Makes 3 cups Caramel and chocolate is a wonderful marriage made in dessert heaven. For depth of flavor caramelizing the caramel to where you think it’s about to burnt is what you want. Also selecting premium bittersweet chocolate in the 68% – 70% is key, I use Valrhona (available at TraderJoe’s) Scharffen Berger or Lindt….
Sweet Potato Cornbread
Makes Two 9×5 inch loaves There are as many variations of cornbread as there are good bakers and adding sweet potatoes to crumbly cornbread isn’t a new idea, but it sure is a good one. This version combines the nutty, toasted flavor of stone-ground cornmeal with the sweetness and richly flavored sweet potato to produce…
Ina’s Pumpkin Roulade with Mascarpone-Ginger Buttercream
Serves: 8 Not everyone loves Pumpkin Pie…I know, I know, people have really strong feelings about what should or shouldn’t be served at Thanksgiving. But the one thing that everyone agrees on is there has to be some kind of pumpkin dessert. This year I celebrated 20 years since moving to the United States 🇺🇸…
This classic dessert was named after a Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, and there’s a great debate about who made it first: Australia or New Zealand. Anna who probably was as light as a cloud as she fluttered across the stage, so it’s no surprise that her honorary dessert is also as light as a puff…
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake
These are classic American childhood flavors, combined in very grown-up way. The cake features a crispy wafer crust topped with layers of peanut butter and chocolate mousse, then finished with a chocolate glaze and a sprinkling of crunchy peanuts.
Cocoa Nib Panna Cotta with a Lavender & Blackberry-Cassis Coulis
This dreamy, delicately set dessert is flavored with an infusion of roasted cocoa beans. The taste is exotic, the texture positively sensual. But you must measure the gelatin like a miser…or risk turning an exquisite confection into a dish of Jell-O.
Meyer Lemon-Lavender Tart with Rich Nut Tart Crust
Sweet and juicy, Meyer lemons are prized by chefs and loved by home cooks. The Meyer lemon has always been something of a California secret, and every year when its brief growing season begins in early Spring, eager cooks passionately seek them out. The Meyer lemon is not as assertive as the common supermarket varieties,…