Sunday, November 25, 2007

Daring Bakers Challenge - Tender Potato Bread

It's this time of the mounth again!!
I know its only my second time as a Daring Baker but... the amazingness of baking with hundreds of bakers, since people like me, that just cooks for pleasure the of cooking or the pros that we have, feels me of joy and happines, or perhaps it's just the Christmas calling.

This mounth challeng was very interesting... i've baked breads before, even potato breads, but never used whole wheat flour before...
The making of the bread was very easy, liked a lot, did a huge mess in the kitchen, but when the smell came after a few minutes of baking it made it all worten.

Tanna, from
My Kitchen In Half Cups, gave us free will to play with the formats of the bread, within her sugestios where rolls and foccacia, and that was what i did (the foccacia was hundred, thousands times better then the rolls...)... for the foccacia i used olives, olive oil and basil and the rolls i used melted butter on top of it. Again i'm not posting the recipe, for that i surely advice you to visit Tanna's blog. And for better breads visit my fellow bakers, you can see their names and blogroll here.

Ohh.. and couldn't let to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all Daring Bakers and a special CONGRATULATIONS to Lis and Ivonne, and thank then for the amazing ideia of creating this group.
PS: Posting on midnigth 26th!!!! - this mounth was possible!!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Waiter, there's something in my... strawberry tart

This mounth i decided that i would participate in a blog event so, as i have verry little time to make things latly because of the tests coming (end of school year here is december) it had to be something that would be easy but at the same time pleassing... so when i saw the theme of this mounth Waiter there's something in my... i just knew it was it!!! Topless tart!! I have been wanting to try this for white a while and this was perfect...

The recipe was something mad up, because, well, lets just say the i wanted a varity of berrys and all i could find was strawberrys.. so i had to be pleased with that.... no time to go somewhere to look for something else... (i just really hat not having time to cook/bake thank god vacations are almost here!!)

So... the recipe is simple a crust made with wafers, the crust i got from a friend that has no ideia from where she got it but it just sounded delicius... chocolat wafers, nuts and cinnamon.. well it just had to be good... and it really was good... and for the filling a white chocolate ganache made with strawberry juice... in the end i tought the looks wasen't that great.. but it tasted very good...

Strawberry tarts

For the crust:
1 cup grounded wafers
1/2 cup finely grounded nuts
50g unsalted butter,melted
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinammon

Mix all the ingredients very well and in small muffins pan lined whit parchment paper fill in and bake for 15min in 180°C. Unmold and reserve.

For the filling:
45g strawberry juice
30g white chocolate
1/2 tablespoon sugar
30g heavy cream

Melt the chocolate and heat the heavy cream, mix then together and add the juice and the sugar. Fill in the crust and let it refrigerat for at leats 4 hours.