Thursday, January 17, 2013

Chris's Holiday Festivus Crumble

On the stovetop, stew 4-6 Fuji apples in a pot, add a splash or two of port wine and a splash of whiskey, a heaping tablespoon of orange marmalade, 3/4 cup (or more) of raisins, and lots of cinnamon. Cook until the apples start to soften a bit. Then take off the heat and let stand for about 1 hour.

To make the Crumble Top, Mix by hand the following ingredients in a bowl. Mix until it is small crumble size lumps. 6 tablespoons of cold butter, 3/4 or so cup of pastry flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and a dash of ground cardamon.
Pour apples into a pie dish. Gently mix 1/3 of the crumble in with the apples. Then cover the apples with the the rest of the crumble.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 375 degrees.

Here's a photo... after we ate half of it! Yes, it's that good. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Multi Grain Bread - Easiest recipe in the world!

yes, really. Ok, I have been bragging to everyone about my first successful bread venture with the so-called No Knead method of bread making. It's so easy that you can't go wrong, it's idiot proof.
I had been baking the 'white' bread version of it for a little while, but I wanted to make a healthier option, so I found this recipe, click here. It is SO good... and only takes 5-10 min. total to make (not including waiting for the dough to rise for 20 hours).  You do need a heavy pot with a lid.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Danish wedding cake

Wedding cake for Danish wedding, april 2012. I did not do the flower decoration, but did a white chocolate lime ganache and a blueberry mousse. I also helped build the cake. My cake partner did a
lovely caramel mousse and was in charge of making the cake look blossoming.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Old school celebrity Baker opens shop in Brooklyn

Read about this new Bakery in Brooklyn opened by a retired baker. Unfortunately it's quite a ways from where I live... but maybe that's a good thing. (-;

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mexican Concrete

In Cortelyou Road some mexican bakers are situated showing in their windows enormous cakes looking like baked from concrete

Great great grandmother's cherry tart from Vienna

This cherry tart turned out beautiful and tasty, but only after having a lot of work to find ingredients, getting the recipe from Denmark sent from Magnus and converting all the measures from european standards to american.
The funny thing is that americans that love going back to basics laugh when you want to preserve fruits yourself.
We enjoyed eating it!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Seen in Harlem

We went to a really sweet cake cafe in Harlem last night called "Make My Cake". The slogan below makes a lot of sense, I'm sure you all agree.

and they had a very cute logo too...