Ice Cream Scones

Ice- cream cones for breakfast? No, not exactly, it’s actually ice-cream scones! That is scones made from melted ice-cream (especially chocolate if you have any left over lurking in a corner of your freezer and you don’t know what to do with it). Make these scones using the same recipe of “Controversial Cream Scones” in this blog substituting about half the quantity of cream with melted ice-cream. The rest is easy as pie as you’ll see in the directions! Continue reading

Dessert di Pane di Segale e Loganberry

Questo dessert di pane di segale e Loganberry sfrutta ingredienti semplici e genuini. Nel passato in Valle d’Aosta il pane di segale veniva cotto dalla comunità’ due volte all’anno. Poi veniva seccato in soffitta come modo di conservazione ed utilizzato in varie preparazioni. Qui propongo di utilizzarlo in un modo inusuale come dessert quasi raffinato. Le bacche di Loganberry sono in realtà’ un incrocio di lamponi e more. Non e’ sempre facile trovare questa marmellata. Si può sostituirla eventualmente con la marmellata di di lamponi o more. Continue reading

Chocolate Mini Pavlovas

These chocolate pavlova shells are a little bit more elaborate than the plain meringue shells but aren’t much more difficult to make. You only mix in a tablespoon of sifted cocoa powder and fold in some chopped chocolate. The flavor is well worth it with the shells crispy on the outside and slightly chewy in the center. A really special dessert for those who love chocolate. Continue reading

Raspberry Ricotta (Cheese) Cake

This Raspberry Ricotta (cheese) cake is a cake with a cheesecake texture – that’s why I put “cheese” between parentheses. It could be both: a cake and at the same time a crustless cheesecake! You still have the rich taste of cheesecake without missing the calorie laden crust. The colourful raspberries add a boost of freshness and flavor too. Continue reading

Watermelon Almond Torte

This is the perfect summer cake to serve – with a refreshing layer of watermelon sandwiched between layers of fluffy almond angel food.
The strawberries suspended in the fruit gelatine on top give it added freshness and color. I adapted this recipe from the well known Australian pastry chef, Christopher The’, and his strawberry and watermelon cake. Continue reading

Nutty Chocolate Beet Cupcakes

You can’t beat these nutty chocolate beet cupcakes in healthiness with any other chocolate dessert that I can think of. You’re practically having your vegetable and dessert at the same time! And the rich chocolate flavor doesn’t reveal the “mystery” ingredient at all – the beets actually seem to enhance it making the cupcake moister without hardly any fat at all – only a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil and a minimum of natural coconut sugar. And the omega 3 rich nuts make a perfect topping. Continue reading

Aquafaba Coconut Macaroons

These aquafaba coconut macaroons actually turned out better without egg whites. More crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, almost like your favorite chocolate covered coconut bar. They’re so quick to make with few ingredients using no flour or fat. The chocolate icing is a no-brainer: just pop a little piece of chocolate on top of the macaroons as soon as they come out of the oven and they’ll frost themselves! Just let them cool a few minutes. (if you can wait!) Continue reading