30 May 2013

Daring Bakers - Karl-Gustav cake, a Prinsesstårta variation

I am a bit late with the post of this month's challenge, but as the saying goes ... better late than never, right? :o)

Korena of Korena in the Kitchen was our May Daring Bakers’ host and she delighted us with this beautiful Swedish Prinsesstårta!

I never heard of Prinsesstårta before this challenge, even though we spent a whole week in Stockholm last year.  I feel like I missed out on a great foodie experience, because this cake is truly delicious.  Another reason to go back to the lovely Swedish capital?

14 May 2013

Daring Cooks - Beef Wellington

Our lovely Monkey Queen of Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys was our May Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to dive into the world of en Croute! We were encouraged to make Beef Wellington, Stuffed Mushroom en Croute and to bring our kids into the challenge by encouraging them to create their own en Croute recipes!

This challenge was the boost I needed to try out a dish I had heard and read about but never tried myself :  Beef Wellington.  I made this dish for my parents on Mother's Day and it met with success at the dining table. So I think it is not the last time, this piece of beef will be prepared in my kitchen :o)

12 May 2013

Ile flottante aka Floating Island

A dessert post for a change and a classic amongst my childhood favourites : île flottante or floating island, which is the literal translation and according to wiki also the correct English name.