Monday, September 29, 2014

Cookbook review: Rainbow Tarts & Giveaway!

When I first received this book, I was amazed and fascinated with the cover! It is so colourful and pretty. Who doesn't love colours! It is cheerful and always brightens up my day!

Rainbow Tarts: 50 recipes for 50 colours is written by Emilie Guelpa. With stunning mouth-watering photos, easy to follow recipes such as Caramel & Panna Cotta, Cotton candy & Marshmallow, Rose & Lychee, and Black truffle & egg. 

Emilie's recipes are very simple to follow - consists of 3 easy steps!

1 - Make the base
2 - Make the toppings
3 - Assemble 

There are 50 colour combinations to choose from, 4 basic pastry recipes, 9 types of creams, there are sweet to savoury toppings to choose from. All you've got to do is pick your favourites and assemble!

Here is the recipe for the Banana - Marshmallow Tart

2 sheets brick (Tunisian) pastry or Filo pastry (use 4 sheets) 
10g unsalted butter, melted

Colour topping
25g sugar
3 bananas, thickly sliced
coloured sugar or grated white chocolate, to decorate

White topping 
10 marshmallows

1 - To make base, preheat oven to 180 degrees, line a tray with baking paper, cut the pastry into 4 rectangles (11cm x 14cm). Place onto the prepared tray and brush each layer with melted butter. Bake for 3-4 minutes, or until the pastry is golden.

2 - To make the colour topping, heat the sugar in a heavy-based pan over medium-high heat. Once the sugar starts to colour, add the banana and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until tender and caramelised.

3 - To make the white topping, place the marshmallows and 50ml water in a mixing bowl placed over a large saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until the marshmallows have melted and the mixture is cooled. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes (do not leave too long or else the mixture will become too hard).

4 - On serving plates, stack the sheets of pastry on 2 plates. Arrange the banana on the upper part of the pastry and spread the marshmallow on the lower part. Sprinkle with coloured sugar or a little grated white chocolate.

Thanks to Olivia from Hardie Grant Books for sponsoring this giveaway!

One lucky reader will get to have their own copy of the Rainbow Tarts cookbook!

All you've got to do:
1 - What's your favourite colour - comment in this post below to enter into the giveaway.
2 - Follow/like me on my social media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, if you haven't.
3 - Email me: your postal details - please make sure that you identify yourself so that I know you are the same person via email and in the comments section in this blog post.

Giveaway is open to Australian residents only.
This giveaway ends on Saturday 4th October 11.59pm Sydney time. 
Winner will be announced here on Monday 6th October. 
Once the winner is announced, please remember to contact me via email again to confirm your details  within 24 hours of the announcement, otherwise, another winner will be chosen.

Happy Monday! :)


Unknown said...

My favorite color is blue.

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alicee said...

My favourite colour is purple!

alicee said...

My favourite colour is purple!