Archive of ‘Desserts’ category

White Chocolate-Dipped Citrus Segments

At a time of year when not much colourful foods are in season, citrus is my way to add a little vibrancy back into my kitchen. This is the simplest of treats to showcase them, just like I like them. It’s barely a recipe, but something that’s nice enough to serve guests for dessert.I love […] Read more…

 

Chocolate-Covered Cherries

chocolate covered cherries

Sometimes in life, and especially in the kitchen, you have to slightly reinvent the wheel to get to new delicious results. Having had more than my fair share of chocolate-covered strawberries, I couldn’t resist giving the concept a try with cherries, when I brought back a basketful back from the farmer’s market. This is the […] Read more…

 

Chilled Strawberry Mint Soup

I absolutely love cold soups in the summertime. Whether it’s a classic, cold gazpacho, a chilled cucumber soup, a refreshing vichyssoise (the traditional French soup with potato and leeks) or a dessert soup, there’s no better way to enjoy the season and stay cool. Strawberry soup has become a new favourite of mine this year […] Read more…

 

Chocolate and Grand Marnier Tiramisu

jamie oliver tiramisu

Tiramisu was one of the very first recipes I used to make on my own as a kid. One of my mom’s friends had a treasured, super simple recipe to make it and quickly taught me one summer. I remember thinking this was one of the easiest, yet one of the most luxurious desserts I […] Read more…

 

Lemon-Scented Olive Oil Cake with Plumped Figs

Olive oil Cake Maria Speck

Picture this: figs doused in Grand Marnier and orange juice that are folded into a tender cake batter made with whole wheat pastry flour, olive oil and a generous amount of fragrant lemon zest. The result? This beautiful dessert from Maria Speck‘s Ancient Grains for Modern Meals. This was the dessert for this month’s Cookbook […] Read more…

 

Pumpkin Mascarpone Mousse

This recipe came to be as I was looking for a quick dessert to make on a Sunday afternoon. I don’t do so religiously, but whenever possible, I love to make Sunday nights a roast chicken dinner dinner. It soothes me. Sunday night are not usually my favourite — the weekends always go by too […] Read more…

 

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