Tag: Dessert

  • Farm Wife’s Fresh Pear Tart

    Note that the pears will cook and don’t have to be fully ripened, although they should be on their way to getting ripe. Preheat oven to 375º F. In a mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs ¼ cup milk together in a bowl. Add 1 cup sugar pinch of salt mixing it thoroughly to produce a […]

  • Chocolate Cake of My Dreams

    Chocolate Cake of My Dreams

    I had a dream about a meal in a restaurant with self-service dessert. There were two options and someone at our table came back with a piece of cake that didn’t look appealing. My cousin returned with 5 slices of a dark chocolate loaf cake; they were all for her. The cake looked great and […]

  • Biscotti

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix 2 eggs 120 grams sugar ¾ tsp vanilla extract Add 280 grams all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder a pinch of salt and knead with your hands to get a homogeneous mixture. Before adding 150 grams mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, blanched hazelnuts) […]

  • Colonial Poppy Seed Cake

    Combine ½ cup poppy seeds (2-ounce jar) ¾ cup milk Let stand at room temperature three or four hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Let remaining ingredients warm to room temperature. Place all ingredients in bowl of electric mixer, including poppy seed-milk mixture 3 eggs ¾ cup softened unsalted butter (should be very soft) 1¼ […]

  • Blueberry Sauce

    This recipe makes a good topping for cheese Blintzes. See the recipe for Cheese Filling for Blintzes. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine 2 cups blueberries (frozen are fine) 1 TBL butter 2 TBL lemon juice ½ tsp cornstarch pinch of salt and cook over a medium-low heat, stirring as it comes to a gentle boil. […]

  • Roasted Banana Ice Cream

    Roasted Banana Ice Cream

    Preheat oven to 400º F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice 4 bananas (ripe, with a few speckles), cut into ¼-inch slices Toss with 2 TBL vegetable oil 2 TBL brown sugar pinch of salt Spread on parchment paper and bake until caramelized, about 15-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool […]

  • Cranberry Walnut Buckwheat Shortbread

    Cranberry Walnut Buckwheat Shortbread

    Preheat the oven to 350º F and lightly grease five 4-inch tart pans (see note at end). In a stand mixer, combine ½ cup coconut oil ¼ cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract Add 1 cup buckwheat flour ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon Mix until the dough is smooth. Add 1 cup finely […]

  • Peach-Sweet Tea Sherbet

    The book Hello, My Name is Ice Cream is an outstanding source of information and recipe ideas for ice cream. I found the amount of almond flavor overwhelming and suggest a smaller amount here. Peel 3 large fresh peaches If using frozen peaches make sure they are peeled. Cut the peaches into chunks and heat in a […]

  • Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt

    The recipe in Hello, My Name is Ice Cream is a much more nuanced description of how to make this frozen yogurt, giving you a number of options for thickeners (“texture agents”) and it has a more subtle mango flavor. I pushed up the mango puree volume substantially. I encourage you to track down the book […]

  • Fresh Cherry Crostata

    A crostata is a homestyle pie that is made in a free-form shape on a flat pan. In food processor bowl, combine 2 cups flour 1 TBL sugar ½ tsp salt Add 6 ounces (1½ sticks) cold butter, cut into dice Pulse food processor until mixed. With the motor running, in a slow stream begin […]

  • Pâté Sucrée

    This is a sweet tart dough. Makes 2 tart shells. Use one, freeze one to use later. Sift 16 ounces (about 1⅝ cups) all purpose flour and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream 8 ounces (2 sticks) butter 5.5 ounces granulated sugar on high speed until light […]

  • Fig and Hazelnut Tart

    In an 8- to 10-inch tart pan, make ½ recipe for Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Tart Dough), blind baked and cooled Preheat the oven to 375°F. Adjust oven rack to middle position. In a food processor, combine 1 cup blanched hazelnuts, toasted ⅓+ cup granulated sugar scant TBL light brown sugar ½ tsp kosher salt Pulse […]

  • Flourless Orange and Almond Cake

    This recipe can make either an 8-inch or 10-inch pan. Whichever you use, make sure it is at least 1½ inches high. Simmer, covered thoroughly in water for 2 hours: 2 navel oranges Alternatively, place them in a 6-quart pressure cooker with enough water to cover (even if you have to hold them down to […]

  • Almond Polenta Pound Cake

    Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a Bundt or 10-inch tube pan. Separate 6 eggs Reserve egg yolks. With electric mixer beat egg whites with ¼ cup sugar until soft peaks form. In an electric mixer, cream together ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter ½ cup almond paste 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Scrape […]

  • Dried Fruit Fruitcake

    Combine 2 cups dried apples, finely chopped 6 ounces dried apricots, chopped 8 ounces pitted whole dates, snipped into small pieces 1 cup currants 1 cup raisins 1 cup chopped walnuts ¾ cup calvados (or apple juice) (Note that this totals to about 8 cups of fruit but the volume will vary depending on how […]