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Holiday muffins with chocolate and almonds

Holiday muffins with chocolate and almonds

Preparation: Mix the butter left at room temperature with half the amount of sugar and one egg yolk in a row until we get a homogeneous foam. Mix the flour with the ground almonds and grated chocolate. Beat the egg whites with the rest of the sugar and then add in turn the flour mixed with the almonds and grated chocolate and the butter foam obtained in the first stage. A thick paste is obtained, which is put in the forms of muffins previously greased with butter.

Bake at 200 degrees for 10 minutes and then lower the temperature to 180 degrees and leave for another 10-15 minutes depending on the oven. I baked them in the middle of the oven with a protective tray under the muffin tray to make sure they didn't burn. Grease with apricot jam as soon as we take them out and take them out of the molds a minute or two after we take them out of the oven.

We then put them on each paper, I had different colors and garnish some inspiration, I put melted chocolate and decorative candies and a cherry.

On others I put melted chocolate and coconut, I garnished with melted chocolate, a border of decorative candies and an M&M candy on top.

I also decorated with melted chocolate and a border of ground almonds and on top I put a corolla of almond petals.

I packed them in transparent boxes, combinations of several decorations and ready the sweet gift or why not ready to be served with friends.


(P) The best homemade sweets recipes with almond flour

Ordinary flour contains a lot of carbohydrates and can delay the appearance of the results if you consume it in parallel with the diet you follow, so the next time you feel like something sweet, what would you use almond flour ?

Rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, fiber, unsaturated fatty acids, nutrients and suitable for all diets, almond flour not only is a healthy alternative to the usual one, but also gives an intense and very aromatic taste to sweets.

And if you haven't decided yet what you want to prepare, we will help you: in the following we present you three tasty homemade sweets recipes based on almond flour. All you need is a few basic ingredients and a little patience.

The muffins, blackberries and American pancakes below will surely captivate both the younger members of your family and the older ones.

For the preparation of 8-9 muffins you will need the following ingredients:

  • 150 grams of almond flour
  • 3 medium-sized eggs
  • 60 milliliters of oil, preferably olive, but if you do not have such an assortment at hand you can also use regular oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt.
  • Take the three eggs, separate the egg whites and beat the egg whites.
  • Then add the egg yolks, oil, honey and vanilla
  • Separately mix the baking powder, cinnamon, almond flour, and at the end add a pinch of salt.
  • Mix the two compositions, pour them into 8-9 muffin tins and keep them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, until they pass the toothpick test.

If you want to get an even more delicious option, you can add a handful of berries to the mixture. In this case, don't forget to decorate with berries at the end.

To get 8-9 servings of blackberry you will need the following ingredients:

  • 100 grams of almond flour
  • 30 grams of cocoa
  • 100 grams of sugar or natural sweetener, if you want to avoid using regular sugar
  • 4 medium-sized eggs
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate (with 0% sugar)
  • a teaspoon of baking powder
  • a teaspoon of rum or rum essence
  • a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl that has been previously set on fire, taking care to always stir
  • Then add the cocoa powder, rum essence and vanilla extract
  • Beat the eggs whole with your favorite sugar or sweetener, as appropriate, until they double in volume.
  • In the egg composition add the mixture of cocoa, rum and vanilla, lightly homogenizing with a spatula
  • Finally add the almond flour and baking powder, stirring gently with circular motions.
  • The composition thus obtained is poured into a form greased with butter and lined with baking paper.
  • Leave in the oven at 180 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, until it passes the toothpick test.

To get 8-9 fluffy pancakes you need to prepare the following ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • half a cup of unsweetened almond milk (but if you don't have this assortment at home you can also use regular milk)
  • a quarter of a cup of vegetable oil
  • a ripe banana
  • a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • a teaspoon of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • seasonal fruit or maple syrup for topping.
  • Add the eggs, almond milk or regular milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, almond flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt to the blender and mix until the composition is perfectly blended.
  • Put oil in a non-stick pan, pour a quarter cup of the composition obtained, spread with a spatula and leave for about 2 minutes, then turn the pancake on the other side and leave again for about 2 minutes.
  • Repeat the above instructions for the rest of the composition
  • At the end, add fresh fruit or maple syrup on top.

