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Fudgy Brownies with White Chocolate Mint Mousse

Baker Bettie Bars, Brownies, Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Sweets 3 Comments

My ultimate fudgy brownies with white chocolate mint mousse are the definition of decadence. Fresh mint elevates the mint chocolate combo to a new level!  I’m baaaaaaack! Whew, what a whirled few weeks! Just to catch you up to speed in case you didn’t know, my husband and I just moved from Philadelphia back to the Midwest, to Chicago! This move was for multiple reasons, mostly for my husband’s job, but we have been wanting to be closer to family and Chicago is definitely a lot closer to Kansas than Philadelphia is! I mentioned a few weeks ago that I …

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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

Baker Bettie Cheesecake, Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Fall Recipes, Halloween, Holidays, Sweets, Thanksgiving 4 Comments

Why bake a cheesecake when you can make a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake?! This pumpkin cheesecake is light and airy and so much quicker to make than a baked cheesecake!  Use the filling for a full cheesecake or fill individual muffin cups for mini cheesecakes. You could also use it to make a pumpkin cheesecake parfait!  I distinctly remember the first time I ever baked a cheesecake. It was early on in my baking days, probably about 9 years ago. I didn’t yet know much about the intricacies of baking, but I could read and therefore I could follow a recipe. …

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Oreo Chocolate Mousse Tartlets

Baker Bettie Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Pie, Sweets 1 Comment

Rich chocolate mousse tartlets with oreo crust, real whipped cream, and more crushed oreos on top! This chocolate mousse is incredibly easy to make and so fluffy and silky smooth!  Sometimes I sit down to write a post and get complete writers block. That sometimes is now. I pretty much just want to say: “Oreo cookie crust + chocolate mousse filling + cookies and cream topping = total yum. Enough said.” I mean really. Is there much more to say? Do I need to convince you that this will be good? I really don’t think so. When I made that …

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How to Make Chocolate Mousse

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Fundamentals, Sweets 5 Comments

Learn how to make chocolate mousse that is light, airy, silky smooth, and intensely chocolate. Serve as is, or use as a filling for pie or cake. I am here today to torture you with chocolate and give you another amazing base recipe to keep in your arsenal! I hope the more of these you have the more comfortable you feel in the kitchen making amazing pastries and baked goods! That whole idea of baking being intimidating really starts to go away when you realize that it is all pretty much a combination of basic techniques and basic recipes. Once …

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Dark Chocolate Custard with Meringue

Baker Bettie Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Sweets 7 Comments

Easy dark chocolate custard with meringue. Rich and velvety and a perfect ending to a romantic dinner. Serve in little coffee cups or ramekins. Very simple and elegant My husband and I met at work. I was new, he had worked there for a long time. And everyone knew him. I was shy. He didn’t seem shy at all. He walked around the office with confidence. Joking with everyone. Fixing computer problems, and printer problems, or anything IT related. He would turn things off and then on again to make them work. He was just someone you noticed. We almost immediately …

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Strawberry Lemon Curd

Baker Bettie Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Holidays, Sweets, Valentine's Day 10 Comments

Learn how to make this easy recipe for strawberry lemon curd. The beautiful silky curd turns is tart and sweet and the most beautiful color of pink! This weekend I found myself working my old part time job from college. A textbook clerk at the university bookstore. It’s where my husband and I first met and he is still working there, though he has a fancier job title than back when we were courting. He has me come in and help at the busy times of year and any reason to spend more time with him is okay with me. …