August 13th, 2013 · Recipes
Almond cupcakes are a Go To dessert for the peak of summer. They pair beautifully with juicy fresh fruits that are abundant right now. These meltingly tender almond cupcakes are the perfect foil for fresh strawberries. Serve them split in a bowl layered with whipped cream and sliced strawberries. Or consider filling and frosting them with our cream cheese frosting.
Here is the recipe for our Sour Cream Almond Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
June 26th, 2013 · Recipes
Fresh berry pie is a sure sign of summer. The secret to our pie is a layer of Love’n Bake Almond Schmear between two layers of pie dough. The Schmear adds a complexity to what is really something quite simple. Use your favorite pie crust recipe, making enough for a double crust. Roll out two circles of dough, spreading one with the Almond Schmear. Sandwich them together and you’re on your way to making a memorable pie.
We’ve tried this pie with strawberries but blueberries, raspberries or a combination would work. The fresh cream cheese filling resembles a no bake cheesecake. This filling holds up well and won’t make your crust go soggy. If you like to fuss, make individual tartlets using this same recipe.
Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
June 9th, 2013 · Recipes
Hazelnut and chocolate PLUS ice cream. Who needs an excuse to combine the two? Whether in a brownie, icebox cake, Bundt cake, sandwich cookie, truffles or cheesecake, they are a perfect combination. Then add ice cream – toasted Turkish hazelnuts and a delicate egg custard with big bursts of chocolate is addicting.
To gild the lily, serve this ice cream with a wedge of chocolate cake. Or for a simple but sophisticated end to a great meal, make an affogato, ice cream “drowned” in espresso. Pour a shot of espresso coffee over a scoop of the hazelnut ice cream. Top with whipped cream before serving.
Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
May 31st, 2013 · Recipes
To commemorate the arrival of ice cream season, here is one of three new ice cream recipes. Pistachio Cherry Ice Cream combines the flavors of summer fruits and pistachios.
Fruits and nuts that grow together often complement one another. That’s why cherries and pistachios seem to make a pleasant pair. And as stone fruits, they share the same botanical family, prunus. Yet another reason why the delicate cherry-almond flavor of pistachios and cherries marry well. We’ve studded the pistachio ice cream with Kirsch-soaked fresh cherries. You could also add chopped pieces of bittersweet chocolate.
This is a French-style ice cream made with eggs. First a light custard is made from egg yolks, sugar and milk cooked until delicately thickened. Then the chilled base is enriched with Love’n Bake Pistachio Paste and just enough heavy cream to make the dessert pleasantly creamy without being too rich. You’ll need an ice cream machine to make this frozen delight. (If you do not have one, try our recipe for Spumoni.)
We like to serve this ice cream right from the ice cream machine. You may also pack it into a container and store it in the freezer to eat later that day or the next.