Category Archives: Desserts

Recipe: Flor de Jamaica Poached Pears

Poached pears are of two worlds: Simple, yet complex. Humble, yet elegant. Modest, yet decadent. Something as unassuming as a pear can be transformed into something as graceful as any soufflé or as sophisticated as any croquembouche. A ripe pear on its own is...
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UPSIDE DOWN PLANTAIN CAKE WITH TOASTED COCONUT

I’d like to take this moment to consider an ingredient so exotic to most and rare(ly purchased in this household), but so full of wonder and potential…I give you the plátano, or plantain. Unripe plantains are a starchy, less sweet version of bananas. The skin,...
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