Posts Tagged ‘mini’

Mini Pavlovas

In Desserts on October 9, 2008 at 3:36 am

What would you make when you have leftover egg whites, one¬†pomegranate waiting on the tree, and some whipping cream? (well, obviously food… and something sweet, right?). I decides to make pavlovas, which are these perfect little desserts, full of different textures and flavors, and just at the right size.

The nice thing about these little beauties is that you can make the meringue the night before, or just make these a few days ahead and keep them in an airtight container, by doing that you could assemble them just before serving, and save a lot of time.

One small note: in order to get whiter meringues, I bake them overnight (about 8-9 hours) in 80 degrees C. and in the morning I just turn the oven off and let them cool until I use them.

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Mini Quiches

In Appetizers, Vegetarian on September 7, 2008 at 2:20 pm

If you see this picture and immediately think of a buffet back in the 80`s, think again (or taste them…). These mini quiches are so nice, delicious, and if you’ve a little extra time their ideal for parties, hosting, or just as little treats.

I made these little quiches for a party that was suppose to celebrate the 60`Th anniversary to the place that I live in. The people who planned this party gave each family a certain thing to make, by the first letter of the family name. We got in the quiches and savory pastries category, so I decided to make these little ones, who are easier (and look nicer) to serve in a large buffet.

Well, never mind that this party was quite a mess, these seemed to be a small success (or maybe because there was not a lot of food, but let me be optimistic), they were gone before I noticed.

This is one of the longest recipes that I wrote, but I must say that it doesn’t take as much time as you may think to prepare these little beauties. You just need the time to chill the pastry and roll it, but if you put the rolled and shaped pastries in the tin, you could keep it in the freezer for weeks- and when you want to make some, make the filling, fill them and put them strait in the oven.

The filling here are just suggesting, you can be you your imagination and fill these with almost anything.

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