Maple Crème with Almond Crackle

Yield: 4 to 6 individual crème brûlées Recipe: 87/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 192       Having plenty of cream in my fridge meant that I was going to make a custardy-type dessert, such as this maple crème topped with an almond crackle. It is not a crème brûlée per se because the top has not … Continue reading

Nut Crackle

Yield: about ½ cup (enough to garnish 1 cake or tart, or 6 individual desserts) Recipe: 86/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 321 Needing a garnish for a dessert that I wanted to make, I made this simple yet elegant nut crackle garnish. For my particular dessert I doubled the recipe, and for some reason the “crackle” never … Continue reading

Cinnamon-Apple Almond Streusel Squares

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 20 squares Recipe: 85/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 72      Surplus of both apples and free time has led me to make these cinnamon-apple almond streusel squares. As Anna writes in her cookbook, this dessert does indeed smell like apple pie in the making, but it takes considerable less … Continue reading