Tag: sweet treat

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: butternut squash and sweet potato cake

During Lockdown II, I’ve re-started my cake delivery service to my elderly neighbours. This one is obviously healthy as it contains not one but two vegetables! Of course, many of you already know that the sweet potato is your friend when it comes to… Continue Reading “The Musette: butternut squash and sweet potato cake”

The Musette: lemon cream

It’s not just my beloved who believes no meal is complete without dessert, all my French friends are of similar minds. They don’t necessarily want something hearty, often preferring something small, yet rich and decadent. This fits the bill. I love this dessert because… Continue Reading “The Musette: lemon cream”

The Musette: roasted pears and nougat with chocolate sauce

You may recall that my beloved husband believes no meal is complete without dessert. While I can occasionally fob him off with fresh fruit, yoghurt or cheese during the week, this does not go down well at weekends, particularly after Sunday lunch. Sometimes I… Continue Reading “The Musette: roasted pears and nougat with chocolate sauce”

The Musette: easiest vegan banana cake ever!

This recipe was inspired by the wonderful 3-ingredient banana cake on Violet’s Vegan Comics. I was intrigued. Could you really make a tasty cake from just three ingredients? Turns out you can! Having made the original recipe, I started to tinker with it and… Continue Reading “The Musette: easiest vegan banana cake ever!”

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: courgette and lemon drizzle cake

My brother-in-law has an allotment and every year he has a glut of courgettes (zucchini) many of which my sister turns into courgette loaf using her tried and trusted Mary Berry recipe. In case you didn’t know, Mary is the doyenne of British baking… Continue Reading “The Musette: courgette and lemon drizzle cake”

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: 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”