Category Archives: Puddings, Custards and Mousses

Passion Fruit Pudding Cakes

Passion Fruit Pudding Cakes

Pudding cakes are sometimes called self-saucing cakes, as a pudding-like custard forms beneath an airy sponge cake while ht dessert is in the oven. I most often make lemon and chocolate pudding cakes, but they can be made with other flavors, as well. Tropical passion fruit is an excellent choice in these individual pudding cakes, delivering just the right amount of tropical flavor in each ... Read More »

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Easy Blender Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme

Pots de creme are an elegant French dessert, a custard that is somewhere between pudding and creme brulee in texture. Traditionally, the recipes call for cooking the custard in a water bath in the oven to ensure a smooth, silky texture. The water bath is what causes many people to skip making this lovely dessert altogether, as the can be a bit of a hassle ... Read More »

Maple Coconut Rice Pudding

Maple Coconut Rice Pudding

When it comes down to it, I have a soft spot for classic vanilla rice pudding. It could be because it is the type of dish that my grandmother would make and serve all the time, or it could simply be because I love custard desserts. Vanilla may be my go-to, but I’m still always experimenting with new flavors for rice pudding to give a ... Read More »

Coconut Cranberry Bread Pudding

Coconut Cranberry Bread Pudding

I like the combination of cranberries and coconut in holiday baked goods. Cranberries have a bold, sweet-tart flavor that enlivens a wide variety of desserts. Coconuts are buttery and rich, whether you are using the meat or the milk. Together, they create desserts with wonderful contrasts of both color and flavor. This Coconut Cranberry Bread Pudding is a great example and a solid dessert to ... Read More »

Individual Buttermilk Bread Puddings

Individual Buttermilk Bread Puddings

The beauty of bread puddings is that they are easy to make and can be made in almost any flavor with just a few simple tweaks to the basic recipe. While I often use simply milk or cream in my bread puddings, I decided to mix things up by making Individual Buttermilk Bread Puddings this time around. These single-serving bread puddings are sweet, without being ... Read More »

Prune and Cognac Clafoutis

Prune and Cognac Clafoutis

Cognac is a wonderful French brandy that is full of rich flavors that include raisins, apples, warm spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee), wood and toast – and that is to name only a few of the flavors you might encounter. The exact flavor profile of cognac varies between blends, between brands and between cognacs that bear different age statements. Though some of the tasting notes may ... Read More »

Lemon Curd Bread Pudding

Lemon Curd Bread Pudding

One of my favorite lemon desserts is lemon curd. It may not seem like much of a dessert on its own, as it is usually paired with scones and crumpets for brunch, but it actually easily brings some fantastic lemon flavor into desserts like Lemon Curd Ice Cream and this Lemon Curd Bread Pudding. Perhaps I should say that it is a good dessert ingredient, ... Read More »

Rum Flan

Rum Flan

Rum and caramel are great together, so it is no surprise that this Rum Flan is a particularly delicious twist on the classic custard dessert. The flan is rich because it is made with plenty of egg yolks (in fact, this recipe is a great way to use up the egg yolks leftover from baking an angel food cake) and it has a silky smooth ... Read More »

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