For the recipe of the romantic Moscato cake with cream and strawberries, whisk the egg whites with 50 g of caster sugar. Work the butter with the electric whisk until it is foamy, then add the egg yolks, one at a time, 100 g of granulated sugar, the flour and the starch, sifted, the grated peel of 1/2 lemon, finally incorporated the egg whites, with delicacy, not to take them apart.
Lined with baking paper a baking sheet (ours is octagonal, ø 18-20 cm), pour the dough and bake at 180 ° C for 30 '. Prepare a syrup with 50 g of water and 50 g of caster sugar; let it cool, then add the Moscato (bagna).
Whip the cream with the vanilla seeds and the icing sugar. Peel the strawberries, keep aside the most beautiful to garnish and cut the others into small pieces.
How to prepare a romantic menu for two: the advice of La Scuola de la Cucina Italiana for an irresistible Valentine's dinner
The February 14th It's coming and you have not even thought about a romantic menu for Valentine's day?
The chefs of The School of Italian Cuisine they have some tips to make Valentine's dinner unforgettable, but also to win at the table from the first date.
The romantic Valentine's menu
Beauty, lightness, strong flavors and exotic: if you want to conquer (or regain) at the table, these must be the inevitable characteristics of your menu. The eye wants its part: the beautiful colors of the ingredients and the presentation of the dish are the first thing to keep in mind to fascinate and tempt. We then move on to scents and to the heavy tastes that awaken the senses, perhaps exotic, to arouse curiosity and amaze the palate. Obviously the meal must be light and digestible: you would not want to risk the post-dinner abbiocco!
To create a menu refined is funny, you do not have to follow the classic appetizer-first-second-dessert order, but you can play with originality and unusual ingredients.
Aphrodisiac ingredients and essential combinations
What are then the ingredients to choose to create a menu according to their taste, but able to foment desire and passion? The trick is to select ingredients characterized by both propertyexciting natural, both from flavorsI decided, Which help to stimulate the senses. Let's see some, discovering quality and combinations to try.
Oysters, caviar and crustaceans Ingredients like these, with a good content of zinc, promote testosterone production. An idea? Raw shrimp, marinated with lime, to be combined with exotic fruit like passion fruit, the mango or the papaya.
Chocolate and chili Chocolate, thanks to its properties, stimulates the production of endorphin is serotonin, orsubstances that favor the good mood, and this is why you can not miss it in a romantic menu. The best combination? With the aphrodisiac ingredient par excellence, a vasodilator natural: the chili obviously!
Garlic Do not distort your nose: like chilli, garlic also helps increase blood flow. Enough to mitigate the tastesbianchirlo in the milk: after having peeled and removed the central part, you have to dip the segments 7-8 times in boiling milk, for about 2 minutes (every time it would be advisable to change the milk). You are looking for a menu easy is fast? Aiming on garlic is ideal if you do not have much time, for example with a classic dish of spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli.
Other fundamental aphrodisiac ingredients: i asparagus, which stimulate the male hormones thanks to vitamin E; the ginger and lo saffronbecause they promote circulation; the almonds, with their stimulating properties; there rocket salad, which offers a spicy aftertaste.
The aphrodisiac drink
To seduce you can not miss an intriguing drink. You know the leche de tigre? It is an aphrodisiac drink typical of Peruvian cuisine, prepared with ceviche juice.
The ceviche It is a recipe based on raw fish or seafood, marinated in citrus. Try for example with an oyster: prepare it with one marinating of lime, garlic, ginger, celery, coriander or parsley, red pepper and red onion. In short, an explosion of aphrodisiac ingredients. The juice of the marinade will also serve you to prepare the so-called tiger milk: white wine, vodka or Peruvian pisco, as per tradition. Dish and drink in one shot!
If you want one cocktail sensual more classic, we recommend: gin and tonic with ginger and chilli.
Let's find out lots of other tips to conquer the Couples in Kitchen course in the kitchen.
Flowers, fruits, delicate shades and precious fabrics. The table furniture Blumarine Home invites us to dream, linger and focus on the power of delicacy
After the energies dedicated to the preparation of the party table, the time has come to concentrate on the fantasies and atmospheres that will accompany us in the new year. Something that can pamper us when it's cold outside and a cup of boiling tea served in dining room becomes a privileged haven. But also flowers, fruits and colors to dream of the awakening of nature and celebrate its exuberance and perfection with refinement. We chose five Blumarine Home fantasies to tell the different souls of the romantic table that moves delicately, but is also able to define the style of our dining room, characterizing it.
The grandmother's lace tablecloth, but also her wedding dress. This year the tablecloths chase a vintage dream and reveal the most romantic soul of cotton. The tone-on-tone patterns give different emotions and characterize the environment with subtle shades of pink pearl, touches écru and the elegance of absolute white. To emphasize the chic and retro style of this table, perfect backsplashes, candles and small glass containers will be perfect to store homemade cookies and sweets.
A tea is never just a tea in England. It is above all a moment to devote to oneself, beyond the daily frenzy. But it is also the pleasure of welcoming, sharing and hosting. A social ritual that does not pass but in fashion and that continues to dictate style. To enter the right mood, we choose delicate floral patterns reminiscent of traditional English wallpaper and find the courage to bring to the table our complete tea service a small jug for milk, sugar bowl and saucers on which to serve a soft display cake. We will not forget the salted butter, fresh bread and different jams among which you can not miss the strawberries, the favorite of Queen Elizabeth II.
Do you remember when the shabby style peeked out on our tables? A pleasant invasion of natural fabrics, rustic desire, but also attention to detail. Today this inspiration is freed from the excesses of its debut and we find it declined in a contemporary and romantic table furniture that focuses on 100% linen and fantasies that seem stolen from a painting ad watercolor. To complete the decor, they must never be missing fresh or dried flowers and small decorations made with herbs. Even a simple place card made with twigs of sage and rosemary and cinnamon sticks tied with string will take us into the right atmosphere.
So free to grow in a night on the sides of the roads. To transform a field into a beautiful red sea where we want to dive. So proud to wither in a few minutes if collected. THE poppies embody the free spirit of flowers and invite us to think of a table without rules. A table that spreads its free spirit throughout the kitchen thanks to tea towels, coasters and placemats for breakfast and is inspired by the elegant power of flowers.
If we think back to the big family lunches of our childhood, we clearly see colorful tablecloths dominated by flowers and fruits. Intense colors, bright patterns and a bit of happy confusion. Today's table recovers the same intention, but lightens it with delicate designs that run only on the ends of the tablecloth and chase each other without creating excesses. A romantic table that dreams of trips in the woods, walks in the mountains and that keeps in its heart a small place for that magical moment of the year when summer rests and extends its hand to the sweetness of autumn.
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