Mousses and Custards

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…

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

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Things have been feeling verrry fancy around here lately. First there was semifreddo, then rugelach, and now panna cotta. What’s next, a $34,000 chocolate pudding? Lest you think I’m getting too big for my britches, let me reassure you that I’m still the same pajama-wearing bum I’ve always been. In fact, I just ate a…

Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse Hearts

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Another mousse recipe? So soon after the last one? Isn’t that a little much? First of all: there is no such thing as too much chocolate mousse. There is only not enough. Second of all: unlike the Nutella mousse, which was more of a cheater’s mousse-ish concoction, this is real mousse. Legit mousse. Eat-it-while-wearing-a-beret mousse….

2-Ingredient Nutella Mousse

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Hey hey, it’s World Nutella Day! …for about 2 more hours. Sorry, I’ve been too busy filling my pie-hole (mousse-hole?) with Nutella Mousse to get this post up in a timely fashion. But the good news is that you don’t need an official holiday to enjoy this dessert. All you need is Nutella, heavy cream,…

This is a Fine Eton Mess We’re In

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Hey, remember when I made that passion fruit curd? I posted about it, like, two days ago. Here’s a refresher: Nom nom nom Well, it turns out that passion fruit curd isn’t just good for layering in tiny glasses and topping with whipped cream. It’s also good for layering in GIANT glasses and topping with…

Passion Fruit Curd

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It’s November. It’s the week before (American) Thanksgiving. It’s so cold here in Los Angeles, I actually wore a long-sleeved shirt today. In FoodBlogLand, it’s pumpkin this and pecan pie that and cranberries up the wazoo. What better time to post about fresh strawberry-passion fruit cake? Actually, this out-of-season cake is less about me sticking…

TWD: Caramel Pot de Creme

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TWD stands for Thursdays with Dorie, right? I have been doing way too much blogging for money and not enough blogging for myself lately, which: a)first world problems, anyone? and b) shut up, me. But it is disappointing and frustrating to have to put my favorite hobby on hold. I can’t even remember the last…

Chocolate Pot de Cremes, A Cure For the Common Plague

I am back from the brink. Hallelujah and high-fives all around! For the past two weeks I’ve been suffering from something I not-at-all melodramatically termed “the plague,” which also not-at-all resembles the actual plague, either in symptoms or severity. Nevertheless. It was gnarly. My body is recovering, my drugs are doing their job, my husband…

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