Plated Dessert For Valentine’s Day

This is a wonderful plated dessert and the first true, professional style plated dessert I have done for the blog. Why? Because it takes time to learn and basic skills need to be developed before attempting such a dessert. Plus, this basic plated dessert has seven components – seven! Yes, I realize thats quite a few but I will explain how make each one and provide a schedule to make a dessert like this.

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Dacquoise Hearts

It’s February and that means all things heart shaped, chocolate, and in varying shades of pink and red! Let’s kick off our Valentine’s Day desserts with these wonderful dacquoise hearts. They are light, delicious, and, most importantly, can be made in advance and then assembled just before serving.

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My Grandmother Thompson’s Biscuits

The 4th of July is almost here and summer is in full swing! It’s strawberry shortcake time and what do you need for strawberry shortcake? Biscuits! This recipe was handed down by my great grandmother Thompson. My mother now makes these biscuits and she’s the expert — they are light, fluffy, and melt in your mouth. I hope you will enjoy these as much as the Thompsons have for generations.

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Vanilla Panna Cotta

This is a delicious, warm weather dessert that is SO simple to prepare. Five simple ingredients get this panna cotta made quickly and give you more time to spend outside in the sunshine! Best of all, it only uses the stovetop for 10 minutes so you don’t heat up your kitchen either!

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