Dessert

  • Clafoutis

    Clafoutis

    First had this at a brunch at Beast in Portland, OR in July 2019. They made theirs with blueberries and was topped with whipped crème fraîche and a big slab of candied bacon – it was so good I decided we needed to make it at home and was happily surprised how simple it was…

  • Honey-Lavender Crème Brûlée

    Honey-Lavender Crème Brûlée

    Crème brûlée is one of the first desserts I began cooking as a kid. This one infuses honey and lavender, two flavors I love. The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel used to serve lavender crème brûlée and I remember it as one of the best desserts I ever had.

  • Satsuma Mandarin Sorbet

    Satsuma Mandarin Sorbet

    Every winter we buy 2-3 bushels of satsuma mandarins from the local Asian market. This year we had a lot left over and were looking for ways to use them. I started making ice cream this weekend so thought it would be nice to try this out. It retained all the fresh flavor of the fruit and was incredibly smooth.

  • Earl Grey Ice Cream (with eggs)

    Earl Grey Ice Cream (with eggs)

    I found this variation on Icecreamscience.com and it turned out to be a creamier, richer version of the Earl Grey ice cream that inspired me to make ice cream at home in the first place. It takes forever to make it, but the result is worth it.

  • Earl Grey Ice Cream (no eggs)

    The ice cream that inspired me to make it at home. Earl Grey tea has been a favorite of mine since visiting the Dicksons in Lancashire when I was 16. On that trip I was introduced to Fortnum & Mason Earl Grey which adds a hint of Lapsang Souchong (smoked tea). I now blend my own tea at home and use an extra bergamot Earl Grey and a premium Formosa Lapsang Souchong — both available from Upton Tea Company.

  • Toasted Rice Ice Cream with a whiff of Coconut and Chai Tea

    Toasted Rice Ice Cream with a whiff of Coconut and Chai Tea

    This is the first ice cream I ever made at home and is totally delicious. I adapted the recipe from Jeni’s book. The toasted rice is cooked to al dente and makes for a really interesting texture…ice cream that wants to be chewed. Use all organic ingredients for the best results.

  • Raw Chocolate & Nut Fudge

    Raw Chocolate & Nut Fudge

    I originally got this recipe from my friend Russell about 10 years ago. Every time I make this and share it with others I’m asked how to make it. So, here you go…

  • Kabocha Pumpkin Tapioca

    Kabocha Pumpkin Tapioca

    Put some variety into fall desserts with this recipe.

  • Apfel Käsekuchen

    Apfel Käsekuchen

    Apple is the star of this dish, so use vanilla to lay down a nice neutral base, paint on layers of honey and marzipan then add lemon zest to provide some highlights. The result is a rich decadent dessert you don’t feel horrible about having for breakfast. It’s like all the best parts an apple pie and a soft custardy cheesecake all wrapped in a sweet buttery brioche-like dough.

  • Berry Pudding

    Berry Pudding

    Summer berry pudding is proof that with a handful of good ingredients, you can make an elegant dessert that tastes as good as it looks. Put simply, this dessert is just some stale bread and berries with a bit of sugar refrigerated in a bowl overnight. While this may be an accurate description of the level of effort, it’s a woefully inadequate description of the magic that happens when these humble ingredients come together. 

  • Chocolate Soufflé

    Chocolate Soufflé

  • Salted Caramel

    Salted Caramel

    This recipe uses crème fraîche instead of the typical cream.