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Desserts

“I don’t cry over spilt milk, but a fallen scoop of ice cream is enough to ruin my whole day” - Terri Guillemets

Desserts are probably our favorite part of any meal. Cakes, cookies, pastries, mousses, custards, and pies sweets always manage to find a way into even the most satiated stomach. Our unique desserts will satisfy those sugar cravings, because this section is about some things very, very good to eat. It’s as simple as that.

 
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Humming with flavor, this gorgeous cake combines the tropical tastes of fresh pineapple, banana and pecans. Taking the cue from Jamie Oliver, we added a sweet pecan brittle on top of the tangy cream cheese icing to give it added wow factor!

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Makes 8-10 little jars

Ingredients

CRUST
1½ cups (225g) finely ground graham cracker crumbs
⅓ cup (65g) white sugar
6 tablespoons (90g) butter, melted

CHEESECAKE
1 package (250g) cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
⅓ cup (80ml) lemon juice
1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY FILLING
2 cups (300g) frozen strawberries
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
10 teaspoons (50ml) cornstarch
6 tablespoons (90ml) water
2 teaspoons (10ml) lemon juice
2 teaspoons (10ml) Amaretto

Method

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients for the strawberry filling except for the Amaretto. Boil for a minute or two until the sauce thickens. Stir in Amaretto.

To prepare the crust, mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and white sugar together. Press into the bottom of small mason jars. Let them set in the fridge for an hour.

Beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, then stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour over the prepared pie crust and let chill for 3 hours.

If you wish, you can add a second layer of crust over the cheesecake, then chill again for one more hour.

Top with strawberry filling before serving.

Charmaine Broughton’s Rhubarb And Strawberry Cream Flan
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Garden fresh rhubarb and local strawberries marry perfectly together in this seasonal dessert.

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Hummingbird Cake

Humming with flavor, this gorgeous cake combines the tropical tastes of fresh pineapple, banana and pecans. Taking the cue from Jamie Oliver, we added a sweet pecan brittle on top of the tangy cream cheese icing to give it added wow factor!

Strawberry Cheesecake in a Jar with a Touch of Amaretto

Makes 8-10 little jars

Ingredients

CRUST
1½ cups (225g) finely ground graham cracker crumbs
⅓ cup (65g) white sugar
6 tablespoons (90g) butter, melted

CHEESECAKE
1 package (250g) cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
⅓ cup (80ml) lemon juice
1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY FILLING
2 cups (300g) frozen strawberries
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
10 teaspoons (50ml) cornstarch
6 tablespoons (90ml) water
2 teaspoons (10ml) lemon juice
2 teaspoons (10ml) Amaretto

Method

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients for the strawberry filling except for the Amaretto. Boil for a minute or two until the sauce thickens. Stir in Amaretto.

To prepare the crust, mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and white sugar together. Press into the bottom of small mason jars. Let them set in the fridge for an hour.

Beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, then stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour over the prepared pie crust and let chill for 3 hours.

If you wish, you can add a second layer of crust over the cheesecake, then chill again for one more hour.

Top with strawberry filling before serving.

Charmaine Broughton’s Rhubarb And Strawberry Cream Flan

Charmaine Broughton’s Rhubarb And Strawberry Cream Flan

Garden fresh rhubarb and local strawberries marry perfectly together in this seasonal dessert.

Mini Cherry Clafoutis

Mini Cherry Clafoutis

Ramekins stuffed with fresh cherries encased in a flan-like batter burst with the flavour of summer. This individual style dessert is super easy to make and great to pack along for a picnic.

Tarte aux Cerises (Cherry Tart)

Tarte aux Cerises (Cherry Tart)

A number of years ago Linda & Karen had the delight of taking a cooking class from Madame Marie-Blanche de Broglie in her beautiful Paris apartment in the 7th arrondissement. The class started with shopping at the local market with Madame and ended with feasting on the menu that they prepared in her beautiful stately dining room surrounded by portraits of her royal ancestors. The Tarte aux Cerises was the highlight of the meal and they continue to make it every year when cherries are in season.