Beanilla's baking blog features hundreds of recipes for the home cook and vanilla lover. Our recipe collection features beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions that have been developed by our in-house pastry chef.
My husband is not a dessert fan, which always bewilders friends and acquaintances when they learn I am a pastry chef. He would happily eat pizza in place of dessert any day. Me, on the other hand, I could live on sweets and vegetables. One of the few desserts that he loves is chocolate cream pie; I can see the allure that it has for him. Rich creamy chocolate mousse, sweet flaky pie dough topped with sweet whipped cream. What a perfect dessert!
How can you make a perfect classic dessert better? Make it into a tart with a chocolate wafer crust, dark chocolate mousse made with Mexican vanilla and topped with fresh whipped cream. Beanilla Mexican vanilla adds a bold, smoky and slightly spicy flavor to the chocolate mousse, reminiscent of the thick Mexican chocolate drink served with morning pastries in Mexico.
I garnished my tart with strawberries but in celebration of the holiday season a festive addition of crushed candy canes works perfectly for any holiday celebration!
Beanilla is the leading online purveyor of gourmet vanilla beans and extracts. Our vision to make vanilla beans more accessible and affordable to home cooks has held steadfast since the company was founded in 2005.