Desserts

Blueberry Buckle

Make sure your baking powder is fresh and still active. To test, put a teaspoon of baking powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle with a little warm water. If the baking powder is still good it will bubble up. (See The Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder for more info.) Method 1 Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter ...

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Coffee Bourbon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

1 Place the milk, 1 cup of the cream, sugar, salt, and coffee beans in a medium saucepan and heat on medium heat until little bubbles form at the edge of the pan and the milk cream mixture is steamy. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 1 hour. After the beans have steeped in the hot milk cream ...

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Apricot Cherry Galette

Method 1 To make the dough, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and fennel seeds in a large bowl. Add the butter and work the butter into the flour with your (clean) hands until the mixture resembles crumbs and no piece of butter is bigger than a pea. Make a well in the center and add the sour cream. Use a ...

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Cherry Clafoutis

Have you ever made a clafoutis? My friend Garrett McCord taught me how to make this classic French treat years ago. It’s one of the easiest desserts you can make, especially if you find yourself with extra cherries or berries on hand.  It’s a custard of sorts, a firm custard, one with enough structure to support a lot of fruit. The basic ingredients ...

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Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

“I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill…” While I’m pretty sure this song isn’t about blueberries, every time I hear it all that comes to mind is a huge mound of them waiting for me to dig in. (Like Rock Candy Mountain, but made of blueberries.) During the summer when they’re in season, I can’t get enough of them. I’ll ...

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Plum Cobbler

My parents are blessed with several plum trees whose fruit all seem to ripen within a couple week period in the summer. When that happens? We’re raining plums. Every spare counter is filled with shallow trays and plums arranged in a single layer. So naturally, we’re always looking to make good use of these plums! We have Elephant Heart, Santa Rosa, various ...

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