Nutella Recipes: Almond Tartlets

Author: kel15  //  Category: Desserts, Italian Food Online, Quick & Easy

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A lot of people probably have created these tartlets in the past using jam or preserves as a filling but here is a recipe on how to make them with Nutella for World Nutella Day this year. These little tartlets are seriously effortless to place together, and are just the right size for a tasty snack. Just use a teaspoon of Nutella for the filling of the tartlets, but you may use slightly more if you prefer. But teaspoonful was just adequate to give the tartlets a good surprise chocolate center.

Makes 6 (1/4 Cup Capacity) Tartlets
by Deborah Mele

1 Cup Almond Flour

1 2/3 Cup Powdered Sugar

3/4 Cup All-purpose Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

5 Medium Egg Whites

4 1/2 Ounce Melted Butter

1 Teaspoon Almond Extract

For Filling & Topping:

Nutella

1/4 Cup Thinly Sliced Almonds

Powdered Sugar

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 6 fluted tartlet pans. In a bowl, add the flours, sugar, baking powder, egg whites, butter, and almond extract. Whisk ingredients together until blended. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tartlet pans. Add a teaspoonful of Nutella to the center of each tartlet pan. Sprinkle the tops of each with some almonds. Place the tartlets on a baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and set. Cool to room temperature, then lightly dust with powdered sugar.

Fresh Peach Gelato

Author: kel15  //  Category: Desserts, Ice Cream

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I love a fantastic fruit flavored gelatoand I was seeking for a simple recipe that wouldn’t take hours to produce when I remembered seeing a fantastic Apricot Gelato recipe on Matt Bites blog. He posted this recipe for Summerfest 2009 and it originally came from David Lebovitz’s book The Best Scoop which is a wonderful ice cream cookbook if you’re seeking for 1! The recipe was fast and straightforward and peaches would work just along with the apricots in this recipe. I considered roasting my peaches 1st which actually creates a scrumptious flavored gelato, but my peaches had been actually too best to play around with. I made this gelato twice this year, as well as the second time I added some diced fresh peach to the gelato mixture prior to I froze it and discovered it scrumptious.

Serves 6-8

1 Pound Very Ripe Peaches (I Used 6)

1/2 Cup Water

1/2 Cup Sugar

1 Cup Heavy Cream

1 Tablespoon Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

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Slice the peaches in half and remove the pits. Coarsely chop the peaches and place them with the water and sugar in a covered medium, nonreactive saucepan over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

Once cool, purée the peaches and any liquid in the pot in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Press the mixture through a mesh strainer or sieve to remove any pieces of skin or fibers. Stir in the cream, and lemon juice. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Store in an airtight container in your freezer.

Note: I found this gelato was best eaten within a day or two of making it. If kept too long in the freezer it did lose some of it’s creaminess and became a bit icy.

Baked Alaska Recipe

Author: kel15  //  Category: Desserts, Ice Cream

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Ice cream is really a traditional Italian treat. Squeezed between homemade sponge cake and a fluffy meringue topping, it turns into a fantastic British dessert: Baked Alaska.

Sponge cake smothered with ice cream and topped with a layer of meringue – baked Alaska is 1 of those retro puddings that everyone loves, even if it’s not chic to say so. But now it’s coming back into fashion – even Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has a recipe for baked Alaska, though he does serve his on dry ice for added drama. It is not the simplest dish to make, but is well worth the effort. This recipe, for a chocolate baked Alaska, which appears here with permission, comes from Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace’s cookbook Gregg’s Favourite Puddings (Octopus £17.99). Gregg uses chocolate ice cream to give a twist to this traditional pudding – should you can get hold of some very good high quality Italian ice cream it will make the dish even a lot more delicious.

Ingredients (serves 10)

For the Sponge:

* 50g (2oz) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
* 50g (2oz) caster sugar
* 1 egg
* 40g (1 ½ oz) self-raising flour
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 15g (½oz) cocoa powder
* 2 tablespoons coffee flavoured liqueur

For the Topping:

* 1 litre (1 ¾ pint) round tub chocolate ice cream
* 250g (8oz) plain chocolate, broken into pieces
* 75g (3oz) unsalted butter
* 4 egg whites
* 250g (8oz) caster sugar
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Italian Cream Cake

Author: kel15  //  Category: Authentic & Traditional Italian Recipes, Cakes, Desserts, Festivals & Events, Gourmet Italian Recipes, Italian Food Online, Quick & Easy, Side Dishes/Snacks

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Italian Cream Cake is far more of a Southern dish than Italian. But that does not stop this cake from being extremely delicious. Should you like your cake wealthy and full of goodies, you should give this one particular a try. While the true history of this recipe is lost, we can still take pleasure in this tasty cake.

