Blondies with White Chocolate Lime Sauce

Blondie-with-Chocolate-Sauce   Welcome back KokiDoo Friends,

Vacation time! Well, almost. This year we decided to relax a bit in Italy in the west coast. Good food, hopefully good weather, fun and relax. Those are at least my expectations. 2015 was so far pretty lame for me. I got fired, summer did not really come in Sweden: we are still fighting to have half a day around 20˚C. So, I really need some good time to boost my mood up! I am also trying to help myself: Maria suggested me to start baking. I am interested in a slightly different kind of sweets: pastry chef and patisserie. I have tried to do some macarons. I will post next time the results. I think that for a newbie, they are not so bad.

Chocolate-Lime-Sauce-BlondieThis time we have those very nice Blondies from Maria. I have to confess it was the first time I have ever eaten a blondie. I didn’t even know they existed. Brownies are very famous but blondies! Plus, the only blondie I have ever known and appreciated (apart women of course) was my sparkling, fresh, appealing beer. She always pleases you without asking anything back and never cheats on you (Word of Homer Simpson). Amen.

For me the blondies world was totally new, but you know me now: I like to try new things. So, in front of me there were “Blondies with White Chocolate Lime Sauce” and juicy, freshly picked, red strawberries.

The first question was: how to eat the whole thing? I tried with a bite of blondie. Well, nice texture, like the muffin one; it does not go in pieces, which is a plus for me but… so far, citing once more Mr. Simpsons was kind of booooring!! The flavour was good but not intense like a brownie: something was definitely missing.

Then, I tried the strawberries with the white chocolate sauce: excellent but we already know that strawberries and chocolate goes hand in hand. By the way, strawberries in this season in Sweden are S-U-P-E-R: they are exploding of flavour and you cannot stop eating them: they are like mature cherries, one leads to the other. Regarding the white chocolate sauce, I have to say that it was remarkably thick and creamy. It could lay very well on the tip of the spoon, just like Nutella does.Blondie-with-Chocolate-Lime-SauceComing back to our dessert, shall we try one last approach? We don’t want to leave things undone, you may regret it! I decided to give a small bite to the brownie and eat a spoon of white chocolate lime sauce together: well, now we are talking! They complete each other. The chocolate sauce misses some nice solid texture and the blondies miss the flavour kick but together they are simply fitting. I declare you wife and husband! Hey, wait! We need witnesses to this marriage: the strawberries! Don’t fill the mouth eating a whole strawberry! Just bite half of it and it provide a fresh, fruity shift. Now, your mouth is ready for the honeymoon!    Blondie-Chocolate-Lime-Sauce

Blondies with White Chocolate Lime Sauce

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Serve: 16 Blondies (5x5 cm each)

Blondies with White Chocolate Lime Sauce

Blondies, Strawberries and Chocolate Lime Sauce is simply a great combination!

Ingredients

    For the Blondies:
  • 150 g butter
  • 150 g white chocolate
  • 1 dl sugar
  • 1 dl muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • For the Chocolate and Lime Sauce:
  • 2 dl cream
  • 200 g white chocolate
  • Zest from 1 lime

Procedure

    For the Blondies:
  • Butter a 20x20 cm square pan and line the bottom with oven paper
  • Preheat the oven to 175?C
  • Chop the white chocolate and melt it together with the butter in a saucepan
  • Mix flour, vanilla sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl
  • Beat the eggs and the sugar fluffy in another bowl
  • Mix the butter/chocolate with the eggs/sugar
  • Add the flour mixture and stir with a spatula until just mixed
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes until a tester comes out clean
  • Let cool and cut in squares
  • For the Chocolate and Lime Sauce:
  • Chop the white chocolate and place it in a bowl
  • Heat the cream just until it boils
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate
  • Stir gently until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth
  • Add the lime zest and stir until mixed
  • Let cool

Enjoy!

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Liquorice Pannacotta with Blueberries and Crushed Meringues

Liquorice-Pannacotta-with-Blueberries-and-MeringuesWelcome back KokiDoo Friends,

I hope I find you all very well. My week has been pretty rough. In brief, I am a scientist during the day and a blogger in the night (ja, with costume, mask and cape). It just happened that the company where I am employed have decided to close. As a result, there will be what is called “redundancy” and, unfortunately, I am part of this redundancy together with other dozens of people. One would say: it is summer, sun is shining, do barbeque some good pork ribs, enjoy some nice cold beers and life will smile again. The problem with that is that here it is still freaking cold! The temperature has almost never been over 20˚C this year! For God sake, I really need some comfort food today, something nice that could cheer me up! Let’s see what my beloved Maria can prepare with her nice little hands.

Liquorice-Pannacotta-with-Blueberries-and-Crushed-MeringuesYou know what? I am freaking barbequing anyway. I take my winter sweater, turn on the barbeque and grill some nice, marinated pork ribs, chicken breast, hamburger, corn, tomatoes, zucchini and I am pouring a good glass of red wine. Every now and then I close my eyes and think about summer. Be positive!

For dessert Maria prepared a fantastic “Liquorice Pannacotta” with fresh Blueberries and Crushed Meringues. I simply love liquorice, I enjoy it very much: I always have some liquorice candies around.

It happened that we found a can of liquorice syrup we bought a while ago in the kitchen cabinet. Let’s do something delicate, tasty that does not fill you up, especially after one of my barbeque. I am picky when it comes to barbeque, everything has to be perfect. I prefer some relaxing chat and a good glass of wine while I am barbequing. This means that we need to be effective and efficient with other activities: we need a dessert that is simple and easy-to-do without losing its appealing and sweet charm. Liquorice Pannacotta has all the above mentioned features.

Liquorice-Pannacotta-KokiDooI have to say that after the first spoon of this pannacotta I closed my eyes while I was eating the rest. It was just what I needed! KokiDoo’s Liquorice Pannacotta is vegetarian without gelatine, which usually contains animal skin. I have to say that removing gelatine, improved the texture of Pannacotta. It is firm as it should be but smooth and creamy. The taste is fantastic: intense and persistent in the mouth. I would say that is an intense, smooth dream of liquorice. Remarkable was the addition of blueberries and crushed meringues. They are not only part of the decoration, they contribute to the taste and texture of the dessert. For example, the meringue add the crunchiness to the pannacotta, while blueberries contribute with a tiny little amount of their tangy flavour. Super! You can add more meringues and/or blueberries if it fits better for you. The meringues can be bought ready-made, otherwise you can follow KokiDoo’s recipe for meringues. I am very satisfied and my mind was blown away for few moments thanks to this superb Liquorice Pannacotta!

Liquorice-Pannacotta-with-Blueberries

Liquorice Pannacotta with Blueberries and Crushed Meringues

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Serve: 4

Liquorice Pannacotta with Blueberries and Crushed Meringues

Intense, smooth and creamy liquorice flavour, fresh berries and meringues for this vegetarian, easy-to-do pannacotta dream. Close your eyes and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 4 dl cream
  • 1 dl jelly sugar
  • 2 tsp liquorice syrup

Procedure

  • Mix jelly sugar and cream in a saucepan.
  • Heat until it starts to boil and it boil for 30 seconds.
  • Add the liquorice syrup and stir until well blended.
  • Pour it in serving dishes and put it in the fridge for at least an hour to set.

Enjoy!

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