A fusion version of the Indian dal masala (lentil curry). Really quick and easy. And a gorgeous dessert.
Stir-fried sweet corn with green soy beans and onion, The spices are a dal masala mix and turmeric.
Added enoki mushrooms, and some greens (umaina). A little lemon juice.
The earthiness of the soy beans.
The sweet freshness of corn.
With leftovers of dough for the gâteaux basques, I baked the crust of a tartelette and a few cookies. On the crust, big dices of mango. Plus a pinch of ground salt and hot chili. You have to try that, just a pinch on mango, and it enhances spectacularly the flavor of a fruit that is already delicious.
Cygne is the name of this cake, it’s swan in French. I need to precise as mine could be a turkey as well… It’s kitsch like an after-school salon de thé visit with granny. They were proposing those when I was a kid…
Kat of The Bobwhites was our August 2012 Daring Baker hostess who inspired us to have fun in creating pate a choux shapes, filled with crème patisserie or Chantilly cream. We were encouraged to create swans or any shape we wanted and to go crazy with filling flavors allowing our creativity to go wild!
My first génoise ! YEAH !
It’s really silly but that took me decades to decide to make one. I was sure that sponge cake was very difficult to make without pro equipment and I don’t even have an electric egg beater.
I was wrong !
The shape is nice for a first try, I think. I didn’t even put paper in the mold. I only greased it with butter. No problem to get the cake out.
In addition as my kitchen scale is broken, I totally eyeballed ingredients.
1 egg (medium size)
3 tablespoons (very full) of flour
3 tbs of sugar (or vanilla sugar , or sugar + vanilla essence)
1 tbs of unsalted butter
Prepare the flour (sieve it). Put the butter in a cup. Break the egg in a metal bowl, add the sugar, beat.
-Bring a saucepan 2/3 full of water to boil, stop.
Bath the butter cup to melt it, set aside.
-Bath the metal in the water and beat till it triples of volume in a nice foam (10 minutes).
Get out of the water, keep beating a while (5 minutes).
-Add 2 tbs of egg to the butter, mix.
Add the flour to the rest of egg, stir carefully. Add in the butter. Pour in greased molds (2/3 of height).
-Bake at 180 degrees C. It’s done when the top is brown and a toothpick gets out dry. That took 20 minutes.
-Take out of the mold. Let cool on a grill.