Dessert Techniques

Kiwiberry Coconut Parfait

  Kiwiberry Coconut Yogurt Parfait Cool, creamy, refreshing & relatively healthy, you’re sure to enjoy this light dessert. Wine Pairing: Muscat Beaumes de Venis Ingredients:                                      

Maple Syrup Candied Walnuts

Maple Syrup Candied Walnuts Candied nuts bring richness, sweetness and crunch to desserts, salads, and even some savory dishes. There are several different methods out there that give the nuts different additional flavors and textures. This one’s one of our
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Edible Flower Simple Syrups (Rose, Pansy & Lavender)

Flower simple syrups add color and flavor to cocktails, sorbets, and other applications. Though the recipes below call for edible pansies, lavender buds, or edible roses/edible rose petals, you could likely use the same technique with other edible flowers if
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How to Candy Citrus Peel

Why Candy Citrus Peel? Candied citrus zest (aka candied citrus peel, crystallized citrus peel) is very useful as a garnish or as an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.   You can use it as a garnish for cocktails and other
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How to Candy Flowers

How to Candy Flowers Flowers add bright color to desserts, cakes, and other plates.  For dishes where a little extra sweetness would be welcome, a great trick to increase their visual appeal is to candy them (candied flowers are also
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How to Make Simple Syrup

Includes huckleberry, peppercorn, thyme, blood orange, and liquor flavored simple syrup recipes. Simple syrup is so called because it’s…well…simple.  A base simple syrup is nothing more than 1 part water to 1 part sugar.  Use simple syrup to sweeten cold
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Fresh Herb Syrup

Fresh Herb Syrup This recipe can be used with almost any fresh herbs to make a tasty and colorful dessert sauce or cocktail mixer. Here we’ve used the most popular dessert herb, mint, but you could substitute any variety (completely
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How to Make a Paper Piping Bag (Cornet)

Need to do fine detail piping work on short notice and don’t have a pastry bag handy?  Don’t worry, if you’ve got parchment paper, you’ve got a paper piping bag (aka a cornet).  This same technique can also be used
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How to Write on a Plate with Chocolate

  Surprisingly quick and easy to do once you know the trick, piping chocolate is a great way to send a message with your dessert.  Of course, the same technique used for letters can also be used to pipe more
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How to Cook with Candy Cap Mushrooms

Candy Cap mushrooms (aka curry milk cap mushrooms) are an unusual and exotic wild mushroom variety that is often used to make mushroom desserts. Yes, desserts!  Their flavor and aroma are intense: sweet and musky with a pronounced maple note. 
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Sorbet Tips

  What is Sorbet? Sorbet is essentially a non-dairy frozen dessert, often (but not always) made from fruit puree or fruit juice. How to Balance Sugar Levels in a Sorbet The most tricky part when making sorbet is balancing the
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How to Make Flavored Sugars

Flavored sugars are incredibly easy to make and can be used as an ingredient in desserts and beverages, served to the side of coffee and tea, used to rim cocktail glasses, or sprinkled over the top of completed desserts just
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