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 Favorite dessert recipes and more

Month

July 2008

Café Glacé

This one belongs to an instant-type dessert category. Homemade vanilla bean ice cream certainly adds some charm to the dish but, honestly speaking, it can be replaced with a good quality store-bought ice cream with a wonderful result. Tuiles cookies… Continue reading →

Hazelnut Gateau with Praliné Buttercream and Fleur de Sel Brittle

Hazelnut gateau by Carol Walter was this month Daring Bakers’ challenge. I have to admit I changed it quite a bit preserving the whole idea in general. I used a different method for making the nut génoise – the one… Continue reading →

Raspberry Tiramisu with Cinnamon Cream

I’ve made a berry variation of this Italian dessert before. Usually I used berry puree with an addition of a matching liqueur for dipping the ladyfingers. But this tiramisu is different from what I used to make. Last weekend we… Continue reading →

Rice Pudding Cake

Here’s a cross between a rice pudding and flan. Don’t make it if you don’t like either from the aforementioned above. But if you are a fan of both, you might find this cake interesting. I served it with very… Continue reading →

Belgian Waffles with Blueberry Sauce and Sour Cream Ice Cream

This is just one of dozens possible ways to serve the waffles. But this one is very delicious, as well as the waffles themselves. The fresh hot waffle, crisp on the outside and tender within, topped with a scoop (or… Continue reading →

Schiacciata all’Uva (Sweet Grape Focaccia)

I didn’t follow any particular recipe here, just a general concept of traditional Italian, Tuscany originated dessert. Since the end product turned out mighty tasty, below is the recipe. Maybe someone would give it a try. And this is worth… Continue reading →

Espresso Granita con Panna

I’ve just had two servings of this for breakfast and I feel so happy, not to mention – energized! This is a truly wonderful summer treat for coffeeholics like me. But be aware that each portion contains a serious doze… Continue reading →

Chocolate Zabaione Torta with Grappa-Soaked Cherries

This torta is an adaptation of Lidia Bastianich’s recipe. Although, the only thing almost unchanged was the filling. It seemed like a shame to use canned cherries when the fresh ones are in season. I soaked the fresh cherries in… Continue reading →

Sweet Ricotta Pudding with Roasted Grapes

This is a kind of dessert I’m the most fond of – rustic, homey, full of flavors, and incredibly easy to prepare. Don’t try to serve the pudding on its own, serve it with roasted grapes as intended. They are… Continue reading →

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