Recipe#44: strawberries and yogurt crumble
A. – I have my dessert first.
T. – Is that a political statement? A medical condition, perhaps?
A. – I just don’t see the point in waiting. I mean, what if I die while eating my entree?
300 gr (2 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
150 gr (¾ cup) granulated white sugar
1 large egg
100 gr (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 tbsp baking powder
300 gr fresh strawberries
3 tbsp granulated white sugar
250 gr vanilla yogurt
Preheat the oven to 180° (350 F) and butter a 22 cm (9 inches) round baking pan.
For the crumbles, in a bowl combine all the ingredients using your fingertips to make a light breadcrumb texture. Pour half of the crumble mixture in the baking pan and the other half on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut the strawberries in small pieces. Heat the strawberries with the sugar in a pan for about 5 minutes.
Remove the crumbles from the oven. Spread the yogurt on the crumble in the pan. Then, spread the strawberries on the yogurt and sprinkle the other half of the crumbles on the top.
Let it rest for 1/2 hour and serve.
Recipe#39: walnuts, honey and cocoa nibs sweet bread
“Good cooks never lack friends”
450 gr (3 ½ cups) all-purpose flour
50 gr (¼ cup) brown sugar
250 ml plain yogurt
90 gr (1/5 cup) honey
120 gr (1 stick) unsalted butter
180 gr walnuts
50 gr cocoa nibs
1 tbsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180° (350 F) and butter a 4×8-inch loaf pan. Alternatively, you can use baking paper.
Place the nuts on a cutting board and chop them finely with a knife. In a bowl whisk together the eggs and the sugar. Add the yogurt, the melted butter and the melted honey. Fold in the flour and the baking powder. Finally add the chopped walnuts and the cocoa nibs.
Pour the mixture in the pan and bake for about 1 hour.
Recipe#26: speculoos cheesecake
“You can’t buy happiness, you can bake it”
250 gr speculoos biscuits
80 gr (1/3 cup) melted butter
1 tbsp honey
240 gr (1 cup) cream cheese
150 gr (¾ cup) greek yogurt
40 gr (1/5 cup) granulated white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
few crumbled speculoos biscuits (the more, the sweeter)
Crust: Crush the cookies. Add the melted butter and the honey. Put the mixture in a 22 cm (9 inches) round baking pan and and gently press it using your fingers. Put the crust in the fridge for half an hour.
Cream: In a bowl whisk together the cream cheese and the greek yogurt. Add the sugar, the eggs and the vanilla extract. Mix until creamy.
Put the cream on the crust. Bake at 180° (350 F) for 15 minutes. Let it cool and put in the fridge for half a day.
Just before serving, garnish with the crumbled speculoos biscuits.