In recent years the red, red-brown colored chocolate cake has become increasingly popular. First around Christmas time, but more and more also around Valentine’s Day or other special occasions. Velvet cake is a soft and velvety crumb cake and is traditionally iced with a butter icing. Red Velvet cake can be layered but, but there are of course many variants of this luxurious and fancy cake possible.
The different styles of the Cheesecake are often based on their region from which they originate. There are many different versions in Europe and the United States alone, they not only differ in taste but in structure as well. The rich New York-style Cheesecake, with a smooth and creamy consistency has become very popular, also outside NY.
The curve shaped croissant (although there are also straight croissants) is often linked to the idea of a luxury Sunday breakfast, but are increasingly sold for breakfast or lunch on-the-go. This made the croissant – in different types and shapes – a well-known best seller all over the world.
That’s why Danish Pastry is called Wienerbrød in Denmark. Around mid 19th century Austrian bakers came to Denmark during a strike amongst Danish bakers and introduced their techniques and recipes in Denmark. The Danish changed the recipe to their own liking and the name Danish Pastry was born.
Dough is a thicker form of batter and is made by mixing flour with a liquid and sometimes adding yeast or another leavening agent. In addition, ingredients such as fats or flavorings can be added. Dough forms the basis of many food products, of which bread or flatbreads (pita, naan, tortilla, etc.) are the most important. But biscuits, pastry, pizza, pasta, noodles, etc. are also made of dough.
Perfect cookies should have wrinkly, textured tops, crispy edges and must be chewy in the middle. Cookies are produced in a huge variety of styles, using various ingredients such as spices, jam, chocolate, raisins, peanuts, nuts, or dried fruits. The most famous cookie is probably the irresistible chocolate chip cookie.
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