duminică, 25 iunie 2017

Tuxedo Cake


  • Ingrediente / ingredients: 

  • Pentru blatul de cicolata / For chocolate cake layers:
  • - 200 g unt  moale - 1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • - 300 g zahar - 1 ½ cups white granulated sugar
  • - 4 oua - 4 large eggs
  • - o lingurita esenta de vanilie - 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • - 245 ml lapte - 1 cup milk
  • - 200 g faina - 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • - 100 g cacao - ½ cup dark cocoa powder
  • - 4 tsp baking powder
  • - jumatate de lingurita de sare - ½ tsp salt

  • For the cream  filling:
  • - 680 g mascarpone - 680g mascarpone, softened at room temperature
  • - 122 g frisca lichida - ½ cup (122g) sour cream
  • - 230 ml lapte condensat -  230 g sweetened condensed milk
  • - 2 lingurite esenta de vanilie - 2 tsp vanilla
  • - 90 g ciocolata neagra, 90 g ciocolata alba - 90g each: dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips
  • - 11 g genlatina - 11g unflavored gelatin
  • - 44 ml apa rece - 2–3 Tbsp (44ml) water
  • - sos de  ciocolata - Chocolate syrup
  • - sos de caramel - Caramel sauce
  • - bucati de ciocolata sau caramele - Chopped chocolate or caramels

Pentru inceput pregatim blatul de cacao. Intr-un bol mixam untul cu zaharul. Adaugam cate un ou si esenta de vanilie si mixam pana optinem o crema pufoasa. Adaugam laptele.
Intr-un alt bol combinam ingredientele uscate si apoi le adaugam peste cele lichide, amestecand usor. Coacem aprox 30 minute, apoi il lasam sa se raceasca. Cu forma de tort in care montam tortul decupam 2 cercuri.

Prepare the chocolate cake first.  In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until light and fluffy. Pour in the milk.In separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Using a sifter, add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined; do not over-mix!Pour cake batter into prepared pan and spread evenly to the edges. Bake cake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the center is set and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool.


Preparam crema: 
Mixam cca 8-10 minute mascarponele. Adaugam frisca, laptele condensat si esenta de vanilie. Continuam sa mixam cateva minute. Topim ciocolata in 2 boluri diferite. Gelatina o hidratam conform instructiunilor de pe ambalaj in apa rece. Adaugam gelatina in mascarpone, mixam cateva minute si apoi impartim crema in cele 2 boluri de ciocolata. Amestecam pana se combina ciocolata cu mascarpone.

Prepare the cheesecake filling. Place the cream cheese in a stand mixer bowl and beat for 8–10 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl often to get all the cream cheese mixed.Add the sour cream, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Continue to mix for a few minutes until ingredients are well-combined.Place the two different chocolates into separate bowls. Using a double boiler or microwave, melt the chocolate until smooth; set aside.Prepare the gelatin. Dissolve the gelatin in water in a small bowl. Heat the gelatin in the microwave for 1 minute, stirring every 10 seconds, until gelatin is smooth and melted. .  Add the tempered gelatin into the remaining cheesecake filling. Mix on high speed for a few minutes and scrape down sides of bowl often.Working quickly, divide the cheesecake filling between the two bowls of melted chocolate. Using a spatula, fold each chocolate and filling together.


In forma de tort cu pereti detasabili punem primul cerc de blat. Adaugam crema de ciocolata, turnam sos de ciocolata si sos caramel. Adaugam al doilea cerc de blat, crema de ciocolata alba si bagam la frigider pentru minim 4 ore. Ornam cu bucati de ciocolata sau caramele.

Transfer 1 cake circle to a springform pan, or a cake pan.Spread chocolate cheesecake filling on top of the cake layer. Drizzle with caramel sauce and chocolate syrup. Top with second cake layer, then add the white chocolate cheesecake mixture. Transfer the cake into the refrigerator to set. Garnish with chopped chocolate or caramels.


Servim cu sos caramel si sos de ciocolata . 

Serv with caramel sauce and chocolate syrup.


Bon appetit!

duminică, 11 iunie 2017

Rulada cu crema de ciocolata / Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake


Ingrediente / ingredients:

Pentru foaia de rulada: For the cake

- 5 galbenusuri - 5 yolks
- 55 g zahar - 55 g of sugar
- 3 albusuri - 3 egg whites
- 35 g zahar - 35 g of sugar
- 55 g faina - 55 g flour

Pentru crema de ciocolata: Chocolate cream

- 4 galbenusuri - 4 yolks
- 55 g zahar - 55 g of sugar
- 35 g amidon - 35 g of starch
- 350 ml lapte - 350 ml of milk
- 120 g unt rece - 120 g cold butter
- 200 g ciocolata  - 200 g chocolate


     Gramajul este pentru o rulada. Eu am facut 2, una cu ciocolata alba si una cu ciocolata cu lapte. Dublam cantitatile pentru 2 rulade.
Pentru inceput facem foaia de rulada: mixam galbenusurile cu 55 g zahar. Separat mixam alburile spuma tare cu 35 g zahar. Adaugam galbenusurile si faina. Incorporam cu miscari de sus in jos.
Compozitia o turnam intr-o tava tapetata cu hartie de copt si bagam la cuptor, la foc mic pentru 15 minute. Atentie, se face foarte repede.

