Entries from Baked Alaska tagged with 'Desserts'

Almond Cake with Chocolate Chips and Liquor

I had a tube of almond paste that hit its expiration date, so it was time to do some baking. I decided I wanted an almond cake and I began looking through cookbooks for a recipe I wanted to...

June Daring Bakers - Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse

It seems like a long time since I posted a Daring Bakers' challenge. I think missed the past month or two, but I'm looking forward to participating again. The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of...

MARCH DARING BAKERS - ORANGE TIAN

ORANGE TIAN It's time for another Daring Baker's challenge. The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based on a recipe from...

CARDAMOM YOGURT PUDDING WITH ORANGE AND CINNAMON HONEY SYRUP

I don't have a photo to show you of these puddings. I was busy with my dinner, and forgot to take a picture. But I wanted to be sure and give you the recipe, because they were really good, and...

PANFORTE

This year, after Christmas, I made another Italian specialty that I had eaten before, but never made. That was Panforte, a version of an Italian fruitcake, from the town of Sienna. I hate to call it a fruitcake, because...

PANETTONE BREAD PUDDING

If you saw my blog a week or so ago, you know that I made Panettone this year. It was very good, but made quite a lot. I was able to have toasted Panettone for breakfast for a week....

FRESH PEACHES WITH CHEVRE HONEY CREAM

Here's another item I made this week using the Chevre that I made last weekend. I had some fresh peaches from my CSA. I sliced them into serving dishes. In another small bowl, I whisked together Chevre, honey, and...

DARING BAKERS MAY CHALLENGE - STRUDEL

STRUDEL!!! It’s the end of May, and time for another Daring Baker’s Challenge. The May Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Linda of make life sweeter! and Courtney of Coco Cooks. They chose Apple Strudel from the recipe book...

CHOCOLAT MOUSSE

Last weekend, when I cooked the Beef Bourguignon and Gougeres, I also wanted to fix a French dessert. The first thing I made was a lemon yogurt cake, but after baking quite a bit longer than what it called...

CHOCOLATE AND STRAWBERRY MOUSSE

For Valentine's Day dessert, I thought a chocolate mousse would be nice. I had received a box of strawberries in my CSA shipment that week, so I thought I would incorporate them also. I remembered a strawberry mousse I...

THE DARING BAKER'S AUGUST CHALLENGE - CHOCOLATE ECLAIRS

For those of you who read my blog last month, you might remember that I joined a group called The Daring Bakers. This is on on-line group, who each month all bake a challenging recipe chosen by one of...

ANOTHER SUNDAY SLOW BAKERS-SWEET APPLE OMELET

SWEET APPLE OMELET it's time for the Sunday Slow Bakers again, with one of our final recipes from Gina De Palma's Dolce Italiano. This week the recipe had been changed, and I wasn't aware until I had already made...

SUNDAY SLOW BAKERS-BALATON CHERRIES WITH GRAPPA AND MASCARPONE

Time for another Sunday Slow Bakers. I might be the only one making this week's choice, as the recipe got changed and I wasn't aware until after I had already made this. As mentioned in earlier posts, we are...

SUNDAY SLOW BAKERS-CHOCOLATE AND TANGERINE SEMIFREDDO

Another day for the Sunday Slow Bakers selection. As has been for the last couple of months, the selection again comes from Gina De Palma's Dolce Italiano. When I first bought this cookbook, I saw the photo for this...

SUNDAY SLOW BAKERS-STRAWBERRIES IN CHIANTI WITH BLACK PEPPER RICOTTA CREAM

This week's selection for Sunday Slow Bakers was again from Gina De Palma's Dolce Italiano. This recipe was a relief for many in the hot parts of the country-no baking, so no hot oven. This was a very quick...