Month: November 2015

DO-NUT worry!

I was out with my sister the day before, drinking coffee and eating those typical cute donut pans. When I came back home I decided to give it a try; and whoop! Here we are! Delicious, baked and quite easy to make! DO-NUT worry! On weekends we don’t count calories 😉

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Ingredients: (makes 2 dozen medium donuts)

3 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk (better warmed)
3/4 cup melted butter
4 eggs
1tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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The ingredients

It’s the easiest way cause you won’t need to deep-fry them or use any machine for the dough. Let’s go!

Method:

Bowl 1: Add your flour, yeast and and salt; mix well
Bowl 2: Whisk together milk, eggs, honey, butter and vanilla extract

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Bowl 1 & Bowl 2

Mix the two bowls together with a spatula until you form a dough

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Getting closer… Dough ready!

Cover tightly with a cling film and a towel and let it stand in a room temperature for 2 to 3 hours. You’re gonna see it rise!
Then place it in the fridge overnight for about 12 hours

(next day)

Roll it out on a flour surface and shape the dough using a donut cutter (alternatively use a knife).
When ready, lay them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Finally, bake at 190C for 15 minutes while you prepare the toppings!

Topping Ideas:

VANILLA GLAZE
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk

PINK GLAZE
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
1 small drop pink food colouring

CHOCOLATE GLAZE
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

OR top them with sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, jam etc. As you can see, donut toppings can only be limited by your imagination!

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Our Pink & Chocolate Glaze

……….yuuumm……

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Chocolate glazed

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Pink glazed

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ENJOY!!! 😍😎🍩

 

 

Beautiful Geneva!

Genève… One of the most beautiful cities to visit. Classy people with really gentle behaviours. Life may be a bit expensive but seriously– you get what you pay. You can just relax at the old town, walk in the rich streets of Geneva for hours and get lost by the lake. The hometown of the world’s most prestigious watchmakers makes the city and the society in general so elegant. Top quality cuisine and beautiful views.

Must-Dine: The Parisian style restaurant in Rue du Mont-Blanc 26, “Café de Paris” by Chez Boubier where you get served an entrecôte of beef, topped with their signature butter sauce and of course some delicious homemade french-fries on the side. When in food, trust me. I know better 😉😝

Must-See: Jet D’eau, a jet of water in the middle of the lake shooting 500 litres of water per second and reaching 140 meters into the sky. (Better by night)

The rich streets of beautiful Geneva

Walking around the Old Town

Lac de Genève

Lac de Genève

Pace du Molard

Place du Molard

Night vision: ON 😍

Night vision: ON 😍

SLS @Rue du Rhône

SLS @Rue du Rhône

Local cheese & wine

Local cheese & wine

Enjoying some wine after a busy day at Hotel President Wilson

Enjoying some wine after a busy day at Hotel President Wilson

Just Art

Art & Art

Aghh Läderach! Hand-made Swiss chocolate

Läderach! Hand-made Swiss chocolate

 

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

 

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are the simplest of candy to make; cream cheese, biscuits and time is all it takes to create something extremely delicious. Trust me, you’re gonna fall for them. To begin with, you will only need about 10 minutes to make these elegant and heavenly tasty truffle bites.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 packets of chocolate biscuits
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

METHOD:

  1. Blend the biscuits so thoroughly till they become one
  2. In a medium sized bowl bring the heavy whipping cream and the biscuits and mix them together with a spoon (use your hands if possible, for a quicker and easier result)
  3. Once the mixture is ready shape them into small balls
  4. Then roll them in cocoa powder or chocolate truffle and place them on the top of an aluminum foil
  5. Now place the balls in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 hours till they set

Follow me step by step 🙂

The ingredients

The ingredients

Start blending the biscuits

Start blending the biscuits

Place the biscuit crumbs into a medium sized bowl

Place the biscuit crumbs into a medium sized bowl

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly

Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly

Mixture ready; shape them into balls

Mixture ready; shape into balls

Ready? Start rolling!

Ready? Start rolling!

* A tip for coconut lovers(!!!): mix the truffle and the cocoa powder with coconut crumbs. Delicious…!!

When finished, place them on an aluminum foil. Off to the fridge (~2.5h)

When finished, place them on an aluminum foil. Off to the fridge (~2.5h)

GUESS WHAT?! Bon Appétit!

GUESS WHAT?! Bon Appétit! ❤

Oh, and believe me; they’re gonna look so tempting on your coffee table!
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