Sour coconut on coffee jelly

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A refreshing delight with no added sugar. The contrast is interesting, tartness of the coconut sauce, bitterness of coffee.

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I made a coffee jelly with instant coffee, instant coffee and gelatin (agar agar can also be used). Let chill overnight.

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I also had home-made coconut yogurt.

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Crush some jelly.

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Garnish with yogurt, and coconut flakes.

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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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Desserts de France…

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Les crêpes !
Crêpes Suzette mandarineCrêpes boisettes (berry) Crêpes little sunCrêpes soufflées tropicales

More : crêpes compilation (sweet and savory)

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Noël et Rois (Xmas and Kings) :
Pompe à l’huile (sweet fougasse)Nonnettes (fluffy gingerbread)Flocon de neige (snowflake cake)Nougat glacé (honey ice-cream) Galette des Rois (Kings’ cake)Galette des Rois au chocolat

More : Christmas dessert compilation

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Les fruits !
Poire pochée au chocolat Baked pineappleFruity papilloteTartelette aux figuesPomme lampion (baked apple) Crémet aux fruits rouges

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Classiques :
GénoiseCygne et choux (cream puffs and swan) MillefeuilleTarte au chocolat Religieuse (cream puff “nun”)

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Regions :
Brioche de Pâques (Easter bread, Provence)Gâteau de Metz (retro chocolate cake, Lorraine)Croustade or Pastis aux pommes (apple pie, Gascogne) Millas (corn and pumpkin, South-West) Farz fourn (butter cake, Bretagne)

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Chocolat.
Coffee sunglassesGâteau truffe aux kumquatsWhite chocolate cinnamon apple cake Raspeberry choco-carob cake

More chocolate sweets.

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Festifs.
Pets de nonne (‘farting nun’ carnival donuts)Mango coco millefeuilleStar anise mandarin chocolate tarte Crémet in mint sauceGâteau de la bergère (Shepherd’s cake made with potato) Petits flans a la betterave (sweet beetroot puddings)

More ? French dessert compilation.

Coffee sunglasses

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Coffee or dessert ? Let’s have a coffee flavored sweet.
That’s very simple and plant based. I had fun with the silicone molds.

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Fresh out of the mold. They look naked ? Let’s dress them.

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So ?

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That’s the plan. The biscuit is sesame, sugar and cocoa mass chips, blended together. The bavarois is thick coconut milk, instant coffee, texture with agar.

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Fruity cardamom waffles


Today’s brunch : apple waffles, and kiwis.

Simple batter, flour, baking powder, black sugar, water. I’ve added seeds of cardamom and small dices of apple.

With fresh slices of kiwi.

Simple and delicious.

BUZZ in 2012

Here are the most popular of the past year, some Japanese, some French, some that try to be delicious and healthy. And you like original bread too…

Bonne fin d’année !
Yoi o toshi o !
Enjoy the last hours of the year and party well into next one !

So maybe that would be the ideal party dinner :
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JAPANESE
Casual, classic, rare and daily…


Osaka’s famous takoyaki.

Perfect Japanese rice in your cast iron pot
Awabi to kimo, abalone in buttered soy sauce
Kabocha salad, a bento lunch box hit

FRENCH
Classics…

Boeuf bourguignon
Fleischnacka, Alsace’s meat snails
Pommes soufflées (puffed potatoes)

HEALTHY FUNNY EXOTIC

Kabocha and carrot kibbeh
Korean style Taisho kintoki beans
Kuzukiri crystal noodles in creamy coriander sauce
Simple 10 minute falafels
Colorslaw

SPECIAL BREADS

Tiger bread
Black rice bread
sprouted hemp seed bread
Rice-cooker steamed black sesame bread
Buckwheat soda bread

HEALTHY TREATS

Tofu pumpkin jewel cake
Black sesame waffle and carob mousse
Red lentil crackers, two flavors

DESSERT AND TEA

Osaka yoghurt cake
Scones for tea…
Black sata andagi (Okinawan donuts)
Rising Sun melon-pan

COFFEE

Love ducks, a yin yang drink
Café au lait, so visited…
Nama choco.

Baked matcha donuts with silky mocha


Sweet time. In Winter in Spain, they serve their churros with a thick chocolate. That was the idea. My drink is a mocha, with coffee in it. And I baked matcha green tea donuts. Both are very quick and simple to make, vegan, dairy free and more important : warm and yummy !

Matcha baked donuts :
A cup of flour, baking powder, 2 tbs of sweetened green tea powder, a generous drip of olive oil, water… Baked at 120 degrees C, till they get firm on the top. They stay very soft

You see them naked on the right. On the left, when warm, I painted them with olive oil and shook in a bag with a ts of tea powder.

A real donut texture, rich, moist, soft, sweet. The green teea sweetness is very pleasant and a perfect companion for dark chocolate.

Silky mocha. Coffee, lots of pure cocoa powder, potato starch, a few seconds in the micro-wave… It gets silky. Creamy. Well I nearly had pudding.

Let’s dip in the donuts…