Baking Obsession

 Favorite dessert recipes and more

Month

June 2009

Honey Cardamom Mousse with Mango Gelée and Pistachio Apricot Kernel Toasts

Desserts served in glasses (or any other vessels) are stress-free for entertaining hosts. All you have to do on the day you are having guests over is to transfer these glasses from the fridge onto the table. It is very… Continue reading →

Bakewell Mini Tarts

Here’s another Daring Bakers’ Challenge. This month it’s a British Bakewell Tart – buttery shortcrust shell filled with jam and frangipane. We were given a complete freedom to choose any jam flavor for the filling. And that’s where I got… Continue reading →

Monkey and Ten Dozen Bananas Cake

I made this cake for a little boy’s birthday celebration party who loves everything related to Curious George. Fondant was not a decorating option in this case, so I used it only for a board covering and message cut-outs. For… Continue reading →

Rhubarb/Strawberry Compote Yogurt and Homemade Granola Parfait

I often call it a breakfast. That means I have an excuse to have a dessert afterwards with my morning espresso.  Yes, I believe every meal should be followed by a sweet course. I prefer to bake rhubarb instead of… Continue reading →

Trompe L’oeil “Soft Boiled Egg”

This is the same lemon pudding I posted earlier, but presented differently. The illusion is very realistic due to the color and consistency of the pudding and a lemon curd “yolks”. For the toast, there’s an anise seed génoise-sort-of-cake, baked… Continue reading →

Cereal Date Streusel Cake

Recently, I’ve been asked to develop a recipe for Nestlé, the recipe utilizing their cereal flakes. The first thing that comes to my mind when cereals are mentioned is something simple and homey, wholesome, nutritious and worthy to be packed… Continue reading →

Lemon Pudding with Ginger Lemon Madeleines

When the weather is as hot as we’ve got here, cool and tangy dessert like this seems soothing and refreshing. I made the pudding late at night, after the summer heat subsided, and the idea of stirring a hot mixture… Continue reading →

Gougères

I believe everybody is familiar with the savory cheese version of cream puffs. The technique is the same, and it’s not complicated. The only problem these little appetizers present is a possible overindulging; it’s difficult to eat just a few…. Continue reading →

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