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
 
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Special and unique recipe that you must try.
Author:
Recipe type: Torte
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ....................................................
  • Filling:
  • 4 cups milk (1L)
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 4 pouches gelatine (small bags - 7gr each or 28 gr for 4)
  • 2 cups whip cream
  • .........................................................................................
  • Candied Hazelnuts
  • 1½ cup blanched hazelnuts (toasted)
  • 1⅛ cup sugar
  • ¼ 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 ½ cup sugar and beat for about 8 minutes on high speed. (use whisk attachment)
  4. Sift ½ 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 1½ cups sugar. Set aside for 2 minutes or until you make gelatine.
  11. pouches of gelatine and ½ 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 + ¾ cup groundHazelnut Mixture+Second part of filling+Hazelnut Mixture
  29. Optional:You can top with whipping cream.
  30. Refrigerate over night.
  31. Enjoy.

Enjoy!

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havana torte from the best food blog 5starcookies

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Opera Cake – Make this amazing OPERA CAKE

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Ferrero Rocher Torte – I believe in angels

I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels…

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies

And then I woke up. Reality! Time for my new post.

Fererro Rocher Torte

This torte doesn’t need an introduction.The formula is:

Chocolate + Hazelnuts + Nutella = Fererro Rocher Torte!

Now, let’s start our baking show.

Shopping List

-eggs (organic), sugar, hazelnuts, cocoa, Nutella, Mascarpone cheese, whip cream, flour, baking powder, wafers

BAKING TIME – VISUAL INSTRUCTOR

Ingredients

5 large eggs

6 TBSP sugar

2 cups ground Hazelnuts

2 TBSP flour

2 TBSP cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder (no aluminum)

FILLING

1 cup mascarpone cheese

2 cups Nutella

1 cup whip cream

1 1/2 cup crushed Wafers

1/2 cup Hazelnuts

INSTRUCTIONS

Line 8 inch round pan with foil.

Whisk 5 eggs and 6 TBSP sugar on high speed for about 7 minutes.

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -Mix eggs and sugar
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -Mix eggs and sugar

Mix until tripled in volume!

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -Mix eggs and sugar until tripled in volume
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -Mix eggs and sugar until tripled in volume

In another bowl (bowl #2) sift 2 TBSP flour, 2 TBSP cocoa and 2 tsp baking powder.

Then add 2 cups ground hazelnuts and mix all dry ingredients together.

Using spatula fold dry ingredients into the eggs, in 3 additions. (slowly)

IMPORTANT: Be very gently when mixing with a spatula.

I will repeat, be very gently because you don’t want to upset the dough.

You want the dough to have the fluffiness. Even if you are a jerk you will have to control your anger and be gentle.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes.

Use a toothpick to check if the cake is done.

Just stick a toothpick into the center of cake. If it comes out clean, your cake is done!

Once baked, leave in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Once the cake is cool, slice it into two layers.

Making Filling

Mix 1 cup Mascarpone and 2 cups Nutella.

In another bowl mix 1 cup of whip cream.

Now add whipped cream to Nutella Mascarpone mixture.

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -Mix Nutella, Mascarpone and Whipped Cream
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -Mix Nutella, Mascarpone and Whipped Cream

Mix all ingredients together for about 1 minute until colour is dark brown.

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -Nutella Filling
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -Nutella Filling

Using your food processor ground 1 cup wafers and 1/2 cup hazelnuts together.

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -ground hazelnuts and wafers
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -ground hazelnuts and wafers

Now, you have everything: Cake, Filling and ground hazelnut/wafers mixture.

The Final Steps – ASSEMBLY LINE

First layer cake + 1/2 of Nutella filling and sprinkle with crushed wafers/hazelnut mix

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -First Layer cake
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -First Layer cake
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -First Layer cake+Nutella Filling
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -First Layer cake+Nutella Filling

Second layer cake  and cover with Nutella filling.

Decorate outside with crushed wafers/hazelnuts mixture.

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Ferrero Rocher Torte - I believe in angels
 