This quantities is for one cake. I made 2, one with white chocolate and one with milk chocolate. Double the quantities for 2 cakes.
We begin with cake: mix the yolks with 55 g of sugar. Separately mix the egg white with 35 g of sugar. Add yolks and flour. We incorporate upward moves.
Pour the composition  into a tray lined with baking paper and stuffing in the oven at low heat for 15 minutes. Attention is cook very fast.


Dupa ce s-a facut am rulat foaia de rulada in hartie de copt.

Crema: punem intr-o cratita laptele, zaharul, amidonul si laptele. Mixam bine si punem la foc mic. Dupa ce s-a ingrosat crema adaugam ciocolata bucatele. Amestecam pana de topeste. Punem in robot crema, adaugam untul rece si mixam pana se incorporeaza.


After that, I ran the roll  into baking paper.

Cream: Put milk, sugar, starch and milk in a saucepan. Mix well and put low heat. After the cream has thickened, add the chocolate. Mix until melted. Put the cream on the robot, add the cold butter and mix until it is incorporated.

 


La fel am procedat si cu crema de ciocolata alba.
Intindem crema peste foaia de rulada si rulam. O punem in folie alimentare si o dam la rece minim 4 ore.

As we proceeded with white chocolate cream.
Put the cream over the cake and roll. Put it in the food foil and keep it cool for at least 4 hours.



Se serveste rece!

Serve cold!

Bon appetit!

sâmbătă, 3 iunie 2017

Pasta all'' arrabbiata con pollo / Penne Arrabbiata cu Pui



Ingrediente / ingredients:

- 150 ml vin alb - 150 ml white wine
- un piept de pui - chicken breast 
- un ardei iute - 1 hot red chillies
- 2 catei de usturoi tocati marunt- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 400 g paste - 400 g dried penne
- sare si piper - salt and pepper
- pecorino sau parmezan ras - pecorino cheese shavings, to garnish
- 5 linguri ulei de masline - 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 450 g rosii tocate marunt - 450 chopped tomatoes
- 100 g masline - 100 g olives


Pentru inceput pregatim sucul de rosii. Incalzim uleiul de masline intr-o tigaie, adaugam rosiile si le lasam la foc mic cca 2-3 minute. Adaugam vinul, ardeiul iute, usturoiul si fierbem la foc mic aproximativ o ora. Separat calim putin puiul si il adaugam in sos impreuna cu maslinele.

First we prepare tomato juice. Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the tomatoes and leave them for about 2-3 minutes. Add the wine, hot pepper, garlic, and boil for about an hour. Separately fry the chicken and add it to the sauce with the olives.



Fierbem pastele iar cand sunt gata le punem in sos. Amestecam totul bine.

We boil the pasta until tender but still firm to the bite. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss to coat.



Presaram patrunjel si pecorino si servim imediat.

Sprinkle with the parsley , garnish with cheese and serve immediately.

Bon appetit!


miercuri, 31 mai 2017

Macaroane cu branza / Macaroni cheese


Ingrediente / ingredients:

- 250 g paste - 250 g dried macaroni pasta
- 600 ml lapte - 600 ml milk
- 55 g unt - 55 g butter
- 55g faina - 55 g flour
- 200 g branza rasa - 200 g grated cheese
- 55 g parmezan - 55 g parmesan
- 100 g cascaval - 100 g cheese


Punem pastele la fiert intr-o oala.  Dupa ce s-au fiert, le scurgem si le punem intr-un vas pentru cuptor.

Bring a large saucepan with water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender but stil firm to the bite. Remove from the heat and drain, Put the pasta in to a heatproof dish.



Topim untul intr-o craticioara si adaugam faina amestecan continuu. Adaugam laptele putin cate putin si lasam la foc mic pana se ingroasa sosul, cam 10-15 minute. Adaugam branza, dar pastram putin cascaval.

Melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan over a low heat, the add the flour and stir to make a roux. Pour the milk then cook for about 10-15 minutes to make a loose, custard- style sauce. Add the cheese and parmesan.


Turnam sosul peste paste.

Pour the sauce over the macaroni.


Presaram deasupra cascaval si bagam la cuptor.

Scatter the remaining cheese over the top and place the dish under the preheated grill.


Lasam la cuptor pana se rumenesc frumos.

Grill untul the cheese begins to brown.


Se serveste fierbinte.

Serve immediately.


