Category Archives: Dessert Sauces

Baileys Raspberries

boozy, sugary berries

There are an unlimited number of dessert toppings out there to choose as a finishing touch for your scoop of ice cream or piece of cake, especially as more and more restaurants (and recipe-writers) are experimenting with combinations of salty and sweet things. But there is one thing that tends to shift the scales in the dessert-topping war: booze. Ok – I’ll admit that I ... Read More »

Whole Grain Pancakes with Blackberry Maple Syrup

Sometimes, I get tired of plain or simple buttermilk pancakes. Part of the reason is that I like a lot of variety in my foods and a part of the reason is this blog. Not that I’m begrudging my own blog anything, but posting does keep me from repeating myself too often. I stumbled upon this pancake recipe on Epicurious when I was looking for ... Read More »

Lime Curd Thumbprint Cookies

I love citrus curds. Lemon, lime – even orange. They’re velvety, slightly sweet, quite tart and the perfect topping for a wire variety of baked goods. I am not going to claim that this is the best use for a curd because I still think that my spoon is the finest vehicle, but it is a darn nice way to eat it. A crisp buttery ... Read More »

Simple Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Vinegar Strawberries

I love strawberries and I prefer to eat them fresh than to use them in a cake or muffin when I can. As summer fades, though, so decreases the availability of good fresh strawberries. They get a little bit less pretty – for lack of a more accurate word – and I’ve been known to take home some that were slightly soft from the farmers’ ... Read More »

Roasted Grapes

Roasted Grapes

Still reeling from my success with gelatin in the last IMBB, I tried my had at another gelatin dessert. I found Cardamom Yogurt Pudding on Epicurious. It looked so simple that I had to try it. As always, I read the reviews first. The feedback from other cooks is usually very helpful. I noted that several of them mentioned that they had to increase the ... Read More »

Alice Medrich’s Cocoa Syrup

What combination could be more classic than vanilla ice cream  with chocolate sauce? Ok, I’m sure there are some, but this is one of the better ones. Having recently acquired some Valrhona cocoa powder, I knew that it would be put to good use when I saw Alice Medrich’s recipe for Cocoa Syrup in her book, Bittersweet. My immediate thoughts upon seeing recipe were of ... Read More »

Lemon Curd

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But that is a gross exaggeration. In the picture above, you can see two slices of angel food cake and a lovely dollop of homemade lemon curd. The slices are from different recipes for cake. One cake, I made with egg whites and the other I used meringue powder. Why bake two cakes, ... Read More »

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