Important: American pancakes are eaten hot, so we recommend serving them the same.

That being said, all you have to do is choose one of the above recipes and try it right now. Good appetite!


Festive cake recipes for any occasion

Today's collection, by festive cake recipes for any occasion comes somehow in addition to the other collections we have made so far to help you by organizing the recipes on the blog.

From the same category, dessert, you will find organized collection of creams for cakes, cakes and desserts by the glass (see here), festive cake collection (see here) and cookie collection (see here).

Therefore, the collection of could not be missing festive cake recipes for Christmas and New Year which I made up today.

It's more of a top that includes 10+ festive cake recipes which you can prepare for either Christmas or New Year's Eve. And, why not, even for Easter if you have this habit on the menu. Through our Easter parties, more Easter and cake are prepared, but I know that in other areas for the festive Easter meal, cake is also prepared.

And not only! These cakes are very simple and easy to make. You can make them any day of the year if you want something sweet and good on your table. Either a holiday meal or an ordinary one.

You will find in the collection, for the most part, cake recipes with chocolate cream or chocolate on the counter. And that's because I'm a big fan of chocolate. But these are not the only cake recipes on the blog. You can find the entire collection by browsing the category specially created for this, HERE.


Method of preparation

Almonds are among my favorites, especially in cookies and because tomorrow I will pay a visit to a person very dear to my soul, I thought it would be wonderful to have something special to enjoy next to the cup of tea. :)

But let's see how they separate these beauties.

Mix the butter with the sugar until it becomes frothy, add the eggs and mix until incorporated, then the almond essence and milk. Sift the flour together with the baking powder and then add it to the composition. Mix very well until incorporated and we have a dough with the consistency of a thick cream. With the help of a spoon we put the composition in the muffin tins about 3/4 to be full and bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 & rdquoC. Don't forget to do the toothpick test because not all ovens work the same way.

From the quantities given to me, I got 18 medium-sized muffins. As they cool we have time to make the icing. Mix the butter very well and in 5-6 steps incorporate the powdered sugar alternating with the milk and the almond essence. We will get a frothy butter icing and with the help of a spirit you can decorate the muffins nicely. This time I chose a special shape that creates these wonderful and elegant skirts.

They are delicious, creamy, not very sweet and go perfectly for any occasion, be it a small meeting with friends, a party or I know what a nice event in your life.

I hug you dearly and wish you more cake time until next time. : *


Recipes and ideas for the festive Easter meal

The great feast of the Lord's Resurrection is fast approaching. For some of us, there are even a few days until then and the preparations are already on the last hundred meters. I thought I would come to your aid and group together a few recipes and ideas for the festive Easter meal, which, I hope will be useful.

The preparation of the Easter meal begins a few days before, when we organize to make the menu, the supplies with the necessities and then, depending on the area where we live and the local traditions, we also prepare cake and Easter and the indispensable lamb dishes. And let's not forget the coloring of the eggs, which, according to tradition, is done on Maundy Thursday.

The most common method of painting eggs is the one in which the commercially purchased paint is used. But there is also the option of coloring them using the paints that Mother Nature generously offers us.

If you are already among the fans of the blog and follow what is happening in the virtual kitchen "Readings and Flavors", I already know that we tested natural methods of painting eggs and we told you how to paint red eggs naturally using red onion peels.

Other methods of painting in natural colors would be those in which turmeric, beetroot or red cabbage are used (see HERE cum), carrot, blueberry, etc. They can also be decorated using various techniques and materials, see here for more information.

Also, to welcome the holiday of the Resurrection of the Dome we can prepare different arrangements for the holiday table, either working alone or involving the little ones to give us a helping hand.

There would be many ideas, and, as you know from last year, we have already shown you four ideas for setting up a festive Easter table and some unique decorations for the Easter table, ideas that I hope will be useful now.

If we got rid of the care of painting the eggs and we prepared the decorations for the Easter table, now we can safely move on to the composition of the menu.

