WSJ 5/27/2017.  Italian frozen chocolate mousse. QED.  Svgs 8.  Takes 4 hours to freeze.

INGREDIENTS

½ C sugar

3 large eggs

2 egg yolks

2 C heavy cream

8 ounces semisweet (63% cacao or higher), melted, warm but not hot.

¾ C toasted, coarsely chopped almonds

DIRECTIONS

  • line 9×5 loaf pan with plastic wrap
  • A. MELTED CHOCOLATE  melt 8 oz chocolate in double boiler, remove from double boiler, set aside.
  •  B. EGG MIXTURE In double boiler over simmering water, whisk: eggs & sugar & pinch of salt until pale & frothy ~ 4 minutes. Remove from heat (I transferred to large bowl).
  • C. CREAM MIXTURE In a bowl, Beat 2 C cream (with whisk attachment) to soft peaks. Set aside 2/3 C of whipped cream for serving – keep chilled in refrigerator until needed when serving.
  • Fold A Chocolate  into B Egg mixture with rubber spatula.                                                                                       Quickly but gently fold in C whipped cream to A&B mixture.
  • Add ¾C toasted almonds to chocolate mixture. Transfer to loaf pan lined with plastic wrap. Cover & freeze 4 hours.
  • Slice & serve with dollop of whipped cream

Chocolate Mousse

July 14, 2015

WSJ 2015

  • 12 oz semisweet chopped chocolate
  • ¾ C water
  • 2 Tb instant espresso coffee granules
  • pinch salt
  • 4 egg yolks (can add 2 whites- optional for lighter mousse)
  • 1 C heavy whipped cream
  • 2 TB liquor (Cognac/bourbon or Kahlua)
  1. Double boiler over simmering water: melt chocolate, water, coffee powder & salt. Stir until just melted.
  2. Remove top pot from heat, beat in yolks, one at a time, let cool completely.
  3. Whip cream to soft peaks then add 2 T liquor.
  4. Fold whipped cream into chocolate [if wanted, add 2 whipped egg whites to chocolate  – after folding in whipped cream].
  5. Transfer chocolate mousse into ramekins or other individual serving cups/glasses.(maybe top with flak salt and or fruit and whipped cream)

Aperol Citrus Granita

July 25, 2014

WSJ 2014, 3 hrs chill serves 4

  • 1 C fresh orange juice
  • 1 C fresh grapefruit juice
  • ½ C Aperol
  • ½ C vanilla sugar/regular sugar
  • ¼ C water
  • ¼ tsp orange bitters
  • finely grated orange zest

Mix all ingredients until sugar dissolved, place in 9 by 13 inch baking dish.

Cover with plastic wrap, place in freezer. Use fork to stir every 30 minutes. Break up ice chunks until all frozen.

Scoop granita into chilled serving glasses. Garnish with orange zest.

Currant Scones Cream

February 13, 2014

WSJ Jan 2014 Scones made with heavy cream. 375º

  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/3 C sugar (plus 2-3 TB for sprinkling or use pearl sugar)
  • 1 1/3 C dried currants
  • 1 C heavy cream, cold
  • 3 TB unsalted butter, melted
  1. Sift dry ingredients, stir in currants. Add cold cream to bowl, use electric mixer to blend on low until just combined.
  2. Knead dough on floured surface briefly.
  3. Roll dough to 1 inch thickness, cut into shape desired.
  4. place 1 inch apart on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. brush top of scones with melted butter with pastry brush and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake in center of oven 12- 15 min until golden
  7. cool on baking rack.

Mormor’s almond cookies

December 14, 2013

Mormor Karin’s “peasant cookies”, like shortbread.

Bake 350°, 10-12 min.

200 g Butter

200 g Sugar

1 ½ T syrup

75 g almond slivers

300g Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda (mix into flour)

  • Beat sugar & butter until fluffy
  • stir in syrup
  • mix in dry ingredients (almonds,flour, baking soda)
  • roll into 8″ long loaves, 2″ wide
  • refrigerate 24 hours (will last for weeks in refrigerator)
  • Cut into thin  1/8th inch slice
  • BAKE 350°  10-12 min

Mormor’s Pepparkakor

December 17, 2012

Karin Yperman’s recipe. Rolled, refrigerator type cookie. refrigerate overnite. Cut into thin slices. Bake 350° 10-12 min.

  • 212 gr butter (7.47 oz)
  • 212 gr sugar (7.4 7 oz)
  • 212 gr syrup dark corn syrup (7.47 oz)
  • 2½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2½ tsp cloves
  • 2½ tsp ginger
  • maybe add more ginger, cardamom, ½C blanched slivered almonds
  • 625 g flour (22 oz)
  • ¾dl water <1/3 C water

Melt butter, add corn syrup. Mix all ingredients together.Roll into narrow 2′ loaves. refrigerate 24 hrs. Cut into thin slices.

 

Pepparkakor

December 9, 2012

Swedish gingersnaps, Ramona’s recipe. Refrigerate overnite. Roll very thin. Bake at 325º, 8 minutes.

Cream (beat until soft and creamy)

  • ½ LB unsalted butter
  • 1½ Cup sugar

Add and beat until creamy

  • 1 C Karo brown syrup (NOT molasses)

Prepare and add the following

  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp orange zest or thinly sliced peel (not the white part)

Blend the following dry ingredients together before mixing into batter:

  • 3½ C flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp ground allspice

May need to add more flour so not so sticky. Refrigerate overnite. Roll out very thin, use cookie cutter shapes. Place slivered almond in middle.

If make heart shaped cookies, before you eat, hold in hand and tap with finger, if it breaks into 3 pieces, it means good luck! Keep practicing:-)