Pastry Cream

Ivy on Μαρτίου 25th, 2012

Today is Evangelismos tis Theotokou (Annunciation Day) and also our Independence Day.  Chronia Polla to all our co-Hellences and Chronia Polla to my daughter, Evangelia (Elia) who is celebrating her name day. Whenever someone is celebrating their name day, there is always a dessert to offer to our guests. Although today I have made eclairs as this […]

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Continue reading about Kok, Greek Sponge Sandwiches

Ivy on Μαΐου 22nd, 2011

I have always found desserts with sponge cake exciting because there is so much you can do with it to meet your taste bud’s satisfaction. After making the sponge you can experiment in so many ways and with so many different ingredients and flavour. It’s been quite a long time since I last posted a […]

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Continue reading about Chocolate Roulades

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 10th, 2009

The other night when I was making the Almond Paste for the Christmas cake, I had two egg yolks which I wanted to use.  I decided that the best way to use them was to make a custard cream.  However, I still wanted to make a lovely Espresso Coconut Roulade I saw a few days […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 5th, 2009

Today we had two reasons to celebrate.   It’s my son’s birthday but it was also his graduation from the University.   Although the lemon cake was made for my husband ten days ago, I didn’t have the time to prepare the post for the new cake, which is a Vanilla and Chocolate Cake, so here is […]

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Continue reading about Lemon and Saffron Cake

I know that I always say that I wish I had an Ice Cream machine, whenever I comment on someone’s Ice cream post  but although it doesn’t cost much, I have no space in my kitchen to add another gadget and even if I did, I am still thinking if I should buy one, as […]

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Continue reading about No machine Ice cream with Dulce de Leche, Cherry Compote and Greek Yoghurt

Ivy on Ιουνίου 16th, 2009

As I already told you I have some guests staying with us, as well as our son who came from Switzerland again, as he had to be interviewed for his Master Degree, which he will start after September.    The candidates are many and only a few will be accepted but the interview went well and […]

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Continue reading about Cherry Mousse Millefeuilles

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 3rd, 2008

Special occasions call for special cakes. I am celebrating my 1st blogoversary and I would like to share with you one of my favourite cakes. Blackforest, Foret Noir or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, as is the original name (literally «Black Forest cherry torte») is a cake I have been making since I was single. When I started […]

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Ivy on Ιουνίου 18th, 2008

This is the kind of ice-cream we used to eat when we were kids. We used to grab a piece and rush out to play with our friends. I’ve been reading a lot of ice-cream recipes lately, thanks to Mike and shall be reading a lot during the round up. All of them were made […]

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Continue reading about No Machine Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich

Ivy on Ιουνίου 5th, 2008

  The Mille-feuilles or Millefeuilles (in French meaning “thousand sheets”), known also as Napoleon, is a two or three layer sandwich of puff pastry, alternating with a sweet filling, typically pastry cream, but sometimes whipped cream, or jam. It is usually glazed with icing or fondant in alternating white and brown (chocolate) strips and combed. […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 6th, 2007

Today is my son’s birthday.   Happy Birthday Georg!! Sponge Cake:   Basic Sponge Cake Sour Cherries, for decoration Pastry Cream (Patisserie) Preparation time: 15′ Ingredients: 4 cups of fresh milk 4 heaped spoonfuls of flour and corn flour (can adjust according to your taste as follows 2 flour -2 corn flour, or 3 corn flour […]

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