Toffee Brownie Trifle

Happy Valentine’s Day! Another great dessert to celebrate this special day.

 

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Creme Brulee

Great Valentine’s Day dessert!

the fashionista cook

A few years ago a friend of mine gave me a Creme Brulee kit, I finally opened the box and decided to this dessert. Unfortunately I could not get the torch to work so I put it back in the stove under broiler to carmelize the sugar. As I mentioned before I’m not much of a baker but it looked easy enough. I already had a recipe from Ina Garten’s cookbook, Barefoot in Paris.

1 extra large egg

4 extra large egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for each serving

3 cups heavy cream

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon Grand Marnier

Preheat oven to 300F degrees.

In  a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix the egg, egg yolks and sugar together on low speed.

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Meanwhile scald the cream until it’s hot but not boiling. Add to the egg mixture very slowly and…

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Italian Hummus

A great healthy appetizer for Super Bowl Sunday!

the fashionista cook

I have been making this for years. It is always a crowd pleaser. I’ve had many family and friends ask me for this recipe. The recipe is courtesy of Rachel Ray. It calls for serving it with sliced toasted bread. But I serve it with pita bread or pita chips (Stacey”s Pita Chips)

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1 can of 15 to 18 ounce of white beans

3 tablespoons sesame tahini paste

2 cloves of garlic minced

3 sprigs of rosemary, leaves finely chopped

1 lemon

salt

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Place the bean in the  food processor with the tahini, garlic, rosemary, the juice of 1 lemon and some salt. Turn on the processor and stream in olive oil a little of a time. Adjust the salt and serve in a bowl.

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