Smith Island Cake

Smith Island Cake History

  Photo from the Bayside Inn Restaurant, Smith Island, MD.   Unless you are from Smith Island (Maryland’s only inhabited off-shore island), in Chesapeake Bay, you probably have not heard … Continued

Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse Trifle Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Trifle would make an excellent dessert for your next Thanksgiving Dinner.  The Spiced Pumpkin Trifle can either replace the traditional pumpkin pie or be served as an alternate … Continued

Springform Pan Substitution

  Questions and Answers – Springform Pan Substitution     Question: I am baking a chocolate truffle cheesecake and it requires a springform pan and I do not have on.  … Continued

Sticky Toffee Sponge Cake

Sticky Toffee Sponge Cake Recipe

Sticky Toffee Sponge Cake is a warm and rich sponge cake that is not even sticky.  It is sure to please everyone you serve it to.  Especially excellent serve at … Continued

Strawberry Cake Recipe

Strawberry Cake Recipe – Mother’s Day Cake

When fresh strawberries are in season it is time to make Strawberry Cake.  Every June in the Pacific Northwest, for a very short season, we are blessed with Hood strawberries … Continued

Sunflower Cupcakes

Sunflower Cupcakes Recipe

Sunflower Cupcakes Recipe       Sunflower Cupcakes will brighten up your day or a loved one’s day.  These cupcakes will definitely impress and dazzle everyone, especially when they look … Continued

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Recipe

  Sweet Potato Cheesecake is a wonderful cheesecake. The Sweet potatoes give the cheesecake a rich buttery and light sweet potato flavor. Cheesecake is always a great dessert, adding sweet potato brings … Continued

Tarte Tatin History

  Photo from Grand Hotel du Lion d’O   Tarte Tatin (tart tah-TAN) – A famous French upside-down apple tart (actually a sweet upside-down cake) made by covering the bottom … Continued

French Tea Treats

Tea Time Treats a la Francais – Classic Macarons and Quatre-quarts Recipes

  Tea Time Treats a la Francais – French Tea Treat Recipes By Ellen Easton 2006 – All Rights Reserved   Check out more of Ellen Easton’s Tea Travels™ articles and recipes. Learn … Continued

Molten Chocolate Tart

Thomas Keller’s Molten Chocolate Tart Recipe

Molten Chocolate Tart is the ultimate in chocolate – a warm, baked-to-order individual hot souffle-like mousse with a crackled, brownie-like exterior enclosing a molten chocolate center.  This dessert is so good, … Continued

Tiramisu History

Tiramisu History and Recipe

Tiramisu (tih-ruh-mee-SOO) – The Italian translation for tiramisu is “carry me up.”  Also known as Tuscan Trifle.  Tradition tiramisu is a pudding-like dessert that usually consists of sponge cake or … Continued

Tiramisu

Tiramisu in a Martini Glass Recipe

 Tuscan Trifle – Zuppa Inglese Tiramsu It is a pudding-like dessert that usually consists of sponge cake or ladyfingers dipped in a liqueur, then layered with grated chocolate and rich … Continued

Torta Borracha

Torta Borracha Recipe

 Drunken Torte – Mexican Rum Cake Torta Borracha or Drunken Torte – there is something about the name of this cake that makes it sound very interesting!  But as the name … Continued

Tres Leches Cake History and Recipe

Also called Three-Milk Cake and Tres Leches Cake.  A dense, moist “three milks” cake topped with a cloud of vanilla whipped cream.  What makes it unusual is that after baked, it … Continued

Trifle History

Trifle History

  Trifle (TRI-fuhl) – The word “trifle” comes from the old French term “trufle,” and literally means something whimsical or of little consequence.  A proper English trifle is made with … Continued