Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones without Buttermilk

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Light and fluffy cheese scones are so tasty right out of the oven. Warm cheese scones served with broccoli and cheese soup is one of my favorite meals. Dip your warm cheese scone into your soup for an extra treat.

What makes a light and fluffy scone

Scones can be dense if they are overmixed. Scones are unique in that they have a wet dough and should only be mixed until just combined.

The light mixing, combined with the leavening agents create a light and airy scone. T

The cold butter is cut into coarse crumbs, which makes the scone have flakes of pastry. This creates that delicious buttery scone that everyone loves.

Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones

Light and Fluffy Cheese Scones without Buttermilk

How to make light and fluffy cheese scones
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time18 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: scones
Yield: 8 scones

Materials

  • 2 1/4 cups flour all-purpose
  • 2 tbsp sugar granulated
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together.
  • Place cold butter in the center of the bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into coarse crumbs (small pea sized clumps of butter).
  • Add cheese to the flour mixture and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Add milk and egg to the flour mixture.
  • Gently mix until the dough is just combined. Scone batter should be very wet.
  • Spoon onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. You should be able to make 8 large scones from the dough.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-18 minutes until the tops are golden brown.

Easy Vanilla Scones with Vanilla Bean Glaze

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Easy vanilla scones are made with vanilla extract, and vanilla bean paste to give the scones a burst of vanilla flavoring.

Vanilla scones are made using a pastry blender to cut in the butter. The small pieces of butter will create flakes of pastry, making a buttery scone.

Easy Vanilla Scones

Scones are a bit more difficult to make than muffins. Scone dough is soft and difficult to shape into a flat circle. Be patient, and add flour as necessary when rolling out the dough.

Use a pie serving utensil to take the triangle scone dough pieces and place them on the baking sheet. This is will make the transfer of the scone dough as effortless as possible.

Bake the scones on an aluminum baking pan for best results. You can line the baking sheet with a silicone baking mat for easy cleanup afterwards.

What is vanilla bean paste

Vanilla bean paste is a substitute for using vanilla beans.

Vanilla bean paste is made of vanilla extract and vanilla beans.

It has a syrup like consistency, and you can see the vanilla beans in the paste when you add it to your recipe.

What is vanilla bean paste

Vanilla bean paste measurement conversions

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste = 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste = 1 tsp vanilla extract
Vanilla bean paste measurement conversions

Vanilla Bean Glaze

Vanilla bean glaze is used to give the scones a little sweet icing on top of the vanilla scones. The vanilla bean glaze dries on the scones so you can stack the scones without them sticking together. Dry the scones on a wire rack after you’ve put the glaze on, and they will dry fully after about 20 minutes.

How to store vanilla bean scones

Store vanilla bean scones at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. The vanilla bean scones are best served warm. Warm the vanilla bean scones in the microwave for 15-20 seconds prior to serving.

Easy Vanilla Scones

How to make simple and easy vanilla bean scones
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time14 mins
Total Time44 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: scones
Yield: 12 scones

Materials

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cold
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 90 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, place flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
  • Cut in cold butter to the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add vanilla, vanilla bean paste, egg and milk together in a separate bowl. Beat together and add to flour bowl.
  • Gently mix with a fork until the scones are mixed until just combined. Do not overmix the scones.
  • Turn the scone dough into a ball onto a floured countertop. Add flour on top of scones and to the rolling pin.
  • Gently roll the scone dough in a circle until the thickness of the dough reaches 1/2" thick.
  • Cut the dough in half and then continue cutting triangles until you've cut 12 scones into triangles.
  • Bake 14-17 minutes at 425 degrees F. Cook until the top of the scones turn light brown and golden.
  • Cool on a wire rack until fully cooled ~20 minutes.

Vanilla Bean Glaze

  • Mix milk, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean paste together in a bowl. Add powdered sugar slowly to the milk until the icing is smooth and even.
  • Drizzle glaze onto the scones when they are fully cooled.
  • Let the glaze dry fully for 20 minutes before storing them in an airtight container.
  • Scones will stay good for 3 days at room temperature.
  • Best served warm. Heat in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.
Easy Vanilla Scones

How to Make Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros

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What is a Gyro

A Gyro is a pita wrap made with meat (chicken, lamb, beef, or pork), vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions) and sauce (tzatziki, hummus). In Greece, they actually place French fries inside of their gyros which gives the pita a full flavoring of salt and potatoes.

