Category Archives: Custards

Lemon-Lime Curd

I’ve experimented with lemon curd over the years but never found a recipe with the flavor balance I was looking for.  I prefer it on the lighter side by making the curd with whole eggs rather than yolks. I also … Continue reading

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Croissant Bread Pudding

This bread pudding recipe, a nice alternative to pie for Thanksgiving or other occasions, was given to me by my friend Kim. I’ve modified it slightly to suit my taste. It is wonderfully rich and delicious, a special occasion treat. … Continue reading

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Caramel Panna Cotta

Panna cotta (Italian for ‘cooked cream’) is one of my favorite desserts. It takes about 10 minutes to put together, can be made several days in advance if preparing for a dinner party, and is always popular with guests. It makes … Continue reading

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Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

We lived in England in the 1980s and one of my favorite things to do was take long drives through the countryside. We lived in East Anglia and enjoyed driving over into Essex to a town called Finchingfield. It was … Continue reading

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Cream Cheese Flan

This is my favorite recipe for flan. The cream cheese adds a slightly firmer texture and mildly tangy flavor. The trickiest part of the recipe is making the caramel, which burns easily if not monitored. I’ve burned a lot of … Continue reading

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Lemon Custard Sheet Cake

When I was growing up my mother often made sheet cake when she needed to feed a crowd. They were either yellow cakes with pudding, pineapple, and cream or else chocolate with pudding, cherries, and cream. This lemon sheet cake … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Tapioca Pudding (Dairy-free)

January is usually a quiet month at our house. I’ve eaten too many cookies and chocolates in December so I try to give my body a rest and enjoy simple salads, vegetables, soup, and fruit. I do a bit of … Continue reading

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Banana Cream Trifle

I love Thanksgiving week. There is an excitement in the air as we anticipate the upcoming feast. I have been hosting Thanksgiving for about 18 years. At first it was stressful, but as time has gone on I have developed … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse Pie

I like to have a chocolate dessert on our Thanksgiving table. This year I have been experimenting with chocolate mousse pie in preparation for the holidays. This is my favorite recipe so far. Bake the pie crust and make the … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Gelato

October is National Italian American Heritage month so I am posting a few of my favorite Italian recipes before the month is over. Hazelnut gelato is a wonderful autumn ice cream and one of our favorites. I recently came across … Continue reading

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