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Happy Birthday George!!

I wish to apologise for not being around lately and visiting your blogs as often as I would like to.  I try and visit back those who leave a comment at the blog or on facebook.

I am working hard on the book and hopefully I will have it published by the end of  November, if everything goes smoothly.  I have cooked again all the older recipes of mine and taken new pictures.  Now I am at the stage of proof reading, but there is still a lot to be done.  You will have to bear with me for some more time.

Today it’s my son George’s Birthday, so I am taking a break to write a quick post to wish him Happy Birthday.  Unfortunately he is not with us this year so I did not bake a birthday cake but prepared individual Mont Blancs, as I had already made the chestnut puree a few days ago and I prepared the caramelized fruit yesterday, which is a recipe with Commandaria wine and other ingredients, reduced to caramelized syrup without the addition of sugar.

I cannot tell you how the Mont Blancs taste as we haven’t eaten them yet but I can tell you about the caramelized fruit.  They are heavenly.  We ate some yesterday on top of grilled halloumi and the taste of the sweet fruit and caramelized peppery syrup with the salty halloumi, is fantastic.

I won’t post the recipe today as I will need all day to do this but basically the Mont Blanc is  a sandwich of baked Meringue. In the middle I made a sort of truffle mixture, using fresh cream, chocolate, cocoa, leftover cookies and biscuits.   I made a new type of chestnut puree, which is an original recipe of mine and topped with whipped cream.  I hope to post when the book is over.

The first one is served with quince spoon sweet on top and the other with caramelized spicy dry fruit.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!!

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  1. Happy Bithday to George! That is a fabulous dessert!


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  2. A unique dessert Ivy! The fruit sounds so wonderful and perfectly flavored for fall and winter. Na xairesai ton Giorgo sou kai na ta ekatostisei!
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  3. Happy Birthday to your son Ivy mou. These little treats you made are perfect for the occasion. Good luck with the book. Άντε να το τελειώσεις να ησυχάσεις και λίγο.
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  4. Happy Birthday to George, this is such a yummy birthday treat! Best of luck finishing up your book, Ivy!

  5. Happy birthday to George! (turning?) and what a great thought making these individual desserts and the carameized fruits to pair with the halloum ! Good luck and Bon courage on this last lap to finish the book, long awaited!
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    • Ivy


  6. Marion

    Ivy να χαίρεσαι το γιο σου.. πολυχρονος και γερος να ειναι..
    Τέλειο το γλυκάκι σου.. θα περιμενουμε τη συνταγη οταν ηρεμήσεις
    Καλή συνέχεια με το βιβλίο

  7. Happy birthday George, sorry for the delay 😀
    Ivy, can't wait to get my hands on you book!!!
    Hurry up, pleaseeeee

  8. sorry for delay,happy birthday ,george!such a yummy treat,ivy!

  9. Happy Birthday!
    I am looking at those syrupy dried fruits and wondering what is coming up next. Looks delicious.

  10. FoodJunkie

    Na ton xairesai! These look heavenly. I love mon blancs and never make them often enough. I hope the book turns out well. It is so much work.

  11. Happy birthday to your son!!!
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  12. Happy belated birthday to your son! Your photos look mouthwatering. Mmmmm.
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  13. Happy belated Birthday to George! I look forward to your new book. :-))
    All the best, Ivy!

  14. happy birthday to George! Να τον χαίρεσαι! What a wonderful dessert Ivy!
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  15. Ivy

    Thank you all so much for your wishes.

  16. foivi geller

    Fainetai poly nostimo to glykaki sou!!!! Na ton xairesai ton Giorgo sou!!!!!

  17. Happy birthday to George! He's a lucky boy – this cake looks terrific.
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  18. grilled halloumi and caramelized fruit together sound incredible!
    happy belated birthday to george!

    • Ivy

      Thank you Lori Lynn.