Creme brulee (Crème brûlée)

Creme brulee, Crème brûlée [krehm-broo-lay] The literal translation of this rich dessert is BURNT CREAM. It describes a chilled, stirred CUSTARD that, just before serving, is sprinkled with brown or granulated sugar. The sugar topping is quickly caramelized under a broiler or with a salamander. The caramelized topping becomes brittle, creating a delicious flavor and […]

Creme caramel

Creme caramel [krehm kehr-ah-mehl; krem kar-uh-mehl] Also known in France as CREME RENVERSEE, creme caramel is a custard that has been baked in a CARAMEL-coasted mold. When the chilled custard is turned out onto a serving plate it is automatically glazed and sauced with the caramel in the mold. In Italy it’s known as CREMA […]

Panna cotta

Panna cotta  [pahn-nah koh-tah] (Italian for “cooked cream”) is an Italian dessert of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded. The cream may be flavored with coffee, vanilla, or other flavorings. Sugar is dissolved in warm cream. The cream may be flavored, either by infusing spices and the like in it, or by adding rum, coffee, vanilla, and so on. Gelatin is softened […]

Bavarian cream

A cold dessert composed of a rich custard, whipped cream, various flavorings (fruit puree, chocolate, liqueurs and so on) and gelatin. The mixture may be spooned into stemmed glasses or into a decorative mold to be unmolded when set. BAVARIAN CREAM RECIPE: This Bavarian cream recipe is very versatile and you can use it in […]


Baklava [bahk-lah-vah]   Popular in Greece and Turkey, this sweet dessert consists of many layer of butter-drenched phyllo pastry, spices and chopped nuts. A spiced honey-lemon syrupis poured over the warm pastry after it is baked and allowed to soak into the layers. Before serving, the dessert is cut into triangles and sometimes sprinkled with […]

Arroz con leche (Rice pudding)

Arroz con leche A Spanish pudding made from rice that’s cooked in milk with various flavorings such as vanilla, lemon and cinnamon. RECIPE: Ingredients: 1 cup long-grain rice 1 cinnamon stick 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups water 4 cups milk 1/2 cup raisins (optional) 1 cup sugar Ground cinnamon (for garnish) Directions: In medium saucepan, […]

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