Tag: dessert

The Musette: Basque Cheesecake

Hailing from the north of Spain, Basque cheesecake is the perfectly imperfect dessert with a tell-tale burnt exterior. Credited to chef Santiago Rivera, his creamy creation made its début in 1990 in his San Sebastián La Viña restaurant.There’s a pillowy centre hiding underneath a scorched… Continue Reading “The Musette: Basque Cheesecake”

The Musette: Pain Perdu

French toast, known as French pain perdu in France, is one of the easiest (and cheapest) dessert dishes to make. And yet, it’s utterly scrumptious! Legend has is that it was 15th century French King Henry V who made it popular though its origins… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pain Perdu”

The Musette: individual pineapple tatin

Last week’s dinner dish was lightish and therefore I felt it was wholly appropriate to serve a more substantial dessert. I particularly like serving individual ones as generally they’re quicker to cook. Despite its appearance, there’s not too much cooking involved. You need to… Continue Reading “The Musette: individual pineapple tatin”

The Musette: Miso-caramel apple crumble

What do you do with wrinkly but still edible apples? You turn them into dessert. As you all know my beloved adores dessert, he believes a meal isn’t complete without one. I tend to store the apples in the fridge until I have enough… Continue Reading “The Musette: Miso-caramel apple crumble”

The Musette: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

I’ve previously shared a recipe for a chocolate cake made with red wine and olive oil. This time I wanted to make one more reminiscent of that wonderful marriage of hazelnuts and chocolate, and this is it. It’s a cake with the intense flavour… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake”

The Musette: upside-down chocolate crumble cake

This is a truly beautiful dessert with serious chocolate power. You may be surprised to see that I place the crumble under, rather than over, the filling. This gives a fantastic texture and is also extremely simple to prepare. Believe it or not, the… Continue Reading “The Musette: upside-down chocolate crumble cake”

The Musette: Walnut pie bars

This time last year we were celebrating Thanksgiving in Montauk, Long Island. We much enjoyed the experience though found some of the dishes too sweet for our taste. While we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France, I thought this week’s recipe should at least acknowledge… Continue Reading “The Musette: Walnut pie bars”

The Musette: maple caramel pears

Yesterday evening we had a crowd of friends round for dinner. As we’re still enjoying wonderfully sunny and warm weather, I wanted something light which would appeal to everyone and could be served at room temperature outside on the terrace. We started with an… Continue Reading “The Musette: maple caramel pears”

The Musette: sticky banana pudding

Got a couple of bananas hanging around in the fruit bowl? Okay so you could make that lockdown staple banana bread or cake but why not make pudding instead? You all know how my beloved husband loves his puddings! This self-saucing, all in one… Continue Reading “The Musette: sticky banana pudding”

The Musette: spiced caramel tart

During the summer months we like inviting friends round for lazy Sunday lunches. You could call it a picnic on the terrace except that I can serve dishes I wouldn’t necessarily take to an extenal picnic, largely because of logistics. In keeping with the… Continue Reading “The Musette: spiced caramel tart”