Archive of ‘Desserts’ category

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…

 

Berries and Cream

The heat has been sweltering for the past few days so heavy meals have been crossed off the list to leave room for light, no-oven-needed meals. I have popsicles in the fridge (peach and mint!) and have been making chilled soup (you might have seen my cucumber, avocado and chive soup on Instagram!). A few […] Read more…

 

Easter DIY: Chocolate Mousse-Filled Eggs

Last year, I blogged about a few fun Easter egg DIY decor ideas. This year, it’s all about the dinner table! These whimsical little eggs are filled with lusciously airy chocolate mousse and the eggs are simply dyed using pastel food colouring. You can easily store these in the fridge in their original container, which […] Read more…

 

Nutella and Toasted Coconut Brownies

There are not many store-bought products I have a never-ending craving for, but Nutella has consistently been my Achilles’ heal. If I buy a jar, and there is a spoon somewhere nearby, the velvety, chocolaty hazelnuty spread never stands a chance. If every piece of cutlery in my kitchen disappeared, I would just use my […] Read more…

 

Persimmon Chocolate Tarts

Do you remember the chocolate tarts I blogged about a few days ago? These are an easy variation to make homemade tarts that much more of a treat. Every time I see bright orange, plump persimmons at the market, I can’t help adding a few to my basket. They are usually only available a couple […] Read more…

 

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