Sweet cinnamon bread with chocolate and apricot

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Bread like a cake…

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A creamy rye bread dough (2/3 bread flour, 1/3 white flour), plus cane sugar, plus lots of cinnamon, plus sesame, plus cocoa mass (100%) chips, plus dry apricots…

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Topped with almond slices, cinnamon, sugar.

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I’ve let raise too much before baking, but only the shape is affected.

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It’s even better the next days… if there is some left.

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Generous apple brioche

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A delicious brioche sweet bread, ideal fruity treat for the season.

It’s garnished with one of these superb akibae apples.

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To get a delicious fluffy dough, the main ingredient is time.
One day, you mix yeast, sugar, water and flour to make a sponge. The next day, you make a dough. Two days later you bake it. The net day you enjoy the delight.
300 g bread flour
1/2 cup of yeast “sponge”.
40 g sugar
80 g butter
1 egg + 1 white
about a cup of milk

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It’s filled with cubes of apple, many. Also, cocoa chips, Grand-Marnier soaked raisins, cinnamon.

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On top, sliced almonds, sugar, cinnamon.

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Really, be patient, as it gets so much better a whole day after baking.

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Autumn colors (1) : Pumpkin crust

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A pie crust colored by the golds of Autumn. It’s easy, delicious and you can use it for many recipes or pies, tarts, etc.

The season’s star : kabocha pumpkin. You can use other types of pumpkin, some will be more watery so you will need to add less water.

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Kabocha pumpkin crust : 1/3 boiled pumpkin flesh, 1/3 flour, 1/3 whole wheat flour. Plus a little baling powder, salt and enough of the squash cooking water to for a dough.
It’s not very solid when raw, so spread it on a silpat or a plastic film.

That gives the neutral version for both sweet and savory pies, but you can add sugar or salt and spices too.

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Then I baked them at 160 degrees, about 30 minutes.

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A dessert version, very lazy. I’ve garnished with coconut cream, walnuts, unsweetened chocolate (100% cocoa mass), cinnamon. The only “sugar” is a minced prune.

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Fresh cherry cream pie (no bake)

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A little cake, made mostly of fruits, ready in a few minutes. It’s simple and natural. No cooking, no added sugar.
And it tastes really decadent.

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The 3 ingredients in equal amounts, pasted into the blender, then shaped in a mold.

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Coconut cream plus grated lemon zest.

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Fresh cherries. Then powdered cinnamon. That’s all.

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Ahem… for a nicer effect, I should have taken away the crust before filling. I broke it apart, but that was still delicious.

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Banana-coco smoothie and seven treasure waffles

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A simple fruity brunch, easy to prepare and plant based.

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To a simple batter (flour, potato starch, baking powder, brown sugar), I’ve added these 5 and 2 spices : nutmeg and cinnamon.

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I’ve eaten the konatsu pomelo while the waffle was cooking.

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The smoothie is very basic. The banana was just cold, the coconut cream was frozen. 30 seconds in the blender. Enjoy !

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Espresso ! Quickie dessert.

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Two minutes for a yummy dessert and your caffeine fix !

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Use soft tofu…or whip a lot. And my hand-mixer is dead, so my wrist is sore now. There is a Murphy’s law that says that whatever the recipe you want to make, you never had the ideal type of tofu in stock.
Decorate with raisins, toasted sesame seeds and 2 chips of 100% cocoa.

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Tarte alsacienne à la fraise et à la myrtille (double berry cake)

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It’s a cousin from Lorraine’s tarte au sucre (here). A little more elaborated. Both are nice, that depends if you’re looking for simplicity or something more cake-like.

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Strawberries (fraises) and blueberries (myrtilles) are garnishing it. Frozen fruits do the trick perfectly.

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And there is some streusel on top.

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