Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TWD Tall and Creamy Cheesecake (italiano a seguire)

This week's choice for Tuesday's with Dorie was chosen by Anne of Anne Strawberry who picked Tall and Creamy Cheesecake , the same cake was chosen by my friend Gabriela for her birthday so I got two pigeons with one bean (???) . The only bad part is that I didn't have the chance to try it and the comments were so enthusiastic that I thought I'd make one for us but baking got quite frantic lately so I'll make it some other time !
Please take some time to check all the others cheesecakes around !!!

Questo cheesecake ha avuto un gran successo, l'ho fatto per il compleanno di un' amica e non l'ho potuto assaggiare prima o poi ci riprovo !! La ricetta è molto semplice e la aggiungerò magari domani, ora vado a letto !!! Buonanotte.

Daring Bakers French Yule Log (italiano a seguire)

This month's challenge is brought to us by the adventurous Hilda from Saffron and Blueberry and Marion from Il en Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux.
They have chosen a French Yule Log by Flore from Florilege Gourmand.

As you can see my log is still in progress ! I would like to serve it for New Year's Eve so I'm in time !! I post poned its preparation because it scared me but in the end , apart from locking myself in the kitchen most of the day while my children were doing anything to destroy themself and our house, it went well enough ! I still don't know how it tastes (all together because I tasted every single "step"!) but I don't know wheather I'd make it again !!
The recipe is incredibly long and I followed it very closely (I only flavoured the creme brulee with cardamom). You will find it on our hostesses sites.

Surprise !!! We've finally decided to spend our last eve at home with our dear friend Stefano so the Yule would have been much too big ... Cristina had guest for dinner so I cut a three slices piece and went downstairs with my log !!
So here is the croocked (?) log !!!

Cari amici ed eccomi a voi : non so se ce la farò mai a tradurre le 18 pagine di ricetta per questo tronchetto...lo farò se me lo chiederete, certo ! Intanto vi racconto gli strati : Dacquise alle mandorle, ganache al cioccolato, mousse al cioccolato, croccante al cioccolato, mousse, creme bruleè al cardamomo, mousse, dacquise e glassa al cioccolato !! Vi dirò che non è male ma è anche un lavoraccio soprattutto con i bambini a casa per le vacanze !