Other Desserts

Other Desserts

Plum Compote with Red Wine

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A chunky plum sauce that goes together in 15 minutes.  Use any kind of plums you like.  Substitute water or juice for the wine to make it non-alcoholic.  Spoon this delicious compote over Polenta Biscuits, add a dollop of cardamom scented whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for […]

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Meyer Lemon Semifreddo

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I’ve always thought of semifreddo as a mysterious dessert and one that I did not need in my repertoire.  It’s just a fancy word for ice-cream, right?  And I don’t love ice-cream.  But after I tasted Chef Stuart Lane’s Meyer Lemon Semifreddo (Spinasse Ristorante) I knew semifreddo was a dessert […]

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Slow Roasted Strawberries

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The best strawberries I have ever eaten are local Washington state strawberries!  Sweet, juicy, red through and through and indescribably delicious!  I have to say, I think they rival the strawberries of Italy.  Really, they are that good.! Of course, the best way to eat them is fresh – think […]

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Roasted Strawberry and Rhubarb Compote

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Strawberries and rhubarb – a classic combination.  The sweetness of the strawberries balances out the tartness of the rhubarb perfectly.  There are so many ways to enjoy this compote – serve it over cake, pancakes, yogurt, or ice cream.  It is particularly delicious and complementary to the Crostata di Ricotta. […]