This cake is also recognized as Italian Wedding Cake. You’ll find also clues that may well link this cake using the Delmonico or Hummingbird cakes. It is ideal for any special occasion. The cake is at its greatest when it remains moist, so don’t over bake. Once you have it mastered, this cake will probably be both rich and delicate. You tend not to even need to frost it properly. Traditionally, it is supposed to look rustic, so smearing the cake with frosting in all its rough-hewn glory should be far more than adequate.

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Recipe for Italian Cream Cake

Why save this recipe for a distinctive occasion when you can make it whenever you would like?

What You Will need

* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 2 cups sugar
* five huge eggs, separated
* one Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
* 2 cups all purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* one cup buttermilk
* one cup coconut

Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting

* one cup chopped pecans
* one package product cheese (8 oz), softened
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
* 16 ounces powdered sugar, sifted

How to Make It

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil and flour three nine inch cake pans and set aside for later. Mix the butter and shortening inside a significant bowl. Using a medium velocity on your mixer, lotion it right up until it can be light and fluffy. Add the sugar inside a slow, steady stream to your mixture, beating effectively. Add the yolks a single at a time, blending each a single fully prior to adding the next. Stir inside the vanilla.

Combine the flour and baking soda in a very bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating using the buttermilk. Begin using the dry blend and end using the dry mix. Use a low speed to blend collectively. Stir in the coconut. Wash your beaters until they’re clear. In another huge clear bowl, beat the egg whites until eventually you form stiff peaks. Fold gently in to the batter.

Pour batter in to the cake pans and bake within the oven for 25 minutes or till a knife inserted within the center comes out clear. Let pans cool on wire racks for ten minutes. Remove cakes from pans and let them finish cooling on wax paper lined racks.

Frosting:

Roast the pecans in a very little pan at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let them cool. This adds a lot of flavor. Beat vanilla, butter, and product cheese together at medium velocity right up until it really is creamy. Add 2 cups of sugar just a little bit at a time on low till entirely blended. Turn up the mixer to high to smooth out the frosting. Stir from the pecans.

Lay the first cake layer on a platter and apply a layer of frosting. Top with the second cake layer and repeat. Leading together with the third cake layer. Apply the remaining frosting to your leading and sides of the cake. Decorate with additional pecans if you wish.

Italian Pudding Cake – Chocolate Budino

Author: kel15  //  Category: Cakes, Desserts, Everyday Italian Recipes, Gourmet Italian Recipes, Quick & Easy

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Ingredients:
1 pound fine-quality chocolate, for instance Valrhona
1/2 cup sugar
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 egg yolks
3 entire eggs
three sticks unsalted butter, softened

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Utilizing a box grater or perhaps a sharp knife, chop the chocolates into tiny pieces. Place the chopped chocolates in a double boiler, or inside a bowl, placed over barely simmering water. Melt the cacao slowly until smooth, stirring occasionally.

Inside a separate bowl, mix the sugar, flour, egg yolks and eggs. Whisk to combine entirely.

When the chocolates is fully melted, remove it from the heat and stir in the softened butter. Combine the chocolate-butter mixture with the egg mixture, stirring to incorporate.

Spray a standard-size muffin tin or perhaps a 9-inch cake pan with a light coating of nonstick spray.

If generating individual cakes, use a small ladle to fill every muffin cup 3/4 full (the cake will puff up)! Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges from the cakes pull away from the pan.

If creating a 9-inch cake, scrape all the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until eventually the sides from the cake pull away from the pan.

The top of the cake need to be dry when carried out, but in the event you serve it warm, the center will still be moist with molten cacao. Budino may possibly be rewarmed briefly in oven before serving.

Might be served with vanilla-bean ice cream or with gelato of choice. For a more elegant presentation, pair budino with fresh cream and raspberries (or strawberries) or with thin, bias-cut slices of caramelized banana.

