All posts filed under: Dessert

black horchata ice cream

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Dessert / Ice cream / Sweets

Black Rice Horchata Ice Cream // makes 1-quart 1-1/2 cups black rice (aka heirloom forbidden rice) 4 cups whole milk 1/2 cup almonds, lightly crushed, most left whole 2 cinnamon sticks 2 cups mascarpone cheese 3/4 cup granulated cane sugar 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt 3 large egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract 1-3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon In a blender, pulse the milk and 1/4 cup of rice on medium-low just until […]

crème fraîche ginger-almond bonbons

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Chocolate / Dessert / Ice cream / Sweet

Hi! At it with another ice cream project :) And I think this is probably the best base made in my kitchen so far! It’s lightly sweet, creamy, and has the tanginess like the original tart flavor you’d find at frozen yogurt shops, but just rich enough. I added fresh lemon juice to give it more tang and some chopped crystallized ginger and sliced almonds to flavor it up. Each scoop is dipped into a […]

bruleed butternut squash pie

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Dairy-Free / Dessert / Pie / Sweet / vegan

BRÛLÉED BUTTERNUT SQUASH PIE  *VEGAN // makes enough for two 9′ inch pies or six 4′ inch pies. Filling and crust recipes adapted from Andrew Weil, M.D. TAHINI-GRAHAM CRUST 1 box graham crackers 3 tablespoons sesame tahini 6 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon water BUTTERNUT FILLING 6 cups pureed butternut squash, (from about 2 large butternut squash) 1/2 cup cashews 1 cup water 4 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot or […]

cookies!

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CHEWY CHOCOLATE SLICE-AND-BAKES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE-PEPPERMINT GANACHE  Cookie Swap // Food and Wine Cookie Week  // Makes 36 – 2 ½-inch cookies Cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup Valrhona cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup granulated cane sugar + ½ cup for dusting 2 tablespoons unsulphered molasses 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 egg yolks 3 ounces candy canes, crushed for garnish Peppermint Ganache 6 ounces white chocolate, […]

tea cake and clams

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Dessert / Gluten Free / Seafood

In August, I had the opportunity of baking and shooting a few of Silvana Nardone’s gluten-free desserts featured on Food and Wine. For those of you who don’t know Silvana, she is the cookbook author of Cooking for Isaiah, where she shares tips and stories to cooking delicious gluten-free and dairy-free recipes. One of my favorites from the shoot was this Almond-Streusel Tea Cake. It’s soft, almond-rich crumb is perfect alongside cups of green tea in the afternoon. You can find […]

Salted Mango Sherbet. Brûléed Banana. Waffle Cone Chips. Lemon Caramel. Petals.

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Dessert / Fruit / Summer / Sweet

Salted Mango Sherbet // Makes a little over 1 quart 3 cups ripe mango, cut into various sized pieces 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons citrus flavored vodka 1/4 cup granulated cane sugar 2-3 tablespoons honey 1-2 teaspoons kosher salt Zest of half 1 lemon 1 1/4 cups whole milk Mini edible flowers, mint, sea salt flakes as garnish In a blender, purée mango, lemon juice, vodka, sugar, and honey. Add the zest and […]