Mousses and Custards

Lemon Blackberry Trifle

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If all goes well, this will be the last dessert I truly eat for…awhile. Like a month. Or maybe more. (Pause for dramatic effect.) Don’t get me wrong. I’m still going to keep making and posting new dessert recipes on SugarHero, and I’m still going to taste-test them all to make sure that I love…

Cinnamon Mousse Tarts

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True confession time: these were supposed to be a Cinco de Mayo dessert. The shells are made with Mexican chocolate, the mousse filling is flavored with lots of cinnamon…it was all going to be so perfectly appropriate and on-theme. But, you know, baking and photographing food is only one part of this whole blogging dealio….

Raspberry Mousse Chocolate Cups

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Bow ties? Check. Cummerbunds? Check. Spats, top hats, and tails? Check, check, and check! Now that we’re wearing our fanciest of fancy outfits, we can get down to the business of making fancy raspberry mousse chocolate cups. These mousse cups may or may not be Valentine’s Day desserts that never got blogged in time (okay,…

Pumpkin Praline Bread Pudding

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I know pumpkin pie is all the rage this time of year, but I just can’t hang with it. It’s too…moist. It gives me the heebie-jeebies. It’s coat-your-throat, mush-around-your mouth, make-it-hard-to-swallow goop. The flavor is a yes, but the texture is a big fat no. This opinion makes me a bit of an outlier at…

Rice Pudding Brûlée

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We had our first fall storm this week. This may not seem like a big deal to those of you who have been enjoying cool temperature and changing leaves for the past month or two, but here in Los Angeles, October is more commonly known as Summer’s Revenge: Hotter Than Hades Edition. Summer is a…

Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse Trifle

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After the sock monkey cake I made last week, I had mucho chocolate cake left over in the form of cake tops and excess batter. I follow the “better safe than safe-ish” rule of cake making, so if a recipe calls for 3 pounds of batter, you can bet I’ll make 4 pounds or more,…

Pistachio-Rose Tarts

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Pistachio is a flavor I’ve come to appreciate only recently, now that I’m an adult. When I was younger, I knew pistachio as simply “that ice cream flavor that looks like mint chip but– annoyingly, emphatically– is NOT mint chip.” (Seriously, why do they do that? It’s cruel.) However, now that my tastebuds are all…

Chocolate Strawberry Pudding Cake

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Pudding cake is one of those classic, homey desserts that I’ve always heard about but never tried for myself. I don’t know why it took me so long, because as a lover of everything sticky-gooey-chocolatey, it’s basically all of my favorite things in one messy, ugly, so-wrong-it’s-right package. Pudding cake is kind of a magical…

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