Dream Chocolate Torte
Author:
Recipe type: cake
Ingredients
  • 5 large eggs
  • 6 TBSP sugar
  • 2 cups ground Hazelnuts
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 2 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder (no aluminum)
Instructions
  1. Line 8 inch round pan with foil.
  2. Whisk 5 eggs and 6 TBSP sugar on high speed for about 7 minutes. (until tripled in volume)
  3. In another bowl (bowl #2) sift 2 TBSP flour, 2 TBSP cocoa and 2 tsp baking powder.
  4. Then add 2 cups ground hazelnuts and mix all dry ingredients together.
  5. Using spatula fold dry ingredients into the eggs, in 3 additions. (slowly)
  6. IMPORTANT: Be very gently when mixing with a spatula.
  7. I will repeat, be very gently because you don't want to upset the dough.
  8. You want the dough to have the fluffiness. Even if you are a jerk you will have to control your anger and be gentle.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes.
  10. Use a toothpick to check if the cake is done.
  11. Just stick a toothpick into the center of cake. If it comes out clean, your cake is done!
  12. Once baked, leave in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  13. Once the cake is cool, slice it into two layers.
  14. FILLING
  15. One cup mascarpone cheese
  16. Two cups Nutella
  17. One cup whip cream
  18. One cup crushed Wafers
  19. Half cup Hazelnuts
  20. Mix 1 cup Mascarpone and 2 cups Nutella.
  21. In another bowl mix 1 cup of whip cream.
  22. Now add whipped cream to Nutella Mascarpone mixture.
  23. Mix all ingredients together for about 1 minute until colour is dark brown.
  24. Using your food processor ground 1 cup wafers and ½ cup hazelnuts together.
  25. Now, you have everything: Cake, Filling and ground hazelnut/wafers mixture.
  26. The Final Steps - ASSEMBLY LINE
  27. First layer cake + ½ of Nutella filling and sprinkle with crushed wafers/hazelnut mix
  28. Second layer cake and cover with Nutella filling.
  29. Decorate outside with crushed wafers/hazelnuts mixture.

Enjoy your cake! Small  or.

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -First Layer cake+Enjoy your cake
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -First Layer cake+Enjoy your cake

Or big piece of the cake!

Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -First Layer cake+Enjoy your cake
Ferrero Rocher Torte from the best food blog 5starcookies -First Layer cake+Enjoy your cake

I hope you will make this torte. It is an amazing recipe.

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Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake – Masterful Mix of Texture

This cake is a masterful mix of textures. It combines the flavors of hazelnut and chocolate and has a soft, moist, almost a truffle like texture.

I love this cake. And you will too.Trust me you need this recipe because you should have an elegant chocolate cake in your arsenal.

Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies
Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies

Equipment and preparation

-You will need three ramekins.

-Spray them with baking spray and dust with cocoa powder. (be generous)

Now we can list the ingredients.

Ingredients

100 gr Lindt Hazelnut Chocolate

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1 large egg + 1 egg yolk

1/4 cup icing sugar

1/8 cup all purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 TBSP rum

Optional: 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

Look and Bake – VISUAL INSTRUCTOR

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Place the chopped chocolate and 1/4 cup unsalted butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie - Melting chocolate with butter
Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie – Melting chocolate with butter

Stir it gently until the last lumps have disappeared.

Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie - Melted chocolate and butter
Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie – Melted chocolate and butter

Add 1/2 TBSP rum and stir. Set aside.

Mix 1/8 cup AP flour, 1/4 cup icing sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.

Whisk 1 large egg and 1 egg yolk in another bowl.

Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie - Mix eggs
Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie – Mix eggs

Now add flour and egg mixture into melted chocolate and butter.

Slowly stir everything together.

Add 1/4 cup chopped hazelnut and mix all ingredients together. (THIS STEP IS OPTIONAL)

Spoon chocolate batter into prepared ramekins.

Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie - ramekins
Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie – ramekins

Bake at 425 F for 12 minutes.

Allow to cool for 1 minute.

Cover each ramekin with an inverted plate and turn over.

Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies - Baked Cake
Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies – Baked Cake

Decoration – Final touch

  1. Hazelnut Ice Cream
  2. Whip Cream
  3. Ground hazelnut
  4. Chocolate
  5. Icing Sugar

 

Eating Time – JOY!

Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies - Eating Time
Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies – Eating Time
Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-Eating Time
Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies-Eating Time
Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies Eating Time
Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies Eating Time
Hazelnut Chocolate Rum Cake - Masterful Mix of Texture
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 100 gr Lindt Hazelnut Chocolate
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup icing sugar
  • ⅛ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ TBSP rum
  • Optional: ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate and ¼ cup unsalted butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water,
  3. ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
  4. Stir it gently until the last lumps have disappeared.
  5. Add ½ TBSP rum and stir. Set aside.
  6. Mix ⅛ cup AP flour, ¼ cup icing sugar and ¼ tsp salt. Set aside.
  7. Whisk 1 large egg and 1 egg yolk in another bowl.
  8. Now add flour and egg mixture into melted chocolate and butter.
  9. Slowly stir everything together.
  10. Add ¼ cup chopped hazelnut and mix all ingredients together. (THIS STEP IS OPTIONAL)
  11. Spoon chocolate batter into prepared ramekins.
  12. Bake at 425 F for 12 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool for 1 minute.
  14. Cover each ramekin with an inverted plate and turn over.
Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies cookie -Eating Time
Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies cookie -Eating Time

Frame your cake and enjoy your day…

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Hazelnut Rum Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies – Frame your Cake

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Homemade Vegan Nutella – Kelly Clarkson please try it

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Vegan Nutella Homemade from 5starcookies food blog-Real Nutella and Homemade Version Nutella

I am sure your heard the story about Kelly Clarkson. She has been accused of “child abuse” by online commenters

after she posted a video showing her daughter trying Nutella for the first time.

