This is an updated version of classic French pots de crème. You won’t taste the chile, but it adds appealing depth to the flavor of the chocolate. Served with a big dollop of sweetened whipped cream, this dessert is a welcome indulgence.
Category Archives: Desserts
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Coconut Cookies with Cranberries and Pecans
Made from healthy whole grains, these oatmeal-based cookies are nutritious, as well as delicious.
Peaches with Raspberry Coulis and Passion Fruit Sorbet
This dessert is so good – and all you do is turn on the food processor and assemble it.
Black Sticky Rice Pudding
Years ago, when my husband, daughter and I traveled in Thailand, we became addicted to mangos and sticky rice, a truly delicious sweet. After our return, we tried but could never duplicate the superb taste and texture of the authentic version. Although this black sticky rice pudding is a different dish, it reminds me of that delightful concoction. In fact, it’s so good you don’t even need the fruit. Although it’s high in saturated fat, it comes from the coconut milk, which may have healthful benefits.
Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Cookies with Cranberries and Pecans
The luscious cookies are appealingly chewy with just a hint of honey flavor. Once you’ve had one, it’s hard to resist another.
Coconut Rice Pudding with Flambeed Bananas
It is hard to believe that something this easy to make can taste so delicious.Whenever I make this, temptation strikes — I fantasize about not sharing it andeating the whole thing myself.
Goji Spiked Quince
Quinces are a fabulous winter fruit that are made for the slow cooker because they demand cooking. Raw, the quince is a tough, fibrous ball. Softened by slow cooking, it turns a beautiful shade of pink and melts in your mouth, releasing a panoply of complex flavors. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Basmati Rice Pudding
The cardamom in this pudding provides an irresistible Indian flavor. I like to serveit at room temperature, but it also works warm or cold and I love having leftovers in the refrigerator for an afternoon snack. This makes a generous serving, so ifyou have enjoyed a substantial meal, you will likely want to reduce the quantity.
Madame Saint-Ange’s Peruvian Cream
Published in 1927, La bonne cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange, which contains over 1,000 recipes, became a bible of cooking for French housewives and inspired culinary superstars such as Julia Child. Here I have adapted her variation of pots de crème, which contains the delectable combination of chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla. Serve this with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
Coconut-Laced Black Sticky Rice Pudding
Rice pudding is a dessert I love and this is one of my favorite versions. It’s exotic and delicious. You can serve it if you’re looking for a Wow! factor but it’s so easy to make you can also prepare it for a personal treat.