Homemade butterscotch pudding

Butterscotch has recently come back into vogue in high end restaurants. Here is how to make your own. If you don’t mind a little bit of stirring, this is an easy dessert to make. Serves: 6-10 Total … [more]

"Cassia Cookies"- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This fantastic recipe was graciously given to me by my wonderful chemistry teacher. One day she brought them for class and everyone loved them. As a testament to their goodness: I really hate oatmeal … [more]

Flourless chocolate cake (Passover friendly)

I loved my grandmother. I would get a crisp new bank note every time I kissed her, half a jelly baby for a treat (I might have choked on a whole one, apparently) and the best chicken soup in the … [more]

Ginger syllabub

This is a most English dessert. It’s light, easy to make and a lovely way to end a meal. I love stem ginger. It’s quite intense stuff so a little goes a long way. The juice in the jar is … [more]

Meyer lemon ice cream

This recipe was inspired by the wonderful “ Santa Monica Farmer’s Cookbook ” by Amelia Saltsman and it is as delicious as it is easy. [more]

Carrot cake muffins

I love carrot cake. Now I can also claim to love carrot cake muffins. My good friend, Kathy, made these for our children to decorate at a recent play date (of course, the kids ate more sprinkles than … [more]

Easy Peasy Apple Crumble

I hate apple crumble. I really do. But this apple crumble is different. Its sweet, soft, crumbly and gooey, and it’s so easy to make! I’m eleven years old and I made it by myself at … [more]

Easy Peasy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My name is Eliza. I am 11 years old going on 12. I made these cookies at my school, and they were really, really, really yummy! And guess what? They’re really easy to make too! Hence the name: … [more]

Caramelised apple compote

Apple purée - possibly the most disappointing dessert in the world. It suggests lack of imagination, of effort - come on, make an apple pie at least! Or crumble!! It’s a pudding that just … [more]

Tangelo Pudding

Oct 1 used to be the official start of ‘pudding season’. Actually they were meat puddings, as autumn was the time to kill meat for winter, but it seems a very good festival to revive! So … [more]

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

I could eat bucket fulls of this Louisiana favorite. There are lots of variations, including added raisins, pineapple, banana, coconut, and more. There’s a large list of sauces too. My favorite … [more]

South African carrot cake

This really is a lovely cake to eat you can even enjoy it with custard as a pudding. [more]

Gingerbread Cookies (For Cutouts or Houses)

This, to me, is the quintessential sign of the holiday season. Nothing says the holidays are upon us as the wafting fragrance of gingerbread spices throughout the house. This makes about 24, 5” … [more]

Cranberry Clafoutis

Here is a version just in time for the holidays based on a traditional French custard recipe. The tart cranberries contrast nicely with the sweet custard. This recipe serves about 6. [more]

Pumpkin Pie

Nothing says fall like the taste of a great pumpkin pie served with fresh whipped cream. This is one of my favorites with a touch of rum. [more]

Yogurt Cake

A very yummy cake from the heart of South Africa. [more]

Chai Tea Ice cream

Here’s to Bosio and Jacob Fussel! These two gentlemen have done a lot for the cause of ice cream in America. An Italian, Bosio, opened the first ice cream parlor in Philadelphia in 1800. Jacob … [more]

French Vanilla Ice Cream

Here’s to Bosio and Jacob Fussel! These two gentlemen have done a lot for the cause of ice cream in America. An Italian, Bosio, opened the first ice cream parlor in Philadelphia in 1800. Jacob … [more]

Strawberries with balsamic vinegar

There is something magical about a good strawberry and I still think the best way to enjoy them is with cream . But I was knocked out the first time I ate them with balsamic vinegar. Don’t be … [more]

Strawberries & whipped cream

Sweet and delicious strawberries are in full season in garden and here is a the simplest of desserts for a warm summer evening. When I was a child we would take turns whisking the cream. The … [more]

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