March 1, 2012
Crème caramel Total time: 1½ hours, plus cooling and chilling times Servings: 8 Note: Adapted from Thomas Keller's Bouchon. This recipe calls for 8 (7- to 8-ounce) crème caramel cups or ramekins. Caramel 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 3 tablespoons water 1. Arrange 8 (7- to 8-ounce) crème caramel cups or ramekins in a baking pan lined with a piece of parchment paper and set near the stove.
November 4, 2010 |
Whisk some egg yolks with a little sugar until they take on a bright, velvety sheen, then drizzle in a little wine. Place the bowl over gently simmering water and keep beating, and in just minutes you have a light and airy custard, faintly sweet and enticingly smooth, rich with the almost smoky aroma of Marsala. That's it ? the simple wonder of zabaglione. A traditional Italian dessert, zabaglione is as elegant to serve as it is simple to make. Quickly prepared, it makes a perfect dessert, whether you're serving a formal dinner for company, or following a meal of leftovers on a busy weeknight.
March 24, 2011
Fresh berry tart Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes from this week's Food section, please share it with us: Click here to upload pictures of the finished dish. Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus chilling and cooling times Servings: 8 to 10 Note: The dimensions given for the tart are just a suggestion; feel free to make the tart in whatever shape you desire. Tart base 1 recipe Quick Puff Pastry 1 egg, beaten 1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
June 23, 2011 |
Dear SOS: I just got home from our neighborhood restaurant, Cayenne Cafe , on Beverly Boulevard. We go there a lot, as it is close by, the food is always good and the staff is very friendly. We never usually get dessert. However, it was our friend's birthday, so we decided to splurge. We ordered two, first their carrot cake, which was very good, with cream cheese frosting and a caramel sauce. My husband doesn't like tiramisu because it is made with coffee, and he doesn't like cold coffee.
February 6, 2008
German chocolate cake as pudding Total time: 25 minutes, plus chilling time Servings: 6 8 ounces Baker's German's or semisweet chocolate, broken into squares or coarsely chopped 2/3 cup whole milk 2/3 cup heavy cream 4 large egg yolks, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch of kosher salt Scant 1/2 cup custard for German chocolate cake (see recipe) 1. In a large metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring often.
February 9, 2013 |
In our latest Master Class, Thomas Keller celebrates a simple yet elegant custard tart : "So often when people plan Valentine's Day dinners, they want to finish with a big, elaborate dessert. I prefer to go in a different direction. To me, nothing expresses love better than a simple dish that is taken to a new level because you've taken extra care in its making. "A perfect example is the very simple custard tart called Pomme d'Amour that is made by Knead Patisserie in San Francisco.