Monthly Archives: December 2012

A-nceput de ieri sa cada…


Cate-un fulg… si a tot cazut, peste cosulete de ciocolata. Craciun fericit! Azi m-am gandit sa te indulcesc cu ceva special de iarna si in acelasi timp o desfatare pentru ochi. Sunt foarte incantata si imi face pofta sa incerc iar un asemenea desert deosebit, delicios si usor de facut. Pare asa pretentios cand il vezi dar se face atat de simplu si dureaza foarte putin. Si ce efect are! Ti-l recomand. Iata ingredientele si apoi metoda de preparare. Inca nu a venit Anul Nou, asa ca daca vrei, poti face asta pentru Revelion. Vei fi regina serii cu asa desert regal.

Cosulete cu fructe

4 portii

Timp preparare: 35 minute

Ingrediente:

  • 200 g (7 oz) ciocolata neagra de cel putin 70% cacao (sau ciocolata de menaj de buna calitate, dar eu nu as alege-o)
  • 115 g (4 oz) branza mascarpone
  • 115 g (4 oz) iaurt grecesc
  • 30 ml (2 linguri) zahar tos
  • 15 ml (1 lingura) brandy
  • 55 g (2 oz) coacaze proaspete
  • 55 g (2 oz) zmeura proaspata
  • 55 g (2 oz) afine proaspete (in caz ca nu gasesti fructe proaspete, mai ales acum, sunt bune si cele congelate, de orice fel, dar in caz ca sunt mai mari, taie-le cubulete)
  • 1 clemetina
  • zahar
  • hartie de copt

Preparare:

  • Taie patru patrate de 18 cm din foaia de copt si muleaza-le pe un borcan sau castron mai mic ca sa le dai forma. Pune apoi hartiile in boluri ca sa mentina marginile ridicate.
  • Rupe ciocolata in bucati si topeste-o la bain-marie. Imparte ciocolata in mod egal in fiecare forma de hartie si intinde-o cu pensula pana aproape de margine. Incearca sa intinzi cat mai uniform si mai gros pentru a evita ruperea marginilor atunci cand vei dezlipi hartia. Pune formele astfel unse impreuna cu bolurile in congelator sa se intareasca.
  • Amesteca branza mascarpone cu iaurtul, brandy si o lingura de zahar tos.  Scoate cosuletele de ciocolata din congelator si dezlipeste cu grija hartia. Pune in ele portii egale din amestecul de branza obtinut. (A se linge lingura la final!)
  • Umezeste cu foarte putina apa fructele si da-le cu zahar, pentru a crea efectul de fruct nins. Aranjeaza apoi fructele in cosulete si stropeste totul cu zahar tos. Decoreaza cu frunze de rozmarin sau frunze de menta “ninse”.

Pofta buna si La multi ani!

Cumberland Rum Butter


I did this too: Cumberland Rum Butter. I remember, when eating this, that I said to my family: “I would do it again”. But I never did. 😦 May be it’s time to repeat the experience and use this lovely butter with cakes and other home-made sweets. Merry Christmas!

The Classic Christmas Cake


Merry Christmas! Yes, I’ve made this too. Please try it once, at least. I know I wouldn’t, though never say never. Enjoy a beautiful English Christmas Cake with your family and loved ones. I also invite you to watch a wonderful Christmas Concert of one of the most loved Romanian artists, Tudor Gheorghe. Keep Christmas in your hearts!

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas, dear friends and occasional readers of this blog! I come today with a new recipe I made for Christmas, a long, long time ago, in London. As you might have guessed, it is a traditional English Christmas recipe. I don’t particularly like it but I like traditions. And I really wanted to do this, to try my hand at something that seemed to me a bit hard. So, I picked a cookbook from the shelf in the kitchen and what book should have been but Delia Smith’s Christmas, published in 2001. And what recipe, can you guess? But the “Traditional Christmas Pudding“. So I started work long before Christmas as I had to keep it in a cool place for weeks. I gathered all the ingredients and worked  on it and I was very happy with the result. The recipe is already on the internet, just click on the link above and enjoy!

Merry Christmas!