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 Favorite dessert recipes and more

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February 2008

Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats

I love kumquats. I eat them with peel and seeds. Unfortunately, they are seasonal, so, it makes sense to enjoy them while they last. This cheesecake presents the kumquats in a nice, elegant way. Although you can eat the kumquats… Continue reading →

Chocolate Banana Muffins

This is not a suggesting for getting rid of scary, dark-spotted, overripen bananas. You might consider buying bananas exclusively for baking these muffins, they are sure worth it. I’m quite happy with the result of my experiments in achieving the… Continue reading →

Honey-Flavored Crème Anglaise

This a wonderful accompaniment to many desserts. It’s delicious poured over the cakes, tarts or fruits. Or freeze it in an ice-cream maker to get a great tasting vanilla-honey ice-cream.

Curd Cheese Zapekanka with Pears and Honey-Flavored Crème Anglaise

This is another way to enjoy fresh curd cheese. Sort of Russian cheesecake. But please, don’t confuse it with American cheesecake, the texture and flavor are completely different. I like it best warm, eaten with sour cream. But for a… Continue reading →

Swiss Chocolate S’s

With just a few ingredients and simple preparation method, in almost no time at all, you can have a delicious accompaniment to your cup of coffee. This recipe is from “Chocolate” by Nick Malgieri.

Double Chocolate Coffee Cake

  This cake is delicious on its own but irresistible when served with a generous dollop of espresso-infused whipped cream. Kahlua-flavored sugar syrup brushed over the warm cake gives it a thin crispy sugary crust. I like to warm a… Continue reading →

Chocolate and Vanilla Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies

These cookies are certainly eye catchers. The dough is very forgiving, a pleasure to work with – it makes it perfectly suitable for a “bake together with kids” project. If you like your cookies crisp, bake them a bit longer…. Continue reading →

Raspberry-Laced Chocolate Cupcakes

There is another dessert from my romantic menu. This recipe is almost entirely based on Alice Medrich’s recipe from “Bittersweet”. I just made them a bit more raspberry-flavored by adding a thin layer of raspberry jam glaze underneath the chocolate… Continue reading →

Cocoa Wafers

These are the cookies I always use for my cheesecake crusts since they are so easy to make and the flavor is nothing comparing to store bought cookies. Crispy throughout, the wafers are also great accompany to a cup of… Continue reading →

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