Kelly is a criminal isn’t she?

Can you believe that somebody can write the following comment:

“Giving food like this to a child is child abuse”.

Oh, my God where is this world going? Are we all crazy people?

How can anybody be against Nutella?

How????

As I was trying to calm myself down I started to think like Kim Jong-un?

If I only had a nuclear weapons ….well, let’s not go there.

Calm down Nutella nation, I am not that crazy. I do love Nutella but I value “world peace” the MOST.

And because of that I started to think about all people who don’t like sugar and who count calories like obsession religion.

How can I exist with them? After all “world peace”  or “peace on earth” is an ideal for all of us.

So, I started think like a little rabbit. Let’s make it vegan.

Yes, dear Nutella nation, let’s make the homemade Vegan Nutella.

How it is the same or different  to real Nutella…well, you be the judge.

Now, what do we need? What kind of ingredients we need to buy.

First of all, you will need the king of this post. It is called the HAZELNUT.

Let me repeat ….we need

1.HAZELNUT!

The other ingredients are:

2.Icing Sugar (yes, I know! Have you heard the word “compromise”. We all need to do that.

Never mind which group you belong to)

3.Cocoa Powder

Vegan Nutella Homemade from 5starcookies food blog-Cocoa Ingredient
Vegan Nutella Homemade from 5starcookies food blog-Cocoa Ingredient

4.Coconut Oil

5.Almond Milk

Vegan Nutella Homemade from 5starcookies food blog-Almond Milk
Vegan Nutella Homemade from 5starcookies food blog-Almond Milk Ingredient

6.Vanilla Extract

Now, if you are ready as I am let’s start our cooking show.

ACTION MODE

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cup hazelnuts

1 cup icing sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1 and 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

3/4 cup almond milk

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Spread 1 and 1/2 cup hazelnuts, in a single layer, evenly over a baking tray.

Bake for 10 min.

Let the hazelnuts cool for 5 to 7 minutes. because you will need to touch them.

Place the hazelnuts in a clean tea towel and gently rub together. The skin will be removed.

If you have some little, stubborn skin that does not want to cooperate use a small knife to show them who is the boss.

But remember, be gently. Try not to heart yourself or stubborn hazelnuts.

Now, if you have hazelnuts ready the rest of the recipe is really a piece of cake.

Find your most powerful man called the food processor or blender.

Add all your hazelnuts into blender, add 1 cup icing sugar, cocoa powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract and almond milk.

Blend until smooth.

Find your prettiest jar because that will be a home for our homemade Nutella.

Pour the vegan Nutella spread into a air-tight container.

Keep it in the fridge.

Enjoy!

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Vegan Nutella Homemade from 5starcookies food blog- Homemade Version Nutella in your pretty jar

Homemade Vegan Nutella - Kelly Clarkson please try it
 
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Homemade Vegan Nutella - easy, healthy and guilt free recipe.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 and ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Spread 1 and ½ cup hazelnuts, in a single layer, evenly over a baking tray.
  3. Bake for 10 min.
  4. Let the hazelnuts cool for 5 to 7 minutes. because you will need to touch them.
  5. Place the hazelnuts in a clean tea towel and gently rub together. The skin will be removed.
  6. If you have some little, stubborn skin that does not want to cooperate use a small knife to show them who is the boss.
  7. But remember, be gently. Try not to heart yourself or stubborn hazelnuts.
  8. Now, if you have hazelnuts ready the rest of the recipe is really a piece of cake.
  9. Find your most powerful man called the food processor or blender.
  10. Add all your hazelnuts into blender, add 1 cup icing sugar, cocoa powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract and almond milk.
  11. Blend until smooth.
  12. Find your prettiest jar because that will be a home for our homemade Nutella.
  13. Pour the vegan Nutella spread into a air-tight container.
  14. Keep it in the fridge.
  15. Enjoy!

So, what is the difference between homemade vegan Nutella and store-bought Nutella?

They say “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

Just look the picture and be the judge…You can pretend to be judge Judy or judge Jeanine. It is your choice.

Vegan Nutella Homemade from 5starcookies food blog- Homemade Version Nutella in Spoon Version
Vegan Nutella Homemade from 5starcookies food blog- Homemade Version Nutella in Spoon Version

Anything else…

Well, yes, just one more thing.

I do love Kelly Clarkson. Not just her music but for the fact that she share Nutella with her baby.

I think it is the best gift you can give to your child. Your friends or your family.

If you disagree with me…I feel sorry for you.

Enjoy your homemade vegan Nutella and SHARE!

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Nutella Pots de Creme

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