When friends drop in unexpectedly to visit, often the question arises, what would they treat. I usually serve a dessert with tea or coffee, or champagne and liqueur, as this is the easiest option. But what to cook for dessert, which is suitable, as well as to alcohol and tea? I suggest - fruit baskets, which will adorn the table and a delicious dessert.
Ingredients for fruit baskets:
For the dough:
- Butter (or margarine) 150 gr.
- Eggs 1 PC.
- Flour (wheat / s) 250 gr.
- Granulated sugar 100 gr.
- Baking powder for the dough knife tip
- Milk (any fat content) 2 tablespoons
- Almonds (chopped) 2 tablespoons
- Peaches (canned) 150 gr.
- Almond 100 gr.
- Milk (any fat content) 5 ml
- Chicken egg 2 pcs.
- Flour (wheat / s) 1.5 tablespoons
- Potato starch) 1.5 tablespoons
- Powdered sugar 3 tablespoons
- Butter (or margarine) 50 oz.
Molds for baking
Preparation of fruit baskets:
Step 1: Prepare the shortcrust pastry.
There are two options prepare fruit baskets. The first involves the preparation of the dough, the second - no.
I prefer the first option, because it is much better fed, and better looks. And it does not go away so long.
The second option is very simple - cut out oranges, kiwi fruit baskets and fill them with assorted fruits. Above you can decorate with whipped cream.
But we will focus in detail on the first version.
So, for the preparation of dough we need to first of all mix in a bowl the melted butter or margarine and sugar with a fork. Then add the egg and mix thoroughly. Following add two tablespoons of milk and lightly sprinkle chopped almonds, stir. Carefully pour the flour and baking powder and knead hands soft dough.
We roll down it into a ball. Are wrapped with cling film (plastic bag is also nice good) and put them in the fridge for one hour.
Step 2: Prepare the cream.
At this time, the filling may be prepared. To do this, take the eggs and whisk them with a mixer along with the sugar (if it does not, you can use a simple sugar, whisking the truth will have longer).
Put a little heated milk (you can in the microwave). Then pour it into the egg mass followed Pour potato starch and wheat flour. And once again, beat with a mixer. Then put on the fire, bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
The thickened cream add the butter (or margarine), stir well and whisk.
Step 3: Bake basket.
Put the oven to warm up.
Sprinkle the table with flour, We reach the dough from the refrigerator and roll out into the reservoir, which must then be cut into squares the size of your existing molds.
We spread it in molds, pressed closely, you can trim the excess.
Put the mold in the oven to bake at 180 degrees about 10-15 minutes.
Step 3: Prepare the fruit baskets.
Baskets should be only slightly baked, then We reach them from the oven and spread the pieces of fruit on them.
Generally, you can take any kind of fruit, and not only preserved, you can also use the jam with whole berries.
Top Peaches cover with cream, almonds and spread.
Put in the oven 20 minutes.
Step 4: We serve fruit baskets.
We take out the basket out of the oven, give them cool slightly and We reach from the molds.
Brew tea, pour the liqueur and call guests to the table.
Tips to the recipe:
- - If the cream has turned much thick, you can add a little milk and stir.
- - You can not cook and cream. Bake until tender baskets, fill them with fruit and garnish with whipped cream on top.
- - Cookie cutters can take any: silicone, especially for cakes, etc. Main, lubricate them with a piece of butter, to make sure that nothing will burn.