Friday, November 23, 2012

Cook up with Donna Hay ~ Porcini and Mixed Mushroom Risotto ~Strawberry,Mascarpone and Almond Tray Tart ~ Chocolate Truffles

First of all a lovely welcome to Irina who has joined me in doing Cook Ups from Donna Hay magazine
We cook something from the latest issue of the magazine and then blog it.....easy peasy
Anyone can join so just drop me a line if you are interested

Menu from Issue 64 Aug/Sept 2012

Porcini and Mixed Mushroom Risotto ~very similar recipe over here
Strawberry, Mascarpone and Almond Tray Tart
Chocolate Butterscotch Truffles with Almond Praline
Salted Dark Chocolate Truffles......because I couldn't resist

Basic Chocolate Truffle recipe over here

The can't see the Mushrooms really well as I went a bit crazy with the Baby Spinach Leaves and Parmesan Cheese.......but wow, was it delicious
I used Porcini......Portobello......Swiss Brown and Baby Mushrooms

I used a Gluten Free Pastry from Rick's Pantry available at Coles

Salted Chocolate Truffles.....not as smooth looking as Donna's......but nice and salty

And the Butterscotch Truffles......delicious with a glass of Butterscotch Schnappes
A very, very tasty meal and a seal of approval for the Salted Chocolate from Mr Armchair

Till next time......Bon Appetit


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  2. Hello Dearest Dzintra!! Wow, do these look fabulous, my mouth is watering!! :)
    Your presentations are always so gorgeous...
    Yummy yum. Ok, after our Thanksgiving feasting I am ready for the cook up for next week...I'm glad I have the same issue....oooh, so fun, dear friend!!
    Bon Appetit!
    Big hugs and lots of love,
    - Irina

  3. My Goodness Dzintra
    yumo as always