Category: Desserts

Olive Oil Cake, Revisited

We adore desserts that aren’t too sweet, ones that are interesting for their taste and texture. The olive oil and almond meal (Bob’s Red Mill brand is available in most Whole Foods) makes for a rich, moist, and incredibly flavorful

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Olive Oil Rosemary Cake with Chocolate Chunks

This is my “go to” dessert these days.  I have been experimenting with whole grains and when I saw the combination of olive oil and spelt flour plus chocolate and rosemary in a dessert, I had to try.  This cake

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Handmade Vanilla Ice Cream with DaVero Olive Oil

This recipe comes to us from our friend Bruce Hill.  Bruce is a real under-achiever, with only three of the Bay Area’s best restaurants to his credit: Bix, Restaurant Picco, and Pizzeria Picco. He serves this at the Pizzeria, and

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Tomato Olive Oil Ice Cream

This recipe was a crowd favorite at the Kendall-Jackson Tomato Festival. The flavors are really excellent: deep and rich, and very sophisticated. It makes a dessert you and your guests will never forget!

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Orange, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake

Another olive oil cake with very different, but equally great, flavors. The Boston Globe says, “This cake is easy, moist, and always comes out looking perfect. Expect friends to want the recipe.”

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Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Ice Cream

This recipe derives from the adventurous work of chefs like Gina DePalma, pastry chef of Babbo in New York, and Randy Lewis, Executive Chef of Kendall-Jackson. Although it may sound unusual, but it is over-the-top delicious and a great crowd-pleaser!

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Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Creme Brulee

Done right, Creme Brulee is Ridge’s favorite dessert. This recipe, from friends Adam Mali of Nick’s Cove in Marshall, California, is among the very best ever. The vibrant flavor of the Meyer lemons is a perfect counterpoint to the richness

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DaVero Olive Oil Cake

Lemon-olive oil cake is denser and moister than butter cakes, and it stays fresh longer. With a lemony taste hovering in the background and a surprising infusion of sweet white wine, it’s a simple recipe with fascinatingly complex flavors.

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Blackberry and Lemon Curd Pudding

I got a panetone for Christmas and after eating a good portion I put the rest in the freezer for some later undefined use. This is a quick dessert and a way to use up small amounts of jam or

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