Tag: sweet treat

The Musette: Lemon Bars

These are a go-to recipe for a minimum fuss dessert for unexpected guests – I get a lot of these!  They’re quick and easy to make as follows: grind up the crust in the food processor, press the crust in – so much easier… Continue Reading “The Musette: Lemon Bars”

The Musette: Banana spiced rice pudding

Rice pudding is the Marmite of desserts. I don’t think there is a pudding that divides opinion more but it’s omnipresent in a number of cuisines.This rice pudding is cooked on the top of the stove, more like a risotto rather than baked (so… Continue Reading “The Musette: Banana spiced rice pudding”

The Musette: Lemon Tart

My favourite dessert is lemon tart and now I have made this vegan version with a silky lemon curd filling that is bright, citrusy, creamy and sweet, this tart melts in your mouth yet is firm enough to hold its shape when sliced. The… Continue Reading “The Musette: Lemon Tart”

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: 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”