How to Make Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros

What is Tzatziki Sauce made of

Tzatziki Sauce is made of strained plain yogurt, cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil and herbs, such as mint or dill. The tzatziki sauce base of plain yogurt is strained by using a cheese cloth.

What is a cheese cloth

A cheese cloth is a crisscross light fabric that is use to strain liquid out of food. The liquid is able to pass through the small holes in the cheese cloth, leaving the food in the cheese cloth. Typically a bowl is place underneath the cheesecloth to gather the liquid that falls through.

Where to buy cheese cloth

You can find cheese cloth in your local grocery store.

You can try near the salmon (tartar sauce), baking aisle, or cooking utensils to find the cheese cloth. It’s not generally in any specific aisle, so it’s best to ask your grocery store clerk where you can find it.

You will get a large amount of cheese cloth that will be folded up in a plastic packaging.

Can you reuse cheese cloth

You can reuse cheesecloth by washing it with hot water and baking soda. However, there is still a risk of leftover food in the cheese cloth. It is recommended to use a fresh piece of cheese cloth for each time you use it.

How to Make Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros

Step by step guide how to make tzatziki sauce for gyros
Prep Time10 mins
Straining Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: condiment
Keyword: dip
Yield: 1.5 cups

Equipment

  • cheese cloth
  • strainer or sifter

Materials

  • 2 cups plain yogurt 5% fat (high fat content)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber grated
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp mint fresh, chopped

Instructions

  • Take your cheese cloth and fold a few times to have it about 4 layers in thickness. You'll need the size of the folded cheese cloth to be about 12"x12".
  • Place the cheese cloth centered in your strainer or sifter. Add yogurt to the cheese cloth. Tie the cheese cloth with an elastic band to have the yogurt fully enclose. Place a small bowl underneath the sifter or strainer to catch the drippings. Place the straining yogurt in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Remove the yogurt from the fridge and place in a small bowl.
  • Using your cheese cloth, place the cucumber inside. Squeeze the water out of the cucumber. Place your cucumber in the bowl with the yogurt.
  • Add olive oil, mint, dill, garlic, salt, and vinegar to the yogurt bowl. Mix well until fully combined.
  • Taste test your tzatziki sauce, you might need more garlic, mint or dill to finish off the tzatziki sauce to your liking.
  • Store the tzatziki sauce in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese and Green Onions

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Our easy cheese ball recipe is made with cream cheese and green onions, giving it a ton of flavor. There are a few herbs added to the cream cheese base, making it a savory appetizer to serve.

Create this easy cheese ball in about 20 minutes. Cheese balls are best served the same day they are made. Cheese balls can made the day before serving, and it will stay good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator for any leftovers.

Serve your cheese ball with thin bread or your favorite crackers. You can change up the nuts that cover your cheese ball by using chopped pecans or almonds.

Make sure to serve your cheese ball with a knife for cutting. Your crackers will not be strong enough to cut through the cheese ball on their own.

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese and Green Onions

Serve your cheese ball with plain crackers to enjoy the flavor of the cheese ball.

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese and Green Onions

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese and Green Onions

How to make an easy cheese ball recipe with cream cheese and green onions
Prep Time20 mins
Refrigerator1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: appetizer
Yield: 2 cheese balls

Materials

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp green onions sliced thin
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp parsley fresh and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped finely

Instructions

  • Place cream cheese in a large bowl. Use a hand mixer and mix on high for a couple of minutes until its glossy.
  • Add green onions, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mix on medium until fully combined.
  • Add cheddar cheese and mix on low-medium until combined.
  • Take half of the cream cheese mixture and form it into a ball shape.
  • Place walnuts on a place, making sure there is a mono-layer of walnuts.
  • Roll the cream cheese ball over the walnuts until it's fully covered.
  • Wrap the cheese ball with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 1 hour. Repeat with the other cheese ball.
  • Unwrap your cheese ball and let it soften for about 10 minute before serving.
  • Serve your cheese ball with crackers or thin bread for your guests.
Easy Cheese Ball Recipe with Cream Cheese and Green Onions

Scone Glaze Recipe that Hardens

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One of our favorite icing recipes for glazing scones that hardens up after about 20-30 minutes is a vanilla glaze.

