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How to Bake Pear and Cranberry Crostata

Serves: 8 Preparation time: 50 mins Cooking time: 1 hr 45 mins Ingredients needed to make Pear and Cranberry Crostata: For the dough: 3 cups all purpose flour 5 tbsp milk 3 sticks unsalted butter, diced 1 ½ tbsp sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tsp salt For the almond cream: ¼ cup flour 2 ¼ cups almond flour ½ tsp vanilla ... Read More »

How to Bake Lemon and Almond Polenta Cake

Serves: 8-10 Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients needed to make Lemon and Almond Polenta Cake: For the cake: 4 oz instant polenta 8 oz ground almonds Zest and juice of 3 lemons 8 oz caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder 8 oz unsalted butter 3 eggs Icing sugar, for dusting For the glaze: 3 tbsp caster sugar ... Read More »

How to Bake Genoise Sponge

Yields: one 9’’ cake Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients needed to make Genoise Sponge: For the sponge cake: 9 oz all purpose flour 9 oz caster sugar 1 ¾ butter, melted 8 medium eggs For the blueberry compote: 3 1/2oz caster sugar 9 oz blueberries For the vanilla cream: 1 vanilla pod, split longitudinally into halves and ... Read More »

How to Bake Nut Pizzelles

Makes: 30 pizzelles Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 5 mins Ingredients needed to make Nut Pizzelles: 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 ½ cups ground nuts 1 tsp anise seeds 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 tsp baking powder ¾ cup butter, melted ¾ cup granulated sugar 3 eggs Icing sugar, for dusting Vegetable oil, for greasing Cooking instructions ... Read More »

How to Bake Cassata Cake

Serves: 12 Preparation time: overnight Cooking time: 45 mins Ingredients needed to make Cassata Cake: For the cake: 1 ½ cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting 5 eggs ½ tsp cream of tartar ¼ tsp salt 1 ¼ cups sugar ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup cold water For the filling: 2 ox mini semisweet ... Read More »

How to Cook Poached Pears

Serves: 8 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients needed to make Poached Pears: 4 pears 3 ½ oz Stilton One bottle (75 cl) superior-quality port 2 cloves Two 6’’ cinnamon sticks 3 ½ oz walnuts, toasted 3 ½ fl oz honey Cooking instructions for Poached Pears: Peel the skin off each pear and place them on a deep-bottomed saucepan. ... Read More »

How to Cook Sweet Ravioli with Passion Fruit Sauce

Serves: 8-10 Preparation time: overnight Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients needed to make Sweet Ravioli with Passion Fruit Sauce: For the ganache: 7 fl oz double cream 6 ½ oz dark chocolate 2 tbsp orange liqueur Zest of half an orange 1 ½ oz butter 1 tbsp glucose For the sauce: 3 large passion fruits, skin peeled off Juice of 2 ... Read More »

How to Make Almond Semifreddo

Serves: 6 Preparation time: overnight Cooking time: – Ingredients needed to make Almond Semifreddo: For the praline: 3 oz granulated sugar 4 ½ oz almonds, blanched Olive oil, for greasing For the semifreddo: 2 eggs, separated 2 tbsp vodka 1 pint double cream 1 tbsp cherry syrup 3 ½ oz icing sugar, sifted Cooking instructions for Almond Semifreddo: To make the praline, ... Read More »

How to Make Zabaglione

Serves: 6 Preparation time: 5  mins Cooking time:20 mins Ingredients needed to make Zabaglione: 6 egg yolks 1 cup heavy cream, whipped ¾ cup Marsala wine 1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp lemon zest, grated Few drops of pure vanilla extract Pinch of ground cinnamon Handful of strawberries or raspberries Cooking instructions for Zabaglione: Place the egg yolks in a steel bowl and ... Read More »

How to Bake Panettone Bread Pudding

Serves: 12 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients needed to make Panettone Bread Pudding: 1 loaf panettone, halved 2 cups half and half 3 egg yolks 3 whole eggs ¼ cup rum ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Large pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Vegetable oil, as required Dash of ground cinnamon, for serving Cooking instructions for Panettone ... Read More »