Red Velvet Crepes with Sweet Mascarpone Cream

“DIVERSITY:  THE ART OF THINKING INDEPENDENTLY TOGETHER.”  Malcolm Forbes

Red Velvet Crepes with Sweet Mascarpone Cream | From My Sweet Heart

Well today is the culmination of a week long festival of crêpes!  I really enjoyed being a part of a group of 12 fabulous ladies who have teamed up with America’s Test Kitchen to show you just how diverse, creative, fun and easy making crêpes can be!  It was such a blast working together with these women and I hope that you all  got a chance to visit them and to register for the cookbooks and crêpe pan giveaways! 

I was really impressed by what everyone had to offer.  I enjoy crêpes and have made them before.  But this time I used America’s Test Kitchen Crêpe Recipe.  They have even offered a video tutorial with great tips and tricks on making the perfect crêpe!  It is absolutely foolproof, as is every recipe they offer.  It’s really awesome to have such a source that has tested, tweaked and perfected the many recipes we all love to make!  And you can register for free to have access to all of the current season of recipes, videos and product reviews!

As you might have guessed, I decided to make dessert crêpes!  The vibrant color of my crêpes may give you a hint to the subtle, sweet, cocoa flavor you can expect!  And the light, creamy filling is flecked with bits of orange zest to add the right amount of tang to the overall taste!  Add a drizzle of ganache and the flavors are no less than harmonious!  [Read more...]

Pavlova with Spiced Pears & Blackberries

“THERE WAS A STAR RIDING THROUGH CLOUDS ONE NIGHT AND I SAID TO THE STAR, ‘CONSUME ME’.”  Virginia Woolf

Pavlova with Spiced Pears & Blackberries | From My Sweet Heart

I’ve been been wondering what the fascination is with pavlovas.  While I’ve only had store bought meringues before, I have found them to be hard and crunchy, and not really in a good way!  So this recipe only affirms my belief that when you take the opportunity to make something from scratch, the result is so much better!  The fascination with pavlovas?  They are sweet, crunchy, chewy clouds on which you can float the most delectable fruits and creams!  They may be elegant or rustic, and topped with fruits from any season.  Nervous about making meringues?  So was IBut let me tell you about one of my favorite Cooking Channel shows, and who convinced me to give this a try…… [Read more...]