Puff Pastry Apple Tart

Very simple puff pastry apple tart recipe with minimum ingredients and maximum flavor. You don’t even need a mold for it. Sour apples work the best. I use brown sugar, it gives the apples that caramelized taste. Can be served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or cold with some powdered sugar on top.

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Puff pastry apple tart
Taste first your apples, then add more or less sugar to make tart perfect to your taste.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 380 degrees F. Place the dough on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Poke all over with a fork.
  2. Peel the apples, core and cut into wedges. Slice the wedges thinly and arrange the slices on the pastry, overlapping as you go. Dot apple slices with butter.
  3. Fold the edges of the pastry.
  4. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the pastry is golden and apples are tender.

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins are moist and absolutely delicious. This is an excellent way to use your ripe bananas and make an excellent dessert that everyone will love.

I substitute all purpose flour by almond flour so they are gluten free! Brown sugar gives a beautiful amber color. A must-try dessert…

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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins
I like to use brown sugar, it gives a beautiful color and a caramelized taste but this recipe can by made with white sugar too.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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muffins
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 370 degrees F. Grease muffin cups with butter or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Stir eggs, brown sugar and salt.
  3. Mash bananas with a fork and mix them with egg mixture.
  4. Stir almond flour and mix until smooth.
  5. Add melted butter.
  6. Then chopped nuts and chocolate chips. Mix well.
  7. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 25-30 minutes.

Almond Flour Banana Bread

This banana bread gets its amber color and caramelized taste from brown sugar and the taste is amplified by the almond flour. This is not gluten-free recipe, you need to add a little of all purpose flour too.

If you don’t have almond flour or brown sugar, you can try our famous Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread.

If you are looking for gluten-free recipe, try our Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins.

 

 

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Almond Flour Banana Bread
Although the chocolate chips and walnuts are not mandatory, they add a whole new level of taste and texture to this cake.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180C). Grease a large bread pan and set aside.
  2. Mash bananas with a fork and mix them with brown sugar.
  3. Add eggs and mix well.
  4. Add melted butter,
  5. and almond flour.
  6. Then add all purpose flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
  7. Add walnuts
  8. and chocolate chips.
  9. Pour the batter into bread pan and bake for about 55 minutes.
  10. Banana bread is ready when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the bread in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool completely.

Flourless chocolate cake

A delicate gluten free chocolate cake that melts in your mouth. The recipe is absolutely simple without any flour! All you need is chocolate, butter, sugar and eggs.

 

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Flourless chocolate cake
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate and butter on a water bath or in a microwave. Mix well.
  2. Add sugar and mix well.
  3. Separate yolks from egg whites.
  4. Add yolks into the melted chocolate and mix.
  5. Add salt to the egg whites, and beat into a thick foam.
  6. Using a spatula carefully fold in whipped egg whites into chocolate mass.
  7. Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Generously butter a baking pan and pour the batter into the cake pan.
  8. Bake in in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes. The exact time of baking depends on the oven, size and quality of the baking pan. Once the the cake is moist and not liquid inside (it's not a lava cake) - it's ready. Please, don't overcook!
  9. Let the cake cool then carefully remove it from the pan. Dust it with powdered sugar and serve.

Quick Almond Cake

This is very unique recipe. All you have to do is whisk all the ingredients together in the mixer bowl for 1-2 minutes, bake for 30 minutes and voilà, you can enjoy the cake with your favorite cup of tea.

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Quick Almond Cake
You can use any cake pan you like or have. My favorite one is loaf pan, and I usually make it without the almonds on top. Easy to cut and easy to pack for lunch or picnic.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Grease a cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk all the ingredients together until combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan. You can sprinkle with almonds if desire.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Remove your cake from the oven and allow it to cool. Transfer to a plater. Dust it with powdered sugar before serving.

Easy Madeleines

Very light, fluffy and tasty French cookies.  I’m not sure if anything beats these madeleines, but I’m very positive that nothing beats a fresh homemade one. Classic small sponge cakes shaped like seashell, usually made with lemon zest. I love lemon, but I decided not to add any to my madeleines. I just like them plain.

You can find molds for mini-madeleines. That’s really nice and you can savor them for a cafe gourmand.

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Madeleines
To make an authentic madeleine, you will need a madeleine pan. But you can use a muffin pan or any cake pan.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine eggs and sugar. Whip until light. Add milk and mix well.
  2. Carefully fold in the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt.
  3. Add melted butter and mix throughly until smooth. Let the batter rest in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter madeleine pan. My pan makes 12 cookies at a time. From this receipe you'll make 24 cookies.
  5. Spoon batter into the prepared molds, filling 3/4 full. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden and the tops spring back. Remove the madeleines from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes.
  6. With a knife or fork carefully loosen the madeleines from the pan and then tip the whole pan out to a prepared plate.
  7. If you want to make it in a loaf pan, it will take much longer, about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake come out clean.

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

Bananas, nuts and chocolate… how can you go wrong? I made it with my 7 year old daughter this Saturday. She loves banana bread. The Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread was absolutely delicious. I made 2 loaves, so we can have it for breakfast on Sunday.

If you are looking for gluten-free recipe, try our Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread
The Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread is best if served the next day.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8x4 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine mashed bananas, eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix thoroughly, then add dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Stir in chopped nuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  7. If necessary, cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil for the last 10 minutes, to prevent excess browning.
  8. Cool the bread in pan on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan to wire racks to cool completely.

French Chocolate Cake

French chocolate cake with dark chocolate. Very elegant and light, incredibly simple to make. It became our family signature cake. I make it for breakfast, for unexpected guests, and even as a birthday cake.

If you are looking for gluten-free recipe, try our Flourless Chocolate Cake.

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French Chocolate Cake
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Generously butter a baking pan, then dust with little flour and tap out the excess.
  2. Meanwhile melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Mix well.
  3. Whisk eggs with sugar until frothy and blended.
  4. Add eggs to the chocolate batter and whisk.
  5. Add sifted flour and whisk again.
  6. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 25- 30 minutes.
  7. Run the knife along to check if it is ready. Cake should be moist and not dry.
  8. Let it completely cool, remove the cake from the pan. Dust with confectioner's sugar and serve.
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