Crêpes Suzette

Thin pancakes swimming in orange juice, orange zest, Curaçao or Grand Marnier, melted butter and sugar. Continue reading Crêpes Suzette

Dessert Island Dishes (6) – Odoriferous Durian Ice Cream

Surely everyone knows about an Asian fruit whose smell is so offensive that it is banned on buses, trains, taxis, and aeroplanes, and hotel-doormen bar entry to anyone trying to smuggle one into their establishment? Continue reading Dessert Island Dishes (6) – Odoriferous Durian Ice Cream

Dessert Island Dishes (5) – Outrageous Chocolate Pudding

“In the beginning, God created chocolate, and He saw that it was good. Then He separated the light from the dark, and it was better.” These words from the Apocrypha affirm the importance of dark chocolate in the following celestial recipe. Continue reading Dessert Island Dishes (5) – Outrageous Chocolate Pudding

Dessert Island Dishes (4) – Voluptuous Bread and Butter Pudding

“In moments of considerable strain, I tend to take to bread-and-butter pudding. There is something about the blandness of soggy bread, the crispness of the golden outer crust and the unadulterated pleasure of a lightly set custard that makes the world seem a better place to live,” opined Sir Clement Freud, English broadcaster, writer, politician, raconteur, wit, and chef. Continue reading Dessert Island Dishes (4) – Voluptuous Bread and Butter Pudding

Dessert Island Dishes (3) – Rambunctious Rhubarb and Ginger Tarte Tatin

Tradition says that this dessert was created by accident at the Hotel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron, France, in 1898. The hotel was run by two sisters, Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin. Continue reading Dessert Island Dishes (3) – Rambunctious Rhubarb and Ginger Tarte Tatin