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Well guys.. Clearly the plan of posting at least five times a month didn’t really make it through 😦 we’ve been off school and traveling – and haven’t had time. But no worries! Traveling gives you every opportunity to explore the food culture! So soon there will be pictures and recipes coming up 🙂 hope y’all are enjoying the month! Only 1 more day and we will enter the spring season, which hopefully means a lot of different vegetables and fruits 🙂
Vibe & Nicole
First of all – Happy New Years everyone! Cant believe that we’ve turned the page to another year (I feel like it surprises me every time). As you probably know, it is almost a must to make resolutions for the new year, and I have to admit that I am one of the people, who follow this must. Therefor I have made two resolutions – 1: Be happy and cook your way through a bunch of recipes without worrying about dieting. 2: We must post at least 5 recipes every month.
So whats the problem, I tell myself? This sounds easier than any other resolutions I’ve had in the past years. Hopefully there will be no problem, because (come on Nicole) this really is pretty simple.
The resolution was made only yesterday, when I found myself craving French food after watching the movie Julie & Julia, and I have to say that I felt sort of guilty seeing how Julie made her way through 524 French recipes in only 365 days. If she can do it, I should be able to as well…. someday. Right now I’m only 17 (turning 18 in less than 4 weeks YAY) and I should probably focus much more on life than cooking. But don’t worry, I won’t 😉 Get ready to see plenty of wonderful recipes on the site soon!
I’m so sorry that we haven’t posted anything for a while – schools been crazy busy.. 😦 But on the positive side, I went to NY in the meantime and took a lot of pictures of all the delicious food, so you will have plenty to look at very soon!
This danish ”flødeboller” as we call them here in Denmark, are just so delicious. If you translate it directly it’s “Cream balls”. If you never have tasted them, you must do – soon! It’s a little “ball”, with a bottom which you spray this suckercream on, and then cover them with chocolate! It’s just great, and they are funny to create!
I got the inspiration from yesterday, while seeing this television show called ”The big baking fight”, where the competitors are challenged to make this tasty flødeboller. It looks so good, and then I thought that I must try it, too. So today I went to the kitchen and pitch in!
I chose to make hazelnut macaroons as bottoms because it tastes lovely and there’s bite in it, but if you like, you can use marzipan or a regular biscuits instead.
For the hazelnut macaroons you will need:
- 200 g Hazelnuts (7 oz)
- 200 g sugar (7 oz)
- 100 g egg white (3,5 oz)
Preheat the oven at 180 C (350 F) . Blend hazelnuts and sucker together until it’s fine-ground. Add the egg white and stir. Put the blend into a icing back and squire it out in suitable rounds. Bag the bottom in the oven in about 15 minutes until they are golden. Cool down.
Now it’s Cream-time (psst, actually theirs no cream in!) Here you will need:
- ½ dl Water ( 0.2 cup)
- 150 g sugar ( 5.3 oz)
- 80 g glucose syrup (2.8 oz)
- 100 g egg white ( 3.5 oz)
- 2 table sp. sugar
Start to measure Sugar, water and glucose syrup in a caseroll. Head it up until it reachs 117 decrease C. While waiting for the mass to boil, stir egg white and 2 tablespoons sugar together until it’s all stiff. When the sugar mass has the right temperature, you have to cool it down before you slowly tip it into the egg white while whipping. Whip it 5-10 minutes. Now put the mass in an icing bag and squirt it out in suitable tops on the cold bottoms. Let the “balls” rest in about 2 hours until the foam doesn’t stick to your finger while touching it.
- 300 g dark Chocolate (70-80 %) (10.5 oz)
Temperat the chocolate and cover the creamballs. There’s many ways to do this. 1) Dip them. 2) Bake the balls (without chocolate in 10 minut, 175 C), and then gently brush the chocolate on. 3) Put a cream ball on a grating and tip the chocolate over – that what I did, and it pretty simple and the result is good, because it’s easy to cover all of the foam and the bottom.
When the chocolate is still war, sprinkle e.v.t with hacked nuts, freeze-dry raspberries, coffee or whatever you feel for.
They only get’s better if you let them rest in a couple of hours! Injoy
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