Cinnamon and Clove Spiced Apple and Pear Crumble

Nothing is easier than a fruit crumble Crumble is one of the easier desserts to make in a short amount of time. Take some fruit,  toss it with butter and spice, sprinkle some floured crumble mixture on top and bake in the oven until it is brown and bubbly.  Nothing is more beautiful to look…

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Cranachan Parfait made with Whisky Oat Crumbles

Release the Cranachan… This Scottish dessert of Cranachan (pronounced CRA-NA-HCHAN) is not a sea-dwelling monster from Norse mythology but instead a delicious concoction of oats, cream or yogurt and raspberries.  It is also one of my family’s favorite desserts which I only make on special occasions like Christmas or anniversaries. Over the years I have…

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Dulce de Leche Cupcakes with Strawberry Sauce

Dulce de leche for the win What to do when you want to make a sexy dessert for someone who just isn’t that into chocolate?  Simple, just use dulce de leche instead! This heavenly concoction is made from slow cooking sweetened condensed milk for hours.  The result is sticky, carmelized seduction in a can.  You…

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Lemongrass Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit

  Weeks ago, I had a multi course Italian themed dinner party complete with anti-pasti, pasta, carne and dessert.  As with most dinner parties, this little get together entailed quite a bit of work and prep, leading me to the conclusion that a dessert made the day or night before was best.   What is easier…

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Apple Churros (Apple Fritters made with Churro Dough)

How the apple churros were born I don’t just want any donut.  No, I want an apple fritter with chunks of apple clogging the batter.  I want it to be crispy from frying and glossy from a sugar glaze.  I want it to be the beginning and end-all to all apple fritters. So, how to…

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