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Lime-Lemon Sorbet

I know. It’s seems I’ve been a little absent these days. Can I excuse myself with the summertime slow down period? After all, isn’t August the prime time for vacation? It used to be, at least in Portugal where many companies and the Parliament closed for the month and will return in September together with […]

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Leite Creme (Portuguese Milk Custard)

Crème Brûlée in France, Crema Catalana in Spain, Trinity Cream or Cambridge Burnt Cream in England and Leite Creme in Portugal. Historical dessert and traditional in so many European households and beyond, the origins date back to the seventeenth century. It is known that the dessert was first recorded in the Chef Francois Massaliot’s cookbook, […]

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Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chantilly

I hardly believe the weekend is already knocking on the door again. I’ve never seen a week fly away so fast as this one. The previous was a long weekend like I said in my last post. And I can’t wait for some relaxing moments of dolce fare niente. At least I’m hoping for it. […]

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Spicy Lemon Butter Cookies

Hello cookies! Long time no see. But here I am redeeming myself for the fault. I think I can be forgiven with this butter cookies. I’m sorry, I can’t speak much, you see… those six up there just landed in my mouth… right now… excuse me a minute… or two. Ah, feeling better. The main […]

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Lemon Meringue Cookies with Chocolate (Suspiros)

Everytime I make a dessert involving many egg yolks, I end up wondering what to do with all the egg whites left. If I think about all the benefits, I certainly don’t want to waste the part of the egg that is fat-free and a rich source of high-quality protein, important minerals and vitamins. So, […]

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My Mom’s Flan (Pudim)

“I’ve been wanting to try to do your flan” I said to my mother other day. “Would you give me your recipe?” “Of course”, she said and promptly instruct me “You would need…” By then I had to have a pen in my hand and start taking notes. It’s all in her memory. She never […]

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Stracciatella and Lemon Ice-cream

I love lemons. At our old house, we had a Meyer lemon tree and those were the best lemons I have ever tasted. They were big, round, juicy lemons and I used to pick one each morning from the back yard for my breakfast. They almost looked like yellow oranges, I wish we could have […]

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