Cakes
Torta (from Italian. Torta, earlier from Lat. Torta, round bread) is a dessert, a type of cake, consisting of one or several cakes soaked in cream or jam. On top…

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Top 5 of the most delicious and easy-to-prepare creams for filling cakes, pastries, eclairs
There are a lot of recipes for successful biscuits and cakes for the cake - vanilla, chocolate, carrot, lemon, pistachio - a wide variety of recipes from simple to complex.…

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Cooking eclairs
Eclair acquired the classic look in the nineteenth century thanks to the French chef Marie-Antoine Kemer, although the choux pastry was known before. But it was he who created the…

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Two autumn marmalade: from quince and persimmon

Quince marmalade is troublesome, but worth it. You will get an elastic, fragrant “fruit cheese”, which can be stored for a long time and enjoy its concentrated taste of quince.
Regarding quince, you need to make an important note: you must choose a fragrant quince. Now on sale a lot of quince here of this type.
They are beautiful, even, without tubercles and potholes of light yellow fruits, this variety does not have an intense smell. This quince smells when sniffing it close. We need such a quince, the aroma of which you feel only upon entering the room where it is located. This is a solid, irregularly shaped, such – in the hillocks and potholes of a quince. Continue reading

Mint julep

Mint julep is one of the oldest and most famous cocktails. It is not clear when it was precisely mixed for the first time, but it is reliably known that in the very early years of the 19th century, American gentlemen were already drinking it in the mornings at breakfast.
How do you like this approach? Take note of the upcoming New Year holidays.
This is an American cocktail, his homeland – the southern states. To imagine the atmosphere with which the mint julep is historically associated, remember the film “Gone With the Wind”, which is played by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Rich south, cotton plantations, manors, heat. It was these gentlemen – owners of cotton fields – that the ice julep cooled and refreshed. Continue reading

Culinary mistakes. What dishes were invented by chance

On August 24, 1853, Indian chef John Crum made up chips. He did this to annoy a harmful customer.
There are many such stories. Many of today’s famous dishes were invented by mistake, with anger, with despair, or to get out of a difficult situation. And they were so successful that their fame survived the fame of the cook.
On August 24, 1853, at the resort of Saratoga Springs in America, at a restaurant in one expensive hotel, someone called Vanderbilt ordered french fries, the restaurant’s signature dish. Chef George Crum prepared the dish, but did not please the client. It seemed to him that the potatoes were too fat. Continue reading

Chocolate pie
We used to think that tasty pastries and a good figure are simply incompatible, but exceptions can be found from every rule. Such a pleasant surprise will be a wonderful…

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Cake and Cake Facts
Cake and pastries are a sweet dessert whose history is inextricably linked with the history of the cake. The first cakes were very different from what we eat today. They…

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Irish Potato and Apple Muffin
The Irish, in terms of potato cooking skills, are probably the most progressive part of humanity. Such a number of recipes with potatoes, as in Ireland, you will not find…

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