Baking Obsession

 Favorite dessert recipes and more

Month

November 2007

Lemon Curd

I absolutely adore the lemon curd. It’s delicious with crêpes, scones or a toast. Add a bit of whipped cream to the curd; and you’ve got an instant lemon mousse. You can go further and layer this mousse with broken… Continue reading →

Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Topping

The cake is creamy, melting in your mouth, pretty looking, easy to make and, more important, it doesn’t leave you with this heavy feeling in your stomach like the most of cheesecakes do.

Pine Nuts, Anise and Lemon Biscotti

I just love them. The texture is a perfection, these biscotti are crunchy but not teeth-breaking hard, and very aromatic. You might be tempted to add more flour to the dough, but don’t do so, or the cookies will be… Continue reading →

Chocolate Ricotta Tart with Pine Nuts

The crust is absolutely perfect, crisp and very tender at the same time, with a distinct pine nut flavor. The filling is creamy and chocolaty (make sure to use a good quality chocolate) with a subtle tanginess from the cheeses…. Continue reading →

Curd Cheese Tart in Oatmeal Crust

What can be simpler? The filling is just the fresh cheese, eggs and a bit of sugar. The crust is buttery and crunchy, and full of nutritious oats. You don’t have to roll the dough, just press it into the… Continue reading →

Curd Cheese (Russian Tvorog)

All you need to make a delicious fresh cheese is a large pot, instant-read thermometer (or a candy thermometer) and the buttermilk. The best cheese is usually made from full-fat buttermilk but it can be substituted for low-fat variety. Don’t… Continue reading →

Caramelized Crêpes with Sautéed Apples and Rum Raisings

Soft spicy apples and plumped in rum raisins contrast wonderfully with crunchy caramel coating of the crêpes. Add a bit (or a generous amount) of cool sour cream to the hot crêpes and you have a perfect finale of your… Continue reading →

Blueberry Sauce

This recipe makes about 4 cups of the sauce. But if you think this is unnecessary large amount, please reconsider. This is very versatile sauce. You can eat it with your pancakes, waffles, pour over yogurt or vanilla ice cream…. Continue reading →

Curd Cheese Filled Crêpes with Blueberry Sauce

The combination of the curd cheese and cream cheese makes the filling very smooth. I usually put just a touch of icing sugar to sweeten the filling slightly, so, you might want to add more sugar according to your taste…. Continue reading →

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