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From Italy: Tiramisu

Wednesday 13 June 2018

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I am super excited to start this series in Food bits as I am going to present some of my favourite cuisine from different regions . And as a start I have chosen Italy and one of my all time top desert picks: The Tiramisu.
I hope you stick with me in this journey and leave your moments bellow.


level of difficulty: medium
preparation time: 30 minutes

Serves 4

500g mascarpone
200ml double or whipping cream
5 tablespoons caster sugar
4 egg yolks
200g sponge finger biscuits
4 tablespoons amaretto
( optional)
cocoa powder, sifted

Soak the sponge biscuit in the coffee and amaretto. Whip the cream with a tablespoonful of sugar. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar until they become creamy. Add the mascarpone little by little. Now, add the whipped cream. Assemble the desert by placing the soaked sponge biscuits with a layer of mascarpone cream. Then cover with another layer of sponge biscuits, and cover with the remaining cream. Dust the surface with cocoa powder and place in the fridge for at least one hour.

And enjoy or share with your family and friends.

Interesting info:

Many Italian regions dispute the origin of this cult desert.
Variations depend on the type of alcohol used, which can range from cognac to whisky, rum or coffee liqueur.

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La vie en Rose

Monday 28 May 2018

42 Adler St, Whitechapel, London E1 1EE, UK
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I am not really a cocktail person but once in a while I allow myself to try something new. As it was a special Birthday celebration for my sister , I could not say no to the opportunity to explore a new taste. And so my choice for "La Vie En Rose" as it sounded so dreamy and french I was even more curious.
It Consists of:
Beefeater gin, St Germain, fresh lemon juice, lavender syrup and rose lemonade.
I was not expecting much but when it was served I was pleasantly surprised by the loveliness in the glass. Soft Pink with dried lavender and rose petals..... and the taste .. well If I had to rate it I would give it a 10 out of 10.

If you like what you are seeing, You can try it in the lobby Bar at The QBIC Hotel in London.

What is your favourite cocktail ?

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Tuesday 22 May 2018

Upper St, London N1 1RQ, UK
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This little flower here is actually used for tea preparetion . It is one of my accidental findings whilst enjoying a walk with my sister on Upper street, Islington. The area is so gorgeous and filled with  so interesting and cute little shops that it was just a matter of time before I pumped into this cutie here. 
It is a Jasmine tea flower and it deffinetely raised my tea game up. 

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The perfect dessert presentation for your summer garden parties

London, UK
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Back when I was a student I would take small breaks to allow myself to refresh and energize. One of my distractions was so sweet and tasty that I decided to permanently add the recipe to my cooking book. I did come up with some pretty good homemade recipes  for quick and fancy looking deserts and I am going to share them with you.
All you need for this one is bellow:

  1. 800ml of milk ( any milk is good, almond, soya...whatever drives your boat)
  2. 1 packet Vanilla or Strawberry Starch ( if you have no idea where to find a flavored one, I suggest you visit a polish or Eastern European shop)
  3. 200gr of sugar
  4. some bananas and I ave added kiwi but feel free to mix it up with your favorite fruit   

And then here comes the fun part:
Pour the milk in a saucepan and boil it, but make sure to leave aside 150ml( roughly one cup).
Mix the Flavoured starch with the milk in the cup you have put aside.

Once the milked is boiled ( you will notice it by the increased bubbles on the top ; ) ) add the sugar and the premixed cup of milk and starch while staring it all along.

Boil the mix 5-10 minutes, take off the hob and let it cool down.
All you need to do next is put in a fancy dessert dish and style.

And to get this beautiful table setting here are some of the picks I have selected for You:

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