White Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream, Served with Powdered Raspberry

This recipe is based on a white chocolate vanilla ice cream from Divine Heavenly Chocolate Recipes with a Heart by Linda Collister. It’s a gorgeously smooth and creamy ice cream with a fantastic mouth feel. As you can imagine, the white chocolate makes it really sweet so I added a sprinkling of freeze-dried raspberry powder to ... Read more »

Little Orange & Lime Cakes from Brazil | Bolinhos de Laranja e Limão

It’s rare for us to make cakes the traditional way any more; creaming together butter and sugar, beating in the eggs and folding in the dry ingredients by hand is not only time-consuming but tiring on the arms too. Instead, for the last several years we’ve mixed most cake batters directly in our food processor, ... Read more »

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiro Chocolate Bonbons

Thus far, all the Brazilians I’ve met are warm, friendly, simple (by which I mean uncomplicated and genuine, not lacking in intelligence) and full of laughter. Brigadeiro, a chocolate bon bon made with a few simple ingredients and decorated in a bold – perhaps even gaudy – style, is a wonderful representation of Brazil and ... Read more »

The Sous Vide Steak: How, Why and Is It Worth It?

After my introduction to sous vide –  in which I explained what sous vide means, its history, how it works and the advantages and disadvantages of this cooking technique – I was planning to share a clever, inventive recipe with you… something to show off the cheffy possibilities… something unusual and impressive. I’ve been admiring ... Read more »