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  • Decorated Nutella mini tarts

    Decorated Nutella mini tarts

    I prepared the decorated Nutella mini tarts for my boyfriend’s birthday.
    He loves Nutella! He loves dragons!
    So i decided to combine the two things together.
    I made 4 decorated tarts, to be sure he had a little bit of assortment. I made two tarts with lovely heart shapes and one with an reindeer, but guess what?
    He chose the dragon, needless to say!
    I made the reindeer tart for me. Honestly there are two teories about this cutter, someone says is an elk, someone an octopus (if you look it upside down).
    Was that possible that with my “obsession” with reindeers I wanted to see a reindeer where there was no one? 😛
    Anyway reindeer, elk or octupus this cutter is really cute!
    But the best is of course the dragon XD
    These decorated Nutella mini tarts are really easy to do. You just need to do a shortcrust pastry and do a blind baking, then cook some shaped biscuits to decorate the tart and finally fill it with Nutella. 3 simple steps for an amazing result.
    Let’s start cooking!

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  • Single portion Tiramisu in country cups

    Single portion Tiramisu in country cups

    Tiramisu is an Italian classic.
    It’s probably the most famous Italian cake in the world. Because of course mascarpone cheese is damn good!
    Probably it’s not so easy to find abroad, and likely quite expensive, but when you will try this cake, you will not regret about your efforts to find it.
    The name “Tiramisu” litterally means “pick/lift me up” because the legend says it has aphrodiasiac powers. I honestly doubt it ahaha but of course it’s a very energizing cake!
    I prepared these nice single-serving Tiramisu-s because my mother often teaches cooking classes for foreign people who want to learn both Italian language and cooking 😛
    There’s a famous language school near our hotel, they teach foreigners language of course, and we take care of the cooking part!
    Tiramisu is a very fast and easy recipe. It doesn’t need to be cooked, just stored in the frigde.
    If I have to compare Tiramisu to a famous English dessert i would say “trifle”, even if the flavour and method is totally different.