This recipe from CDKitchen for Chocolate Budino (Italian Pudding Cake) serves/makes 12

Zuppa Inglese

Author: aclazaro  //  Category: Desserts

Even if the term Zuppa Inglese is literally translated into English soup, it really has nothing to do with any kind of soup at all. This is actually a delicious dessert that is made up of liquerdi, savoiardi biscuits, custard or blancmange. This particular recipe serves around 6 people.

Ingredients:

Savoiardi biscuits, 1 packet

Custard, 1 pint

Strawberry blancmange, 1 pint

Liquer, 2 cups

Directions:

First make the custard according to the instructions of the manufacturer. Then you make the strawberry blackmange according to its own instructions in the package as well. Pour the liquer mix into a dish and when the custard and blackmange is cooled already, spoon it into the base of the dish. Dip the saviordi biscuits in the liquer and place them on top of the strawberry blancmange. When you are done layering the first bicuit layer, cover it with a layer of custard as well. Then start off another biscuit layer and so on until the entire Zuppa Inglese is done. Leave in the fridge overnight before eating.

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Almond Cinnamon Meringue Cookies

Author: aclazaro  //  Category: Desserts, Quick & Easy, Side Dishes/Snacks

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp finely chopped almonds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites

Directions:

First, let the egg whites stay in room temperature for about 15 minutes. Prepare the cookie sheets with some parchment paper. In a tiny bowl, combine all the cinnamon and sugar. In another medium bowl, combine the egg whites, the salt and the almond extract. Use an electric mixer to combine thoroughly.

You must add the cinnamon-sugar mix one teaspoon at a time and beat the egg whites well then fold in some of the chopped almonds. With a tablespoon, drop some rounded shapes of the meringue onto the baking sheets about 1” apart.

You must bake it at 250F for 30 minutes. When done, allow the cookies to dry inside the oven that is turned off already for another 40 minutes. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and as you peel off the cookies from the sheets, store them in very tight containers.

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Sformato With Amaretti and Zabaione

Author: aclazaro  //  Category: Desserts, Quick & Easy, Side Dishes/Snacks

Ingredients:

  • 3 separate eggs
  • 500 ml of milk
  • 70g of starched potato
  • 100g of sugar
  • 100g of amaretti

Directions:

Mix the sugar and potato in a bowl and gradually add the milk. Grind first the amaretti before you blend and moisten it with some milk. As it turns to paste first, press it through a mesh strainer and slowly stir in some milk mix.

Heat the creamy mixture until it thickens up. When you have let it cooled down, you can start mixing in the egg yolks; whip the egg whites and fold them. Oil up a ring mold before you put the batter. Bake under 325 F until it is firm enough already. When it is cooked, take it out of the mold, smother with some zabaione and fill the hole.

This can fit for about 4 to 6 servings.

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Sweet Strawberry Budini (Italian Pudding)

Author: aclazaro  //  Category: Desserts, Quick & Easy, Side Dishes/Snacks

Ingredients

  • 1-8 oz of Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of sweet Marsala wine
  • 2 pints sliced fresh strawberries
  • 4 whole strawberries for garnish

Directions:

Combine the sugar and Marsala in a bowl until all the sugar has melted. Slice up the strawberries and mix in the wine and sugar mix. Cover the entire bowl and make it chill inside the refrigerator for a number of hours. Stir it occasionally so that all the strawberries are fully covered.

When the strawberries have all been chilled, then fill up some wine glasses with the mascarpone cheese. Top it with the whole strawberries together with wine sauce and is good to serve 4.

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Panna Cotta

Author: aclazaro  //  Category: Desserts, Quick & Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla pure extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 package of unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups of whole milk

Directions:

Pour the cup of milk into the big saucepan and combine the gelatin. Allow everything to sit and be softer in just 5 minutes. Then you must place the saucepan with low heat and stir consistently for complete 5 minutes until all the gelatin has been dissolved. Add the rest of the cream, milk and vanilla.

Now turn the heat and cook as you stir frequently. Stop when it starts to bubble but make sure that it does not boil. When you put in the sugar and it is completely dissolved, then you can remove the saucepan from the heat. Let it cool for 10 minutes and prepare the ramekins.

Spray all the ramekins over the cooled mix and chill inside the refrigerator for a total of 2 hours and even as long as overnight. Use a cooking spray.

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