Monday, September 27, 2010

The Autumn/Winter Collection

Looking out of the window it's hard to believe that summer is over. There are signs that cannot be mistaken, night falls earlier, the light gives cold blue undertones and there are plenty of shadows and angles. However, I appreciate this time of year when darkness falls early and I cozy up with a good book, a slice of cake and a cup of tea. The most important thing though is that the oven is buzzing with cakes, tarts and the likes, creating an enticing aroma that wafts through every room!

Caramelized White Chocolate Cakes €16

Original, innovative, unusual. These little cakes taste extraordinarily different yet wonderful. The caramelized white chocolate has a very distinct, burnished flavour and turned into a cake is a great way to savour it. The cakes are baked individually thus rendering them more elegant when served, especially with a scoop of icecream to accompany them. Makes 8

Baileys Cheesecake €22

A soft, smooth, creamy, delicate cheesecake. Laced with Baileys to the right point where it is not overpowering but pleasantly enriching. A very delectable dessert where the flavours blend marvelously. Serves 8 to 10

Apple Cake €16

Chunks of fresh apples and hazelnuts make up this cinnamon-tinged sweet cake. It is moist, wholesome and delicious. Ideal as a teatime treat or served with some icecream. Serves 10

Savarin au Rum €25

A stunning dessert! The Savarin is similar to its more popular counterpart the Baba'. Here the centre is filled with luscious chocolate whipped cream to serve it with. The cake itself is soaked in rum syrup, whose flavour is piqued by orange zest and cinnamon sticks. Serves 10 to 12

Apple & Pear Crumble Tart €18

Apples & pears compose this very seasonal tart. Gently cooked spice-scented fruit encased in sweet pastry and topped with a hazelnut crumble. Delicious accompanied with custard or cream. Serves 8