Recipe 25: This weekend I decided to cook 2 cakes following the recipes my mum gave me: one was a cake she tried in an Italian hotel, really good but where I did some changes. The other one instead is a real recipe, that sounds really good also if I don’t remember my mum doing it, but probably i missed that dinner.
Both of these cakes have a pasta frolla base, so I decided to try both in 2 little versions, just hoping one of the 2 was coming out good.
The ingredients for a little peaches Charlotte cake are for the pasta frolla: 150 gr. flour– 75 gr. butter – 75 gr. sugar – 1 egg yolk – a pinch of salt. For the filling: 100 gr. amaretti – 75 gr. grated almonds – 2 eggs – 2 spoons of sugar – 2spoons of milk, 300/400 gr peaches in syrup.
Start preparing the pasta frolla following these instructions. Then place it in the fridge for half an hour and in the meantime prepare the baking pan. You can place some butter and flour in it, or just some baking paper as in the picture, to avoid the cake to stick.
Then stretch the pasta and create a circle that will be the base of the cake. Have to be really thin. Place it in the pan and create some holes all around with a fork to let the air goes out while cooking in the oven.
Put the crashed amaretti in the cake with the grated almonds too. Then add the peaches’ slices.
In another container mix 2 egg yolks with the sugar, the milk and the 2 egg whites wiped up. Pour all this mix on the peaches and place the cake in the oven already hot, at around 180 degree for 45 minutes.
When the top will become a bit dark, take out the cake and try with a toothpick if the pasta is cooked. If this will come up dry the cake it’s ready.
Then serve it hot also with some icing sugar on top if you like.
PS. Mamy nonostante non abbia mai provato la tua, a me la mia versione e’ piaciuta molto! L’amaretto con le pesche mordite e le mandorle sta benissimo!
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Tagged almond, amaretti, cake, charlotte, eggs, milk, nectarine, pasta frolla, peaches, sugar, syrup
Recipe 67: The summer is here and that’s the time of the good fresh fruit and ice creams! During the week i was desperate for some sweet stuff but i have been eating and drinking so much lately that i could not thing in anything then fruit and i remembered the nectarines with sugar my mum used to prepare when i was little. So i went online and i looked for something similar and i found an amazing recipe, very ligh, fresh and really good! I just made some little changes and here it is!
Ingredients for 2 people: 4 peaches, a spoon of tequila or Amaretto di Saronno if you like almonds taste, 3white eggs, 60gr of sugar, some biscuit or amaretto for the decoration.
The recipe is super easy: wash 3 peaches, cut them in half, take of the skin and the stone and put them in a blender in little pieces. Add 40gr sugar and a spoon of liquor. Mix it all until all gets liquid and place it in a side.
At this point you need to whip up the white of 3 eggs. For me that was always something very difficult to do, but with the new machine it was very easy. However the recipe was suggesting to put some drops of lemon juice in it and it’s something i never seen before, so maybe was also for this reason that it came particularly well.
While you are mixing the whites, add 20 gr of sugar little by little until it becomes a mousse. Then add this to the peach juice you created before and after mixing, serve in glasses and place in the freezer for some hours.
Half an hour before to serve it to your guests cut the remaining peach in slices and marinate it with a bit of sugar and a little spoon of the liquor you have previously used. Then take out from the fridge the glasses with the mousse and wait around 20 minute for the mix to defrost a bit.
Finally add the peaces slices with the sugar on top and some little pieces of biscuits or amaretto or almonds!
PS. Mamy gironzolando online e pensando alle tue pesche con lo zucchero ho trovato questa ricetta meravigliosa. Non contiene ne’ burro, ne’ latte…praticamente nulla se non un pochino di zucchero ed e’ fresca e buonissima! Super dietetica! Provala provala e fammi sapere!