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DESSERT Recipes

STRAWBERRY BASIL TART

POSTED ON July 5, 2017

Posted in Dessert, Gluten free

STRAWBERRY BASIL TART

 

I first got to know Pana Chocolate, the raw, vegan, handmade chocolate company in Melbourne (Australia) through their pretty, color-drenched Instagram account. The photos of Pana’s naturally sweetened chocolate bars, decadent cakes and interesting flavor combinations are always inspiring. After admiring their creations from afar, it was exciting to see their [...] continue reading ->

Vegan white chocolate mousse with strawberry compote

POSTED ON April 26, 2016

Posted in Dessert, Gluten free

Vegan white chocolate mousse with strawberry compote

 

The fact that the flavor origin of this mousse is elusive, makes it that much more enticing.  The almond milk, vanilla and cardamom make it fragrant while the texture is delicately enriched with raw cacao butter. Since everyone who got a sample agrees it’s delicious, I thought I’d share the recipe [...] continue reading ->

Rose almond milk

POSTED ON February 13, 2016

Posted in Breakfast, Dessert, drinks, Gluten free, Uncategorized

Rose almond milk

 

The idea for a rose infused almond milk has been with me for a while and although I knew the taste would be delicate and intriguing, I wondered about getting the perfect rosy color—once steeped, rose tea is more golden than pink. Then the solution came to me; a few months [...] continue reading ->

Spiced red fruit tartlets

POSTED ON December 22, 2015

Posted in Baked Goods, Dessert

Spiced red fruit tartlets

 

The scent of these tartlets is not only delicious, but also surprisingly intriguing; perhaps it’s the tanginess of the pomegranate and berries combined with a hint of cardamom, orange and nutmeg or the dark cocoa crust enriched with ground almonds, maple and coconut? Even after they cooled I couldn’t stop trying [...] continue reading ->

Dutch Apple Pie

POSTED ON September 23, 2015

Posted in Baked Goods, Dessert

Dutch Apple Pie

When I worked at De Taart Van m’n Tante, a famous bakery in Amsterdam, the apple pie was one of the most popular desserts we sold. We could hardly press the crusts and peel the apple fast enough as every order seemed to contain at least one of the delectable desserts. Dutch apple pies [...] continue reading ->

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