All posts tagged: Plated

Taggart’s Peanut Butter Mousse

I’m going to keep with the Taggart name since the mousse is based off the goofy bastards pie recipe anyway.  I took the peanut butter pie recipe and folded in some cream to make a mousse.  It turned out lovely and damn I love me some peanut butter. 

Fresh Cherries, Vanilla Creme Fraiche, Walnut Pesto, Balsamic Ice Cream

I am a big fan of cherries and think they are best just the way they are.  I can grab a bag from a vendor on the corner, sit in the park and kill a day people watching.  One of my favorite things to do. Unfortunately, most desserts made with cherries are cooked to death or with a ton of sugar or booze.  It totally kills the cherry and I don’t understand why you would do it.  Now, cherry pie… that’s different.  Don’t argue with me.  Remember McDonald’s cherry pies??  Oh man!!

Corn Flan, Corn Fritters, Candied Prosciutto

Have you ever had corn ice cream?  Well, it’s delicious.  It really is good with a subtle flavor that gels quite well with things you wouldn’t suspect.  I thought one day a corn flan would be really similar.  It is and it isn’t.  The corn flan is good don’t get me wrong but it’s no ice cream. 

Lime Tarts with Banana Meringue, Honey Meringue and “Mango Not Gay Meringue”

Can I still call them key lime pies if I didn’t use key limes?? I have a love hate relationship with key lime pie.  I want to love it for its sweet and creamy beautiful texture but I want to hate it because there is nothing too it.  I especially hate when people put the green food coloring in.  Stop it!!  That all changed when I started working in Florida and the pastry chef I worked for used honey meringue on the key lime.  It blew my mind and I was starting to like key lime pie again.