How do I keep the Doctor away, with a Banana of course.

So much to say about one of my very favorite desserts, mm let me see, bananas, cream, pastry, creme anglaise, fluffy and downright delicious. Oh my what could be better.  A very dear friend of mine who will remain nameless says her favorite dessert is banana cream pie. For me, it is a close run…

Profiteroles will jazz up your dessert menu

To me, profiteroles are something special. They are light, they have chocolate, they have creme anglaise. If they are made correctly, the crispness of the pastry coupled with the light flavour of the cream dipped in hot chocolate sauce are a luscious climax to any meal. And you can jazz up that rich offering in…

A summer treat for any day

With summer upon us it is always nice to sit outside in the warm evenings take in the last of the days rays and enjoy a sweet dessert. Enjoy this warming dessert with friends and loved ones, or even on your own. Sometimes a summer treat is all that is needed to bring a smile…

Crème brûlée: a masterful invention from the French

We usually call it custard, and it’s a treat for any time of day. It all started with Francois Massialot’s 1691 recipe book. It brought the birth of crème brûlée, though in 1731, in a successor book, entitled Cuisinier roial et bourgeois, Massialot changed the name of his own recipe from crème brûlée to “crème…

Try out this crowning dessert for the festive season

’Tis the season of good cheer, and thoughts of entertaining spring into our minds. Although this dish may not typically be served in this season, it sure has the required pizazz. Something different if not new for all to enjoy, this creative; colourful dessert will be a sure-fire hit at any party. Besides being visually…

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Bread and butter is more than just a sandwich

Day old bread is what makes this dessert surprisingly stunning. An old-fashioned English family favourite that goes easy on the wallet, bread and butter pudding is a staple for me. I am always drawn to great dishes from my past, and this one truly packed a punch, finishing off any type of meal to everyone’s…