Alternatively, you can replace 15 ml of milk with 15 ml of lemon juice as a lemon glaze for scones.

Make sure to let the scones fully dry before storing them. The scone glaze takes about 20-30 minutes to dry fully. The scones can then be stacked and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

You can also add a tsp of vanilla bean paste to make the scone glaze a vanilla bean glaze for a bit more added flavoring.

Scone Glaze Recipe that Hardens

Scone Glaze Recipe that Hardens

How to make a scone glaze recipe that hardens on top of scones
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert
Yield: 12 scones fully covered in glaze

Materials

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 90 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Mix milk and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
  • Add powered sugar to the milk and mix well until the icing does not have any clumps of sugar in it.
  • You can adjust the consistency as needed. If it's a bit too liquid add a little more powdered sugar (1 tbsp). If it's too thick and hard to spread, add a little bit more milk (1 tsp-1 tbsp).
  • Once you're happy with your scone glaze you can add it to your scones. It's best spooned onto the scone and then use the back of the spoon to spread it overtop of all of your scones.
  • Let the scones dry for 20 – 30 minutes before putting them away. If you store the scones immediately after the moisture cannot escape the container and the glaze will remain wet.
  • Store your fully dried glazed scones in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.
Scone Glaze Recipe that Hardens

San Marzano Pizza Sauce Recipe

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San Marzano pizza sauce is a rich and lush pizza sauce that will become your go-to recipe.

Make sure you taste test your pizza sauce throughout the cooking process so you can make adjustments as needed to your liking.

San Marzano pizza sauce recipe

Why use San Marzano tomatoes for pizza sauce

San Marzano tomatoes are used for making pizza sauce because of their sweet and rich flavor.

San Marzano tomatoes are less acidic than Roma tomatoes, and have a more powerful flavor.

Pizza sauce is a little on the sweeter side, therefore using San Marzano tomatoes is the preferred tomato for making pizza sauce.

If you were to make pizza sauce with Plum or Roma tomatoes, you would have to add more sugar or add butter to the pizza sauce to balance out the acidity.

Why use San Marzano tomatoes for pizza sauce

Should you drain San Marzano tomatoes

Yes, you should drain off the tomato juices of San Marzano tomatoes for your recipe. Draining off the juices will make the pizza sauce more thick, and you can always add a little of the drippings if it’s too thick for your liking. You have more control over the pizza sauce by draining the San Marzano tomatoes.

Should you drain San Marzano tomatoes

Can you freeze San Marzano Pizza Sauce

You can freeze San Marzano Pizza Sauce in an airtight container for up to 1 month in the freezer. To thaw the San Marzano Pizza Sauce, place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours before you’re wanting to use it.

Can you freeze San Marzano Pizza Sauce

How to make San Marzano pizza sauce spicy

To make San Marzano pizza sauce spicy, add more pepper and red pepper flakes to the sauce. You can add 1/8 tsp of pepper, and 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes and then adjust as necessary. You can also add more basil, as its peppery flavor will make the pizza sauce more spicy. Add another 1-2 tbsp of fresh strips of basil to the pizza sauce and adjust to your liking.

ow to make San Marzano pizza sauce spicy

How can you modify the San Marzano pizza sauce recipe

  1. Add 1 onion cut in half to the pizza sauce right before it starts the 30 minute cook time. Remove the onions at the end of the cooking process to have more of a creamy onion flavor to your pizza sauce.
  2. Eliminate fresh basil from the pizza sauce to have a sweeter pizza sauce.
  3. Add 1-2 tsp of Italian seasoning to the pizza sauce to add a little more flavoring.

San Marzano Pizza Sauce Recipe

How to make pizza sauce using San Marzano tomatoes
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: condiment
Keyword: sauce
Yield: 2 large pizzas

Materials

  • 1 28 ounce San Marzano Tomatoes canned
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp sugar granulated
  • pinch pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp basil fresh, cut into strips

