Poached pears may be one of the easiest desserts to pull off, requiring very little preparation. Just peel a couple of pears, shove them into a pot, cover them in some flavored liquid. The problem is, if you’re doing just a few, you may need a lot of liquid to get them fully submerged. Also, […]
This is definitely the best and easiest way to do a creme brulee. An hour at 176F should give you a very silky custard. You may go for a little more poaching time if you want a firmer texture. Be sure and check out my post about the best immersion circulators if you want to […]
These apple puff pastry turnovers are a classic delight! The layers of buttery puff take some skill and patience, but are worth it (better yet, the dough freezes well so you can store until you want to use it!).
Does a milkshake with whisky really need any introduction? Take everyone’s childhood favorite quick dessert and spike it and what else does adult life really need? A swirl of this decadent dark chocolate sauce, infused with the gorgeous aroma of toasted cardamom pods, is what!
One of my first childhood food memories is of my grandmother sitting on the front porch, churning homemade ice cream by hand. Boy those were the days! We used to just dip right out of the mixer before she had a change to get it into the freezer. And it was heaven spooned into a cup with a dash of milk– a poor man’s milkshake if ever there was one!
Crisps (and their close cousins, Crumbles) are one of my favorite ways to use up a basket of fruit and make something quick and comforting that everybody will love. As indulgent as crisps can seem, they are so simple and straightforward that not only do I love making them as a last-minute dessert, they are so low-sugar I can also rationalize eating them for breakfast the next day with a scoop of yogurt!
The perfect combination of fall fruit, sliced apples and pears accent this crisp dish with a rich oat topping to complement the tart fruit filling. Use the best tart baking apples you can find– a reliable variety found many places is Granny Smith. It’s nice to find a good baking pear like a Bosc pear, but make sure you slice it very thin so it cooks through. Alternatively, a softer pear like the Seckel variety would work as well.