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.


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.