Tag: desserts

The Musette: Almond, maple and cardamon drizzle cake

This is a deliciously moist cake with just a hint of the Middle East. Perfect for serving as a dessert, at an afternoon tea, or indeed at any time. Ingredients (serves 12) 200g (1 1/4 cup) spelt flour 150g (1 1/2 cups) ground almonds… Continue Reading “The Musette: Almond, maple and cardamon drizzle cake”

The Musette: double-choc vegan brownies

The best vegan (or indeed any) brownies are the perfect amount of moist and fudgy—not too much, not too little.  These wonderfully moist vegan brownies boast a delicate, tender crumb with pockets of melted chocolate tucked in between. They bake with the right amount… Continue Reading “The Musette: double-choc vegan brownies”

The Musette: Salzburger Nockerl

In Austria a dessert is referred to as “Mehlspeis” – the dish with flour. I think very highly of Austrian desserts and pastries but the most notable and “piece de resistance” is the famed Salzburger Nockerl, a light, baked soufflé. It is typically served… Continue Reading “The Musette: Salzburger Nockerl”

The Musette: Toscakaka

This is my spin on the classic Toscakaka, typically a light sponge topped with caramelised almonds. My version uses a moister and denser ground almond based cake, which makes it feel a little more indulgent with a full on almond flavour. Nobody is quite… Continue Reading “The Musette: Toscakaka”

The Musette: red wine-poached pears

You all know about my beloved husband’s love of desserts. In his mind, no meal is complete without one. Because I always have a large bowl of fresh fruit in the kitchen, it’s often that which provides my inspiration. How many recipes have I… Continue Reading “The Musette: red wine-poached pears”

The Musette: gluten-free chocolate cupcakes

My beloved expressed a desire for some chocolate cake and I decided to make a gluten and dairy-free version with some cooked basmati rice that I had in the fridge, using the same-weight method that one uses for pound cakes. I recall reading somewhere… Continue Reading “The Musette: gluten-free chocolate cupcakes”

The Musette: sinfully-rich brownies

The richer a brownie is, the better it tastes. Most people would far rather have a fat finger of something truly decadent than a large square of what is often just a squidgy chocolate cake studded with nuts. Over the years I’ve made all… Continue Reading “The Musette: sinfully-rich brownies”

The Musette: chocolate cake

A bit like little black dresses, a girl can never have too many recipes for chocolate cake in her armoury. I recently read about an Italian chocolate cake made with a particular red wine and decided I just had to recreate it, albeit with… Continue Reading “The Musette: chocolate cake”

The Musette: spiced apple bread & butter pudding

My beloved believes every meal should end with something sweet. I try to oblige, often crafting puddings out of odds and ends. One of my regular standbys is that Victorian favourite, Bread & Butter Pudding. I’ll generally use brioche or panettone that is past… Continue Reading “The Musette: spiced apple bread & butter pudding”

The Musette: kaiserschmarr’n with rhubarb

A kaiserschmarr’n is a rich, thick Austrian pancake that is traditionally served for dessert. We’ve typically eaten it after a hard day’s cross country skiing. However, I also think it makes a fabulous and quick brunch dish. It is thick, eggy and torn to… Continue Reading “The Musette: kaiserschmarr’n with rhubarb”