Yes, its been quiet around here lately.
Baking and cooking have been happening, but the writing hasn't. Unless its about business ethics. Writing four papers or so a week for school kind of suck the desire to do any other type of writing right out of me. We won't talk about the million and one other things that have sucked up the rest of my free time (I'm looking at you, flooded basement).
So, let's get to it.
First up, hazelnut baby cakes. These little loaves are reminiscent of an almond cake, but with ground hazelnuts... This was a really simple recipe, which paired nicely with mascarpone whipped cream (with a hint of creme de cacao) and some sliced peaches.
The video with the baby cakes can be found here.
Next up, tourte milanese. This dish is a show stopper - perfect for a light brunch or as part of a buffet.
A puff pastry shell is layered with herbed scrambled eggs, creamed spinach, salty ham, Swiss cheese and roasted bell peppers. This dish is a little fussy to make, but worth the effort for the presentation value alone. The only change I would suggest is to trade out the cheese for something more flavorful (cheddar, perhaps?).
The recipe for tourte Milanese can be found here.
Last, but not least... raspberry swirls (but with apricot). Sponge cake is filled with jam, drizzled in chocolate and dipped in coconut (or topped with ginger bits if one is not a fan of the shredded coconut).
I guess I was kind of genoised out when I made these and don't have much to say. I used the rest of the cake to make a tiramisu like dessert...
That catches me up on the Baking with Julia front. Only a few more months and I will have baked my way through the entire book. I wonder what we are going to do with that wedding cake...
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie.