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Decadent dark chocolate “fleur de sel” and caramel tart


dark chocolate caramel tartA decadent chocolate and caramel tart, cures the cravings of all chocolate lovers. Fleur de sel chocolate and caramel are a winning combo, anyone who is into dessert will be totally thrilled with this indulgent tart!

Yesterday was my hubby’s birthday, i wanted this tart to look as romantic and as sinful as it tastes, one bite and he is in another realm! I guess i succeeded.

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To make the crust you need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 200g butter cut in cubes
  • pinch of salt

Mix flour, cocoa, sugar and salt. Add the butter and mix with your hands. At the beginning while adding the butter it will resemble the breadcrumbs and by the final cube of butter it will form a big clump.

Wrap it and let it rest in the fridge for half an hour before rolling in a mold. I used a rectangular one of 36x11x2.8 cm (14″x4 3/4″x1″). Preheat oven to 180°C. Poke the dough with a fork (it will prevent the dough from getting puffy). Baking for 20 mns.

Let it cool to room temperature before applying the first caramel layer. you will need almost 5 tbsp of caramel(i used a ready made caramel from bonne maman). Put it in the fridge for 2 hours then pour the chocolate ganache over and return it to chill in the fridge for another 4-6 hours before serving.

dark chocolate caramel tart

dark chocolate caramel tartTo make the ganache you need 100g chocolate fleur de sel chopped, 150 ml cream and one tbsp butter. Heat the cream for 2 minutes in the microwave, add the chopped chocolate and butter and whisk until u get the glossy ganache. Usually i don’t use butter in the ganache unless i want the glossy effect to chocolate. If you want to booze it up you can add 1 tbsp of fine whiskey or rum, depending on your preference.

dark chocolate caramel tart

dark chocolate caramel tartHappy birthday Antoun and many happy returns, Nady and I, have been waiting for this day since a week to sing for you: hapababa da to you… hapababa da to you 🙂 ❤ xx

dark chocolate caramel tart

If you have 5 minutes lets DIY! Irresistible goat cheese appetizer


goat cheese & rosemary

With less than five minutes, you can make this beautiful appetizer from scratch.

All you need is spring roll pastry and cupcake mold to make the base shell. Very simple technique:

shell crust

Cut square shapes. Place them in the cupcake mold and adjust the edges in a way to have like a cup. Leave a space between each one so they don’t touch. Bake them on 180°C for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.

appetizer shell

crust shell

As you see it’s like a cup, you can fill it with any food of your choice. For instance, i used goat cheese (my favorite) and rosemary. Et Voila it is ready to serve.

goat cheese & rosemary

Wouldn’t you just love to have one of these beautiful appetizer? Small tips turn a simple food to a decorative one, giving you pleasure to the eyes and butterflies in your stomach.

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all berries no bake cheesecake


all berries cheese cake

No bake desserts are the best! Quick, easy and delicious. This creamy layered treat is one of the incredible indulgent sweet course. Each layer by itself is inviting. Follow me for a step by step tutorial:

To prepare the crust, put 250g of digestive biscuits into a food processor and blend until you get fine crumbs.

digestive

Add 80g of softened butter and 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Mix well until you get sand like mixture.

all berries cheesecake

For the filling, blend 500g cream cheese (I use philadelphia cheese) with 1 cup of icing sugar. Once mixed well add 2 cups of whipping cream and zest of half a lemon. Whisk to become fluffy.

all berries cheesecake

For  individual portions, choose a glass or shooter of your choice to press the crust in the buttom. Add the cream cheese, then all berries jam and let it cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

all berries cheesecake

You can use any jam you favor; could be strawberry, blueberry or even caramel…..

all berries cheesecake

If you like frozen sweets, put it in the freezer for couple of hours before adding the jam. Trust me it will be your summer dessert, you will melt for it!

all berries cheesecake

 

 

 

You are going to love these cheesecakes. Enjoy!

all berries cheesecake