Instructions

  • Place a strainer over a medium bowl. Pour the tomatoes into the strainer. Add a little salt to the top of the tomatoes. Let sit for 20 minutes until most of the juices have been removed. Straining the juices out of the San Marzano canned tomatoes will make the pizza sauce nice and thick.
    San Marzano tomatoes for pizza sauce
  • Place the tomatoes in a medium bowl. Use a potato masher or pastry blender to break up the tomatoes a little before cooking them.
    crushing san marzano tomatoes for pizza sauce
  • In a medium frying pan over low- medium heat, place olive oil, garlic and oregano and cook until fragrant. It should take a couple of minutes to cook, then add the red pepper flakes at the end.
  • Add your strained San Marzano tomatoes to the frying pan. Gently mash them to make them a little smaller. Mix the infused oil into the tomatoes to create an herbed pizza sauce.
  • Add sugar, salt, and pepper to the pizza sauce.
    san marzano pizza sauce recipe
  • Cook the pizza sauce for 30 minutes over low heat to let it simmer. Stir the San Marzano pizza sauce every couple of minutes.
    san marzano pizza sauce recipe
  • Add fresh cut strips of basil to the pizza sauce and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
    san marzano pizza sauce with basil
  • San Marzano pizza sauce is ready to use. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
    homemade pizza sauce with san marzano tomatoes recipe
how to make San Marzano pizza sauce

How to make Margherita Pizza with San Marzano Pizza Sauce

  1. Roll out your pizza dough to fit your round pizza pan.
  2. Spread San Marzano pizza sauce over your pizza dough.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush extra virgin olive oil over the edges of the crust that do not have pizza sauce on it. Only on the outer ring of pizza dough. (optional)
  4. Cut 8 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese. Arrange the cheese sparingly, not overlapping, on the pizza sauce.
  5. Bake the pizza at 500 degrees F for 12 minutes, or until cheese looks like its browning.
  6. Remove the pizza from the oven and arrange 8-10 fresh basil leaves on the margherita pizza.
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days.
How to make Margherita Pizza with San Marzano Pizza Sauce

Raspberry Mousse Recipe

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Raspberry mousse recipe is a mouthwatering, sweet dessert that is even better than chocolate mousse. Raspberry mousse is unique in that there are no eggs needed for this whipped cream based mousse.

Using pureed raspberry mixture, the raspberry flavor is strained to only its juice. The juice is then infused into heavy whipped cream, creating a light, and very flavorful raspberry mousse.

Our raspberry mousse recipe is able to be used as an entremet (layered dessert) or as a dome cake as shown below. If you’re up for more of a challenge the next time you make raspberry mousse, give one of them a try.

If you’re wanting to use raspberry mousse as a cake filling, this one works particularly well because its quite thick and firm. It’s easily spreadable, yet very thick and able to hold its shape well.

You can also freeze our raspberry mouse recipe, it keeps in the freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw in the fridge overnight.

Raspberry Mousse Dome entremet Recipe

Why do you have to mix raspberry mousse gently

Whipping heavy cream in a stand mixer creates air, which makes the cream expand, and be light and fluffy. By mixing the raspberry mousse gently, you retain all of the air you have created, and you keep the volume of mousse you’ve made. If you rapidly mix the mousse, this can deflate the whipping cream, causing the dessert to be heavy and much smaller in volume.

Raspberry Mousse for Entremet
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Raspberry Mousse Recipe

Step by step guide how to make raspberry mousse
Prep Time6 hrs
Active Time10 mins
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert
Yield: 8 servings

Materials

  • 12 oz raspberries frozen
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar granulated
  • 2 1/4 tsp gelatin 1 package
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix together gelatin and 1/4 cup water. Let stand for 5 minutes while gelatin blooms.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet recipe
  • In a medium saucepan, combine frozen raspberries, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Warm the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and the raspberries are not frozen anymore.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet dome cake recipe
  • Remove the mixture from the heat source and place into a blender to purée.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet recipe
  • Place a sieve over a medium heat proof bowl. Strain the raspberry mixture through the sieve to remove the seeds. Using the back of a spoon, push the raspberry juice through the sieve as much as you can. It's quite time consuming, and you will throw out a lot of the raspberry mixture.
  • Cool the raspberry mixture to room temperature.
  • Pour whipping cream into a metal bowl for your stand mixer. Fit your stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
  • Whip the cream until stiff peaks form (5-7 minutes).
  • Fold the raspberry mixture into the whipping cream. Place raspberry mousse into serving containers.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet
  • Chill the raspberry mousse for 4 hours before serving.
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raspberry mousse used in an entremet dessert with mirror glaze
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Raspberry Mousse Dome Recipe

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Raspberry mousse dome recipe is made using half sphere silicone molds. The center of the raspberry mousse dome cake is filled with luscious white chocolate ganache. The dome cake case is made out of a shortbread cookie.

