Acadian Syrup Cake — Ken Smith, the
executive chef at Upperline restaurant and an avid home baker, often serves
this spiced, cane syrup-sweetened cake. On special occasions such as Thanksgiving
and Christmas he pairs it with a sauce made from satsumas, a clementine-like
citrus fruit that grows in Louisiana and is available in the late fall.
— Bananas Foster is guaranteed to please any banana lover's craving!
Bananas Foster Medallions
— The original
Bananas Foster recipe was created in 1951 by Paul Blangé for Brennan's Restaurant
in New Orleans. Rhodes' version of this classic dish is simply delicious - especially
when topped with rich vanilla ice cream!
Cajun Creamy Chocolate
Bread Pudding — A spicy meal calls for a smooth dessert. Bread pudding is
a traditional favorite in New Orleans, but this recipe goes one step beyond
tradition by incorporating plenty of chocolate. The result is warm, rich, and
very delicious - especially served with whipped cream or ice cream.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
— When you
just need to indulge, choose pie, pecans and chocolate. You won't be disappointed!
Creole Calas — Calas are fritters composed
primarily of cooked rice, yeast, sugar, eggs, and flour; the resulting batter
is deep-fried. It is traditionally a breakfast dish, served with coffee or cafe
au lait, and is mentioned in most Creole cuisine cookbooks. Calas are also referred
to as Creole rice fritters or rice doughnuts.
Eshun's Creole Christmas Cake
— It is mostly dark boozy fruit held together with cake batter. The cake has
no nuts (although you can add them), which is excellent for people who are allergic.
It can be eaten almost right away.