Créme Caramel done well is rich, creamy and smooth. When inverted, a sweet layer of liquid caramel oozes over the sides and runs on to the plate to form the perfect puddle of sticky goodness to counter the cool, sweet custard. It might be a bit of a daunting dessert to try - until now. All you need are a few simple steps and a little respect for the boundaries of this delicate flan.
A little twist on a French classic, Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate made with the last of the summer cherries, the swan song of summer. It won't be long before we're awash with pumpkins and apples as the kids head back to school and sweaters emerge from storage. But let's not talk about that, let's stay with summer a little bit longer and chat about cherries.
Reviewing the cookbook Grace's Sweet Life this week, we did a quick recipe test of Grace's Raspberry, Blueberry and Pistachio-Almond Crumble or as one might say in Italian: Crumble di Lamponi e Miritti con Pistachio e Mandorle. Which, let's face it, sounds a-mazing.
Rich, decadent Chocolate Cherry Brownies, gooey in the middle, with a tart cherry surprise. Made with pure butter, chocolate, dried sour cherries, cocoa & sugar... I'm sure there's no calories in these.
A light dessert, artfully finished, Tarte a l'Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie) is a French classic. Once you know the basic recipe you can substitute the apples for raspberries, cranberries, cherries or blueberries for an elegant finish to any meal.
Making the perfect Pate Brisse (pie crust) has been one of those things that has been hit or miss for me, I love to bake, but pie crust has proved my nemesis. That is, until a few classes at Le Cordon Bleu where my then instructor (now finacé), Chef Benoit taught me the art of the perfect pie crust every time.
A little twist on an old favorite, Rhubarb Ginger Crisp takes my Grandmother's recipe and adds a layer of Asian flavour; the tartness of rhubarb and the heat of ginger against a brown sugar crumble.
The Devil's Food Salted Caramel Cupcakes we whipped up a week ago for a certain three year old's birthday. So good we had offers of indentured servitude in exchange for more, here's the recipe!
Cookies for breakfast? Relax Mom, they're vegan, wheat-free, low sugar, low fat, Granola Breakfast Cookies. But nobody needs to know they're healthy!
An overwhelming desire for the taste of orange and chocolate lead me down the slippery slope of recipe development creating a deep, dark and delicious Chocolate Orange Chiffon Cake that thrilled neighbors and crushed that craving. (The neighbors love it when I bake!)
A little something interesting for Valentine's Day with our Up Your Skirt Dessert; a reconstructed creme brulee, strawberry carpaccio, a dash of chocolate and a pair of edible gams. What? You were expecting cupcakes?!
Literally translated, Crème Brûlée means Burnt Cream, but the way the French say it is much more romantic. A rich, creamy vanilla custard topped with a layer of hard caramel, that is literally, scorched sugar. What better way to bring romance to the table than to break out the blow torch and burn a little sugar?!