Brie Filled Donuts (Loukoumades) With Strawberry Sauce

by Caterina Borg, Good Food Gourmet on September 5, 2014

Brie Filled Donuts (loukoumades) With Strawberry Sauce, www.goodfoodgourmet.comI wasn’t one of those people who always liked Brie and Camembert cheese. I remember trying them for the first time on a crudite platter many years ago and not really finding the texture of the outer sheath very appealing. I was encouraged by others to keep trying it with hopes that it would grow on me, and I’m glad that I listened. The day finally came when I tried it as a warm appetizer encased in some flaky puff pastry next to a sweet berry compote and roasted almonds — there were moans of orgasmic proportions. Now, I’m so addicted that I always have a slab on hand.

Recently, I was watching one of those TV programs where they visited some of the many food trucks across the nation. One of the trucks served a popular breaded and fried brie on a stick drizzled with honey and served with fresh fruit – a sweeter version of fried mozzarella, but still equally delicious.

It looked so good — the breading formed a thin crust and the cheese just oozed out when you broke into it. I craved for something similar, but began to dream about something even more decadent.
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The Elvis Lamington

August 30, 2014
The Elvis lamington,

I recently made a batch of traditional Aussie lamingtons, and as always, everyone simply loved them. If you’ve never heard of them before, let me just say that  lamingtons are the Australian counterparts to American cupcakes. Lamingtons can be found in every bakery and café across the country, and like the cupcake, they have recently […]

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Herbed Garlic & Parmesan Monkey (Pull Apart) Rolls

August 25, 2014
Herb, garlic and parmesan monkey (pull apart) bread rolls,

In all the years that I have been writing about food, the most popular posts involve dough based items. Whether it’s a loaf of bread or a delicious old school donut, these items will almost always draw the most attention. For me, these items have always been my weakness and are difficult to stay away […]

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How About Some Stromboli

August 24, 2014

If you are someone who regularly follows my posts, then you know that my mantra when creating new items involves taking an existing recipe and tweaking it as necessary. I only have a handful of what I call core recipes that I then modify to create many different items.  After all, why re-create the wheel? […]

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Double Baked Almond Croissants

August 7, 2014
Double Baked Almond Croissants,

When I was in France last year, I enjoyed one of the truest guilty pleasures that anyone could ever enjoy—almond croissants filled with a frangipane cream. They were always on our table for breakfast every morning along with other fresh pastries, yogurts, thinly sliced meats and fresh fruit. Some of the croissants had the almond […]

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Dark Chocolate Orange Stracciatella Semifreddo

August 3, 2014
Dark Chocolate Orange Stracciatella,

I’m always trying to find any excuse to make homemade ice cream. I always love to create new flavors using the semifreddo base I have come to depend on over the years. I tweak the recipe slightly to accommodate the flavor profile that I want to create and over the years, I have made many […]

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Raising The Bar On Banana Cream Pie

July 28, 2014
Chocolate Banana Cream Pie,

I love to create versatile dessert recipes that can be put together quickly for the family or slightly tweaked to follow a more elegant meal.  One that fits resoundingly well in this category is something you may not have considered – banana cream pie. You may be more familiar with this type of dessert in […]

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Chocolate Banana Cake With Burnt Caramel Rum Sauce

July 21, 2014
Chocolate Banana Cake with Burnt Caramel Rum Sauce,

I always have bananas on hand because they are one of those fruits that make a great snack and are so good for you. I’m ashamed to say that in the the summer time, most of them don’t get eaten because there are so many other wonderful fruits to choose from. So in these cases, […]

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A Queen’s Pudding

July 15, 2014

The English are known for their delicious puddings and their pudding cakes. I recently came across one called Queen’s Pudding, which consists of a baked custard that is topped with raspberry jam and meringue. I would consider this more of a bread pudding and not a custard in the traditional sense, because in most cases […]

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New York City Summer Fancy Food Show 2014 – Bigger And Better Than Ever

July 8, 2014
NYC Summer Fancy Food Show 2014

Attending the Summer Fancy Food Show is an event I look forward to every year for so many reasons. This mammoth, bi-coastal production takes place each year in 2 locations — a winter event in San Francisco and a summer show in New York City. It skillfully brings together companies from around the world who […]

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Thin Crust Pizza, Perfect For A Warm Summer Night

June 18, 2014
Thin crust pizza,

I don’t know of anyone who just doesn’t love a good pizza. Whether it’s a thick crust or a thin one, pizza is a treat you should enjoy at least once a week. I’m the kind of person that likes both types of crusts and sometimes even a deep dish. I enjoy and in fact […]

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