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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Happy Chinese New Year, Lady in Red or Raspberry Truffle Cake

Hi,

5 STAR COOKIES - RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE
5 STAR COOKIES – RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE

Today is Feb 8, 2016 and it is Chinese New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year – Year of Monkey!

Today, I am going to make “Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake”. The perfect song for this cake is “Lady in Red” by Chris De Burgh. If you never heard this song please check the link below

Lady in Red

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS CAKE?

5 STAR COOKIES - INGREDIENTS
5 star cookies ingredients: chocolate,sugar,butter,raspberry jam,flour,vanilla

Now we need recipe.

Happy Chinese New Year, Lady in Red or Raspberry Truffle Cake

Happy Chinese New Year, Lady in Red or Raspberry Truffle Cake

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Base
  • 3oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Topping
  • 2 Tbsp. light cream
  • 2 Tbsp. raspberry jam
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup raspberries

Instructions

  1. Chocolate Base
  2. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  3. Line an 9 inch square pan with foil-set aside.
  4. Combine chocolate, butter and jam in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat.
  5. Beat eggs in a large bowl until foamy. Mix in sugar, vanilla and chocolate mixture. Stir in flour just until incorporated.
  6. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until set. Cool completely in pan on rack.
  7. Make the topping
  8. Combine cream, jam and butter in a saucepan.
  9. Heat to a simmer stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat and add chocolate, stirring until smooth.
  10. Let stand until cool about 20 minutes then spread over chocolate base.
  11. Immediately top with raspberries and chill until cold. Cut into small squares.
  12. Recipe adapted slightly from The Rest of the Best from The Best of Bridge Series

 

Now, lets look our final product…

Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake
5 Star Cookies – Raspberry Chocolate Truffle
5 star cookies raspberry cake alone
5 star cookies raspberry cake alone

 

You can add some blueberries or blackberries as decoration or any other fruit that you like.

 

5 Star Cookies and Chocolate Truffle Cake
Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake
5 Star Cookies - Chocolate Raspberry Cake
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2016!

Be kind to each other , love your neighbor as yourself (lets hope you don’t have low self esteem issues)

and just for a moment imagine being a cake in my window…and imagine…imagine

looking  through eyes of my cake AND SING….SING “LADY IN RED”

5 Star Cookies - Cake View
5 Star Cookies – Cake View

 

LADY IN RED

I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright
I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They’re looking for a little romance, given half a chance
And I have never seen that dress you’re wearing
Or the highlights in your hair that catch your eyes
I have been blind

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek
There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me
It’s where I want to be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I’ll never forget the way you look tonight

I’ve never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I’ve never seen you shine so bright, you were amazing
I’ve never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled, it took my breath away
And I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight

The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek
There’s nobody here, it’s just you and me
It’s where I want to be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I’ll never forget the way you look tonight

I never will forget the way you look tonight
The lady in red, the lady in red
The lady in red, my lady in red

I love you

 

Red on Red - Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake
Red on Red – Raspberry Cake
-Chocolate Raspberry Cake
5 star cookies-Chocolate Raspberry Cake

 

Love your life…

Have a nice week…

Love from 5 STAR COOKIES…

Your Cookie

 

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