French Apple and Custard Cake

A buttery rich apple cake, layered with creamy vanilla custard. French Apple cake is different to your the American style apple cake. For one there is no cinnamon or any other spices and it's made with real butter. It's absolutely fabulous! ...more

Kimberlys Guide to Ice Cream, Part 1 - Custard

Being somewhat foolish, I started ice creams with custards. There would have been easier ways, but I probably would have gleefully avoided anything involving hot dairy and egg yolks for as long as possible, so maybe it was better this way.My earlier experience with custards was somewhere between a complete disaster and occasionally acceptable. I am sure microwave lime curd can be delicious and simple to make, but my scrambled lime juice eggs were just not quite the same....more

Strawberry & Fresh Cream Custard Crostata

Nancy Anne HarbordRachael from pizzarossa was our lovely June 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she had us whipping up delicious pies in our kitchens! Cream pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies, even crack pies! There’s nothing like pie!...more

Cuban Egg Custard with Guava Glaze

 Here is a Cuban twist on an easy English traditional favourite, Egg Custard  with Guava Glaze....more

Honey Blueberry Clafoutis

 A couple weeks ago, the wide world of food celebrated Julia Child’s 100th birthday.  It was hard to miss and even harder to escape. Every food media outlet, blogger and French restaurant this side of the pond was cooking or baking or writing something in the name of Julia.   Oops, I failed to participate in the birthday hoopla (some business with moving cross-country).  But what the heck, happy belated, Mrs. Child, and please enjoy some honey blueberry clafoutis....more

Welcome to a Month of Ice Cream on BlogHer!

In July, summer settles in for the long haul. Hot days and warm nights beg for a sweet but cool treat, and that’s why we’re celebrating ice cream all month long. From rich and creamy custard-based ice cream to dairy-free options, we’ll bring you recipes and stories that are guaranteed to keep you blissfully chilled out. ...more

Oh heck yeah! We finally broke down and bought an ice cream maker and dang, I wish we'd gotten ...more

Oreo Custard

I happened to have a lot of extra egg yolks from making some angel food cake and I decided what better thing to do with egg yolks than make custard! My absolute favorite ice cream is cookies and cream followed closely by peanut butter panic. I reasoned that since cookies and cream is my favorite ice cream, then why not try it in a custard? I can truly say that I'm glad I did! Custard has such an amazing creaminess to it, add the fantastic flavor of Oreos and instantly I'm in a sugar coma/heaven! ...more

Chocolate Raspberry Pots de Creme and a Giveaway!

One thing I love about living in Asheville, North Carolina is that it attracts food lovers. People visit here for all sorts of food festivals throughout the year. Others come to stay; opening restaurants, farming, attending culinary school, and producing artisan cheeses. With so many taking part in this “Foodtopian Society” as we call it, there is never a lack for delicious conversation or cooking buddies....more

Savory Egg Custard with Mixed Herb Salad and Caramelized Bacon Vinaigrette

Bacon and eggsQuick–what’s the first image that popped into your head when you read those words?Was it a breakfast plate?Maybe a breakfast plate brimming with some sunnyside up eggs,  crisp bacon, and perhaps a side of toast?Is that what you pictured?...more