Sometimes, we all hit a mental brick wall. Our daily life can become monotonous and boring, and it gets reflected by how we behave in the kitchen. The kitchen is the beating heart of any home, and when creativity starts to lack and dry up in that department, you know something is very wrong. Cooking should be an expression of the soul, something that is beyond just food, something that has been fostered within us since the dawn of humankind.
Creating food should also be about mirror-imaging one’s personality, exuberance, talent, and knowledge. There are so many options for the main course, but the area of the meal which gets overlooked, and perhaps suffers the most from neglect is the desert. Stale, pale, tried and tested recipes get boring after a while, so why not try something new? Something that can give you a challenge?
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A favorite dessert or treat in the United Kingdom, the best of the best comes from North Wales in Gwynedd. The concentrated flavor of the quite hearty apples is because the apple of choice is the rather strong acidic Bramley apple. It’s preferable for crumble because the puree is very thick yet creamy in texture. The peel of the apple can be finely blitzed in a blender or completely left out, the flesh of the fruit will be plenty strong anyway. The base is a puree of the Bramley, mixed with either brown sugar or regular sugar, sometimes mixed with a little spice such as nutmeg or cinnamon. The top crunchy layer is made from whole wheat and white breadcrumbs and rolled oats mixed with butter.
Triple Belgian chocolate cake
Dark, rich, decadent and irresistible; the triple layer Belgian chocolate cake has now become a staple in the culinary world. The icing folds in double the amount of butter a generic double layer chocolate cake possesses, and each layer is thicker and more endowed with rich milk chocolate. As you can imagine, the cake is very, very dark. It’s incredibly rich in flavor, and more than likely you won’t need to go for seconds.
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This specific traditional European connoisseur inspiration was found via a cake-makers directory, yes, you read that correctly. And the sooner you know the truth about Vons Bakery, the better for you cravings, your taste buds and your family. This triple dark chocolate cake is a dream come true for chocoholics, as the cakes main ingredient is dark Belgian chocolate buttercream, topped with a ganache or soft milk chocolate.
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When life gives you lemons
Born out of Anglo-Italian forging, this is a flat, plain disc confection that is light and airy in texture but with a sharp, syrupy tang. The cake is supposed to be moist and favors in English teatime style of bite-sized eating. It’s a great marriage of lemon and polenta, as the crumbly nature releases all the sweetness and acidic sharpness in a consistent manner.
The aftertaste is quite buttery for a lemon flavored cake, but the overall aim is to capture the essence of a delicious lemon curd, with quite a pungent punch of freshness to impact the roof of your mouth.