Tag Archives: custard

Layered Naan Bread Pudding with Cardamom Caramel Sauce

I can gleefully spend all day baking, but I’m an incredibly lazy cook. In my kitchen, savories don’t get much more fancy than fried rice, huevos rancheros, or spaghetti and salad. It doesn’t help that there’s an array of fantastic … Continue reading

Posted in Sweets, Traditional with a Twist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Introducing Cranberry Curd: Lemon Curd’s Comely Cousin

When the holiday season arrived this year, beautiful cranberries began calling to me with their signature tartness and never-ending dessert potential.  Over time, I’ve added dried cranberries to dozens of recipes, and I’ve even used leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce to … Continue reading

Posted in Sweets, Traditional with a Twist | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Egg Nog Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Oooh, egg nog.  I’m ever smitten by its festive flavor and creamy decadence.  I wait all year for it to come back to me in the form of frozen yogurt, steaming lattes, and even cake.  I love the way it … Continue reading

Posted in Baking with Booze, Pies, Tarts, Tortes & Cheesecakes, Sweets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Three Lemons: A Pie In Reverse (Crisp Meringue Crust Filled With Lemon Custard)

A little over a year ago, my husband gave me a potted lemon tree for my birthday.  He’d long known how much I’d loved lemons.  (He’d also seen how jealous I’d been of our neighbors, whose prolific trees I’d pass … Continue reading

Posted in Pies, Tarts, Tortes & Cheesecakes, Traditional with a Twist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Tea and Sympathy: The Cake

Before I heard that Tea and Sympathy was a play, a restaurant or a song, I only knew it as a soothing cocktail: hot tea with a splash of Grand Marnier.  A warm mug of tea is my go-to drink … Continue reading

Posted in Baking with Tea & Coffee, Cakes & Cupcakes, Sweets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

A Low Key Lime Pie

Winter citrus lures me in. Vibrant in the midst of gray-sky days, these seasonal fruits burst with a sense of refreshment that simply feels needed. Sitting in my office the other day, an acquaintance stopped at my door and caught … Continue reading

Posted in Pies, Tarts, Tortes & Cheesecakes, Sweets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment