17 Oct 2012

piece of cake

Almost a week is gone since we sat around the table with some old and new friends for our speak easy club .
Once again we had some bubbles, red wine, serious talkings, a lot laugh about and last but not least a delicious dinner. Although the competition was quite hard I think the dessert, which was Sorbet of Federweißer served with a tarte of roasted nuts, is the winner.

For the dough

sugar                     50 g
butter, softened    100 g
flour                    150 g

Knead all ingredients quickly until you get a smooth dough,
Keep in the fridge for two hours.

For the filling

assorted nuts 350 g (separately roasted and chopped)

sugar                                                   100  g
butter, melted                                       100  g
almonds, blanched and finely grounded  100  g
eggs                                                        3 nos

Mix sugar and grounded almonds in a food processor or blender. Add the eggs and proceed. Slowly pour in the warm and melted butter but do not stop blending.
Combine this mixture with the nuts.

Roll the dough very thin. Place a sheet of baking paper in a baking tray. Fill in the nut mixture and bake at 160°C for about 40 minutes or until done.      

12 Oct 2012


Obviously autumn arrived. Although we still have sunny moments the day mostly starts with grey skies and it is quite crispy at early morning. People more and more change their clothes. You see them walking in boots, wearing gloves, scarves and caps.
And time by time like every year when summer said goodbye even the smile of some people will go on trip for a certain time. Over again we are responsible for bringing back sun and smile into our life by setting highlights.
My highlight for this week is tomorrow. A fully booked Speak Easy Club, with a delicious dinner having people around and enjoying a great evening.
I am sorry for you guys who are not participating but here is the menu.

Home baked Focaccia

Mussels in White Wine

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Osso Buco with baked pumpkin
homemade Pasta

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Sorbet of Federweißer
Nut Tarte