Category Archives for Desserts

French Apple Tart & Cinnamon Snails

If you struggle with anger management, this post might be a good one to skip. Just send it straight to your trash can if you’re reading via email; just skip back to the grilled cheese or the French toast, if … Continue reading

19. September 2012 by alexandra
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 36 comments

Real Frozen Yogurt

I’ve been eating frozen yogurt for 15 years. My sister, who used to run to TCBY during high school cross country “practice,” introduced me to it; roommates in college fueled the addiction; California taught me to consider it a major … Continue reading

22. August 2012 by alexandra
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 28 comments

Lemon Blueberry Crisp

Several months ago I watched Dorie Greenspan make madeleines on the Martha Stewart Show. While the madeleines looked divine, what struck me most from her demonstration was her handling of the lemon zest. Rather than whisk the zest directly into … Continue reading

01. July 2012 by alexandra
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 24 comments

Butterscotch Budino Ice Cream

This is what happened. My husband, who dislikes butterscotch, went out of town. I took the opportunity to make butterscotch budino, a dessert I discovered at Pizzeria Mozza several years ago, one that (along with the pizza) inspired many a … Continue reading

07. June 2012 by alexandra
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 24 comments

Lemon-Thyme Shortbread, C4C Gluten-Free Flour, Kerrygold Butter

Have you ever spotted Kerrygold butter at your super market? Inexplicably in the cheese section? And wondered if it were any good? Well, it is. My mother brought me some this weekend. She spoils me, still, at age 30. Along … Continue reading

03. May 2012 by alexandra
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Gluten-free, Olallie Cafe recipes | 21 comments

Rhubarb Buckle, Revisited

Ok, I think I’ve got this. An old recipe for blueberry buckle printed in the “Letters” section of the July 2004 issue of Gourmet magazine led me to just the crust I had longed for after making my first buckle … Continue reading

27. April 2012 by alexandra
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 30 comments

Rhubarb Buckle

In the wonderful world of bottom-crusted crumb-topped baked-fruit desserts, buckles are new to me. And I’m a fan. I love how the crispy top melts into the stewed fruit, which all sinks into the base. And I like that I … Continue reading

20. April 2012 by alexandra
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 19 comments

IndriVanilla Beans & Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Until about a month ago, I had altogether stopped purchasing vanilla beans. I couldn’t justify paying $12 for a single bean — a desiccated looking one at that — at the grocery store when I could substitute vanilla extract with … Continue reading

26. January 2012 by alexandra
Categories: Desserts | 19 comments

Rum Balls — So Easy, So Pretty, So Delicious

It’s December 23rd. I’ll keep this brief. Rum balls are delicious. They are perfect for a crowd. They are perfect as a gift. They are perfect little bites of boozy goodness. I can’t think of a more perfect treat to … Continue reading

23. December 2011 by alexandra
Categories: Desserts | 13 comments

Kristina’s Molasses Crinkles

I couldn’t believe the cookies were made with shortening. I’m an all-butter kind of girl. Until a week ago in fact, the thought of shortening, a product I reserved solely for seasoning cast iron skillets, sort of repulsed me. Until … Continue reading

02. December 2011 by alexandra
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts | 19 comments

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