Monday, November 19, 2007

Cafe au Lait with Dark Cherries Cake

There's nothing better than cafe au lait for me in the morning. Okay, sometimes it's a green tea cup, but lately with all the lack of light, I used to prefer coffee...
(Waiting desperately for the end of December and the days starting to increase again.)
And what to add to the morning cafe au lait? I had some shortcrust pastry leftovers and some cherry filling leftovers, so I thought why not combining both into something tasty :)
You can guess that I just lined a tin with the shortcrust pastry, prick with a fork and put it in  a hot oven for about 10-15 minutes.
Then I added the cherry filling. So far so good, but I needed something more sophisticated to stick the other ingredients together, that's how I decided to make something like a frangipan, but of course different. Sometimes I find it really difficult to follow a recipe. It's a free-style cooking, I call it :D ...
That's hay I did:
I mixed well two medium eggs with a 2/3 cup of caster sugar, added a hint of cinnamon, then a cup of almonds and a 1/2 cup of flour, some 60-80 ml of milk and a tea spoon of baking powder. Everything well mixed I pour over the cherries and baked on some 170 degrees in fan oven for about 30 minutes.


Nemmie said...

Amazing. I am drooling, that sounds so good. Great pics too!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's the way to start your day in style! The dark cherries cake looks yummy!
J'adore le cafe au lait moi aussi!

Alita said...

Thank yo nemmie, zhen chef :D

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