Havana Torte, Love and Life or Blast From the Past

havana torta from the best food blog 5starcookies
havana torte from the best food blog 5starcookies

Hello my dear readers,

This post is about a very special love from my past. And the name is…

HAVANA TORTE!

If you never heard about this torte, please keep reading.

It is a very special and unique torte and you will love it.

So,let’s not waste our time, let’s start our baking show.

3-2-1 Havana Torte starts right now.

INGREDIENTS

3 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

Filling:

4 cups milk (1L)

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 pouches gelatine (small bags – 7gr each or 28 gr for 4)

2 cups whip cream

Candied Hazelnuts

1 1/2 cup blanched hazelnuts (toasted)

1 1/8 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper.

Using a bowl of a stand mixer beat 3 eggs for a minute. Add 1/2 cup sugar and beat for about 8 minutes on high speed. (use whisk attachment)

Sift 1/2 cup flour and add to eggs mixture.

Important: Do not use mixer at this point. Use a spatula to mix flour into eggs mixture.

Be sure that no streaks of flour remain.

Bake at 350 F for about 17 to 20 minutes.

Cool it.

Make filling

Boil 4 cups of milk and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Set aside for 2 minutes or until you make gelatine.

4 pouches of gelatine and 1/2 cup boiling water mix until gelatine completely dissolved.

Add gelatine to milk /sugar mixture and keep mixing together on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

The mixture will set. Cool it.

IMPORTANT: You don’t want milk to boil, so be careful!

Whip  2 cups of whip cream.

Add whipped cream to cool gelating mixture.

Mix everything together.

Candied Hazelnuts

Heat sugar and water over high heat, swirling, until sugar dissolves.

Bring to a simmer and cook until medium amber.

Add hazelnuts and stir.

Pour mixture onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Be sure to separate hazelnuts.

Let cool.

Havana torte from the best food blog 5starcookies-Hazelnuts
havana torta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Hazelnuts

Break apart and put in bowl of a food processor.

Pulse for a few seconds until you get a fine ground.

havana torta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Hazelnuts
havana torta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Hazelnuts

Assembly

Yellow Cake + Half Filling + 3/4 cup groundHazelnut Mixture+Second part of filling+Hazelnut Mixture

Optional:You can top with whipping cream.

Refrigerate over night.

Havana torte from the best food blog 5starcookies
havana torta from the best food blog 5starcookies

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Havana Torte, Love and Life or Blast From the Past

Havana Torte, Love and Life or Blast From the Past

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Special and unique recipe that you must try.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • ....................................................
  • Filling:
  • 4 cups milk (1L)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 pouches gelatine (small bags - 7gr each or 28 gr for 4)
  • 2 cups whip cream
  • .........................................................................................
  • Candied Hazelnuts
  • 1 1/2 cup blanched hazelnuts (toasted)
  • 1 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  3. Using a bowl of a stand mixer beat 3 eggs for a minute. Add 1/2 cup sugar and beat for about 8 minutes on high speed. (use whisk attachment)
  4. Sift 1/2 cup flour and add to eggs mixture.
  5. Important: Do not use mixer at this point. Use a spatula to mix flour into eggs mixture.
  6. Be sure that no streaks of flour remain.
  7. Bake at 350 F for about 17 to 20 minutes.
  8. Cool it.
  9. Make filling
  10. Boil 4 cups of milk and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Set aside for 2 minutes or until you make gelatine.
  11. pouches of gelatine and 1/2 cup boiling water mix until gelatine completely dissolved.
  12. Add gelatine to milk /sugar mixture and keep mixing together on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  13. The mixture will set. Cool it.
  14. IMPORTANT: You don't want milk to boil, so be careful!
  15. Whip  2 cups of whip cream.
  16. Add whipped cream to cool gelating mixture.
  17. Mix everything together.
  18. Candied Hazelnuts
  19. Heat sugar and water over high heat, swirling, until sugar dissolves.
  20. Bring to a simmer and cook until medium amber.
  21. Add hazelnuts and stir.
  22. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  23. Be sure to separate hazelnuts.
  24. Let cool.
  25. Break apart and put in bowl of a food processor.
  26. Pulse for a few seconds until you get a fine ground.
  27. Assembly
  28. Yellow Cake + Half Filling + 3/4 cup groundHazelnut Mixture+Second part of filling+Hazelnut Mixture
  29. Optional:You can top with whipping cream.
  30. Refrigerate over night.
  31. Enjoy.