You could also use a different cake base if you wanted. A cookie crumble cake base would also work well with raspberry mousse.

Raspberry mousse by itself is incredibly decadent and satisfying. The shortbread cookie tones down the sweetness a little, giving it a more balanced flavoring.

For garnishing your raspberry dome cake, you could add a chocolate decoration, fresh raspberries, or a mint leaf.

Raspberry Mousse Dome entremet Recipe

Raspberry Mousse Dome Cake Recipe

How to make a raspberry mousse dome dessert.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert
Yield: 8 servings

Materials

Shortbread Cookie Dome Cake Base

  • 3/4 lb butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar granulated
  • 2 3/4 cup flour all-purpose
  • 1/4 tsp salt

White Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • 140 g white chocolate melting wafers
  • 80 ml heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter unsalted

Raspberry Mousse

  • 12 oz raspberries frozen
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar granulated
  • 2 1/4 tsp gelatin 1 package
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

White Chocolate Ganache Center Filling for Dome Cake

  • Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl.
  • Warm the heavy cream in a small saucepan over low-medium heat. As soon as it starts simmering, pour the heavy cream over the white chocolate.
  • Let the cream and chocolate sit for 5 minutes. Then mix with a whisk until it's smooth.
  • Add butter and let it melt into the mixture. Mix with a whisk until it's fully combined and smooth. Cool the white chocolate ganache to room temperature, then place it in the fridge until you're ready to use it.
    White Chocolate Ganache Filling for Entremet

Raspberry Mousse for Dome Cake

  • In a small bowl, mix together gelatin and 1/4 cup water. Let stand for 5 minutes while gelatin blooms.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet recipe
  • In a medium saucepan, combine frozen raspberries, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Warm the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and the raspberries are not frozen anymore.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet dome cake recipe
  • Remove the mixture from the heat source and place into a blender to purée.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet recipe
  • Place a sieve over a medium heat proof bowl. Strain the raspberry mixture through the sieve to remove the seeds. Using the back of a spoon, push the raspberry juice through the sieve as much as you can. It's quite time consuming, and you will throw out a lot of the raspberry mixture.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet cake recipe
  • Cool the raspberry mixture to room temperature.
  • Pour whipping cream into a metal bowl for your stand mixer. Fit your stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
  • Whip the cream until stiff peaks form (5-7 minutes).
  • Fold the raspberry mixture into the whipping cream. Chill the raspberry mousse for 4 hours or until it's sturdy enough to use for your dome cake.
    raspberry mousse dome cake recipe

Shortbread Cookie Dome Cake Base

  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Slowly add flour and salt and cream together.
  • Press the cookie base into a 9"x13" pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 16-20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
    Shortbread Cookie Dome Cake Base
  • Cool the cookie base. Make cut outs of your cookie base once it has cooled for your raspberry dome cake.
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How to assemble Raspberry Mousse Dome Cake

  • You will have enough for 8 half sphere raspberry dome cakes. Reuse your half sphere molds as needed.
  • Use a spoon to heap the raspberry mousse into the silicone mold. Press it into the mold to ensure there are no crevasses that will form on the exterior of the dessert.
  • Using a melon baller, spoon 1 ball of white chocolate ganache into the center of the raspberry mousse filled silicone mold.
    How to assemble Entremet Cake Recipe as a Dome Cake with Mirror Glaze
  • Add more raspberry mousse as needed to the outside of the ball of white chocolate ganache. You can also add raspberry mousse over the white chocolate ganache to fully encase it, if you want to.
  • Press the shortbread cookie (that you cut to size using a cookie cutter or glass) into the raspberry mousse and white chocolate ganache in the silicone mold. It's ok if it sticks out a bit from the mold.
    raspberry mousse dome cake recipe
  • Place the raspberry mousse dome cake in the freezer overnight.
  • Remove the raspberry mousse dome cake from the silicone mold.
    raspberry mousse dome cake
  • Serve immediately. Freeze the raspberry mousse dome cake if you're not serving it right away. Let it thaw at room temperature for about 15 minutes before cutting into it. The raspberry dome cake is good for up to 1 month in the freezer.
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raspberry mousse dome cake with chocolate mirror glaze

Entremet Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze

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Entremet Cake recipe is made with chocolate mirror glaze, decadent raspberry mousse and a white chocolate ganache filling.

