Sweets & Treats

Red Velvet Hello Kitty Cupcakes - Food Gypsy

Red Velvet Cupcakes – Hello Kitty!

April 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

It’s birthday season once again at Chez Gypsy.  We begin with the Junior Miss and her fourth birthday celebration, and what better way to say “happy birthday” than with Red Velvet Hello Kitty Cupcakes. She...

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Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake - Food Gypsy

Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Made with some of my favorite cold weather ingredients: apples, caramel, salt, pecans and brown butter, this is a cake for the pale light of late winter.  Rustic and homey, Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake...

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Macaron Hollandais - Food Gypsy

A Lesson In Macaron – Macaron Hollandais

November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

This weekend the chef in my life whipped up a batch of Macaron Hollandais, as easily as I might knock off a dozen chocolate chip cookies. He has a way of making even the...

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Mom's Chocolate Pudding Cake - Food Gypsy

Mom’s Chocolate Pudding Cake

October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is a recipe I've tweaked and tinkered with a dozen times in attempts to make it super fancy, to no avail. Sometimes it's best to stick with the original recipe, however humble, such...

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Party Doughnuts - Food Gypsy

Party Doughnuts 101

September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the mood for mini doughnuts for a little cocktail party treat, we went in search of a recipe to fit our needs. These were not quite what we were looking for, but...

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Créme Caramel - Food Gypsy

Créme Caramel – Classic Simplicity

September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Créme Caramel done well is rich, creamy and smooth. When inverted, a sweet layer of liquid caramel oozes over the sides and runs on to the plate to form the perfect puddle of sticky...

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Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate - Food Gypsy

Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate

August 24, 2012 | 1 Comments

A little twist on a French classic, Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate made with the last of the summer cherries, the swan song of summer. It won't be long before we're awash with pumpkins...

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Reviewing the cookbook Grace's Sweet Life this week, we did a quick recipe test of Grace's Raspberry, Blueberry and Pistachio-Almond Crumble or as one might say in Italian: Crumble di Lamponi e Miritti con Pistachio...

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Chocolate Cherry Brownie - Food Gypsy

Chewy Gooey Chocolate Cherry Brownies

June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rich, decadent Chocolate Cherry Brownies, gooey in the middle, with a tart cherry surprise. Made with pure butter, chocolate, dried sour cherries, cocoa & sugar... I'm sure there's no calories in these....

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Tarte a l'Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie) - Food Gypsy

Tarte a l’Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie)

June 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

A light dessert, artfully finished, Tarte a l'Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie) is a French classic. Once you know the basic recipe you can substitute the apples for raspberries, cranberries, cherries or blueberries for an...

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Making the perfect Pate Brisse (pie crust) has been one of those things that has been hit or miss for me, I love to bake, but pie crust has proved my nemesis. That is,...

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Rhubarb Ginger Crisp - Food Gypsy

Rhubarb Ginger Crisp

May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A little twist on an old favorite, Rhubarb Ginger Crisp takes my Grandmother's recipe and adds a layer of Asian flavour; the tartness of rhubarb and the heat of ginger against a brown sugar...

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