Tag: sweet treat

The Musette: Olive oil sorbet

In this recipe ingredients that you might traditionally view as savoury shine in such a sweet delicious way. This is a really refreshing dessert that just makes me think of warm days on the Mediterranean. The sorbet is gently flavoured with basil and lemon, and… Continue Reading “The Musette: Olive oil sorbet”

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: Almond cake with ganache

More than anything else, simple cakes are what I’m reaching for most days. Tall layer cakes, intricate designs or highly technical bakes really don’t float my boat, or my beloved’s. All we really need is a comforting, unassuming cake that still delivers on flavour and makes the perfect accompaniment to… Continue Reading “The Musette: Almond cake with ganache”

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: vegan nutty caramel tart

This is a cross over cake (or actually a tart) somewhere between a Snickers bar and a brittle that has turned vegan/plant based, without gluten or dairy or any added sugars…….but don’t worry, this tastes like the real deal! Before posting any of my… Continue Reading “The Musette: vegan nutty caramel tart”

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: Olive oil cake

Even die-hard butter devotees admit that olive oil makes exceptionally good cakes. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is liquid at room temperature, so it lends superior moisture over time. In fact, olive oil cake only improves the longer it sits—this dairy-free version will keep… Continue Reading “The Musette: 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”