Category: Desserts

The Secrets of Successful Pate a Choux, Part I.

If you’ve ever eaten éclairs, cream puffs, gougeres (cheese puffs), or beignets (fritters), you’ve eaten pâte à choux (paht-ah-shoo). It means “cabbage paste” in French. This twice-cooked paste is probably the most versatile dough used in cooking and pastry making. Pâte à choux can be savory or sweet. It can be baked, poached, or fried….


Sexiest Dessert in the World – PAVLOVA

Elegant, lithe, graceful—a beautiful and famous ballerina dancing the Dying Swan, or perhaps the tragic bewitched White Swan Queen. Now imagine a dessert that would embody the lightness of the dancer in the air. That was the challenge for pastry chefs when inspired by the greatness and celebrity of Anna Pavlova, (1881-1931) one of the…


Easy, No Bake, Delightful Dessert for These Scorching Days

Flakey tart shell with cream cheese filling that is topped with blueberry compote If you recall we were experimenting with the ratios of two types of flours (cake and all-purpose) in the preparation of tart dough shells for the summer about a month ago. If you want to refresh your memory, please click here. Also,…


A HEALTHY DESSERT UNDER 30 MINUTES

What a beautiful day today! The sun is shining, the sky is bright blue and there is this gentle breeze, just enough for flying the flags that decorate the many homes around us. By now, Ken is pretty much used to the idea that the entire country is celebrating his birthday. For years, we were…


IMPRESSIVE, EASY-TO-PREPARE HUNGARIAN DESSERT

A variation of Rigo Jancsi (Double chocolate sponge cake, with mile high chocolate mousse and whipped cream fillings) If you have visited me often, you know that I love to teach and I love to share my knowledge with anyone interested to listen. Lately, I have carried out my wish for “sharing” by guest posting…


Four Steps for Ready-Made Desserts for the Entire Summer

A two-layers tart; usually not used with fruit fillings Hi, I am back. I trust every body is doing fine and you all enjoyed some great fruit tarts for the weekend? So lets continue with our tarts preparation. I like desserts that are easy to prepare, but not if it is on the account of…


How to Create Impressive Desserts for the Entire Summer in 2 days

Apricot Tart, used the Pate Brisee Recipe, with a mixture of cake-and all-purpose flour in a ratio of 1:1 Make Ahead Desserts for the Entire Summer – Then Relax and Serve or Setup a Buffet The first thing we need to think about is what type(s) of desserts we want to make this summer. I…


Find the Best Desserts – Top 10 Dessert Blogs (Part 1)

Rigo Jancsi, the hungarian chocolate mousse cake I grew up with I decided to take a tour in the dessert blogging community and select the top 10 dessert blogs for you for the Memorial Day Holiday. The criteria for inclusion in this list, include the following: I hit the site and I yell out: Wow!…


Find the Best Desserts – Top 10 Dessert Blogs (Part 2)

One of my favorite foods – the berries, loaded with antioxidants And here are the other five blogs that did not fit space-wise in part 1 of this post. Just to refresh your memory, one of the important criteria in the selection process was to find bloggers that are providing us with great baking ideas,…