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Category: Desserts

Lemon Bars With a Salty Olive Oil Crust

lemon bars

An almost-classic lemon bar. The sweet, tart lemon curd is thicker than usual and the shortbread crust has a little secret: There’s no butter. Instead, we use fruity, savory olive oil, plus a generous amount of salt. — Emma Laperruque Prep: 15 minInactive: 1 hrCook: 20 minServes: 6 Ingredients Crust 2 1/2 cups (320 grams) all-purpose […]

CRÊPES SUZETTE FLAMBÉED, RECIPE AND STORY

crepe suzette

Decadent French crêpes, very thin pancakes, served in a delicious orange and caramel sauce, flambé with Grand Marnier orange alcohol. This is the common recipe, you’ll read in the story that the traditional one is with mandarin butter and not flambéed. This is a must eat among French desserts. Maybe […]

Raspberry Charlotte Cake (Charlotte à la Framboise)

Rasberry Charlotte

I won’t even mess around to make it healthier so you’ll get the unadulterated naughty French version (ahem, where’s your mind going?!).  I mean there’ll be moist sponge fingers and Bavarian cream, all made with real whipping cream, sugar and flour!!!  Some of you might be jumping for joy anticipating your next sugar high.  For those […]

Espresso Martini Cheesecake

Espresso martini cheesecake

Make this bittersweet cheesecake when entertaining a crowd – it can be prepared a few days ahead, then simply pour over the boozy coffee syrup to serve. Time: 45 Minutes + ChillingServes 15Serves: 15 Ingredients 250g Lotus Biscoff biscuits, whizzed or bashed to crumbs 125g unsalted butter 125g 600g cream cheese […]

Kourabiedes

Kourambiedes, Greek shortbread cookies

 Greek walnut shortbreads Legend has it that these buttery shortbreads were crescent-shaped during the Turkish occupation of Greece, in deference to the Turkish flag. However, while crescent-shaped kourabiedes can still be found, after Greece regained independence from Turkey people in many parts of the country resumed making them in thick […]

Fried Cashews With Lime Zest and Chile

Chili Lime Cashews

My time spent running a tavern taught me that everybody loves warm and toasty nuts when they’re drinking. This is my take on a very popular bar snack in Thailand: freshly fried cashews tossed with salt, chiles, scallions, and fragrant lime zest. Simple but so good with an ice-cold beer. […]

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée

Invest in an inexpensive handheld blowtorch to melt the sugar for the crust on these baked custards; it’s an easier and more reliable method than broiling. Yield: serves 6 Ingredients 1 qt. heavy cream 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved 3⁄4 cup sugar 8 egg yolks Turbinado sugar, for […]