• French Vanilla Ice Cream / A Drunken Duck

French Vanilla Ice Cream

French Vanilla Ice Cream is a custard based ice cream made with real vanilla beans, egg yolks, heavy cream, and in this case, a healthy dollop of crème fraîche.  Crème fraîche adds a nuanced note of tanginess along with a luscious richness.

Certainly a smile inducing, do-a-happy-dance kind of vanilla ice cream that’s easy to make and tastes fantastic.


By |July 7th, 2015|Desserts|0 Comments
  • Fresh fig tart with mascarpone filling |

Fresh Fig Tart with Mascarpone and Marsala Filling

This decadent fresh fig tart, glazed with lemon and apricot jam, has a mascarpone filling delicately perfumed with sweet marsala wine and sits inside a buttery pecan and pine nut tart crust.

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By |June 24th, 2015|Desserts, Spring|0 Comments
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie |

Deep Dish Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Somewhere between a fresh strawberry rhubarb pie and a white chocolate cheesecake, this delicious dessert finds its happy compromise.

Fresh whole strawberries, glazed with black currant jam, are arranged on top of a tart, booze spiked layer of rhubarb.

Under this sits another layer of thick, creamy cheesecake that’s put to bed inside of a slightly salty and fabulous […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Desserts, Spring|0 Comments
  • Pecan and Pine Nut Tart Pastry Crust |

Best Pecan and Pine Nut Tart Pastry Crust

This sweet and buttery tart pastry crust, made with pecans and pine nuts, resembles a cookie with a subtle salty crispness.

A giant cookie made with nuts. What’s not to love??

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By |June 1st, 2015|Desserts|0 Comments
  • Chocolate Lava Cake with Pitchuberry Sauce /

Chocolate Lava Cake with Pichuberry Coulis

Chocolate lava cake, similar to a soufflé but with a chocolate ganache center, served with a pichuberry coulis, is sexual dynamite – a romantic, scene-stealing dessert.

Regardless of the dramatics, it seems natural to combine lava cake with pichuberries, as these exotic fruits are native to the rich volcanic soil of the Andes.  Their delicate sweetness and deep yellow color contrast beautifully with dark […]

By |May 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Spring|0 Comments
  • Handmade Flaky Pie Crust / A Drunken Duck

Flaky Buttery Pie Crust

This tender and flaky pie crust almost resembles shortbread in it’s texture, but with a subtle salty crunch that works perfectly with sweet and savory pie or tart fillings.

The dough may be mixed by hand or using a food processor, which is a convenient method and produces a nice pastry crust, so long as the dough is […]

By |May 10th, 2015|Desserts, Spring|0 Comments
  • Banana Custard with Almond Wafers

Banana Custard with Almond Wafers

Serves: 6 | Prep: 90 minutes | Cook: 35 minutes

On sleepless nights, when might find yourself standing in front an open refrigerator at 3AM eating spoonfuls of this banana custard.  I know I was, and I’m ashamed.  But seeing that I get most of my fruit intake from wine, getting a banana or two into my system […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|Desserts, Spring|0 Comments
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