How to bake English charlotte?
Charlotte has a long history with many plots. This dessert, originally English, in different countries has undergone its transformation and now the word “charlotte” in the world is called completely different from each other cakes and pies. The charlotte baked in Russia — the fast apple pie — is called Charlotte Russe in the English-speaking world — that is, the Russian charlotte.
It is believed that this very “Russian charlotte” was invented by the French chef Alexander I – Antoine Karem.
But the real charlotte, the one with which many experiments with dough and apples began – English. And this charlotte is not a pie at all, but pudding. Its basis is white bread. English puddings are often cooked in small, per one serving. We asked the English brand WALMER, producing bakeware, to share the traditional recipe of charlottes. Continue reading
Easy Apple Pie
One autumn evening we racked our brains: how to fake a cake, but so that it was lighter than usual. So that was not so deadly for the figure, like all the other pies in the world, and so that was also apple. Because, in the corner of the kitchen, the basket of apples expressed a reproach with all its appearance, and even seemed to hint: eat them! September is in the yard, a rare person now does not have in the kitchen a basket / bag / box of summer apples.
In such a difficult situation, many would have failed: apples, a light cake – a seemingly hopeless situation. But having rejected all doubts that there is a way to find an easy cake, we were wading through dozens of mocking recipes, for some unknown reason, supplied with the tag “low-calorie cake” or “light cake”. Continue reading
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