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Roasted Rhubarb Summer Pudding

Roasted Rhubarb Summer Pudding may look a little fancy in these photos, but it is so simple to make. Store bought white bread is soaked with strawberry syrup and filled with roasted rhubarb.  Serve with a custard sauce, or just vanilla ice cream to make it even easier. This old-fashioned British dessert is called Summer Pudding …

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Blackberry Buttermilk Pie with Cardamom

I love old-fashioned Buttermilk Pie. I’ve updated the recipe by adding blackberries and perfuming the filling with a hint of cardamom. Yes, another recipe for one of my favorite ingredients, buttermilk. This is a super-easy recipe. In fact it’s even easier than I originally thought. I intended to blind bake the crust before filling it …

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Banana Cheesecake with Rum-Roasted Bananas

If you love bananas this is the dessert for you. A rich cheesecake flavored with very ripe bananas topped with bananas roasted with rum, brown sugar, butter and vanilla. I do my cheesecakes a little differently than some others. First of all, I don’t bake them in a spring form pan. Almost every spring form …

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Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Rose Sauce

Coeur a la Creme must be the world’s most romantic dessert!  This classic treat is luscious, beautiful, and definitely meant to be eaten from one plate with two spoons. I mean, just the name (said with your best French accent) says “romance”. Traditionally, Coeur a la Creme is molded in a special heart-shaped ceramic dish with holes …

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Rum Raisin Bread Pudding with Grains of Paradise

Bread pudding is pure comfort food, it’s the fuzzy slippers of desserts. This Rum Raisin Bread Pudding features not only raisins and rum, but grated apples for moisture and flavor, cinnamon and nutmeg for warm spice, and a surprise ingredient you may never have heard of –  Grains of Paradise. The basics of bread pudding are simple, …

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Cherry Pit Ice Cream – It tastes like marzipan!

I discovered Cherry Pit Ice Cream a few years ago when I was Googling around for cherry recipes. I’d never used cherry pits as an ingredient before but was immediately intrigued because I absolutely love bitter almond flavor. Bitter almond is not the flavor of the typical sweet almond you buy in the grocery store …

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Passion Fruit Curd & Other Fruit Curds

Passion Fruit Curd is just one variation of this adaptable recipe. Fruit curds can be made with citrus fruit, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, and others. Curds are easy to make and so versatile in the kitchen. My custom cake business, Cake Art Studio, had a fairly large menu of cake flavors. One of the most …

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