Enjoy!

havana torta from the best food blog 5starcookies
havana torte from the best food blog 5starcookies

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havana torta from the best food blog 5starcookies -take a close look

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Homemade Pizza Dough – Take a little time to enjoy…

Barbara Walters used to say: “Take a little time to enjoy the View”.

I like to say “Take a little time and enjoy the homemade pizza dough”.

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pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie Enjoy 2 pcs pizza

This recipe is very simple and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

On top of that you will need just a few ingredients which you probably already have. (let’s hope…)

The ingredients are:

-flour, instant yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil and water

Keynote:

-Please be sure that you get a soft dough and to let it rise in a warm place.

Note for busy mums or busy people:

Freezes well.

So, let’s make the homemade pizza dough.

ACTION MODE …

Ingredients:

1 cup + 3/4 cup  + 1/8 cup AP flour (almost 2 cups)

1 tsp instant yeast

1 cup water (you will use 1/4 cup + 3/4 cup)

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp sugar

2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions:

In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of water, yeast and salt. Let stand for 5 min.

Add 3/4 cup warm water, 2 TBSP olive oil, 1/4 tsp sugar.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie. Mix 1/4 cup water, 1tsp yeast, 1tsp salt. After 5 min add 3/4 cup water, 2TBS olive,1/4tsp sugaroil.
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie. Mix 1/4 cup water, 1tsp yeast, 1tsp salt. After 5 min add 2TBS olive oil.

Mix all ingredients together using a metal spoon.

Add 1 cup of flour and mix with a spoon.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie add 1 cup flour
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie add 1 cup flour

After you mix with 1 cup of flour it will look like this.

homemade pizza dough from 5starcookies food blog
homemade pizza dough from 5starcookies food blog

Then add 3/4 cup of flour and keep mixing

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie add more flour
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie add more flour

until the spoon say: “Leave me alone your hard working bitch!”

Trust me, you will hear it. At this point retire your spoon unless you want the conflict to escalate.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie metal spoon
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie metal spoon

Since I know your are kind and peaceful human being you will start using your hands at this point.

Calmly and surely. (don’t be afraid, you need to practice)

Knead dough until smooth, adding more flour by TBSP. You will know. If you add 2 TBSP of flour and

dough is happy you can stop at that point. You don’t need to use all 1/8 cup of flour.

Transfer to prepared bowl and coat with olive oil.

homemade pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie your dough is done
homemade pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie your dough is done

Cover bowl with tea towel and let dough rise in warm area until double in volume, about 60 min or 1 hour.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie cover with towel
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie cover with towel

And you have it, your homemade pizza dough. Congratulations!

Homemade Pizza Dough - Take a little time to enjoy...

Homemade Pizza Dough - Take a little time to enjoy...

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Homemade pizza dough - you will need only 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 + 1/8 cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup water (you will use 1/4 cup + 3/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of water, yeast and salt. Let stand for 5 min.
  2. Add 3/4 cup warm water, 2 TBSP olive oil, 1/4 tsp sugar.
  3. Mix all ingredients together using a metal spoon.
  4. Add 1 cup of flour and mix with a spoon. Then add 3/4 cup of flour and keep mixing
  5. until the spoon says: "Leave me alone your hard working bitch!"
  6. Trust me, you will hear it.
  7. At that point don't get upset, just calmly replace used spoon with your hands.
  8. Knead dough until smooth, adding more flour by TBSP (about 1/8 cup).
  9. Transfer to prepared bowl and coat with olive oil.
  10. Cover bowl with tea towel and let dough rise in warm area until double in volume, about 60 min or 1 hour.

If you want to freeze, you can wrap the pizza dough in plastic and freeze in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.

If you want to make smaller pizza divide into half before freezing.

pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie slice of pizza dough ingredients
pizza dough from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie slice of pizza dough ingredients

You can make this homemade pizza dough using a food processor. It is your choice.

What else can I say…..AWESOME PIZZA DOUGH!

Enjoy!

Part 2 is coming….soon!

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