Desserts

swiss roll sponge homemade crystallised violets butter cream and pistachios

Swiss Roll Sponge Recipe

The Swiss roll sponge is a cake made with whisked eggs. It has a light texture, and it is used as the base for layered cakes or filled rolls. It requires a little bit of work, but its softness perfectly combines with a cream filling. Here I am using the buttercream version from the Almond Meringue served with Butter Sauce… Read more →

american chocolate brownies

Classic American Brownies

These brownies are devilishly delicious, and unhealthy. They are so chocolaty, gooey and there is so much butter in them. So don’t indulge, if you can resist them! Time to prepare 40 minutes: difficulty low Storage Recommendations Not suitable for the freezer Keep for 3 days For instructions about the recipes template, see post: Food Madness: Digital & Apps  For… Read more →

Toasted Butter Wild Berry Muffins

They are moist inside with a crunchy crust, and have a nice toasted butter taste sharpened by the fruits’ acidity. Toasted Butter (in french called beurre noisette) To toast the butter you need to clarify it first, which mean spooning away all the white components of the melted butter. They are organic components and burn at high temperatures, so once… Read more →

Ile flottante Recipe Floating Island Dessert with crispy caramel

Ile Flottante Recipe

Ile flottante means floating island and consists in a foaming meringue floating in a crème anglaise (custard) sprinkled with caramel and pralines. It can be a challenging recipe. If you want to make it at home, here are step by step instructions, easy to follow and with a guaranteed success. Calories per serving 403; Time to prepare 1.5 hour; Medium… Read more →

Carrot Cake with Walnuts Recipe

This carrot cake with walnuts is perfect for picnics, it is easy to carry and mess free! This recipe combines the crunchiness of the carrots and the walnuts with a moist batter.   Calories per serving 396; Time to prepare 1.5 hrs; Easy   Storage Recommendations Not suitable for the freezer Last 3 days For instructions on recipes template see… Read more →

Chiacchiere and Struffoli

In keeping with the Italian tradition, here are the two recipes that bring out the best of it: Struffoli shaped like Gnocchi, and Chiacchiere shaped like Lasagne sheets, flavoured with Wine, Cognac and fried. Time to prepare 2 hrs; Medium Storage RecommendationsCan be frozen once fried.Keep for 4 days For instructions on recipes template see post: Food Madness: Digital &… Read more →