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!