Mousse & Custards

Coconut Panna Cotta with Nutella Sauce & Strawberries

Coconut Panna Cotta with Nutella Sauce & Strawberries

I fell in love with panna cotta when I tried it for the first time in Greece last summer. I came home and recreated a couple of different recipes–both of which were full fat and full of cream, but this week I decided to make a slightly lighter, healthier version. Lately I have been obsessing over coconut, so I decided to make a version with low-fat coconut milk, and top it with nutella and strawberries– just because that’s one of the most delicious combinations I could think of! The coconut panna cotta was smooth, creamy, sweet and subtle, and the rich chocolate and strawberries were just so divine with it! I love recipes like this, that are so delicious, pretty and elegant, but are SO quick and easy to make! I hope you guys love these as much as we do!
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Fool-Proof Raspberry Panna Cotta

Fool-Proof Raspberry Panna Cotta

I fell in love with Panna Cotta last summer when my husband and I stumbled upon one of the most fantastic little restaurants we have ever been to, in Skiathos, Greece. It has been in the back of my mind to learn how to re-create one like that ever since, but I think I have procrastinated the ‘challenge’ out of pure intimidation. I have watched Master Chef judge, Graham Elliot, and his contestants make them — some with great struggle, and some with such finesse, that I didn’t know which would be worse… not being able to make one as pretty and as perfect as Graham Elliot’s, or not being able to make one at all, like the contestants.

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Heavenly Sogno Di Choccolata

Heavenly Sogno Di Choccolata

Today my sister called me from Florida where she’s vacationing with her cute little family at Disney World. [I'm jealous!] We were wearing matching tops and as I panned my I-phone so she could see me on FaceTime, she asked: “how are you so skinny when you make and eat all these delicious things?!” She’s so awesome for saying that. I don’t claim to be skinny… but I have had a few people ask the same thing, so I will tell you! I give almost everything I bake away!! Tonight my sister in law came over for dinner, and I made sure she left with at least half of this, because it’s dangerous to have around here! This is probably one of my all time favorite desserts. It’s layered with brownies, chocolate mousse, whipped cream, more brownies, more chocolate mouse, more whipped cream- and chocolate sauce. It’s the Mary Poppins of desserts–practically perfect in every way!!

Two-Ingredient Five-Minute Chocolate Mousse

Two-Ingredient Five-Minute Chocolate Mousse

Yesterday I had my brother and sister in law over to watch a movie, so I thought i’d be a good hostess and whip them up something delicious to eat, (especially because they babysit for us for FREE sometimes, and I owe them really big!) But by the time I had picked up the house, and put the babes to bed, I had about five minutes to spare before they arrived to make something. Then I remembered a recipe I saved on pinterest called 5 minute mousse, and decided to give it a try, and it was pretty heavenly.

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Classic English Trifle

Classic English Trifle

I just realized something kind of crazy… I have been living in the United States for 9 years today!!!! I came out here when I was 18 and was only supposed to be here for 5 months (I wanted to see what BYU was all about for a semester) and I ended up LOVING it, getting my degree, meeting the love of my life, having two beautiful half American, half English babies, and nine years later I feel really blessed to still be here. I miss England like CRAZY, (most of all my friends and family), but i’m starting to learn how to cook and bake some really delicious, traditional English foods that make me feel a little closer to home.

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