Bourbon pecan caramel sauce will add a little zing to your desserts. Top your favorite ice-cream or chocolate mousse with this for a decadent dessert. Replace the bourbon with water for a kid-friendly topping. I first made this sauce to top a brownie bottom praline chocolate mousse cake when I was in Cambodia. The cake… Continue reading Bourbon Pecan Caramel Sauce
Goat cheese gives this traditional cheesecake a mellow acidic flavor that pairs well with wild honey and fresh fruit. Goat cheese citrus cheesecake is lighter and tangier than New York Cheesecake and it’s prepared in under 1 hour.
Summer Berry Pudding is a traditional British dessert that transforms plain bread and some berries into a stunning, flavorful dessert. Summer is the time for berries.
Fish Amok is the national dish of Cambodia. This steamed curry has mild flavors and extremely tender fish. Unlike Thailand, Cambodia’s cuisine is about fresh ingredients and subtle flavors. Cambodians are masters of mixing together fresh ingredients to produce flavorful dishes. Amok starts with a fresh made curry paste. Shallot, garlic, turmeric, galangal, chilis,… Continue reading Fish Amok
Cherry Vanilla Sorbet – tangy sour cherries with smooth vanilla in a light sorbet. Perfect scooped into bowls or frozen into popsicles. Summer is coming and it’s time for frozen desserts. I love sorbets. You can indulge and not feel guilty. They’re also pretty simple to make. This one is just cherries, water, sugar, lemon… Continue reading Cherry Vanilla Sorbet
Lemon Mascarpone Cake – Four layers of golden sponge cake soaked in lemon syrup and topped with sweetened mascarpone whipped cream and lemon curd. This light, tangy dessert is perfect for a summer’s evening. I found this recipe on the Sur La Table website when I was searching for something to do with mascarpone cheese.… Continue reading Lemon Mascarpone Cake
Homemade rose jelly and hibiscus tea flavor these buttery little sponge cakes. Rose hibiscus Victoria sponge cakes are dainty so these are perfect for afternoon tea or parties. Last week I made some rose jelly with roses from my garden. The jelly has a subtle rose flavor – perfect for an old fashioned tea cake… Continue reading Rose Hibiscus Victoria Sponge Cakes
You can make this gorgeous rose jelly in less than an hour. The subtle rose flavor with a touch of lemon is perfect for biscuits, scones, ice-cream or cakes. Preserve a taste of summer with this delicate rose jelly. I love roses but Texas is a harsh place to grow them. Roses love acidic soil.… Continue reading Rose Jelly
Tangy light lemon filling and a toasted meringue topping make these lemon chiffon eclairs extraordinary. Enjoy these versatile pastries for brunch or with afternoon tea. I love eclairs and cream puffs. They are so easy to serve, they look elegant and they are delicious. Even better, they are deceptively easy to make. Choux pastry sounds… Continue reading Lemon Chiffon Eclairs
Spices, candied orange peel and a decadent ball of chocolate ganache make these marmalade chocolate hot cross buns outstanding. My sister always hated raisins. She thought they looked too much like chocolate chips so it was deceptive to use them. I’ve never shared my sister’s dislike for raisins but I do love chocolate and orange.… Continue reading Marmalade Chocolate Hot Cross Buns