marble cake

This all-time classic vanilla and chocolate marble cake tastes deliciously soft and tender. It is easy to make and looks beautifully with the marbled swirl that appears, when you cut off a piece of cake.  A perfect teatime treat.

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pear tarts

Did I ever mention that I love autumn with the early morning fog and the warming rays of the sun in the afternoon? I love the light and the smell of this season and the big variation of wonderful and delicious vegetables and fruits. For a dinner with friends I made these mini tarts with pears, but they can be made with apples or fresh figs as well and they taste delicious served with some whipped cream or homemade ice cream.

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vanilla cake with almonds and caramel

Enjoy your afternoon tea or coffee with one or better two pieces of this moist and not overly sweet vanilla cake, topped with a crunchy almonds and a lovely caramel sauce.

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crêpes à la crème

These very thin pancakes may be delicate, but they are surprisingly easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. An exquisite dessert after a good meal.

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cheesecake with raspberry sauce

This is a traditional American Cheesecake – fresh, slightly sour and with a smooth and creamy texture. Topped with fresh raspberries makes a great dessert for a dinner party.

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pear tarte with vanilla and ginger

The addition of pears, vanilla and ginger make for a nice twist on the classic Tarte Tatin with apples. Serve the pear Tarte Tatin warm with some whipped cream or homemade ice cream.

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vanilla ice cream

The recipe for this vanilla ice cream is from the legendary Restaurant Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. It is a smooth and delicate ice cream and you can serve the ice cream with a freshly baked fruit pie or simply topped with a dark chocolate sauce or caramel sauce.

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