dacquoise with summer fruits

A  Dacquoise is a kind of dessert cake made with layers of almond or hazelnut meringue, filled with pastry cream, buttercream or whipped cream and topped with seasonal fruits. The texture of this classic french cake is soft and creamy, crisp and crunchy and will satisfy everyone. It will take some time to prepare this heavenly dessert but it is worth it.

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strawberry trifle flavored with tonka beans

I’ve never made a Trifle before or even has eaten one. So, when I saw this Trifle recipe by Jamie Oliver I knew, this would be the ideal finish for my next summer party. Instead of vanilla sugar or vanilla extract I used a Tonka bean. The Tonka beans tastes like a cross between vanilla, almond and cinnamon and are used particularly in the French kitchen for desserts and in perfumes.

The fresh strawberries with the sparkling Prosecco and topped with pastry cream and the unique flavor of the Tonka bean makes it one of  the most decadent desserts ever.

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summer fruit tarts

Summer has finally arrived in Switzerland and what goes better with this wonderful and sunny weather than a light, flavorful and refreshing dessert?! This Tart with the fluffy pastry cream and topped with seasonal fruits will be the star on your summer party.

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crème bavaroise with strawberry sauce

Crème bavaroise is a classic dessert from Germany. The cream is similar to a French crème pâtissière, but thickened with gelatin instead of cornstarch, flavoured with liqueur and lightened with whipped cream. The texture is very smooth and it is not too sweet. It’s a simple but elegant dessert to finish off your dinner.

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caramel pastry cream

This caramel pastry cream is one of my all time favorite dessert. It’s simple and smooth and while it’s creamy, it’s not overly rich. The caramel is made by boiling together sugar and water to form a caramel syrup. Depending on what you like, your syrup can be a light amber color or a deep, rich golden hue which makes for a richer contrast in flavors.

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crêpes à la crème

These very thin pancakes may be delicate, but they are surprisingly easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. An exquisite dessert after a good meal.

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