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Posts tagged "dessert"
Spiced Sweet Potato Blancmange

Spiced Sweet Potato Blancmange

Not everyone wants a heavy dessert after a rich holiday meal. I give blancmange (a light, spiced almond milk-based dessert) a holiday makeover. My version is silky-smooth, and flavored with a delicate mix of wintry spices and earthy sweet potatoes.
Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta

Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta

Add a little edible gore to your Halloween. Underneath its creepy presentation, this is a respectable dessert: toasty coconut panna cotta, fresh kiwi and raspberry coulis.
Lavender Blueberry Semifreddo

Lavender Blueberry Semifreddo

We’re right smack dab in the middle of blueberry season. And though they look blue when you pick them, a few minutes of simmering turns those blueberries unmistakeably purple.  I love using fragrant lavender as a seasoning (also in season now), but enough lavender to color this dish would have made it inedible. Luckily for...
Curried Coconut Ice Cream with Mango Chutney

Curried Coconut Ice Cream with Mango Chutney

If you think that curry doesn't belong anywhere near your dessert, then think again. This ice cream balances just a touch of spiciness with rich, creamy coconut milk for a flavor that is every bit as satisfying as spicy/creamy rice pudding. Oh, and it's (accidentally) vegan.
Lacy Chocolate Dessert Bowls

Lacy Chocolate Dessert Bowls

Because chocolate is such a precious ingredient, I always want to make the most of it. And sometimes that means making a dramatic presentation with a small quantity of chocolate.  I wanted to make a pretty, delicate chocolate container that was not too difficult (or time consuming) to make and did not require special equipment....
Small Batch Tempered Chocolate

Small Batch Tempered Chocolate

Tempered chocolate work doesn't have to just be for chocolatiers with big fancy kitchens. Here's my guide for tempering small batches of chocolate in under ten minutes with kitchen tools you already have. (Really!)
Crepe Roses With Blood Oranges And Cardamom

Crepe Roses With Blood Oranges And Cardamom

Oops, I accidentally made something pretty for Valentine's day. These sweet little crepes in the shape of roses are actually very simple to make. If you do want to pull of a whimsical, restauranty dessert for someone sweet, then I've included a complete how-to.
Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Citrus Peel

I first candied citrus peels when I was living in Florence. In fact, I’m not sure that I had even heard of candied citrus peel before. I was amazed to find out that the pithy, spongy white part of the rind could be miraculously transformed into something far better than edible…. I would even say...
Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

This is one of those desserts that brings up the question as to what you mean when you say something is “light”. The word light seems to have rather different meanings when applied to food. Sometimes light denotes lower in fat (like a salad) and sometimes it means airy in texture (like this mousse!) Often...
Labne with Slow Cooked Apples and Honey Caramel

Labne with Slow Cooked Apples and Honey Caramel

I recently realized that after two months of blogging I have somehow have failed to post any recipes for a bona fide dessert (gasp). So I will do my best to remedy the situation before my pastry credentials are wrested away from me. All of the elements of this dish can be made well in...