Category Archives: Mousse

Tis the Season for a Holiday Trifle!

Trifles can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make them. They usually contain some form of cake, a fruit and/or pudding and whipped cream. The particulars of what and how to layer are up to you. Continue reading

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Isles Flottant, or Floating Islands

Floating Islands are a wonderful mix of texture: light meringue, rich crème anglaise and crunchy spun sugar.  A simple and elegant dessert, they can be tricky to make but well worth the effort! In the interest of full-disclosure I’ll tell … Continue reading

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Plating pretty: Individual Chocolate Key Lime Cakes

A friend of mine asked me to create a dessert for a six-course dinner he was serving. Since mine was the last of some very impressive (and somewhat heavy) dishes, I wanted to make something light and fruity. I chose … Continue reading

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Chocolate coeurs á la créme

Coeurs translates as heart in French. This simple dessert isn’t shaped anything like a heart, it doesn’t contain any hearts… so I’m guessing Chocolate Love with Creme is a closer translation. Chocolate, creme, berries + EASY definitely = love/heart. Serves … Continue reading

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Coffee Sabayon with Orange Tuiles

This creamy, fragrant sabayon can be served alone as a dessert, or as a thick sauce for poached fruit. The cinnamon adds a warm spice to the mellow coffee flavor. It only takes a few minutes to make. As suggested … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse + Lavender Crémeux + Berry Compote = Bliss.

I won’t lie. This is about to get complicated. At times like this, I wish I had another set of hands, an assistant and more rubber spatulas. But, alas, still me in my tiny kitchen. This dessert should have an … Continue reading

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Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake

Strawberries and chocolate mousse! In a cake! Oh my! One of my favorite cakes comes from the Le Cordon Bleu website.  I’m not sure how often they rotate their recipes so my advice is to print this one or save … Continue reading

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