Flourless Almond Cake

Yield:    As much or as little as you’d like! This is an amazingly simple recipe. This is a no-bake cake, accomplished in mere minutes! Accompanied by a rich, dark cup of espresso, this almond cake satisfies that after-dinner craving for a little sweet … or simply perfect formed into cookies and served with a cup of English breakfast…

Maple ~ Mascarpone Bread Pudding

Yield:    6 generous servings This is an amazingly simple recipe for an incredibly moist and tasty version of the traditional bread pudding. Simply perfect accompanied by a cup of English breakfast tea in the afternoon. Delightful! Ingredients: 2 cups leftover bread, torn or cut into bite-size pieces (We used homemade sourdough poppy seed bread.)…

Banana Beignets

Yield:    8 beignets Beignets, fresh and hot, right out of the frying oil, are scrumptious. They were originally brought to New Orleans by French colonists in the 18th century and quickly became a favorite in Creole cuisine, with variations often including banana or plantain, fruits readily available in this port city. Accompanied by a rich,…

Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with White Cacao Beans

Yield: 8-12 large cookies If soft & chewy chocolate chip cookies are your desire, you need look no further for a recipe that’s sure to please. It took many experiments (of the most delightful type) to develop what, to  me, was the perfectly chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookie. Ingredients: ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown…

Classic Cheesecake

Yield: One 9″ cheesecake A classic favorite dessert … sublimely simple. Ingredients: 2 – 8 oz. packages of cream cheese 2 eggs ½ cup organic cane sugar (NOTE: We recommend Merchant Spice Co.’s Vanilla Sugar or Maple Sugar in place of plain sugar, to add a subtle essence of flavor to your cheesecake.) 3 T. vanilla rum (or excellent…