Here are some recipe suggestions you can prepare for the Easter holiday meal.

Lamb meat & # 8230.

Usually, in the traditional Easter menu are the dishes that are based lamb: lamb entrails made in puree or even in pie sheets, lamb soup, as well as lamb steak.

Collection of R lamb chops you can find it by clicking HERE .

In addition to these, we also put trays on the table appetizers various where you should not miss the heraldic greens of spring, lettuce, green onions, radishes, etc.

Appetizers & # 8230

Here for inspiration, the collection of appetizer recipes ( click here ) from the blog but also suggestions from flower appetizer decorations which you find HERE .

Soup & # 8230

Alternatives to the traditional soup of lamb, such as the recipe of Radauti soup with turkey meat, chicken meatball soup, Greek chicken soup or find other vegetable soups or cream soups HERE .

Steak & # 8230

And as alternatives to steak of lamb you can try other recipes for pork steak, rabbit steak, chicken steak that you can find gathered in the collection of steak recipes ( click here ).

The dessert & # 8230

Regarding the chapter DESERTWell, here things get even more complicated. Some of us keep the traditions and cook Easter and cake, others prefer cakes and pies instead of, or in addition.

Click on the picture above for the collection of Easter and cheesecake recipes!

On the table, for the holiday, tradition says that the cake with walnuts should not be missing Easter with cheese or Easter with chocolate. But you can also make different kinds of cakes and cakes such as cheesecakewhich is a cake with a lot of cheese, similar to our Easter.

around collection of cake recipes(which you can find if you give click on the picture below ) among which I can suggest the cake with poppy seeds and mascarpone cream, wafer with caramel cream and nuts or the one with shit cream and lemon, cakes according to old recipes such as the cake "Television" or "Snow White",

Some of you may have a habit of making cakes, so I will invite you to browse as well the collection of cakes and tarts on the blog( click on the picture below ), among which you will find the recipes for the diplomat cake, the cake with caramel cream, with chocolate and almonds, or with chocolate and mascarpone.

These are just some of the practical ideas and recipes you can prepare for the Easter holiday menu. I will continue to update their list as new articles specific to this topic will appear either here, on the blog, or on the other blog on which he writes and which I warmly invite, "Practical Ideas".

Until then, I would like to be able to find out from you what recipes you include in the Easter menu and what other practical ideas for coloring eggs and decorating the holiday table you know.


PRICOMIGDAL ROLL WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE CREAM AND BEZEA

You would think that it is a real challenge to make a meringue roll, but it is not very difficult at all, and the result is so fine and tasty that you almost can't stop when you eat it. Today I actually decided to make something different, a little more original - a roll of almonds with white chocolate cream, meringue and raspberries.

ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 150 gr. powdered sugar
  • 100 gr. ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon starch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • almond extract

It is very important to have the egg whites ready at room temperature. In the first stage, I prepare the roll of three egg whites, which I beat at the beginning with a pinch of salt until they become very frothy. Gradually add the sugar and continue to mix for another 4-5 minutes until the mixture shines and hardens. Now I slowly incorporate the ground almonds, starch, lemon juice and almond essence.

I spread the composition in a tray lined with baking paper and put it in the oven heated to 180 °. After 15 minutes, lower the temperature to 160 ° for another 25-30 minutes. Then I turn off the oven and leave it there until it is almost cooled.

For the cream, melt the white chocolate in a bain-marie and mix it carefully in the whipped cream. Be very careful when melting chocolate because it can be cut very easily at too high a temperature.

I turn the roll sheet over another baking paper, remove the paper from the back and spread the cream with a spatula over the entire surface. At the edge where I will start rolling it, I add a little crushed raspberry sauce and a few pieces of whole raspberry.

I leave it in the fridge until it cools down enough and the cream will already be hardened and I prepare the meringue that will cover my almond roll.

I whip two egg whites with 100 grams of powdered sugar until they harden enough then I decorate the roll forming small "motions" with the spatula. Brown the meringue with a burner and place a few pieces of raspberries on top.