Pear Sambuca Clafoutis

This is a simple recipe. If you have ripe pears and want to have a delicious pear custard cake in less than an hour, just scroll down for the recipe. Otherwise, I’m going to tell you about the complicated pie that inspired this easy recipe.

Blood Orange Broken Heart Tarts (gluten-free)

These tarts are nothing but trouble, but they are delicious.    In the process of testing and making these tarts I made them three times and they never behaved the same way twice.   I feel that I should warn you that these tarts are stunning and delicious but also volatile and unpredictable.  They are best…

Apple Lemon Almond Tart (gluten-free)

Happy Boxing day!  I encourage you to make a tart for yourself.  It’s been a hard year and you deserve a sweet treat.   I made this tart to satisfy a personal craving that I was having for European style apple turnovers.  I’m not talking about the weirdly puffy danishes doused with icing that appear in…

Chocolate Swirl Meringues

One of my oldest friends  called me the other day to talk about meringues.  He was experimenting with adding freeze dried fruit to meringues.  It so happened that I was attempting to do a final test on my chocolate swirl meringue recipe.  Meringues were meant to be.

Love Spells in the Form of Tarts and Other Tasties

Hello!  I know it’s been a while.  I’ve cooked many delicious things in the last year, but have not felt inspired (or had the time) to document.  Inspiration finally came recently when the brilliant and beautiful Syrie Moskowitz asked me to make the tarts and treats for an event that she her fellow Muses were…

A Luscious Autumn Fertility Cake for Sxip and Coco’s Wedding- Hazelnut Brown Butter Financier with Pomegranate Curd, White Chocolate Icing, Fresh Figs, Pomegranates and Honeycomb (Gluten-Free)

This time last year, I was developing a wedding cake recipe for my dear friends Sxip and Coco.  They were married in a forest surrounded by love, golden leaves, and a brass band.  It was a  joyous alchemical joining of two forces of nature. I was excited to make a wedding cake that was bold,…

Vegan and Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Here is a truly delicious vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe. The filling is seasoned to perfection and silky smooth and the crust has little bits of crystalized ginger.  It’s so good.   It can be enjoyed equally by those without any dietary restrictions at all.  I made this pie last December when our oven…

Cranberry, Almond, Ginger Tart (gluten-free)

My plan was to make this tart to bring to every holiday party I went to this year. It’s a beautiful tart, all shiny and red and studded with candied ginger.  The jam filling packs a punch between the tartness of the cranberries and the spice of the ginger, but there is just a thin…

My new favorite biscuit dough (gluten-free)

Before I had to give up gluten, biscuit making was my super power.  I served biscuits with homemade marmalade and jam for breakfast and tea time.  In the summer  I used biscuit dough as crust for Tomato Pie and Peach Cobbler. In the winter I topped stews with biscuit dough to make Vegetable Pot Pie and Curried…

Cardamon Orange Cakes with Coconut Topping (Gluten-Free)

This is the best smelling cake I’ve ever made.  Cardamom is by far my favorite dessert spice.  I know that there are already a ridiculous number of cardamom desserts on this blog, but I just can’t help myself.  I have more cardamom desserts on the way too!  My love is endless. Last fall, I puppeteered with a…