Desserts

Raspberry-Champagne fizz

Raspberry-Champagne fizz

The perfect dessert for a New Year’s Eve Party: Raspberry-Champagne fizz! The raspberry coulis is the only preparation you’ll need to make. A super-easy dessert recipe that can be served to a large crowd.

Pumpkin crème brûlée with fresh ginger and cinnamon

Pumpkin crème brûlée with fresh ginger and cinnamon

Pumpkin crème brûlée with fresh ginger and cinnamon is the perfect holiday party dessert! Here Viviane Bauquet Farre shares her recipe and tips for making the most creamy and flavorful crème brûlée ever. She uses fresh pumpkin purée. Making crème brûlée is easy and a kitchen torch will form a perfect caramel crust.

Sienese almond cookies

Sienese almond cookies

Sienese almond cookies are a specialty of Siena. Light and intensely almond flavored, they are especially delicious served with a glass of Vin Santo or dessert wine. Here Viviane Bauquet Farre shares her recipe to make these traditional Sienese cookies, with step-by-step instructions and pictures. They also make great holiday gifts from your kitchen.

Herb-infused honeys

How to make herb-infused honeys

Honey infused with fresh herbs and spices are not only delicious and easy to make, they make great holiday gifts – all from your own kitchen. Here Viviane Bauquet Farre shares her recipe for making many different kinds of infused honeys.

Rosemary gelato with crème fraîche

Rosemary gelato with crème fraîche

Do you want to learn how to make gelato? Here is a step-by-step recipe with photographs showing you how to make a gelato infused with fresh rosemary. There are no cream or eggs in this recipe, but it makes for the most creamy and delicious gelato ever! You can also infuse the milk with many other herbs — See Viviane Bauquet Farre’s suggestions, tips and instructions.

Maple-poached pear sundae

Maple-poached pear sundae

Bosc pears poached in Vermont Maple syrup with lemon zest and a fresh vanilla beans are nothing more than sublime! This Maple-Poached Pear Sundae is an easy recipe yet it is sophisticated enough to serve at a dinner party. Also, maple syrup is a very nutritious food. It is very high in manganese, potassium, calcium and zinc, and contains traces of a myriad of minerals and vitamins – making it a perfect alternative to regular sugar.

Peach jam with lemon balm and Marc de Bourgogne

Peach jam with lemon balm and Marc de Bourgogne

The Orchards of Concklin is a family-run farm since 1712. Viviane Bauquet Farre uses their super flavorful peaches to make a jam with lemon balm and Marc de Bourgogne. It’s a delicious jam with brioche, but downright superb with a cheese tray. Here you also learn how to make jam without pectin.