Tag Archives: Dessert


When I found these Very Cherry Plums I knew they were going to make a delicious dessert.  I decided to make Brûléed Plums with Brandy Custard.

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Cherry Clafoutis

It is cherry season – please make a Cherry Clafoutis. You can make a Cherry Clafoutis in a non-metal pan, or like I did in individual ovenproof ramekins. Butter, then sugar pan/ramekins, line the bottom with cherries, pour the batter … Continue reading

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Vanilla Pudding with Almond Cookie Crumble

While in the Bay Area, before I fell sick we went to a bakery. They had the best almond cookies. I wish I had their recipe, but they were not budging. I understand completely. So what to do? I went … Continue reading

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Apple Sharlotka

For those of you that have company coming, and maybe they are not fond of pumpkin or they are simply pumpkined out, may I suggest a delicious apple cake. I happened upon a Russian Grandmother’s cake called Apple Sharlotka. I … Continue reading

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Mocha Cream Hazelnut Torte

Ever since I made the Roasted Butternut Squash With Browned Butter and Hazelnuts I thought there must be a better way to remove those darn stubborn skins from hazelnuts. I had roasted them in the oven and then while still … Continue reading

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Génoise A Party Cake

I have been derailed several times this year; the latest is/was an air conditioner problem. It always seems to take me a couple tries before I get things worked out. Does that happen to you? The repairman came, we thought … Continue reading

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Strawberry Galette

Finally, it’s strawberry season. I don’t think it is a coincidence that peak season for strawberries and Mothers’ Day coincides. I always think strawberries are Mother Nature’s gift to Mothers. I try to indulge as best I can when the … Continue reading

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Pear Tart

The first thing I am going to do when I get to heaven is bake my Grandmother this Pear Tart.

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Peaches and Cream Tart

I hope I don’t bore you. I know I just posted about a plum tart, but I finally managed to get my hands on some delicious peaches. I did not want to let the time go by without telling you … Continue reading

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Powder Puff Cookies

I just made the best little cookie. This recipe is sort of like a ladyfinger. Actually I think they are ladyfingers only in a cookie shape. They call for jam and whipped cream. Whipped cream and good jam, two of … Continue reading

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