The bottom of the entremet is made with a shortbread cookie.

You can substitute our choices by using any of the examples below to create your own entremet recipe.

Entremet Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze

What is an entremet

An entremet is “dessert” translated from French. An entremet is a dessert that has several layers to it.

What are the components of an entremet cake recipe

Cake Base

The cake base of an entremet is the bottom layer of the entremet. 

Cake Base examples for entremet:

  • Shortbread cookie
  • Cookie crumble crust
  • Graham cracker crust
  • Sable breton
  • Praline Feuilletine
  • Dacquoise

Body

The body of the entremet is the main composition of the dessert. There can be a few layers of body in an entremet cake, especially if it is prepared in a 9″ spring form pan.

Body examples for entremet:

  • Mousse – made with gelatin so it stays firm
  • Sponge cake – vanilla, chocolate, etc.
  • Syrup soaked cake – (cointreau, orange, stout, amaretto, lemon, raspberry)
Entremet dome Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze

Filling

The filling of the entremet is one of the layers in the entremet recipe. The filling can also be the center of a dome entremet recipe.

  • Chocolate ganache
  • Curd
  • Pastry cream
  • Jam
  • Panna cotta

Coating

The coating of an entremet is the outer layer that coats the body of the entremet. It’s also known as the topping of a cake.

  • Dark chocolate glaze
  • Mirror glaze
  • Chocolate ganache
  • Salted caramel glaze
  • Raspberry glaze
  • Caramel glaze

Garnish

The garnish of an entremet is to add decoration to the entremet cake recipe. It’s not necessary, but it does add appeal and makes the dessert eye catching for your guests.

How to make an entremet dome cake recipe

To make an entremet dome cake, prepare the entremet in a silicone half sphere mold.

  1. Press the body of the entremet into the silicone half sphere mold, making sure to fill all of the crevasses.
  2. Place the center filling of the entremet using a melon baller. At this point you can put more of the body around the center filling. An option too is to put the body component completely over the center filling to cover it. The center looks well presented this way.
  3. Prepare your cake base for your entremet. You can bake the crust in a 9″x13″ pan, and then let it cool down. Use a cookie cutter or glass to “cut” out a perfect circle that will fit your silicone half sphere mold. You’ll have to measure to make sure it will fit.
  4. Place the cake base cut out onto the silicone half sphere mold. Press it in well so it sticks to the body composition of the entremet.
  5. Place the entremet dome cake in the freezer overnight.
  6. Remove the silicone mold from the entremet. Use your fingers to gently pry the mold from the body of the entremet. Press down on the top of the silicone mold to remove the entremet.
  7. Place the entremet on a wire rack with a plate underneath to catch any drippings.
  8. Pour your glaze coating over your entremet.
  9. Add your garnish to the entremet and serve immediately. If it’s too hard to serve, let it thaw for about 10-15 minutes before serving.
How to make Entremet dome Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze

Entremet Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze

How to make an entremet cake recipe with chocolate mirror glaze
Prep Time21 hrs
Active Time18 mins
Total Time21 hrs 18 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert
Yield: 8 servings

Materials

Shortbread Cookie Cake Base for Entremet

  • 3/4 lb butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar granulated
  • 2 3/4 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1/4 tsp salt

White Chocolate Ganache Filling for Entremet

  • 140 g white chocolate melting wafers
  • 80 ml heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter unsalted

Raspberry Mousse for Entremet Recipe

  • 12 oz raspberries frozen
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar granulated
  • 2 1/4 tsp gelatin 1 package
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Chocolate Mirror Glaze for Entremet

  • 38 ml water
  • 4 tsp gelatin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 280 ml sugar granulated or fine

Instructions

Chocolate Mirror Glaze for Entremet

  • Place 38 ml water and gelatin together in a small bowl to bloom gelatin. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Using a whisk, mix together cocoa powder and 2/3 cup of water in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Make sure all of the clumps are removed, and it should become the consistency of paste.
  • Add a couple of tablespoons of the heavy cream to mix into the cocoa powder. Whisk until it has combined.
  • Add the rest of the heavy cream and mix with a wooden spoon. You will not need your whisk anymore, as this will create bubbles, which can ruin the chocolate mirror glaze.
  • Bring the mixture until it starts simmering. Remove the mixture from the heat source right before it starts boiling.
  • Add the gelatin and mix together.
  • Place a fine mesh sieve over a small heat proof bowl. You'll want the sieve as close to the bottom of the bowl as possible, this will prevent bubbles from forming.
  • Pour the mirror glaze into the sieve. Let the mixture fall through on its own. It will take awhile to fall through (20-30 minutes).
  • As soon as the glaze is through the sieve, put a layer of plastic wrap touching the glaze to cover it. This will prevent the glaze from forming a skin on it.
  • Cool the chocolate mirror glaze until it reaches room temperature. You can place it in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

