Tag: Dessert

Chocolate mousse
Fruit, Sweet

Chocolate mousse

Originally I had made this recipe as part of the tonca bean panna cotta and then I realised that it is so good on its own that it simply deserves its own entry. It’s chocolate, it’s mousse, it’s raspberries, it’s macadamia. Not convinced yet? Then go make it. Now 馃槈 […]

My Christmas cake
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My Christmas cake

Time for a serious confession: I’m a sucker for Christmas! I look forward to it every year , I can’t wait to put up the tree (here in the Netherlands, because another old, white-bearded fella is supposedly still in the country, you can only buy trees from December 5th!! The […]

Tonca bean panna cotta
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Tonca bean panna cotta

Panna cotta has become a very popular dessert. And what’s not to like? It’s delicious and great option for home cooking as it is an easy and tasty dessert. With this recipe I pull the panna cotta to the next level with some elements that will make it extra special: […]

Nutmeg and lemon chocolate cake
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Nutmeg and lemon chocolate cake

Chocolate cakes are probably the most amazing things in life. I personally cannot live without them. And this gorgeously rich cake is chocolate heaven! Lemon and nutmeg are a surprising and amazingly delicious addition that makes this cake standout. It’s also very versatile: you can skip the lemon and nutmeg […]

Cardamom ice cream
Fruit, Sweet

Cardamom ice cream

Cardamom is one of those spices which flavour makes you dream away into faraway lands. With its citrusy notes, it is also very versatile: you can use in savoury dishes like shawarma or to make incredibly fragrant desserts like this amazing ice cream. I love making ice cream at home. […]

Manjar Blanco
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Manjar Blanco

You’re already probably wondering: manjar what? The answer is simple: manjar blanco is the Peruvian version of dulce de leche. In other words: cooked evaporated milk. It is just too good! So good that you won’t let any little drop slip away ‘unlicked’. Whether it’s on bread, with fruit, nuts […]

Meghli ice cream
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Meghli ice cream

Meghli is originally a lovely pudding made with spices and rice flour. It is traditionally made in Lebanon to celebrate the birth of a child. For this ice cream, I am using the same spices to recreate the flavour of the traditional Meghli. The combination of cinnamon, anis and caraway […]

Chocolate pear jars
Fruit, Sweet

Chocolate pear jars

I love desserts in jars. They just feel precious for some reason. You open the jar, dig deep with your spoon, slide it out, let all that creaminess melt in your mouth and dream away… To help you with these dreams, I have flavoured one of the creams with tonka […]

B没che de No毛l
Fruit, Sweet

B没che de No毛l

For me Christmas isn’t complete without one these wonderful things: B没che de No毛l, Christmas yule log, a traditional French Christmas cake. I have made it a habit of making (at least) one each year, trying different flavours and combinations. It’s rolled up sponge, shaped as a log, filled with cream […]

Almond pecan pie
Sweet

Almond pecan pie

Here’s another Lebanese-inspired dessert combining nuttiness and flower power 馃槈 The base is a sweet pastry and the filling is frangipane. What gives聽it the Lebanese touch is the addition of orange blossom water. You can easily vary with the topping: instead of the pecan nuts, you can use walnuts or […]