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197. Balsamic-Roasted Pears with Pepper and Honey p.809

197. Balsamic-Roasted Pears with Pepper and Honey p.809

The recipe
This is how dessert should be, simple, elegant, and not too heavy. I’m rarely in the mood for a slice of cake right after dinner, and the yen for creamy or frozen treats is even more infrequent. However, a cheese plate is always a welcome addition to a meal. I associate this kind of [...]

7 November 2008 | Fruit Desserts, The Book | 2 Comments
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109. Strawberry Shortcake p.813

109. Strawberry Shortcake p.813

The recipe is a variation on this one from epicurious. The main difference is that the linked recipe uses buttermilk biscuits, while The Book calls for the cream biscuits I wrote about the other day.
It starts with three pints of strawberries, hulled and quartered. This is the kind of recipe instruction that I consistently underestimate. [...]

24 October 2007 | Fruit Desserts, The Book | 5 Comments
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108. Cream Biscuits p.814

108. Cream Biscuits p.814

This recipe is word for word identical to the recipe for cream biscuits that appears on p.596. Whether this is a printing error, or an easter egg in The Book, it’s the easiest recipe write-up ever.

22 October 2007 | Fruit Desserts, The Book | 5 Comments
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44. Apple Crisp p.812

44. Apple Crisp p.812

Sorry, no recipe.
The Book and I do not get along when it comes to dessert. It’s becoming a tired refrain, but it calls for too much sugar in just about everything.
Familiarity as we all know breeds contempt, and I am certainly familiar with fruit crisps. If this had been an obscure Austrian confection I would [...]

27 June 2007 | Fruit Desserts, The Book | 3 Comments
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20. Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble p. 812

20. Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble p. 812

Sorry no recipe for this one
This was a very straightforward no surprises crumble. Incredibly easy to put together, and bursting with summer flavours. I grew up on this stuff. Mom was guaranteed to make a least a couple of these during the height of strawberry season, and we were usually good for one more in [...]

30 March 2007 | Fruit Desserts, The Book | Comments Off
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11. Cherry Clafouti p. 817

11. Cherry Clafouti p. 817

This was a very straightforward dish, an eggy batter poured over cherries and baked until puffed and golden. It was very easy to put together, the whole batter is made in the blender, and the addition of almond and vanilla extracts as well as kirsh gave it some complexity of flavour. I’m always happy to [...]

15 March 2007 | Fruit Desserts, The Book | 7 Comments
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