Strawberry Tart

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Hello Everyone!

As it always happens around this time, I bought too much of everything in the market, especially strawberries.  They spoil very fast so I had to think of a recipe that didn’t involve too many eggs because that’s the one thing I forgot to buy.  How is this for silly?  I started out going to the store for eggs.  Of course I never made it as I ended up in the market.  What else is there to do on a beautiful sunny day?

So too many strawberries equals dessert.  After all you can only make so many smoothies, then you have to come up with another idea.  I only had 3 eggs at home and lots of whipping cream.  That’s how I ended up making this easy strawberry tart.  If you don’t have strawberries you may use raspberries or even peaches.  The possibilities are endless.

INGREDIENTS FOR TARTstrawberry 2

3 eggs separated
3 tbsp. of flour
3 tbsp. of sugar
1 pack of vanilla sugar
or
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt (tiny pinch)

tart panPlace egg yolk in a bowl; add sugar and whisk until foamy; add vanilla sugar, vanilla extract. In another bowl whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.

Gradually add egg whites and flour to the egg yolk mixture (alternating) by folding into it.  Butter and flour your tart form before adding the sponge mix.  Once done, preheat oven to 375 F (180C) until golden.

FOR CREAMwhipped creamwhipping cream

2 cups of whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp. sugar
2 packs of WhipIt cream stabilizer

Place whipping cream, vanilla extract, sugar and stabilizer in a deep bowl and beat until stiff. Put in fridge until needed.

STRAWBERRYeper jam

2 cups of fresh strawberries
1 tbsp. strawberry jam

Wash fruit, take out green stems and slice; add jam; mix with a spoon and place in astrawberry tart 4 strainer and put this over a bowl. The syrup will drip into the bowl and you may use this as a quick strawberry coulis.

Take some strawberry jam, spread on cake lightly with the back of a spoon. Layer with whipped cream, then strawberry, whipped cream and strawberry again. Finish with another layer of cream.

Decorate with strawberries, cool and serve with strawberry coulis on the side.

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Hungarian Savory & Sweet Kifli

mami kerekenHello Everyone!kifli 4

Kifli has always been a favorite of mine ever since I was a little girl and that wasn’t yesterday 🙂 . Now I will share with you this simply, easy to recreate, delicious alternative to regular bread.  Not that there is anything wrong with bread, but having variety is never a bad thing.

You may eat Hungarian Kifli as a snack with milk, as a sandwich bread or simple serve every time you would serve bread.

Following the savory recipe you will find the sweet “kifli” recipe that my daughter invented.lisztes zsak

INGREDIENTS

500 grams of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon saltwine for sugar 1
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 pack of fast rising dry yeast
1 cup of warm milk (not hot)
100 grams of melted unsalted buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon caraway seed for top of Kifli

RECIPE

Warm milk, but do not make it hot as it would kill yeast. Pour in dry yeast and sugar, cover and let stand until foamy, which is about 5 minutes.

caraway seeds 2In a bowl mix together all the ingredients, except caraway seeds. Form a round dough, place in bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.

Cut into four and form four round balls. Cover with bowl and leave to rise for 30 minutes.baking sheet with parchment

Roll out each ball and cut into four, like a pie. Roll up each flat section, starting at the wide end. Let rise for another 30 minutes.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and put aside. Also bring to boil 6 cups of lightly salted wine for sugar writtenwater; also add 1/2 teaspoon sugar to it.pot with water

After the kifli has risen for 30 minutes, dip each kifli into the boiling water with a spoon for 5 seconds. Remove and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.

baking brushPre-heat oven to 375F (180 C). Whisk together an egg white and 1 tablespoon of water. Brush each kifli and sprinkle with caraway seeds and if you are not on a salt restricted diet, with coarse salt.

Bake until golden.

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It is wonderful for breakfast with butter, milk, tea or coffee; at a picnic with your favorite pate or just on its own. You can also use it as a base for a sophisticated deli sandwich.

arugula 2My daughter loves to make her favorite arugula sandwich with “kifli”. She cuts it in half (lengthwise), spreads a teaspoon of blue cheese dressing on it and covers the dressing with baby arugula. As much as you can fit into it. It is healthy and delicious.red book with porkolt

Kifli is served in Hungary every morning for blue cheese dressingbreakfast with milk or coffee.

Learn about the legend of Kifli from my cookbook, Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes® 1 (the red book).

FOR SWEET KIFLI

For the sweet “Kifli” which is not a traditional Hungarian invention but my daughter’s who wanted to have a chocolate dessert. As she couldn’t make up her mind as to which pastry to make, she decided to mix together some unsweetened cocoa powder with sugar and used it as filling.  The en result what a wonderful, chocolate filled croissant.

FILLING

2 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp. of regular sugar

Place 2 tsp. in each kifli before rolling into share

TOPPING

Sprinkle generously with sugar right after water bath

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