Desserts

Stewed Cherries with Almond Granita

Stewed Cherries with Almond Granita

Cherry season is almost over so this is a must-make-now (or-regret-for-the-rest-of-the-year) recipe. Sure, you can enjoy almond granita anytime but it just goes so well with cherries that it would almost be a crime not

Mixed Berry and Hibiscus Aspic recipe

Mixed Berry and Hibiscus Aspic

What better way to showcase gorgeous spring berries than to frame them in clear aspic where their colors brightly shine through and their flavor is minimally fiddled with. The beauty of this dessert is in

Blancmange

Blancmange Recipe

Blancmange. Don’t you love the name? I’m being a bit sarcastic here. The name doesn’t exactly evoke an appetizing dessert to the ear but rather something like a mass of sticky, starchy rice or overcooked oatmeal that

Clove Ice Cream

Clove Ice Cream

While battling a sore throat with hot tea to no avail, I had to resort to my favorite remedy: ice cream. My body might have tricked me into believing I had a sore throat just

How to Make Date Paste (two ways)

Date paste is used as a filling in many Moroccan and Mediterranean pastries. It is also great for making date bars and truffles. It is sold in Middle Eastern stores and online. In the absence

Gum Mastice Ice Cream

Gum Mastic Ice Cream

While the first batch of the mastic pudding I made a couple of days ago was baking in the oven, the second one was churning in the ice cream machine. Even though mastic is so

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

We have been having some incredibly beautiful weather lately: Warm and sunny but not yet unbearably hot. I have been accordingly taking advantage of that by spending as much time as I can outdoors and

Cream Cheese Chocolate Truffles

Cream Cheese Chocolate Truffles

Looking for an excuse to make chocolate truffles? Here is a couple. 1. Chocolate fixes all problems, especially when in truffle form.2. Chocolate is a great way to say “I love you” to yourself.3. Chocolate

Tarragon Ice Cream

Tarragon Ice Cream

What does a wise girl do when she has leftover tarragon? She makes ice cream, of course 🙂 After using a couple of tablespoons to make omelette aux fines herbes, I had a bunch left

Saffron Yogurt Parfait with Stewed Figs Recipe

Saffron Yogurt Parfait + Stewed Figs

An ordinary yogurt snack can be turned into a treat worthy of royalty thanks to a hint of saffron flavor and a lovely, lovely golden hue. There is something palatial about this yogurt despite its