Desserts

How To: Beat Egg Whites

I just posted a recipe, Country-Style Almond Cake, from a new cookbook called Food of the Italian South, which called for stiff egg whites. I was amazed in this recipe that is gluten-free, how much the egg whites gave moisture to the cake. So this leads me to think about this […]

Gluten-Free Country-Style Almond Cake

I came across this recipe, Gluten-Free Country-Style Almond Cake, in a free cookbook, “Food of the Italian South” I received from  Clarkson Potter/ Publishers. I receive new books every month. Now I am cooking from and soon will add my reviews before they are released. Gluten-Free Country-Style Almond Cake is the easiest almond […]

Lavender Creme Anglaise

This rich, creamy vanilla custard sauce will take your desserts to the next level! A classic recipe that’s infinitely versatile, made from just five ingredients, plus lavender in this recipe. The creme base is versatile when used to make ice cream, as a layer in a fruit tart and more. […]

Chewy Pecan Squares with Wildflower Honey

Fall is on the air and it’s time to think of warm and inviting foods, hence, amazing pecan squares! The pecan nut with their crunchy texture and buttery flavor make for an interesting ingredient to include in a number of dishes, and they look pretty on the plate too. Native […]

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Print Lavender Shortbread Cookies Ingredients 3/4 Lbs. Unsalted Butter – at room temperature 1 C. Sugar 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract 1 tsp. Pure Almond Extract 3 1/2 C. All-Purpose Flour – unbleached 1/4 tsp. Salt 1/4 C. Dried Lavender Buds – crumbled Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. […]