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HOW TO Make Pinwheel Pastries

Simple, fun and delicious, the pinwheel pastries are ready in no time. Watch my easy-to-follow video recipe and learn how to make them. For this recipe I’ve used apricot jam, strawberry jam and hazelnut spread but all jams, preserves or nut spreads work well.

Keep it always homemade, simple and delicious.

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Photo by Ale Gambini – BreadLoveAndDreams

Yields : 6 pinwheel pastries

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 15 min.

Cook Time : 20 min.

 

INGREDIENTS

puff pastry, thawed

apricot jam

strawberry jam

hazelnut spread

whole milk

granulated sugar

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven at 350 F degrees.

Slightly flour a work surface.

Gently roll the thawed puff pastry .

Cunt the put pastry into squares.

Make incisions 1 inch from the center towards each corners.

Fold every other tip towards the center, pressing a little bit in the center.

Place 1 teaspoon of your favorite fruit or nut spread in there center.

Move over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Brush with milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Bake for 20 mints or until golden brown.

 

 

 

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HOW TO Make Vegan Potato Roses

A few of days ago I bought by mistake a box of vegan puff pastry so I decided to prepare a vegan dish. I sliced the potato with the mandolin slicer, I prepared a spice mix blending sea salt, fresh rosemary and chimichurri blend and I shaped the puff pastry and potato slices into roses. I baked the roses in a muffin tin greased with vegan butter spread. For a non-vegan version these beautiful and yummy roses , use regular puff pastry, brush with a slightly beaten egg before baking and grease the muffin tin with melted unsalted butter.

Make these savory roses as appetizer for Valentine’s Day dinner.

Buon Appetito!

Photo by Ale Gambini – BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Yields : 3 potato roses

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 15 min.

Cook Time : 35 min.

INGREDIENTS

1 sheet vegan puff pastry, thawed

1 potato

1 tablespoon spice mix (chimichurri blend, rosemary, sea salt)

2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

vegan butter spread, to grease the pan

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven at 350 F degrees.

Peel, wash, pat dry the potato then slice it with a mandolin slicer as thin as possible.

Meanwhile put spice mix and olive oil in a bowl and combine then add the potato slices to the mixture and blend all the ingredients.

On a floured work surface, slightly roll the thawed puff pastry .

Cut into three rectangles.

Lay the potato slices along the length of each puff pastry rectangles, leaving 1 inch of the pastry uncovered.

Fold the empty puff pastry over the potatoes and  roll into a spiral. Seal the roses by pinching the puff pastry.

Brush three cups of a muffin tin with vegan butter spread.

Place the potato roses in the tin.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Enjoy warm.

 

 

 

HOW TO Make Nutella Mug Cake

You may love it our hate it but Nutella is the world’s most famous hazelnut spread. In this episode of HOW TO I’ll show you how to prepare a simple and delicious mug cake. It only takes few ingredients and a couple of minutes in the microwave to make this yummy cake.

If you prefer, you can substitute the Nutella with other hazelnut spreads available at your local groceries or deli stores.

Keep it always homemade, simple and delicious.

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Photo by Ale Gambini – BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Yields : 1 mug cake

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 5 min.

Cook Time : 2 min.

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup Nutella

2 tbsp whole milk

1 egg

1 mug

DIRECTIONS

Place the flour in the mug.

Add the baking powder and mix.

Add the Nutella and the milk and stir until well combined.

Crack in the egg and stir until well blended.

Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Dust with powdered sugar.

Enjoy warm.

HOW TO Make Caprese Snowman

Everyone knows Caprese Salad, the simple Italian salad, made of mozzarella and tomato slices, fresh basil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil , salt and pepper that resembles the Italian flag (green, white and red). In this episode of HOW TO I’ll turn a caprese salad into a super cute snowman, the perfect ANTIPASTO (appetizer) for the Christmas dinner or Holiday Celebrations.

Keep it always homemade, simple and delicious!

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Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker – Video Editor)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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HOW TO Make Waffle Christmas Tree

 

Waffle Christmas Trees are a cute idea for serving breakfast during the Holiday Season. You’ll only need your favorite type of waffle, chocolate candies and festive sprinkles. Be creative and decorate your waffles with fresh fruits, jam, syrup and whipped cream.

Keep it always homemade, simple and delicious!

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Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker – Video Editor)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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HOW TO Make Strawberry Santas

Strawberry Santas are the most fun and delicious Christmas treats for the whole family. Easy to make, delicious to eat, it takes only a few minutes to turn your organic fresh strawberries into little cute Santas filled with mascarpone cream.

This recipe makes 6 big Strawberry Santas.

Keep it always homemade, simple and delicious!

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Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker – Video Editor)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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Yields : 6 Strawberry Santa

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 20 min.

INGREDIENTS

6 big strawberries, washed and dried

4 oz mascarpone cheese

4 oz powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Holiday sequins and pearls, to decorate

Kitchen tools

1 paring knife

1 pastry bag with a small star tip

DIRECTIONS

With a paring knife, slice the stems off the strawberries then cut the top third of each strawberry. Set aside

Prepare the mascarpone cream by whisking together mascarpone and powdered sugar until creamy.

Add the vanilla extract and blend well.

Fill a star tipped pastry bag  with the mascarpone cream and pipe a small amount over the large pieces of strawberries.

Top with the Santa’s hats (small strawberries pieces).

Make pom pom and Santa’ s buttons by piping just a smidgen of mascarpone cream.

Use Holiday sequins or pearls for making eyes.

Dust with powdered sugar for a snow effect.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

HOW TO Make Chocolate Rolls

 

Learn HOW TO Make Chocolate Rolls simply following my super easy  video recipe. You’ll only need three ingredients : puff pastry, chocolate chips and egg yolk. Chocolate rolls are mini size puff pastry rolls filled with mini chocolate chips. I’ve used the semi-sweet chocolate chips but you can fill them with your favorite chocolate chips (dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch).

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YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker – Video Editor)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.