Monday, April 14, 2014

Dessert in Ten Minutes

Coeur à la Crème  
My latest experiment with Pomiane's book French Cooking in Ten Minutes: a dessert called Coeur à la Crème. The 10-minute version requires only four ingredients:


The recipe is very simple:


I've checked a few alternate ways to make this classic dish. These recipes are similar except that they use cheesecloth and a special heart-shaped mold to drain liquid from the cheese mixture. I assume this process makes the result firmer. The more time-consuming versions also add a bit of lemon and vanilla. I was thinking vanilla would be nice, but I don't have any in my little temporary kitchen.

Although I didn't drain it, the simple version that I made had a very nice, spoonable texture. As you can see from the top photo, I'm a hopeless case when it comes to making things look pretty! But once again, the result tasted good and reminded us of things we have eaten in France.

4 comments:

Paula Doering said...

Looks delicious, Mae.

Jeanie said...

Wow -- it looks like a hit, Mae. Delicious and pretty, too. And I love 10 minutes!

Pam said...

I'm all for a 10 minute dessert!

Cakelaw said...

We made this dessert for FFWD, and it is delicious. I love the heart in the centre of yours.