Now that you have your new kitchen
, the wait is over. It is time for you to get in there and start cooking. There is no better way to enjoy a remodeled kitchen
than actually preparing a dish or two. You get to try out the new appliances, enjoy the counter space, the new counter tops and really adjust to the overall newness. What better place to start than making a few sweet treats to enjoy. Here are a few dessert ideas to serve from your new kitchen.
A tiramisu is a fantastic Italian dessert with great textures and flavors. Aside from being delightfully sweet there is a bold coffee flavor complimented by mascarpone cheese and cocoa.
- 14 oz ladyfingers
- 1 ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 ¼ cup mascarpone cheese
- 1 ½ cup warm espresso
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon coffee flavored liqueur
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
1. In the top of a double boiler add egg yolks and sugar over boiling water.
2. Reduce heat to low and stir constantly for about 10 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and whisk egg yolks until a thick consistency is achieved.
4. Add mascarpone to egg yolks. Beat to combine.
5. In a mixer, whip heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks on medium.
6. Gently fold whipped cream into the mascarpone and egg yolk mixture.
7. In a separate bowl mix espresso and coffee liqueur.
8. Dip ladyfingers into the espresso mix. Avoid soaking them.
9. Arrange lady fingers in an even layer in a 9 inch baking dish.
10. Add half of the mascarpone mix and spread evenly.
11. Repeat steps 9-10.
12. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
13. Dust with cocoa powder and serve.
Grilled Peaches with a Red Wine Sauce
This dessert is light and fresh with a gourmet twist. The flavors are complex and the end result is unforgettable.
- 3 ripe yet firm peaches
- ½ cup Merlot
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon orange flavored liqueur
- 1 tablespoon brandy
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 ripe yet firm peaches
1. Add red wine and orange juice into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce for about 12 minutes.
2. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in orange liqueur and brandy.
3. Add sugar and allow to cook for about 2-3 more minutes.
5. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.
6. Preheat grill on medium and oil grill rack.
7. Lightly brush peaches with red wine sauce and grill for about 3 minutes on both sides.
8. Brush with a little more wine sauce before removing from grill.
9. Remove peaches, plate and serve with remaining wine reduction.
Here are some additional dessert photos to give you some inspiration.
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