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Mocha Chocolate Mousse
Didn't I promise more coffee desserts? ☕💖
Coffee and chocolate - match made in heaven!
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Very cherry is very nice :)
#Icecream  by +Chef Dennis Littley :)
When the heat is on, I eat ice cream, or in this case gelato. Try two summer favorites that are bursting with fresh fruit flavor, Blueberry Cheesecake and Very Cherry Gelato

Very Cherry Gelato
2½ cups (325 gm) fresh or frozen sweet cherries, pitted (reserve ½ cup (65 gm) and cut into quarters)
¾ cup (150 gm) granulated sugar
2 cups (480 ml) whole milk
2 tablespoons (30 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice

Blueberry Cheesecake Gelato
2 cups (260 gm) fresh or frozen blueberries
½ (100 gm) cup sugar
1½ cups (360 ml) whole milk
8 oz (227 gm) cream cheese

Very Cherry Gelato
Remove the stems from the cherries and rinse in cold water, pit cherries.
Place 2 cups (260 gm) of the cherries, lemon juice and the sugar in a food processor and process until liquefied.
Add the milk and run the food processor until the mixture is smooth.
add in the remainder of the cut up cherries and Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Blueberry Cheesecake Gelato
remove any spoiled blueberries and rinse in cold water.
Place the blueberries and the sugar in a food processor and process until liquefied.
Add the cream cheese and run the food processor until all the mixture is fairly smooth.
Add the milk to the food processor and continue to mix until well blended.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.

if you would like the gelato to be richer, substitute ½ cup (120 gm) of heavy cream for ½ cup (120 gm) of the milk.

This will work in a gelato maker or an ice cream maker

For a printable copy of these recipes click on this link

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Blueberry buckle by +Chef Dennis Littley

If you've never heard of a Blueberry Buckle before, you're in for a delicious surprise!

Read my full post to find out more a buckles and see my short instructional video.

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
⅓ cup sugar
⅓ cup flour
⅓ cup oats

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon key lime zest
1½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, at room temperature
½ cup full fat Greek yogurt at room temperature
3 cups blueberries fresh or frozen

Key Lime Syrup
⅓ cup sugar
½ cup key lime juice (12 -16 key limes) *regular limes can be used instead
Pre-heat oven to 350°
Butter a 9-inch (23cm) square cake pan.

Mix very cold butter, sugar, flour and oats with your hands until all is well mixed with peas size crumbs. Set in Refrigerator until

Cream butter, sugar and key lime zest together until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. (by hand with a wooden spoon or using an electric mixer)
Add the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl
Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium-sized bowl.
Add half the flour mixture to the creamed, mixing just enough to incorporate
Add Greek yogurt, mixing in just enough to incorporate
Add the remaining flour mixture, mixing just enough so it’s barely incorporated (there will still be dry bits of unincorporated flour)
Using a flexible spatula, gently fold in the blueberries into the mixture. Being careful not to overmix allowing the blueberries to stain the batter.
Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top.
Add the topping over the blueberry batter and bake for 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees.
Or until the buckle is lightly browned on top and feels just set in the center. It should spring back lightly when you touch the center.

When the buckle is almost finished baking, make the syrup by heating the key lime juice and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, cooking it until it thickens. It should take about 5 minutes. Don't allow the syrup to brown.

Remove the buckle from the oven and pour the warm key lime syrup over it, letting it soak in.
Serve buckle slightly warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream or home made whipped cream.

Click on the link for a printable version of my recipe #askchefdennis #recipeoftheday #desserts #blueberry
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Pour yourself a glass of beer (or in my case, a small bowl of yogurt dip), and enjoy these mini cheesy snacks!
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Mini cheesy snacks
Fantastic with dips and beer ;)
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Joys that tranquilize the mind :)
#Photography  by +Paul L :)
Lakeside Cabins
Location: Derwentwater, Cumbria, UK
Date Taken: Mon Jun 6; Time: 19:42
Camera: Samsung NX1000
Focal Length: 50mm
Exposure: 1/200
F Number: f/8
ISO: 100
Processing: PSE12
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The Orion Nebula.

is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years. and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun. Older texts frequently refer to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula.
The Orion Nebula is one of the most scrutinized and photographed objects in the night sky, and is among the most intensely studied celestial features.
The nebula has revealed much about the process of how stars and planetary systems are formed from collapsing clouds of gas and dust. Astronomers have directly observed protoplanetary disks, brown dwarfs, intense and turbulent motions of the gas, and the photo-ionizing effects of massive nearby stars in the nebula.
The Orion Nebula contains a very young open cluster, known as the Trapezium due to the asterism of its primary four stars. Two of these can be resolved into their component binary systems on nights with good seeing, giving a total of six stars. The stars of the Trapezium, along with many other stars, are still in their early years. The Trapezium is a component of the much larger Orion Nebula Cluster, an association of about 2,800 stars within a diameter of 20 light years. Two million years ago this cluster may have been the home of the runaway stars AE Aurigae, 53 Arietis, and Mu Columbae, which are currently moving away from the nebula at velocities greater than 100 km/s.
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Sweet & Hot Chicken Sandwich
Magic done by +Terry McNeil :)
Sweet & Hot Chicken Sandwich

Red Plum Mostarda, Crisp Boneless Chicken Thigh, Greens, Goat Cheese, Habanero Chili Salt

I know, I know, the habanero chili salt won't technically be read for another 3 weeks. I'm weak, what can I say, I just had to....

I sprinkled the habanero chili salt on before frying the chicken, a light sprinkle after, just before eating.

Yep, I'm in lurve, I think another batch or 4 in the very near future. I want to try some different types of salt, kosher, a bit of a finer sea salt, try using a fine sea salt but I'll have to change the ratio of peppers to salt, this should be interesting.

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Step by step recipe - how to make delicious Bossche bollen :)
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I practice this every day
When the sun down comes I groan in pain
my shadows walk across the waves
The wind is hushed to lullaby the trees

So wrested my calloused hand come nigh
I ride the waves to the darkness of  night
I am not alone in this solace of eves
It is when the moon comes up that I bathe the trees

It is all that I know that I could ever do
but I strain at the thought of losing you
many have come and I know that soon they will be
as the sundown speaks to the shadows of today and the trees.
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Healthy lunch idea by +lovemefood :)
Green Juice Salad is a spa-like salad packed with my favorite green juice ingredients!
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I am a passionate baker, home cook extraordinaire and a big travelling and photography fan.
As a self-taught baker, I have been blogging since 2010, and fiddling about in the kitchen for nearly 15 years.
And as you can tell from the recipes, I believe in home cooking, home growing and making things from scratch.
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