Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Mother's Day Collection

Spring! Makes you think of bright sunshine, trees in bloom, little colds. Now that Easter has been archived it's time to move on to the next upcoming celebration.....Mother's Day!! A special occasion, one that many of us look forward to. A time to spend with loved ones on a warm, sunny day in spring. To celebrate this occasion I have prepared some lovely, inviting desserts. The collection below also commends the arrival of strawberries, always a welcoming symbol of this season.

Pecan & Chocolate Pie Eur22

Chocolate chips and toasted pecans make up this delicious pie, laced with bourbon and encased in a sweet pastry. Deliciously sweet and chocolatey, the flavours blend marvelously to create a wonderful dessert. Serves 8 to 10

Cannoli con Crema Chantilly e Fragole €14

The idea for these cannoli came to me on a whim. I had empty cannoli shells which I wanted to use as dessert for my guests, I had fresh cream and I had strawberries. I mixed the last two together and filled the shells. The result was an innovative, fresh and well perceived dessert. Makes 14

Strawberry & Cinnamon Torte €15

A lovely cake. Ideal as a dessert or as a tea time treat. The subtle flavours of almonds and cinnamon hold in between them a layer of fresh strawberries which blends excellently during baking to create a moist, delicate, sweet cake. Serves 8 to 10

White Chocolate & Apricot Cheesecake €22

Delicately rich, creamy and smooth. This cheesecake is sinful! Apricots marry well into the velvety texture of the white chocolate cream rendering it luscious and enriching it. A marvelous dessert. Serves 8 to 10

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes €12

These little gems are delightful. They are bursting with fresh strawberries inside making them fragrant and sweet-scented. The strawberry glace' adds a touch of colour and enhances the flavour. Makes 12 cupcakes

Banana Caramel Tart €15

Some really enticing flavours all in one dessert. A layer of ripe bananas encased in a beautiful, crumbly pastry, coated with delicious caramel sauce and topped with rum scented, vanilla cream. Truly fantastic. Serves 8 to 10

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