White Chocolate Ganache Filling for Entremet

  • Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl.
  • Warm the heavy cream in a small saucepan over low-medium heat. As soon as it starts simmering, pour the heavy cream over the white chocolate.
  • Let the cream and chocolate sit for 5 minutes. Then mix with a whisk until it's smooth.
  • Add butter and let it melt into the mixture. Mix with a whisk until it's fully combined and smooth. Cool the white chocolate ganache to room temperature, then place it in the fridge until you're ready to use it.
    White Chocolate Ganache Filling for Entremet

Raspberry Mousse for Entremet

  • In a small bowl, mix together gelatin and 1/4 cup water. Let stand for 5 minutes while gelatin blooms.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet recipe
  • In a medium saucepan, combine frozen raspberries, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Warm the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and the raspberries are not frozen anymore.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet dome cake recipe
  • Remove the mixture from the heat source and place into a blender to purée.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet recipe
  • Place a sieve over a medium heat proof bowl. Strain the raspberry mixture through the sieve to remove the seeds. Using the back of a spoon, push the raspberry juice through the sieve as much as you can. It's quite time consuming, and you will throw out a lot of the raspberry mixture.
  • Cool the raspberry mixture to room temperature.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet cake recipe
  • Pour whipping cream into a metal bowl for your stand mixer. Fit your stand mixer with the whisk attachment.
  • Whip the cream until stiff peaks form (5-7 minutes).
  • Fold the raspberry mixture into the whipping cream. Chill the raspberry mousse for 4 hours or until it's sturdy enough to use for your entremet cake.
    Raspberry Mousse for Entremet

Shortbread Cookie Cake Base for Entremet

  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Slowly add flour and salt and cream together.
  • Press your cookie base into a 9" springform pan. Try to make it as even as possible. If you're making entremet dome cakes, press the cookie base into a 9"x13" pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 16-20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
    Shortbread Cookie Cake Base for Entremet
  • Cool the cookie base. Make cut outs of your cookie base once it has cooled if you're making entremet dome cakes.
    base for entremet cake

How to assemble Entremet Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze

  • With your cookie base in your 9" springform pan all cooled, add your white chocolate ganache layer overtop. Spread it evenly, leaving about 1 cm of margin of cookie on the outside.
  • Add raspberry mousse on top of the white chocolate ganache. Spread it evenly, and make sure the top looks nice and flat.
  • Freeze the Entremet cake overnight or 8-12 hours.
  • Remove the chocolate mirror glaze from the fridge and let it come to room temperature.
  • If the glaze looks lumpy or has bubbles in it, strain the mirror glaze again before using.
  • Remove the outer ring from the springform pan.
  • Place the cake on a wire rack over a plate to catch any drippings.
  • You will have enough mirror glaze for 2 cakes. Freeze the rest of your mirror glaze to use at a later date. Pour the mirror glaze over the cake. Use a spoon if you need to fill any spots that do not have mirror glaze on them.
  • Sprinkle gold dust if desired and garnish the cake with a chocolate decoration or mint leaf if desired.
  • Serve immediately. Freeze the entremet cake if you're not serving it right away. Let it thaw at room temperature for about 15 minutes before cutting into it. The entremet cake is good for up to 1 month in the freezer.

