Marbled Berry Cheesecake

The heat seems to be unrelenting this summer and our sweet cravings turn to refreshing, cold and frozen desserts. Our recent Bastille Day celebration required we feed a crowd and this Marbled Berry Cheesecake (Family Circle) was a perfect addition to our dessert spread! It looks pretty and the raspberry coulis added just the right…

Pear Almond Clafoutis

Summertime dessert in France is often synonymous with clafoutis. This ultra classic custard-with-cherries treat has now found many iterations (see here , here and here) simply by using pretty much any fruit you have on hand. This recipe from the book “Clafoutis” by Eric Frechon  uses pears and almonds. Reminiscent of a Pear Frangipane Tart (here)…

Green and Yellow Squash Spiral tart!!

For Sweettablescapes, summer baking entails a lot of savory options that we serve with all kinds of salads and grilled meats; Vegetables are an intimate part of all these recipes and summer squash is an ingredient of choice (see here , here and here) Today, we made a pretty Spiral Tart using both green and yellow squash. The…

Red, white and blue: getting ready for some patriotic desserts!!

June always seems to rush by and suddenly it’s July! Everything turns red, white and blue and especially our creations here at SWEETTABLESCAPES. Check out our goodies this year!!   We fell in love with these two little ones and added flags in their hands for the extra-patriotic touch!! What adorable favors for the big…

Bridal Shower Cookies for a Fashionista

Spring brings many a Bridal Shower before the summer weddings and SWEETTABLESCAPES has had the pleasure of baking quite a few cookie favors for such occasions. And when the baking gets a little crazy, some blog posts get lost in the shuffle. these 2017 cookies are still relevant however, so we’re sharing! The first shower…

Apple and Roquefort Yogurt Cake

By now it’s no secret that SWEETTABLESCAPES has a serious weakness for the ease and “deliciousness” of the French classic Gateau au Yaourt. This everyday staple is so versatile and quick to prepare that not a month goes by without one of its many iterations ending up on our table. This one is as good…

Chouquettes: easy and oh-so-delicious!

If you are looking for an easy and crowd-pleasing treat for any of your upcoming gatherings, look no further than these sweet little puffs of “pate a chou”. You can make a ton of them with minimal work and feed a crowd. Double your recipe to be safe because these are the French equivalent of…

Vegetarian Croque-Cake

Just like a croque-monsieur, a croque-cake is layered: white bread slices ,ham, cheese and béchamel are replaced by an infinity of ingredients, sweet or savory to make an easy loaf. SWEETTABLESCAPES has tried the recipes from this book several times (here and here) with delicious results. Today we are baking this savory vegetarian version. You’ll…

Blackberry Icebox Cake

Now that summer is underway, we need easy, refreshing desserts that can be prepared quickly for a casual BBQ or even better, Holy Grail of the hostess, made in advance. This yummy icebox cake fits the bill and was perfect during Memorial Day week-end! The recipe is from Bon Appetit, (June-July, 2018 issue)   You’ll…