Dessert Recipes

Açaí Berries Gelée Mousse

Açaí Berries Gelée Mousse

Açaí berries have been getting more and more popular these days because not only are they high in antioxidants, but they are delicious too. You can easily find the berry juice in your local supermarket. This dish is a two-layer dessert made from the berry juice: one layer of gelee and one of mousse. It is easy to make, it melts in your mouth, it is delicious, and best of all, it is good for you.

Very Berry Bruschetta

Very Berry Bruschetta

Bruschetta variations are common these days, inspiring me to make some of my own. My version has mixed berries and basil leaves topping cheesy toasted baguette slices. The rich cheese taste goes well with the sweet and tangy berries and the basil leaves' burst of flavor. A colorful dish, it's a perfect match with Champaign as an appetizer, with coffee or tea as a dessert, or as a great party food. They can be served room-temperature or warm.

Fruit Ravioli

Fruit Ravioli

On a hot summer's day, it's always great to have something cool, sweet, and refreshing. I have created just such a dish: fruit ravioli. It's similar to regular ravioli in that it is stuffed pasta, but it's actually a dessert because the stuffing is honey flavored cream cheese and various fruits. Served chilled, it's quite a treat.

Mint Tea Gelatin

Mint Tea Gelatin

My father-in-law has a very nice garden in which he grows many kinds of lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, etc., and he always shares those fresh organic vegetables with us. This year, his mint plants are growing well and so he gave us bunches of them last week, and with them I created this dessert dish. Mint, earl gray tea, cream, and frosted mint leaves finish this dessert wonderfully. Tastes very refreshing.

Peanut Butter Fondant

Peanut Butter Fondant

Have I got a decadent dessert for you. It's a peanut butter fondant and it's a peanut butter lover's dream. This desert has a warm velvety texture, a creamy gooey inside, and peanut buttery goodness throughout. Add to it whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and the decadence is complete!

Berry-Maple Bread Pudding

Berry-Maple Bread Pudding

A good friend of mine gave me a very cute set of measuring spoons, and as a show of appreciation and friendship to her, I created this tasty dish. It is a maple syrup egg custard with croissants and a very sweet berry sauce. With the butteriness of the croissants, the sweetness of syrup, and the slight tanginess of the berries, this is a wonderful combination. The colors of berries brighten up your table, too! This dish is great for both dessert and brunch.

Choux à la Tiramisu (Tiramisu Cream Puff)

Choux à la Tiramisu (Tiramisu Cream Puff)

Here is a cute little dessert with the sweet creaminess of a cream puff and a slight touch of the enjoyable bitterness that is coffee. It is a tiramisu cream puff! The outer crust is light, crisp, and coffee-flavored, while the inner cream is a smooth mascarpone-chocolate blend. This is great way to enjoy cream puffs and tiramisu all in one. (It's bite-sized too - perfect for parties.)

Two-layered Avocado and Honey Panna Cotta

Two-layered Avocado and Honey Panna Cotta

Food Couture's web-designer/photographer, Yoshiko, has a favorite food combination: avocado with honey. As an appreciation for her support, I created a dessert dish for her with these ingredients. She said that an avocado cut in half, drizzled with honey is very delicious. Based on this flavor, I created a dessert menu item, two-layered panna cotta. One layer has the flavor of honey with a silky texture, and the other layer has the full flavor of avocado with a velvety texture. This addictive dessert will make your mouth and taste buds smile.