How to assemble Entremet Cake Recipe as a Dome Cake with Mirror Glaze

  • You will have enough for 8 half sphere entremet dome cakes. Reuse your half sphere molds as needed.
  • Use a spoon to heap the raspberry mousse into the silicone mold. Press it into the mold to ensure there are no crevasses that will form on the exterior of the dessert.
  • Using a melon baller, spoon 1 ball of white chocolate ganache into the center of the raspberry mousse filled silicone mold.
  • Add more raspberry mousse as needed to the outside of the ball of white chocolate ganache. You can also add raspberry mousse over the white chocolate ganache to fully encase it, if you want to.
    How to assemble Entremet Cake Recipe as a Dome Cake with Mirror Glaze
  • Press the shortbread cookie (that you cut to size using a cookie cutter or glass) into the raspberry mousse and white chocolate ganache in the silicone mold. It's ok if it sticks out a bit from the mold.
    How to assemble Entremet Cake Recipe as a Dome Cake with Mirror Glaze
  • Place the entremet dome cake in the freezer overnight.
  • Remove the entremet dome cake from the silicone mold.
    Raspberry Mousse Dome entremet Recipe
  • Place the entremet dome cake on a wire rack over a plate to catch any drippings. Pour the mirror glaze over the cake. Use a spoon if you need to fill any spots that do not have mirror glaze on them.
    How to make Entremet dome Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze
  • Sprinkle gold dust if desired and garnish the cake with a chocolate decoration or mint leaf if desired.
    How to make Entremet dome Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze
  • Serve immediately. Freeze the entremet dome cake if you're not serving it right away. Let it thaw at room temperature for about 15 minutes before cutting into it. The entremet dome cake is good for up to 1 month in the freezer.
    How to make Entremet dome Cake Recipe with Mirror Glaze

Tartufo Ice Cream Recipe

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What does Tartufo mean

Tartufo is an Italian dessert which is composed of a minimum of 2 different ice creams and filling in the center. The center could be filled with jam, ganache, chocolate sauce, etc.

What mold do you need to make Tartufo

You’ll need a half sphere silicone mold to make Tartufo.

How long does it take to make tartufo

You’ll need to freeze the silicone mold in between ice cream layers, give yourself a couple of hours to make your tartufo dessert.

Make your tartufo recipe at least a day in advance to have the ice cream freeze well before serving.

chocolate ice cream in a silicone mold with caramel and oreo crumbs

Tartufo Ice Cream Recipe

  • small half sphere silicone molds
  • 2 types of ice cream that go well together
  • Center filling – jam, chocolate ganache, fruit, etc.
  • 1-3 toppings for the ice cream (cookie crumble, caramel sauce, cocoa powder, sprinkles, etc.)

Decide on your ice cream and center filling. In our recipe we will be using chocolate ice cream as the outer layer, espresso ice cream for the middle layer, and dark chocolate ganache as the center filling. The toppings we’ll be using are caramel sauce and cookie crumble.

You could use milk chocolate ganache or white chocolate ganache as your center filling if you prefer to use that instead.

If you’re using chocolate ganache as your filling, make sure it’s chilled and ready to use to fill your silicone molds.

Begin with the outer layer of ice cream. Your outer layer will be the one that will have your toppings on it.

how to put ice cream in silicone mold for dessert

Place your ice cream in the silicone mold. Use a metal spoon to press the ice cream around so that all of the sides are covered in ice cream. Try to make it a 1/2 cm in thickness. Place each silicone mold in the freezer in an airtight container as you complete them. They will start to melt very quickly and it will be messy.

Freeze for 30 min – 1 hour. Then you’re ready for your next layer. Select your inner layer of ice cream. Use a fresh metal spoon to put the ice cream in the molds. Press the ice cream into the first layer so it’s completely covered. The thickness isn’t as important for this one, just make sure you leave a bit of space for the center flavor.

Freeze for 30 min – 1 hour. Now you’re ready for your final layer. Use a melon baller or a fresh spoon to scoop your center filling (ganache, jam, fruit, etc.).

Press your final layer into your silicone mold. It doesn’t have to be flat by any means, just make sure it’s filled and pressed into your second layer.

Freeze your silicone mold dessert overnight.

how to make desserts in silicone molds

When you’re ready to serve your ice cream for your dinner party, first remove the silicone mold from your ice cream.

How to Remove Ice Cream from a Silicone Mold

Use your fingers on either side of the silicone mold to peel the outer silicone mold off of the ice cream, with your thumb on the top of the mold pushing the ice cream out. Try to take them out and place them directly onto your serving plate.

Once you have all of your desserts on their serving plates, you can top your ice cream. Use 1-2 toppings for your layered ice cream dessert.

Tartufo made with silicone mold chocolate ice cream at home
Tartufo made with silicone mold

Creating this layered ice cream dessert is called a “Tartufo”.

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