Giant Chocolate Turnovers with Orange Custard Sauce

Looking for something decadent and chocolate for a special dessert? These enticing treats from Sara Moulton Cooks at Home couldn’t be easier. Good frozen puff pastry and quality chocolate are both readily available throughout the country these days. I find that the key to success with puff pastry (homemade or…


Dulce de Leche Rice Pudding with Toasted Almonds

When Haagen Dazs introduced its dulce de leche ice cream several years ago, the company hoped it would sell well to American Latinos, but I don’t think it had any idea that everyone would quickly end up loving it. Hey, what’s not to love! Long popular throughout South America, where…


Chocolate Caramel Peanut Truffles

Here is everything you want in one candy–chocolate, caramel, and nuts–and these truffles couldn’t be simpler to prepare. Make a big batch, box them attractively, and you have the perfect holiday gift. Makes about 40 truffles Ingredients 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup heavy cream 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped…


Butterscotch Bread Pudding

When I was a kid, one of my all time favorite desserts was coffee ice cream and hot butterscotch sauce. I’m not sure if I loved it for the slightly bitter coffee taste counterbalanced by the sweet buttery sauce or for the canned whipped cream and Day-Glo red cherries on…


Pumpkin Flan with Ginger Whipped Cream

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants was La Taza de Oro, a great little Puerto Rican spot on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea. The menu always featured five or six entrees, accompanied by your choice of yellow or white rice and several different kinds of beans. (When Ruthie was three and…