Category: dessert

Individual Chocolate Nut Pies

Individual Chocolate Nut Pies

The rich filling for these little pies is a mixture of bittersweet chocolate, corn syrup, eggs, and mixed nuts. Baked in a classic graham cracker crust in individual ramekins, they are easy and delicious.

Crispy Tuiles a L'Orange

Crispy Tuiles a L’Orange

Tuile means “tile,” and these cookies are shaped like curved roof tiles. Although tuiles are not usually flavored with orange zest, this is a nice variation.

Quick Almond and Plum Cake

Quick Almond and Plum Cake

It takes just a few seconds to mix the flour, sugar, and almonds for this fast food-processor cake, and then you blend in the remaining ingredients.

Chocolate Mint Trufflettes

Chocolate Mint Trufflettes

These small truffles are especially nice to box and give to friends over the holiday season. They keep well in the refrigerator and can also be frozen.

Chocolate Soufflè Cake With Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate Soufflè Cake With Raspberry Sauce

Fluffy and delicate, this light cake contains fewer egg yolks and less butter than is customary. Serve at room temperature, with or without the sauce.

Chocolate Roll

Chocolate Roll

Light, delicate, and tender, this chocolate roulade is made without flour and bakes very quickly. It is a bit fragile to roll, but the result is delectable.

Macaroons

Macaroons

Macaroons are always welcome at my house. They can be sandwiched together with 1 teaspoon of apricot jam in the middle.

Choux á la Crème

Choux á la Crème

Similar to ones my mother used to prepare, these cream puffs are filled with blackberry preserves and whipped cream and served on a simple but particularly flavorful chocolate sauce.

Crystallized Puff Paste of Orange

Crystallized Puff Paste of Orange

Caramelized puff pastry rounds are covered with pastry cream and orange segments and finished with a glaze.

Chocolate Paris-Brest Cake

Chocolate Paris-Brest Cake

Resembling a wheel, this French pastry is thought to have been created by a Parisian pastry chef to celebrate the famous bicycle race from Paris to Brest, in Brittany.