Category Archives: Puddings, Custards and Mousses

Spiced Peaches n’ Cream Bread Pudding

Spiced Peaches n' Cream Bread Pudding

Sometimes I will pick up an extra loaf of bread when I am out shopping for groceries. I know at the time that it is slightly more bread than I need to have on hand – even if I’m planning to make a lot of sandwiches – but I do it anyway because I know that the extra loaf will give me an excuse to ... Read More »

Topaz Parfait

Topaz Parfait

There was a time when it seemed like almost all desserts were made with Jello, even when you wanted a fancy dessert to serve at that elegant dinner party. Jello gelatin mixes had interesting flavors, bright colors and were surprisingly versatile – and while you’re probably not going to reach for a box of Jello the next time company is coming over (unless that company ... Read More »

Dulce de Leche Creme Brûlée

Dulce De Leche Creme Brulee

Dulce de leche is an amazing milk-based caramel sauce that is very popular in Latin and South American countries, though it is found in many different countries throughout the world. It is very sweet and very rich, with a distinct flavor of caramelized milk that really sets it apart from other caramel sauces. It’s delicious and it’s addictive. It can be tempting to eat it ... Read More »

Piña Colada Bread Pudding

Pina Colada Bread Pudding

Pina coladas are a great vacation drink. They’re made with coconut, pineapple and rum, then blended with ice until everything is creamy and ice cold. The tropical flavors are enough to make you picture yourself lounging beside a pool in Hawaii. But the flavor combination in the drink doesn’t need to be limited to a poolside-cocktail, and it puts a great tropical twist on this ... Read More »

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Mousse

Chocolate mousse is an indulgence that is a real treat on special occasions – at least, special occasions are just about the only time I see chocolate mousse being served. Mousse is easy to make and it is light enough that it can be served any day of the week, for any occasion, and doesn’t need to be “saved” for a handful of times throughout ... Read More »

Arroz con Leche

Arroz Con Leche

Arroz con leche is Mexican rice pudding whose name literally means “rice with milk”. I’ve seen many versions of arroz con leche that use different kinds of rice, different kinds of sugar and different kinds of milk. Some use sweetened condensed milk, while others use regular milk. Some swear by brown rice, while others stick to white rice. To me, this means that there is ... Read More »

Dessert Wine and Raspberry Tiramisu

Dessert Wine Tiramisu

A traditional tiramisu is a “pick me up” because ladyfingers are soaked in an espresso mixture before being layered together with rich cream and more ladyfingers. This is not your traditional tiramisu, but it is still a great way to end a meal – especially if you’re celebrating particularly festive occasion. My Dessert Wine and Raspberry Tiramisu is made by dipping ladyfingers in a sweet ... Read More »

Classic Crème Caramel

Creme Caramel

Creme brulee is the dessert of choice at many upscale restaurants, but crème caramel is another classic French dessert that deserves at least as much time in the spotlight. Crème Caramel is a custard that is baked with a layer of caramel on the bottom, rather than added on top as it is found in a creme brulee. You will probably also recognize crème caramel as ... Read More »

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