Archive of ‘Desserts and Sweets’ category

Flourless Black Forest Cake

Flourless Black Forest Cake is a gluten free treat inspired by in-season cherries and classic Black Forest Cake. 

Flourless Black Forest Cake is a gluten free treat inspired by in-season cherries and classic Black Forest Cake.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I forget about flourless chocolate cake. Tucked at the bottom of most dessert menus as a token “gluten free” option, I think it’s easy to assume flourless chocolate cake isn’t as “exciting” as less familiar items with longer names. Until, of course, we want something rich, unapologetically chocolate, and so decadent it’s best for sharing. Then, we remember, and wonder why we forgot in the first place. And then it’s cherry season and we have to do something about that too, so why not combine cherries and chocolate? (more…)

Raspberry Ice Cream Parfait

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A raspberry ice cream parfait is an elegant and easy no-bake summer dessert! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Summer desserts this year are about two things here: ice cream and fruit. Know why? Ice cream, even the homemade kind, is relatively effortless, and there is so much amazing fruit in season! As much as I love to cook, I also love being present and available for making summer memories. Spring and summer are also when we eat the most fresh berries because that’s when they taste best.

Longer evenings lend themselves to indulging in more dessert after dinner, and berries (or ice cream) make an easy treat. But sometimes it’s fun to dress things up a little. This raspberry ice cream parfait is a perfect way to serve a beautiful no bake summer dessert and celebrate the flavors of the season.  (more…)

How to Make Cajeta {Goat’s Milk Dulce de Leche}

Cajeta, a goat’s milk version of dulce de leche, is a delicious caramel for desserts. You can make dulce de leche from scratch using either goat’s milk, or cow’s milk. 

Cajeta, a goat's milk version of dulce de leche, is a delicious caramel for desserts. You can make dulce de leche from scratch using either goat's milk, or cow's milk. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I rediscovered goat’s milk this summer, darlings. We can thank brunch at a local diner, actually. The Godfather and I were waiting in line for our table, and a poster on the wall had an ad for the restaurant’s goat cheese cheesecake. I told the Godfather I was going to make some and add caramel. He rolled his eyes a little since he only likes goat cheese in warm savory dishes, but when I get a certain look, he knows I’m going to make what I want anyway. I haven’t made the cheesecake. In case y’all haven’t noticed, it’s about a million degrees outside and just getting hotter. But the siren song of goat-based dairy called to me, and I ordered some goat’s milk from my milk farmer. (more…)

Vanilla Bean Pudding

Vanilla bean pudding is a classic, beloved dessert you can whip up with just a few simple ingredients. 

Vanilla bean pudding is a classic, beloved dessert you can whip up with just a few simple ingredients. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

In the past four months, I think I’ve made as many layer cakes. Only one batch of macarons has left my oven, and my cookie cutters are untouched in their storage tower. Let’s not even talk about the ridiculous number of recipes tested, photographed, and waiting in my queue for editing and posting. There’s over 30. Thirty. There just hasn’t been time, darlings.

Part of me wants to stress about this, but the other part of me – the more rational me – is okay. Time will come. Right now I am in a new season in life, soaking up the beautiful chaos that is having *two* very small little ones. So there’s less work, more play dates, and the occasional “board game and coffee” break with my preschooler. And finding joy in little moments comes so naturally to the little humans, which helps me remember how to celebrate them, and in turn inspires me to return to basics. Instead of trying to make something over the top, we turn back the clock to celebrate the simple and classic. We make vanilla bean pudding.  (more…)

No Churn Vanilla Bean Lemon Curd Ice Cream

No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It’s creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd. 

No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It's creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Sometimes food just appears in my refrigerator and I only have a hazy recollection of making it. Even if I only made it a few days prior, which is usually the case since I also don’t like leaving food in the refrigerator a long time. Today for example, I surprised myself with leftover cinnamon rolls… rolls that I made just yesterday for a post next week. *sips tea, moves on* When this food appears, it must be used. This is how we get no churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream, magically appearing lemon curd.  (more…)

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