Tag Archives: Dessert

Le meilleur Gâteau Froid de mamy

Mamy’s best cold cake!

Don’t ask me why we call it cold cake in french… but it is the direct translation!  Maybe you can help me, what would you call them in English?

Like the dominos, they are one of my weaknesses. A small bite of softness, melting in your mouth with a hint of coffee! I’m sure this is all they eat in heaven!

It is very easy to do, and it keeps well in the freezer while waiting a couple weeks for your guests!

Simply follow these few steps:

  • Crush into crumbs 40 tea cookies by first placing all the cookies in a big ziploc bag,
  • Gather some accumulated frustration and use a rolling pin as a tool to crumb the cookies,

Mix it all in a bowl with:

  • 1 lbs of icing sugar… a little over 2 cups
  • 3/4 of a cup of strong brewed coffee
  • 1 yolk …. the yellow part of the egg
  • 3 tablespoons of coco powder
  • some butter… Mamy says has big as the yolk in size
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Push down into a large 9 X 9 Pirex container with the back of a spoon to compact well and give a smooth surface on top. Be patient, it will be sticking to the spoon!

Refrigerate at least an hour before attempting to cut it into squares or what ever shape you feel like!

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Happy holidays! 

Mimi

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Christmas Domino Squares

Some people call them Nanaimo bars but in my family we call them Dominos! Anyhow they are one of my favorite sweets and I have been making them since I was a little child! 

They are very easy to make, although they require some time as they have 3 separate layers. You can surely do them a few days or a couple weeks ahead and keep them in the freezer.

I love to play with food coloring for the middle to create some fantasy. I make them early before Christmas, store them in the freezer until I gather friends and family at home for a lovely dinner. 

Here how to make them:

For the bottom layer mix well together:

  • 1/2 cup of melted butter,
  • 1/4 cup of sugar,
  • 1/3 of a cup of coco powder,
  • 1 egg,
  • 1 1/2 cup of crushed graham cookies and
  • 1 cup of coconut. 

Push all the mixture down at the bottom of a 9 X 9 Pirex plate with the back of  spoon to flatten the surface. Place in the fridge at least 30 min to let it cool down.

While waiting, start the middle icing. Mix well together

  • 1/4 cup of butter,
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla pudding mix powder and
  • 2 cups of icing sugar

I add some food coloring to make it green in the middle, last year I made it red…  Just for fun because I am still very young in my heart!

Spread the icing on top of the first layer carefully no to make crumbs into the icing and replace in the fridge another 30 min. 

Finally, melt and spread the chocolate layer on top of the squares:

  • 3 oz of chocolate chip with
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

You can melt it slowly in the microwave at 50% intensity or on a very low temperature stove for a few minutes. Be careful it is very easy to burn chocolate, being patient is my best advice…. thrust me!

The harder part in my opinion is to cut those into small squares without the chocolate braking into pieces. Again use a sharp knife and maybe when the chocolate is well cooled down but still close to room temperature slowly cut them into small squares.

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Happy holidays Folks!

Mimi

Easy crumble !

Like I promised on my facebook page, here is my crumble recipe ! 

Very easy, I just used old fruits I had in my fridge; a mixed of rhubarb and cranberries.

First I placed my fruits in the dish, I cut the rhubarb in pieces and just threw the cranberries as they were.

Rhubarb and Cranberries
Rhubarb and Cranberries

I added

  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup to it and
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch mixed with some water. 

Second, in a medium size bowl I mixed about

  • 1/3 of a cup of diced cold butter with
  • 1/2 of a cup of flour,
  • 1/3 of brown sugar,
  • 3/4 of oat flakes and
  • some cinnamon.

Using a fork I tried to brake down the butter in smaller pieces but without to much fuss. 

I bake it for a good 30-40 min at 350 F.

My favorite part is certainly the crumble and topped with ice cream it is unbelievably good!

Crumble!
Crumble!

Classic Mug Cake

FYI I am a big fan of desserts, but at the same time we are all trying to eat healthier! Who isn’t these days! 

Let’s talk about the famous Mug cake! I am sure I don’t need to sell it to you: a small cake in a mug, ready in less than 5 min will light up your day! Trust me!

I have tried many different mug cake recipe from blogs and websites, but I always go back the Ricardo one. Not too sweet, very easy to make (without egg) and just delicious! Perfect for my chocolate cravings!

Here is the recipe in English 

Pour votre information, je suis une fan de desserts, mais de nos jours on essai tous de manger plus santé! 

Alors voilà, ma solution pour mes envies de chocolat, le fameux Mug cake! Un petit gâteau dans une tasse prêt en moins de 5 minutes!

J’ai essayé plusieurs recettes de différents blogs et de différents site internet mais je reviens toujours à la recette de Ricardo. Elle n’est pas trop sucré, facile, sans œuf et juste délicieusement bonne. 

Voici la recette en français 

Empty Mug!
Empty Mug! – Ma tasse vide!