Bon Appetit!


marți, 30 mai 2017

Drob mixt / Mixed Terrine


Ingrediente / ingredients:

- organe de miel -  lamb organs 
- 200 g ficatei de pui - 200 g chicken liver
- 200 g carne de porc tocata - 200 g minced pork
- 4 legaturi ceapa verde - 4 bunch of  spring onion
- 4-5 catei de usturoi - 4-5 cloves of garlic
- o legatura de marar  - a bunch of dill
- o legatura de patrunjel - a bunch of parsley
- 4 oua fierte - 4 boiled eggs
- 6 oua crude - 6 eggs
- sare si piper dupa gust- salt and pepper to taste

Fierbem organele de miel iar carnea de porc si ficateii ii tragem putin la tigaie.  Ficateii si organele de miel le tocam in cubulete mici. Punem carnea intr-un castron, adaugam ceapa verde tocata marunt si calita putin in 2-3 linguri de ulei de masline, usturoiul si verdeata tocata marunt, sare si piper dupa gust, si ouale batute.

We boil the lambs  organs but the minced pork and liver we fry a little. We chopped into small cubes the lamb organs and liver . Place the meat in a bowl, add the spring onion , garlic and  the dill and parsley finely chopped , salt and pepper to taste, and beaten eggs.


Turnam un sfert din compozitie intr-o tava, pe mijloc adaugam ouale fierte.

Pour one quarter of the mixture into a pan, add boiled eggs in the middle.


Punem restul compozitiei deasupra oualor .

Put the rest of the composition over the eggs.


Bagam la cuptor  pentru o ora, la foc potrivit.

Stuffing in the oven for one hour at medium heat.


Il lasam sa se raceasca si apoi il taiem.

Leave it to cool and then cut it.



Bon appetit!

duminică, 28 mai 2017

Nuci umplute / Walnut Shaped Cookies



Ingrediente / ingredients:

Pentru aluat / For dough:

- 250 g unt moale - 250 g soft butter
- 600 g faina - 600 g flour
- 10 g praf de copt - 10 g baking powder
- 4 linguri de zahar pudra - 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar
- 4 oua - 4 eggs
- un praf de sare - a pinch of salt

Pentru crema /  For the cream:

- 300 ml lapte - 300 ml of milk
- 200 g biscuiti - 200 g biscuits
- 100 g nuca - 100 g nut
- 200 g ciocolata topita - 200 g of melted chocolate
- 70 g zahar pudra - 70 g of powdered sugar
- 20 g cacao - 20 g of cocoa
- o esenta de rom - a essence of rum


Pentru inceput facem aluatul: mixam untul cu zaharul pudra si adaugam treptat cate un ou. Adaugam faina, praful de copt si sarea. Trebuie sa obtinem un aluat usor modelabil, nelipicios.

For starters we make the dough: mix the butter with the powdered sugar and gradually add an egg. Add flour, baking powder and salt. We must obtain a dough easy to handle, not sticky.


Formam bilute de 5 g .

Form balls 5 g.


Coacem bilutele in forma speciala .

Baking balls in special form.


Crema: Punem intr-un bol toate ingredientele, iar laptele il adaugam treptat pana ajungem la consistenta dorita.

Cream: We put all the ingredients in a bowl and the milk is gradually added until we reach the desired consistency.


Umplem cojile cu crema.

Fill the shape with cream.


Lipim formele si le pudram cu zahar pudra.

We stick the shapes and powder them with powdered sugar.


Bon appetit!

sâmbătă, 27 mai 2017

Chocoflan




Ingrediente / ingredients:

- 12 Ouă - 12 Eggs
- 550g Zahăr - 550g Sugar
- 1l Lapte - 1l Milk
- 1 linguriță Esență de vanilie - 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 100 ml Ulei  - 100 ml of oil
- 160 g Făină - 160 g Flour
- 1 linguriță Praf de copt - 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 2  linguri Cacao - 2 tablespoons Cocoa


Pentru inceput pregatim caramelul din 200 g zahar si 50 ml apa. Punem la foc potrivit pana capata o culoare aurie. Il turnam intr-o tava si il intindem rapid pe peretele vasului.

Prepare the caramel from 200 g of sugar and 50 ml of water. We put on fire until it gets a golden color. We put it in a tray and quickly lay it on the wall.


Compozitia de oua o preparam astfel : mixam 200 g zahar cu 10 oua, esenta de vanilie si 900 ml lapte.

The egg composition is prepared as follows: mix 200 g sugar with 10 eggs, vanilla essence and 900 ml milk.


Blatul : amestecam restul ingredientelor: uleiul, 150 g zahar, faina, praf de copt, cacao si 100 ml lapte.

Cake: mix all the ingredients: oil, 150 g sugar, flour, baking powder, cocoa and 100 ml of milk.


Turnam compozitia de oua peste caramelul intarit , iar peste aceasta compozitie blatul de cacao.

Pour egg mixture over the hardened caramel and cocoa cake over this mixture.


Vasul il punem intr-o alta tava cu apa si il bagam la cuptor pentru 45-50 minute. Baza trebuie sa stea in apa mereu. Completati daca se evapora.

Place the pan in another tray of water and cook in the oven for 45-50 minutes. The base must always be in the water. Fill if she evaporate.


Dupa racire o intoarcem. Se serveste rece.

After cooling, we overturn it. Serve cold.

Bon appetit!