Choux Pastry with Caramelized Apple

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Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week! Mine was a bit crazy, and they will probably be until Christmas (back to school!)! I’ll try to enjoy as much as possible the next few days off!

Here is a quite sinful recipe! It’s delicious and if you are comfortable with pate a choux then it’s very easy!

Choux Pastry with Caramelized Apple

You will need

Choux Pastry with Caramelized Apple
Choux

Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat. Prepare the pate à choux as indicated. Place the dough in a piping bag and pipe onto the baking sheets into puffs of about 3 cm, keeping the puffs 3 cm apart.

Choux

 

Choux

Caramelized Apple
Recipe from Recipe Tips

  • 4 apples
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

Direction

  • Peel the apples and cut into 1/2″ thick slices.
  • Place the slices in a bowl of cold lemon water to prevent browning. Soak for 5 or 10 minutes and then drain the apples and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • In a large skillet, heat the butter until it’s bubbling.
  • Add the apple slices to the skillet and continue to cook over medium high heat for approximately 5 minutes or until tender crisp and beginning to brown. Turn several times to brown evenly.
  • Add the brown sugar and continue to cook until sugar has melted and started to caramelize.

Assembly

Cut the top off the choux with a knife.

Fill with some caramelized apple and vanilla ice cream. Drizzle with caramel syrup and YUM

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Choux Pastry with Caramelized Apple

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Hello Everyone!

Here is a quick post to share this classic dessert that I made for Mother’s day!

This is hot, delicious, quick and easy!

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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Recipe from Delicious Shots

8oz Bittersweet chocolate
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick) plus more for ramekins
3 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar (I put 1/4 cup of vanilla sugar and 1/4 cup normal sugar)
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Generously butter four 6 ounce ramekins.
Place the prepared ramekins on a baking sheet and set aside.
Melt the chocolates and butter in a double boiler.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale, about two minutes (don’t overbeat, I think mine were and the lava wasn’t that liquid
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), beat in the vanilla.
Stir in the egg mixture into the chocolate and then add the flour, mix well.
Divide the batter among the prepared ramekins and bake for 12 to 15 minutes (for me it was about 10 minutes), the edges should be firm and set but the center will still look a little wet.
Serve immediately with vanilla bean ice cream or strawberry.
You can serve them in the ramekins or run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto dessert plates.

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Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae Brownies

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Hey everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! My boyfriend and I went to see the movie The Vow which is quite good. I won’t give you any spoilers or anything but it was also interesting for me because the girl had a traumatic brain injury, my thesis interest

;)
Well, I’m not that geek about my doctorate, I assure you I don’t run to every movie involving psychology and neuropsychology, but it’s always interesting to see how they treat the subject!

Here is a quick dessert you can make ahead of time for your guests. I wanted to do this because it’s one of the desserts I can’t resist when going to a restaurant. If it’s in the desserts menu, it’s unlikely that I will take something else (except for a real sundae!).

Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae Brownies

First you do your favorite brownies recipe. If you want to make cut-outs like I did, you will have to use a 9 x 13 pan and line it with parchment paper. Your recipe will probably ask that you use a square pan so just bake the brownies at 325°F and reduce the baking time. Once brownies are cool, cut out as many shapes as you can.

I did try a new recipe, but it didn’t turn out well (very sticky) so I won’t propose you do it

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Then you take your favorite ice cream. I took strawberries because of V-Day! You can prepare the ice cream scoops in advance, use your cupcake pan to put each scoops and put in the freezer until needed.

And then you do this Chocolate Sauce recipe from Free Eats Food *drool*.

Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae Brownies

Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

Combine all ingredients except vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium-low heat.  Stir slowly with a whisk to combine, allowing all ingredients to melt and incorporate.

Increase the heat to medium and allow the mixture to come to a simmer while stirring frequently.  Simmer for 2-3 minutes and then remove from heat.  Let stand for a few minutes and then stir in vanilla extract.

Pour into a glass jar or container and store in refrigerator.

The sauce will look quite thin when you first pour it into the jar, but it will thicken after it cools in the fridge. Warm it before serving.

Here is what you can do with the remaining brownies :

Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae Brownies