Desserts

Better Brownies

Better Brownies

Notes: Emily says that these brownies are “delicious and tasty”.  I agree. They are my go-to recipe when I am in a pinch for time and want a rich chocolaty dessert.   1 Cup (2 sticks) butter 2 ¼ Cups sugar 4 Large eggs 1 ¼ Cups cocoa powder 1 Teaspoon salt 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract Read More


Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Notes: A wonderful experience is when sweet and salty are combined in a dessert.  There are many ways this is done the world over, but for our little piece of reality, I’m offering this Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart for you to try.  I’ve done a number of desserts like this in the past, but I Read More


Date Sweetened Flourless Brownie

Date Sweetened Flourless Brownie

Notes: This Date Sweetened Flourless Brownie recipe fascinates me because of the addition of the balsamic vinegar.  I found this recipe for a repeat guest and friend who requires gluten and egg free food.  I wanted a dessert for Deby that combined two flavours I love from the Caribbean – dates and chocolate – while Read More


Banana Date Muffins

Banana Date Muffins

Notes: These wonderful Banana Date Muffins came from Elizabeth Rabinowitz, a guest who visited Nicole’s Table in April 2018.  We got to talking about my daughter Zoe wanting to try out new recipes and Elizabeth wrote up this recipe for Zoe on the spot.  We tried them out and they were perfect.  They fit our Read More


Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple with a Brown Sugar Rum Glaze

Notes: Pineapple is Antigua’s National Fruit. There is no better way to honor this wonderful fruit than to use it to finish your meal with the natural sweetness Grilled Pineapple complimented by a rich rum glaze. Grilled pineapple has an enriched sweetness that, to me, is much better than when I eat it fresh. Add Read More


Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache Recipe - Nicole's Table - Antigua

Nicole’s Table: Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Notes: I like the combination of chocolate and Stout in this Guinness Stout cake. I am doing this in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a month later… The Caribbean is in the chocolate belt. Traditionally chocolate is not used the European way, but chocolate is native to the Caribbean. For example, Cocoa Tea is made Read More


Coconut Custard Tart - Nicole's Table - Antigua

Nicole’s Table: Coconut Custard Tart Recipe

Notes: The flavours in this Coconut Custard Tart contrast beautifully with the rich savory character of jerk seasoning… or maybe it is that I just love this tart and couldn’t resist making and sharing it with everyone. This tart now has a cousin which uses the leftover Coconut Crisps starter as the filling. Check out Read More


Salted Coconut and Maple Custard Tarts

Nicole’s Table: Salted Coconut and Maple Custard Tarts Recipe

Note: This is an invention of necessity. I often make a Coconut Custard Tart for my cooking classes, but Adam harassed me for months to try the salted coconut from my Coconut Crisps so that the coconut would not go to waste if we had too much left over to eat. This is my answer Read More


Paleo Vegan Chocolate Coconut Truffles

Paleo Vegan Chocolate Coconut Truffles

Note: Very seldom do I come across a dessert without dairy that I am willing to try. When a customer told me she was gluten and dairy free I took the challenge to find a dessert that I would want to eat and that used Caribbean flavors such as chocolate and coconut. This is it! Read More


Rich and Chewy Brownies

Rich and Chewy Brownies

Notes: Brownies are not technically West Indian, but I have included them because they are made with chocolate and we are in the Cocoa Belt. If not for the tropics, then we wouldn’t have chocolate. Therefore, I am claiming brownies as basically West Indian. Although it might be hard for you to find it, I Read More