Lemon Fig Compote with Stracciatella Whipped Cream

Here is a perfect fall dessert with minimal labor and maximum sweetness. Buy some ripe figs, caramelize then for about 10 minutes, add some chocolate-speckled whipped cream a la Stracciatella and you have an easy, quick and delicious ending to your meal. This Lemon Fig Compote with Stracciatella Whipped Cream is such a simple and…

Mushroom Tart

Sometimes a picture is all it takes to entice you and make you want something really bad! When Sweettablescapes saw this Mushroom Tart in Cuisine et Vins de France, March/April 2021 issue, we were smitten. We love mushrooms and puff pastry and the beautiful presentation of this tart sold us completely!! It is a little…

Hazelnut and Blueberry Shortbreads

Shortbreads are very much a holiday staple here at Sweettablescapes but their velvety crunch and often nut-based dough is something we enjoy year round; so when this recipe caught our eye in Cuisine et Vins de France Jan/Feb 2021 issue, we knew it wouldn’t be long before we tried it. Well…it is now autumn and…

Beet Cake with Coconut, Strawberries and White Chocolate

Looking to add some veggies to your sweet regimen? Want the kids to get some good with the “bad”? Trying to stump your friends with the secret ingredient? Well, this Beet Cake with Coconut, Strawberries and White Chocolate might very well be the best dessert to achieve all of the above!! We all know that…

Each birthday deserves its special cookies…

Each birthday deserves its special cookies..…. or how to personalize your celebration with custom cookies which reflect the guest of honor’s spirit, hobbies, job and favorite things! That is what we do here at Sweettablescapes; With royal icing as our main medium (but we also use fondant, edible paint or sprinkles) we recreate pretty much…

Fig, Almond and Lemon Cake aka Gateau Moelleux Figue, Amande et Citron

Our dedication to seasonal fruit and ingredients might create some “repetition” but we also try to bring variety in our choices of recipes so that the same ingredients shines in different ways. This Fig, Almond and Lemon Cake is definitely another example of the great mariage of figs and almonds made even more fun with…

Montecaos or Melt Away Cinnamon Cookies

When Sweettablescapes found this recipe in Cuisine et Vins de France March-April 2021 issue, we had to look up these Montecaos /Mantecados / Melt Away Cinnamon cookies (as they seem to be called all over the web). It turns out they are Spanish cookies, from Andalousia with cousins in Morocco and Northern Africa called Ghribia….

Baked Apples over Corn Cream

Is there anything more seasonal right now than apples and corn? When Sweettablescapes found this recipe in Cuisine et Vins de France Sept-Oct 2020 issue, we couldn’t wait to try it. It is a part of their “3 ingredient max” section where you can find recipes that use staples of your kitchen plus 3 extra…

Greengage Plum Pie or Tourte aux reines-claudes

Reines-claudes is the name of several plum varieties that are commonly grown in the Mediterranean area. They are available from mid-august to mid-october and their color varies from gold to green. Sweettablescapes was not able to find this particular variety in stores here but we simply used some beautiful, ripe plums (make sure they are…

Fennel and Cherry Tomato Crumble

Ready for some savory baking? I know I was, as soon as I discovered this Fennel and Cherry Tomato Crumble at a friend’s house this summer. It was love at first bite! The fact that she served each guest with their own mini casserole made it a feast for the eyes as well as the…