stovetop cardamom rice pudding

stovetop cardamom rice pudding

This stovetop rice pudding is a soothing and unpretentious dessert, with an elegant fragrance that is made for cold nights and simple meals. The chewy rice is suspended in a creamy pudding and perfumed by rich notes of vanilla and cardamom. It’s sweet but not cloying, and rich but not overly decadent.

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butter cookie sandwich with chocolate hazelnut ganache

butter cookie sandwich with chocolate hazelnut ganache

Imagine a double chocolate Milano stuffed with the filling of a Ferrero Rocher truffle, and that’s what you can expect with this recipe. These butter cookie sandwiches have a thick layer of dense ganache, the soft, nutty crunch from finely chopped hazelnuts, and two sandy cookies to hold it all together.

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chocolate dipped almond cookies (pain d'amande)

chocolate dipped almond cookies (pain d'amande)

These cookies are the epitome of simple done really, really well. They’re crisp, crunchy, nutty, and have just a touch of cinnamon for warmth. Make these cookies as is, for a delicately crisp tea cookie, or dress them up with dark chocolate, orange zest, and extra cinnamon for a holiday twist.

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baked apples with oat streusel

baked apples with oat streusel

These baked apples with a chewy streusel topping are the perfect Fall treat. The apples are peeled, halved and baked in a bath of apple cider until soft. Then they're stuffed with a butter, honey, oat streusel and baked again until the topping is crisp. Serve these warm or at room temperature, and definitely over ice cream. This is a dessert recipe you’ll return to year after year.

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white balsamic tart with fresh berries

white balsamic tart with fresh berries

This white balsamic berry tart should be your go to 4th of July dessert. The vinegar gets cooked down and softened, and what’s left is transformed into a refreshing, completely addicting, perfectly balanced custard. Add to that a thick shortbread crust and fresh, juicy berries, and you have the most delicious (and beautiful) summer fruit tart. 

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creme fraiche panna cotta with ginger roasted rhubarb

creme fraiche panna cotta with ginger roasted rhubarb

This creme fraiche panna cotta with ginger roasted rhubarb is a shockingly easy dessert. It’s rich and creamy, with a delicate tang from creme fraiche and the warmth of vanilla. The roasted rhubarb is refreshingly tart to contrast the decadent custard. If you’ve never made panna cotta, now is the time to change that. 

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