Saturday, 8 October 2011

Over the Weekend

I was busy planning the trip to Prague so I didn't have time to update the blog last week.
I've come back to England 2 days ago & I've so many things to sort out.
The photos & notes I took throughout the trip which I'll tell you later.
From now, I'm sharing a few recipes which I've tried over the weekend almost 2 weeks ago.
I baked some green tea financiers & vanilla semifreddo with espresso.
We had dinner at Strada italian restaurant & we ordered nougat semifreddo with espresso for dessert.
It was great so I wanted to try if I can make it.
I've found some recipes & almost all of them uses raw eggs so I decided to write up my own.
It's simpler & yet delicious!
As for the financiers, I bought a silicone mould from the trip to Calais & I haven't tried making financiers before.
I wasn't sure how financier should be like but I like the matcha flavour.
The sakura looks great too.
Green Tea Financiers
77 g unsalted butter
2 egg whites
90 g sugar
77 g ground almond
15 g plain flour
6 g matcha/green tea powder
9 salt-pickled sakura

Remove salt from the sakura, place at the bottom of the mould.
In a small bowl, melt butter over medium heat, set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk up egg whites with sugar until stiff & fluffy.
Sieve in green tea powder & plain flour, add in ground almond, fold until smooth.
Pour in molten butter, fold until smooth.
Divide the batter in the mould & bake in a preheated oven at 190C for 12-15 min.

Vanilla Semifreddo (5 x 3" round)
200 g whipping cream
70 g condensed milk (light)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Whisk whipping cream with condensed milk & vanilla eseence to soft peaks.
Divide into the mould & freeze to set.
Remove from the mould & serve with a shot of hot espresso + 1 tsp Baileys.


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