Tagged: ‘crystallized ginger’

Fruit Sorbets

Refreshing fruit ices are simple and relatively quick to assemble from a wide variety of fruits. The beauty of sorbet lies in its simplicity: It’s basically just frozen water or juice sweetened with fruit, chocolate, liqueur, wine, or even fresh herbs.

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Cruising the Blogs: Pear Bread with Vanilla and Ginger

Pear Bread from the Quick Breads book is the kind of quick bread that turns out so perfect that you will get inspired to keep on baking more and more. It has to have something to do with the buttermilk in the recipe. Pears are my favorite fruit and one of THE fruits of fall. And its pear harvest time…

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Doctor Up Your Ice Cream

I love ice cream. And considering the rash of ice cream books these days, everyone else feels the same way I do. You can play ice cream on any level–your favorite flavor at the supermarket or make your own. It really doesn’t matter. If you love the flavor, you are satisfied.

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I’m Dreaming of a White Chocolate Dessert for Christmas

I think white chocolate is one of the exotic, mysterious ingredients in the baker’s kitchen. My friends from Europe seek out white chocolate and enjoy its creamy flavor and consistency. It is much less a mainstream item in America.

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Vintage Glamour Wedding Cake

Here is the recipe for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s vintage glamour wedding cake, which includes the instructions by Fiona Cairnes for making the tamarind fruit cake batter, icing, cake decorations and assembly, so now you can recreate the royal wedding cake in your own home.

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