Coconut milk is one of the key ingredients when it comes to dairy free, vegan and gluten free desserts. It has wonderful aroma and creamy texture, and is loved by all. Continue reading “Coconut Milk Tapioca Pudding with Rum and Pineapple”
Reading about Posset – a lemony dessert that is prepared with only three ingredients – I got very curious, and decided to find out more about it. I’ve discovered that there were many versions for this dessert, and that it also had quite an interesting history. Continue reading “Lemon and Lavender Posset”
The following tasty white chocolate and coffee mousse, has only three ingredients in it, and is very easy to prepare. Continue reading “White chocolate and Coffee Mousse”
Eton Mess is a simple British dessert, which is made with three ingredients: strawberries, whipped cream and meringue cookies. Over the years, many variations were created to this tasty dessert, all based on the same ingredients. Continue reading “Eton Mess with Spiced Red Wine Syrup”
A crisp is one of the easiest and tastiest fruit desserts. The combination of warm, juicy fruits layer, with a crispy sweet topping, is a perfect ending to a summer lunch or dinner.
In the version I have for you here, I used spelt flour instead of white flour, and mixed it with rolled oats and shredded coconut, along with butter and warm spices. Continue reading “Blueberry Nectarine Crisp with Spelt Flour and Coconut”
Poached pears is my go-to recipe, when I’m looking for a quick, tasty and light dessert (click HERE for the recipe). Pears have an incredible way of absorbing flavors while cooking, yet keep their shape, and can be easily served on their own, or with few additions, creating an effortless and elegant dessert. Continue reading “Spiced Pears in Butterscotch Sauce”
Clafoutis is a simple French dessert, in which fruits are baked in a light custard. The dish is traditionally made with cherries, although there are plenty of versions with other fruits as well. As cherries season is at its peak right now, I decided to prepare it using them. Continue reading “Cherries and Almonds Clafoutis”
When entertaining a large party, it’s always a good idea to serve a dessert buffet, with small portions of a few items, that the guests can help themselves to, according to their taste. On such a buffet, dairy-free, gluten-free, low sugar or vegan options are likely to please not only those who have dietary concerns, but rather, all the guests, especially after a fairly heavy dinner. Continue reading “Coconut Milk Pudding with Fresh Fruits”
Opening a bottle of wine and realizing it’s not as good as expected, makes one wonder what to do with it. It’s not bad or spoiled enough to throw it away with a clear conscious, yet at the same time, it’s not going to work as an enjoyable drink.
My usual solution is to add such wines to stews, but as I wasn’t planning on making any, I had to find another way to use it. So, I’ve decided to cook it down with brown sugar and spices, to create a tasty syrup. Continue reading “Spiced Red Wine Syrup with Fruits”
Pithivier is a classic French dish, made of two discs of puff pastry with a filling (traditionally Frangipane, a sweet almond paste) between them. Continue reading “Individual Frangipane Pithivier Pastries”
Panna cotta (“cooked cream” in Italian) is a popular Italian dessert. The basic form contains very few ingredients: heavy cream, sugar and gelatin. It doesn’t require baking and is easy to make and serve, as it can keep in the fridge until ready to serve. No wonder it became such a popular dessert all over the world. Continue reading “Coconut Milk Panna Cotta with Honey, Lime and Ginger”