Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2013 Vianden Medieval Festival

The festival is held between July 27 and August 4, 2013.

The entry ticket is EUR 7,50 per adult.

More info you can find here

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Walnut chocolate cake - recipe (including photos)

Ingredients for the dough:
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 50 grams of bread crumbs
  • 50 grams of ground walnuts
  • 5 eggs

Mix the butter at room temperature with the sugar.

Add the egg yolks one by one and mix.

Add the ground walnuts and mix.

Add the bread crumbs and mix.

Beat the egg whites and mix it with the rest of the dough.

Put the dough in the oven at medium fire for 20-30 minutes or until ready.

 Ingredients for the filling:
  • 200 grams of chocolate
  • 150 grams of mascarpone
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 3 eggs

Beat the egg yolks with the sugar.

Melt the chocolate and put it aside to cool. Add the beaten egg yolks over it and mix until well incorporated..

Add the mascarpone little by little and mix.

Add the beaten egg whites over the chocolate filling and mix until well incorporated.
Let the filling in the fridge for 1 hour.

Add the filling over the dough.

You can add some fruits over the filling, then add the last layer of dough.

Add some melted chocolate over the last layer of dough.

If you like cream you can add some cream above the chocolate and it will be delicious.

The recipes can be found here and here

Monday, July 29, 2013

Two cookies in Valenciennes, France - Maison A. Legrand

Around the city centre we came across three shops of the same company called Maison A. Legrand.

The cookies were fresh and good.

You can find their locations on their official website:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

2013 elephant parade in Trier and Luxembourg

You can admire these elephants in Luxembourg and Trier until October 18th 2013.

More info available here

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Eating out - Grand Hotel President Olbia, Sardinia

We had the evening set menu (at the same time with a large group of French tourists).

The food was good and the service was fast. We had an appetizer, pasta, main course, dessert, a bottle of house wine and a bottle of sparkling water.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Celery pudding - recipe (including photos)

  • 1 big celery (about 700-800 grams)
  • 300 grams of milk
  • 150 grams of fresh cream
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 100 grams of bacon
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 spoons of flour
  • pepper
  • salt

Clean and cut the celery root.
Let it boil until soft.

Mash it and add 50 grams of melted butter.

Add the chopped and fried bacon.
Mix everything well.

Separately melt the remaining butter and add the flour mixing.
Keep it on the fire about 5 minutes mixing continuously.

Add the milk and mix.

Add the fresh cream and mix.

Separate the egg whites from the yolks.
Beat the egg yolks.

Beat the egg whites with some salt (if needed).

Add the egg yolks over the mashed celery and mix.

Add the butter+flour+milk+fresh cream mix over the celery and mix well.
Finally add the beaten egg whites over the composition and mix slowly, just to incorporate the eggs.
Add pepper and salt.

Grease a pan with a spoon of olive oil or butter, add some flour above and pour the composition.

Let it in the oven at 170 degrees Celsius for 30-40 minutes or until brown.


The original recipe can be found here


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