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Traditional Spanish dessert “Peras al vino” or Pears in Red Wine is the best of two worlds; fruits and wine merging into a sweet, spiced and colorful dessert that couldn’t be easier to make. This dessert comes from the Spanish region of Rioja, which is well known for its deep red wines. I don’t know for you but I’m a wino and this dessert is so refreshing, for once… a dessert without tons of flour, sugar or fat in it and frankly it taste simply divine. Plus, it’s terribly easy to make and can be prepared in advance. https://youtu.be/MCUXEwFyPdY Which type of pear? Well… for this particular recipe Spaniards traditionally use “pera conferencia” , but any pear type that is holding good, not too filled with water, nor too porous or mature should do, so pick a firm pear of your choice at the Farmer’s Market. A fairly common dessert in…

Pomegranate Mousse is a super airy and light dessert with pomegranate and beet juice, cream cheese and pistachios to finish on a high note a meal. Pomegranate mousse with pistachio is a refreshing and festive dessert, perfect for finishing a heavy main meal on a light note. Especially during the holiday season, with all that gravy, one needs to have a nice fruity and light dessert. No more heavy desserts and cookies, here is a new perspective on holidays finishing touch. This pomegranate mousse contains a bit of cream and cream cheese to fatten thing up just enough! Pomegranate So let’s talk about that autumnal fruit; pomegranate. Underneath this thick skin lays about 800 little red pearls called arils. These lovely grains are filled with antioxidant and are sometimes tricky to take out. Some people use a bowl of water to help to get the grains out faster. These little rubies can…

Creamy and dreamy Passion Fruit Panna Cotta with coconut milk, for anyone digging tropical flavors, will make you fly right to the tropics! Plus, it’s practically impossible to miss. Panna Cotta means, cooked cream, in Italian and originate from the northern part of Italy, Piedmont. It’s a simple dessert often aromatised with whether, vanilla, rum or coffee and topped with some fruity coulis or caramel. This time is gonna be a Tropical flair with a Passion Fruit Panna Cotta with creamy Coconut milk! Types of Passion fruits In South and Central America they call the bigger yellow passion fruit; Maracuya. This yellow version of passion fruit is way more present than the purple one. In South America, they make ceviche, cocktail, cheesecake and ice cream with it, a fairly common fruit. In contrast with the northern countries, where it can get tricky to find those deliciously perfumed fruits. How to choose the right passion…

Blueberry crunch with a goat cheese mousse is an “out of the ordinary” delicious experimental dessert I’ve created, mainly because I had some leftovers of goat cheese foam from my broccoli savoury cupcakes. I’ll give 2 different versions to make the mousse; one with syphon and the other without. I know goat cheese goes perfectly with many fruits, and my favorite dessert always have a touch of salt to it… so… this blueberry crunch was meant to be. I had to find the foam a great complimentary fruit, so I’ve checked the web and saw cherry, figs, peach, etc. finally, I’ve settled for the one I miss the most; the famous blueberry. I’ve never had this combination before, but oh my god! It’s a new top discovery, a solace to anyone living far away from those precious blue jewels! The two are simply delicious together, although the protagonist here is clearly the blueberry,…

A nicely caramelized banana with a touch of a caribbean flair to it is hard to resist! This dessert will make you “bananas”! You’ll want more and more until explosion… ok maybe not until explosion but close to it. This is a personal favorite since I’m a kid. My dad used to make us “bananes flambées”, he was using “Grand Marnier” (a orange cognac) and his beautiful copper pan. He would only use his copper pan … for this particular dish. It was always a bit frightening, as a kid, to see those big flames going up, and after all that adrenaline, you would get to eat the tastiest reward: bananes flambées! In the Caribbean, they master the art of bananes flambées, they usually use a little extra orange slice to cook the bananas in. Feel free to use a slice of orange or lemon. I add a little cinnamon, butter, rum…

Yesterday was the birthday of my husband and he is such a traditional guy… meaning … every year, he wants the same exact cake; a simply white vanilla cake with strawberries. I, on the other hand, am a nontraditional one and love to change a little something every time I make his cake… I change it just enough, so he doesn’t feel much of the difference… For example last year, I add a lemon essence to the cake… The year before that, I’ve used blueberries and raspberries as extras… and this year I’ve made a sponge cake and add some almonds. I wanted to add a little rum syrup to the sponge cake… but I’ve got lazy… maybe next year. The magic in sponge cake is in the egg whites. No need for baking powder, the eggs will make the magic happen. This type of cake result into a quite airy…

You’ll say this looks exactly like the simple cup of strawberries topped with whipped cream… boring… but you are far from the truth! This is a coconut milk infused with kaffir lime mousse. As soon as you’ll taste it, you’ll wish for the rest of your life, to have this mousse instead of that whipped cream. I ate it, at first, in one of my favorite restaurant, as a side cream to a “Chocolate fondant” dessert… So delicious! Another plus is: whipped cream is fat while this is made with coconut milk which is way lighter. I’ve used a siphon to foam it, obviously you can do it without, but then it’s simply gonna be a liquid, which taste as good though… Siphon is the last “kitchen gadget” I got myself… especially to reproduce this coco-lime mousse and I don’t regret it at all. You can do millions of recipes with it, cold to…

This is the healthiest alternative to a conventional crumble, and obviously it’s equally delicious! Is there someone on this earth who doesn’t like strawberries? All you’ll need for this recipe is a bunch of those “ruby jewels” that is strawberries and some good old friend: oat. It’s such an easy and simple dessert, that nobody should be able to resist. I, personally, am a big fan of fruity dessert, although I try to cut on the sugar, with this recipe though, I get to eat a fruity and crunchy bite in a healthier way. So let’s get those oven proof ramekin or small pot you own and let’s get that fruity bite ready! Strawberry crumble Makes 1 portion Ingredients 8 sliced strawberries 3 tbsp oat 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp flour 1 tbsp of maple sirup (or honey) 1 tsp white sugar pinch of salt Directions Bring the…

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