Bavarian Cream

A friend of mine recently went to Italy and took a cooking class. She told me about a dessert they made in the class called “Crema Baverese”. That sounded a lot like a dessert I keep coming across in cookbooks from the 1940;s and ’50’s- “Bavarian Creme”. Indeed, it is the same dessert, which apparently…
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Whipped Cream

Shh, don’t tell any of the ladies in my church guild, but I despise “whipped topping”. I haven’t mentioned this aversion since I moved here 12 years ago because I feel it may be another mark against me. Cool Whip seems to be a freezer staple around here. A few times friends have asked to…
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Walnut Meringue Torte

Time and Effort: 40 minutes of preparation, 1 hour of baking. This recipe involves 3 separate parts, so it’s fairly time consuming, but nothing is particularly difficult. History: This recipe is from the 1947 edition of the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book. Worth adding to Your Recipe Repertoire: A resounding yes! A torte is…
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Floating Island Pudding

I have heard of the dessert “Floating Island” many times and seen it in cookbooks, but had never made it or tasted it. I came across this version in the “Bagg Bonanza Farm”cookbook. The Bagg farm was one of the ND Bonanza farms that operated from the late 1800’s until 1950. This recipe is listed as Mrs.…
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