Category Archives: Puddings, Custards and Mousses

Classic Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee Innards

Creme brulee is one of those desserts that most people only have in restaurants because they don’t know that it’s actually a very simple dessert to make at home. A basic creme brulee is a baked vanilla custard that is topped with a layer of caramelized sugar. The sugar snaps when you crack into it with a spoon, revealing the smooth custard below. The caramelized ... Read More »

Classic Butterscotch Pudding

Classic Butterscotch Pudding

When I was a kid, I never really had butterscotch pudding. I liked vanilla and chocolate puddings and often campaigned to see pudding cups in the fridge or in my lunch. Butterscotch puddings seemed overly sweet, even to me, when I had them so it just wasn’t a go-to flavor for me. That said, the first time I had homemade butterscotch pudding, I was a ... Read More »

Fig and Goat Cheese Bread Pudding

Fig and Goat Cheese Bread Pudding

Bread puddings are one of those dishes that can be incredible versatile. Like a basic muffin recipe where you can incorporate all different kinds of fruits, nuts and other goodies to change the flavor completely, you can do the same thing with a bread pudding. A basic bread pudding gives you a rich, custardy base for both sweet and savory dishes – and this Fig ... Read More »

Strawberry Curd Mousse

Strawberry Curd Mousse

One of the easiest mousses to make is a lemon mousse, made by folding lemon curd into whipped cream. This type of dessert is delicious, but I wanted to see if I could use it as a base for other simple mousses by trying the concept with other flavors of curd. A fruit curd is a creamy, sweet sauce made with fruit juice or puree, ... Read More »

Ricotta and Cream Cheese Tiramisu

Ricotta and Cream Cheese Tiramisu, with bite!

Tiramisu is traditionally made with ladyfingers dipped in coffee that are layered with a rich mascarpone cream. I like it because I love the coffee element of the dessert, and I also like the fact that it is so easy to put new flavor variations on it that it’s hard to get stuck in a rut with it. Rum and marsala wine often appear in ... Read More »

Nutella Rice Pudding

Nutella Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of my favorite comfort food dishes. I almost always save leftover steamed rice, whether it is homemade or came from leftover Chinese takeout, so I know that I can whip up a batch when the mood strikes me. I usually make my rice pudding with vanilla and simply let the flavor of the milk shine through in the finished pudding, but ... Read More »

White Chocolate Panna Cotta Easter Eggs

White Chocolate Panna Cotta

Easter is basically synonymous with chocolate these days and whether you celebrate the holiday or not, it is hard to pass up an opportunity to get a little more chocolate into your diet. Chocolate bunnies are delicious, but I prefer chocolate Easter eggs – especially when the chocolate dessert in question happens to be White Chocolate Panna Cotta Easter Eggs. For this dessert, I made ... Read More »

Dulce de Leche Creme Caramel

Dulce de Leche Creme Caramel, with bite

Creme caramel has a bit of a bad reputation as being difficult to make, but this is one myth that should be busted because it is nowhere near as difficult as it looks. Actually, you might want to keep the myth going just so you can impress dinner guests by bringing out perfectly molded creme caramels for dessert at the end of a meal! Creme ... Read More »

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