Mascarpone Cream Popsicles

 

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Since Germany’s weather is giving us some more summer days, I had time to do an ice cream post before fall. I actually eat ice cream all the time, doesn’t have to be warm to enjoy a good ice cream but well for those who need it, here is a late summer post with an easy recipe for making your own ice cream popsicles 😀 Hope you like it! 😉

Ingredients for arround 50 Popsicles

  • 250 gr Mascarpone cream cheese
  • 250 ml whipped cream 35% fat
  • 50 gr sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 gelatine leaf
  • 100 butter biscuits
  • 700 gr chocolate couverture
  • almond crocant
  • wooden sticks

Preparation

Mix whipped cream and sugar in a saucepan and bring it, just for a second, to boil. Put the egg yolks in a bowl and mix them with the warm milk mixture. We want to cook the eggs, but we don’t want them to be like scrambled eggs, so add the milk slowly and don’t stop mixing. Add also the gelatine leaf previously soaked in water. Let the mixture cool down and then add the Mascarpone until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

When refrigerated, beat the mixture until fluffy to give the perfect ice cream texture. Put inside a pastry bag and distribute on 50 of the biscuits. Put another biscuit on the mascarpone cream and insert the wooden sticks for the popsicle look 😉 Freeze for about 2 hours.

When frozen, melt the chocolate couverture and dip your popsicle in it. Sprinkle with some almond crocant and done! Save in the freezer for later. Put out of the freezer 5 minutes before eating 😀

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Grilled Pesto Shrimp on White Risotto

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Since life isn’t getting any easier (from my point of view just the opposite ¬¬), with summer vacation behind us and lots of personal drama, that isn’t just going to fade away, I’m not going to make more excuses and I’m going to try to update more often. Because maybe and just maybe the best therapy is doing what I love the most, cooking and sharing it with you.

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 300 gr Risotto rice
  • 125 ml white wine
  • 1 l vegetable stock
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 100 gr freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • green pesto
  • 0,5 kg shrimp
  • olive oil, garlic oil, sea salt and pepper

Preparation

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil covering the bottom of the saucepan, then add the onion and cook until soft, doesn’t have to get colour. Increase the heat and add rice, stirring to coat. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly until the rice is translucent and gets an ivory colour, then add the wine, it has to cover the rice. Continue to stir as the rice absorbs the wine, do not stop stirring at any time. When most of the wine is absorbed, add some of the vegetable stock, again just covering the rice, and stir until the stock is absorbed. Repeat the process with the stock 3-4 times till the rice ist cooked, it takes about 20-25 minutes. Season with sea salt and ground black pepper, I also add some garlic oil. When the rice is ready to be served add the parmesan cheese and stir until fully incorporated.

Thread 3 shrimp onto each wooden skewer, place on a plate and set aside. Brush the pesto over the prawns, season with sea salt and ground black pepper and then place them under a hot grill for 1-2 minutes either side.

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Signs

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Jumper: COS | Skirt: Zara | Sandals: Zara | Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster | Bag: Zara | Necklace: I am

It feels almost like fall outside, but on Dressink, we are trying to catch on the last sunny days in Aachen to show you one of my favorite combinations – a jumper with a skirt or shorts and bare legs. This skirt was the ultimate sale bargain – I bought it for 7,99€ reduced from 49,99€! The jumper is an oldie but goodie from COS, and the rest of the outfit I think you already know 🙂

Till next time

A.

PS. It’s good to be back!

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Happy Birthday Anna!

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” I’ll never get old, I’ll die before that “ – that’s one of the first things she said to me, back when we met 4 years ago. We were two strangers that met in a theater group and realized they had a lot in common. She’s been there for me in every rough patch I’ve gone through, lots of them in the last 4 years, and she has also witnessed every happy moment I’ve had. We’ve become very good friends and I’m very glad to have her in my life.

Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin!

H.

DIY Cork Board

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For some time now I’ve been looking for a board to hang over my desk, with no luck. This wall is a little bit tricky, since it isn’t straight and I couldn’t just put any cork board on the market. I’m a big fan of Ikea Hackers website, and when I went to Ikea with Anna, to help her with some shopping and I saw these pot stands, I remembered a post where someone used them as wall decoration covering them with colourful fabrics. There it was, the perfect solution to my problem! Easy, cheap, and it also fits in my room’s decoration pretty well if you ask me 😉

So, let’s get going…

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I already said that it was easy, there’s just one instruction for doing this diy. Glue the Powerstrips in the centre of the pot stand and place them on the wall where you think it looks the best 😀 That’s it!

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You can buy the pot stands in packs of 3 but I’m a fan of uneven, when it comes to decoration,so I used 7 of them. I immediately decorated mine with some photos, postcards and to do lists, how do you like the result?

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