Friday, December 30, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Exotic cake - mango, banana, kiwi (with step-by-step photos)

Ingredients for the dough:
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 60 grams of almond powder
  • 50 grams of sugar
  • 50 grams of flour
  • 40 grams of crushed walnuts
  • 2 eggs

Ingredients for the mango filling:
  • 450 grams of mango
  • 250 grams of mascarpone cheese
  • 4 spoons with sugar
  • 5 grams of gelatin sheets
  • 5 saffron threads
  • a few cardamom seeds 
Ingredients for the banana filling
  • 2 bananas
  • 100 milliliters of milk
  • 250 grams of condensed milk
  • 4 grams of gelatin sheets

Ingredients for the kiwi filling:
  • 3 kiwi
  • 3 grams of gelatin sheets
  • 2-3 spoons with condensed milk
  • the juice from 1 orange

Prepare the dough:

Beat the eggs with the sugar for about 8 minutes.

Add the melted butter, the flour, the almond powder and the crushed walnuts and mix until well incorporated.

Put the dough in a tray and bake it at 180 Celsius degrees for 20-25 minutes or until ready.

Let it cool!

Prepare the mango filling:

Clean and mash the mango together with the saffron and the cardamom.

Hydrate the gelatin.

Put the mashed mango mixed with the sugar over a slow fire and let it boil for a few moments.

Add the gelatin while the mango is still warm and mix. Let it cool. Add the mascarpone cheese and mix.

Banana filling:

Warm the milk and add the hydrated gelatin. Clean and mash the bananas then poor the milk over the banana. Let it cool!

Add the condensed milk and mix well.

Kiwi filling:

Clean and mash the kiwi. Add the juice from the orange and let the kiwi simmer at slow fire for a few moments. Add the hydrated gelatin while still warm and mix.

Let it cool!

Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix.

Assembling the cake:

On a plate, add the dough layer at the bottom of a detachable circle, then add the banana filling and put it in the fridge to rest for an hour.

Take it out from the fridge and add the kiwi filling. Let it rest for another 30 minutes in the fridge.

Now take it out again and put the mango filling. Put it in the fridge for another hour.

When ready, take out the circle and cover the cake with some cream and candied orange peel.


Trip to Lienz, Austria

A really small city center. Probably the best place in the area to do some shopping when on holidays in the region. Fortunately they do not close the shops between 12:30 and 15:30 as on the other side of the border in Italy.


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