Tag: dessert

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”

The Musette: cherry clafoutis

As we head big time into cherry season here, it seems only right and proper that I’ve prepared a French Classic using these fresh, succulent, juicy red cherries. However, bottled ones or frozen will do just as well. This is yet another recipe where… Continue Reading “The Musette: cherry clafoutis”

The Musette: tangerine and almond cake (gluten-free)

This gluten-free tangerine and almond cake is simply sensational! Moist, nutty and with a strong tangerine flavour this cake is also flourless, dairy and oil free. Serve simply with coffee or with whipped cream for an indulgent dessert. I’ve come across various iterations of… Continue Reading “The Musette: tangerine and almond cake (gluten-free)”

The Musette: coffee crème caramel

I believe I may have mentioned on more than one occasion that my beloved believes no meal is complete without dessert. Although I’ll try as far as possible to make individual desserts, there are some, such as this one, that he’s happy to eat… Continue Reading “The Musette: coffee crème caramel”

The Musette: hazelnut torta

This is a wonderfully easy cake to make, redolent with the flavours and scents for which Piedmont in Italy is famous – think Nutella! Hazelnuts are called tonda gentile delle Langhe – the ‘sweet round nut of the Langhe’ – and with a bit… Continue Reading “The Musette: hazelnut torta”

The Musette: Tuscan feast Part II

Here’s part two of my Tuscan feast for you to enjoy with your family and friends. You can find part one here. Starter: Selection of salads We’re back from our morning ride and I need something quick, simple and tasty to put on the… Continue Reading “The Musette: Tuscan feast Part II”