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Velvet chocolate Brownies!!!
Is it the camera angle or do you really only do 6 ginormous brownies per pan?
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Old 09.02.2017, 17:21
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Is it the camera angle or do you really only do 6 ginormous brownies per pan?
British friends don't like small portions. they always complain when I cut them in smaller squares.
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Paste di mandorla with cocoa and hazelnuts

Traditional Sicilian chewy and soft alternative to amaretti biscuits.

Recipe makes about 35 balls - teaspoon-full size of each ball.
  • 330 grams ground almonds
  • anything between 150-250 grams powdered sugar sifted
  • 20 grams unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 3 large egg WHITES
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence or extract
  • 20 grams candid orange peel or 2 tablespoons of orange zest (optional)
  • whole hazelnuts - blanched or otherwise
  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Place the ground almonds and sugar into a bowl and well until incorporated with a fork.
  • Add the cocoa powder and mix it in well with a form until well incorporated with a fork.
  • add the egg whites and vanilla essence and mix well until you have a paste. Initially, it will seem like you haven't got enough moisture from the egg whites and vanilla essence, but still with it and it will come together.
  • at this stage, you can then mix in the candid orange peels or orange zest.
  • Each ball is a teaspoon-full in size. form into balls between palm of hands. good to have palm of hands slightly damp with water - so the paste doesn't stick.
  • Place the balls on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Dip a whole hazelnut into each ball until have of each hazelnut is submerged.
  • Place in oven and allow to bake for max 10-12 minutes or until you see the cracks forming on the surface.
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Hi all! New here

Was reading all your amazing dishes, almost wanted to go through the whole thread since I haven't been cooking for a while and am getting super rusty, but thanks to you guys I'm getting back on track.

On time too, as Valentine's is coming and I seriously don't wanna shop for gifts... food is the language of love, and it is ironically silencing as well.

No recipe to post yet, but will be back with something nice
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Re: Post photos of what you cook and bake in Switzerland

Truffles

250 grams dark chocolate - 70% cocoa
125 grams double cream
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
25 grams unsalted butter
2 teaspoons brandy (optional)

For coating:

- dessicated coconut
- finely chopped mixed nuts
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- ginger cookies crushed in pestle and mortar
- whole toasted hazelnut poked into the center of each ball before forming
ball and rolling it round in the coatings.

you can use any coating of your choice.

Over a bain marie, melt together the dark chocolate, cream and melted better until well combined

Take the bowl off the heat and mix in the cocoa powder and brandy using a whisk.

Cover the bowl with cling film and place in the fridge for 2 hours

Take out of the fridge and use a teaspoon to measure each ball portion. forming the balls between palm of hands can be messy so I wore plastic gloves as it makes the process much easier.

Once each ball is formed, roll it around gently in coating of choice.

As its winter, the truffles should be OK at room temperature. Alternatively, they can be placed in a container and allowed to chill in the fridge.
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Truffles
I've seen you post these before and kept thinking I'd get around to trying the recipe. Today is the day, since it's Valentine's Day and I'm too cheap to buy store chocolates or ask hubby to buy them.

The chocolate mixture is cooling in the fridge. I shall report back later.
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I've seen you post these before and kept thinking I'd get around to trying the recipe. Today is the day, since it's Valentine's Day and I'm too cheap to buy store chocolates or ask hubby to buy them.

The chocolate mixture is cooling in the fridge. I shall report back later.
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That's one for each EF member, right? <waiting for the post man ..... >
I wish I was still in Zurich. I would deliver in person
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That's one for each EF member, right? <waiting for the post man ..... >
acmilan - how many does your recipe make? Based on your photo I wasn't sure so I cut it in half, because 40+ truffles is a bit much, even for me.
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acmilan - how many does your recipe make? Based on your photo I wasn't sure so I cut it in half, because 40+ truffles is a bit much, even for me.
40 plus truffles with about 500 grams. 250 grams choco should make about 20.
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40 plus truffles with about 500 grams. 250 grams choco should make about 20.
Reporting back. These are very nice, and cost a fraction of the fancy ones you buy at Läderach, etc. Thanks for the tip to use gloves, it made a difference. I should have refrigerated the chocolate for a bit longer, as it was still a bit too soft after 2 hours to get the shape to stay nice and round.

I actually cut the recipe into 1/4 (62.5 g of chocolate) because we're only 2 people. I got 8 truffles, which is perfect! I rolled half in cocoa powder and half in coconut flakes. Both are great.

Sorry no pics, as they don't look very appetizing, particularly the ones just coated in chocolate powder.
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Reporting back. These are very nice, and cost a fraction of the fancy ones you buy at Läderach, etc. Thanks for the tip to use gloves, it made a difference. I should have refrigerated the chocolate for a bit longer, as it was still a bit too soft after 2 hours to get the shape to stay nice and round.

I actually cut the recipe into 1/4 (62.5 g of chocolate) because we're only 2 people. I got 8 truffles, which is perfect! I rolled half in cocoa powder and half in coconut flakes. Both are great.

Sorry no pics, as they don't look very appetizing, particularly the ones just coated in chocolate powder.
Hmmmm, I might try them too, next time my midnight-urge to be productive overwhelms me. I was just thinking pounden, saltet peanut coating

okay, here we go: What's double cream? "Vollrahm"?

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Hmmmm, I might try them too, next time my midnight-urge to be productive overwhelms me. I was just thinking pounden, saltet peanut coating

okay, here we go: What's double cream? "Vollrahm"?
Vollrahm is full cream. I think double cream would be Doppelrahm. I didn't have either to hand so I used Halbrahm and they turned out fine.
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Vollrahm is full cream. I think double cream would be Doppelrahm. I didn't have either to hand so I used Halbrahm and they turned out fine.
I know the name would lead to that, not heard of it though ..... swissmilk says it's Mascarpone. That is heavy stuff.

so, acmilan - is it mascarpone? (already feel my jeans shrink )
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Old 14.02.2017, 22:42
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And this would be sinfully delicious:


Those are some happy cows in Gruyère!
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Here's an image from Coop:


And this would be sinfully delicious:


Those are some happy cows in Gruyère!
Thank you. I'll go for the happy cows
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Vollrahm is full cream. I think double cream would be Doppelrahm. I didn't have either to hand so I used Halbrahm and they turned out fine.
as it wasn't full cream, that's why your ganache was still a bit soft after 2 hours. that or the fridge isn't very cold? usually anything more than two hours and it might be a bit tough to scoop and then shape.
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I know the name would lead to that, not heard of it though ..... swissmilk says it's Mascarpone. That is heavy stuff.

so, acmilan - is it mascarpone? (already feel my jeans shrink )
hehe not mascarpone. basically in London, we call it full fat cream or double cream. its runny cream. the one that you use to do whipped cream.

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