of sugar and whisk for 5 minutes until white and fluffy.
  • Add the juice and zest of 2 lemons and continue beating for another 2 to 3 mins.
  • While whisking, gradually add flour, yogurt and oil to the mixture until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 45 to 50 mins until a knife blade comes out dry when inserted in the center of the cake.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 10 mins.
  • Turn out onto a rack and let cool.
  • Remove the lemon peel, avoiding the bitter white part, and cut into very thin strips.
  • Bring a little water to a boil in a saucepan, add the zests and boil for 1 min from the time of boiling.
  • Remove from heat and drain in a colander, rinse.
  • Put the water, sugar, lemon juice and drained zests in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 4 mins from boiling.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for about 3 mins.
  • Take a colander, remove the zests and put them in a bowl.
  • Once cooled, pierce the cake in various places all over the surface.
  • Pour the hot syrup over the cake and let it cool completely while it absorbs the syrup.
  • Unmold, garnish with lemon zest.
  • Serve and enjoy!

5 MINUTE YOGURT COFFEE CREAM

5 minute yogurt coffee cream is a cream made with Greek yogurt, fresh cream, mascarpone, sugar, coffee and vanilla; that can be prepared in less than 5 minutes.

Easy and quick to prepare, frothy, light and delicious, it can be enjoyed as a daytime snack or used to garnish desserts and cakes.

Difficulty level : easy
Prep time : 5 mins
Break : 1 hour
Cook time :
Total time : 5 mins + 1 hr (rest)
Yield : 6 servings
250 g (1 cup) Greek yogurt
250 ml (1 cup) fresh cream
150g (2/3 cup) mascarpone
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
50 ml (1/4 cup) cold coffee
1 teaspoon coffee powder
vanilla extract

Steps :

  • In a bowl, whisk the mascarpone and yogurt with the powdered sugar, liquid coffee, coffee powder and vanilla.
  • Add the fresh cream and whip until you have a very compact and homogeneous cream.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Serve and enjoy.

GERMAN APPLE CAKE

German apple cake (or apfelkuchen) is a cake made of a pastry base, apple slices and covered with a streusel (a mixture of butter, flour and sugar).

Easy to prepare, both crunchy and melting, it is eaten as a snack during the day.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 25 mins
Rest time :
Cook time : 55 mins
Total time : 1 hour 20 mins
Yield : 6 servings
Streusel:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter 
1 pinch of cinnamon
Cake:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup cane sugar
3 big eggs
1/2 tablespoon yeast
1.3 cups flour
3 tablespoon milk
4 apples

Streusel:

  • Place flour, cane sugar, brown sugar, soft butter in pieces in a bowl.
  • Stir coarsely until you get a crumble texture.
  • Place on a work surface lined with parchment paper.
  • Wrap to form a ball of dough and refrigerate for about 30 min.

Cake:

  • In a large bowl, put the cane sugar and softened butter.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Add the flour sifted with the yeast beforehand.
  • Mix with a spatula and add the milk while stirring.
  • Wash, peel, core and thinly slice apples.

Assembly:

  • Pour half of the batter into a lightly buttered parchment paper-lined 9 inch diameter pan.
  • Spread half of the apple slices on top.
  • Cover with remaining dough and arrange other half of apple slices.
  • Crumble the streusel over the apples.
  • Preheat oven (static) to 392°F.
  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes until a knife blade inserted in the center comes out dry.
  • Take out and let cool.
  • Serve and enjoy!