Dessert/Sweet

Pandan Infused Coconut Milk Sticky Rice with Mango

2018-02-13T20:06:24+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet|

This is a very simple recipe for the Thai inspired dessert made with sticky rice and served with fresh mango…a must try… We often order this dessert when eating at the local Thai restaurant, and I always felt guilty in ordering a dessert that was so easy to make…but somehow never came around until a few weeks ago when reading Simple Gluten Free Kitchen post I then decided that I could not wait anymore, so this post it totally inspired by Balvinder… If you have not had this dessert you must try it, even my husband that was not brought up with sticky rice loves it…   Ingredients: 1 cup glutinous rice or sticky rice 1 can coconut milk Pandan [...]

Simple Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

2018-02-13T11:14:40+00:00 Dessert/Sweet|

The sensation of sweet and tangy warm apple with bits of crispy oats together with chilly creamy ice cream is just delightful… This is a very simple recipe that can be literally place together in a blink…there is nothing exclusive in terms of ingredients…but the combination is just splendid. This dessert sure emphasizes that simple is good. Ingredients: Apple Filling 2 apples, peeled and cut in small pieces 1 to 2 tablespoons raisins ½ tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar ½ to ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch salt 1 tablespoon corn starch 1 tablespoon butter, cold cut in small pieces   Topping 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 ½ tablespoons quick oat 2 tablespoons butter, cold cut in pieces [...]

Sourdough Starter Waffle

2018-02-13T14:43:35+00:00 Breakfast, Dessert/Sweet|

What you do when you have extra sourdough starter? Please do not discard the discard…you can make these waffles, they are so light and crispy! My sourdough starter is really taking off…and it is so much fun seeing all the growth and the yeast smell mixed with the sour of the lactobacillus…what a fun thing to culture. I got to a point that I can literally feed my sourdough starter only twice a month…even so, when this time comes, and I do not need to bake bread I feel so bad having to discard the extra starter, so I search and search to see what I could make with it…the choices are endless…so this week I decided to try the [...]

Raindrop Cake

2018-02-14T16:31:32+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet, Molecular Gastronomy|

How can a dessert made of almost 99.8% of water be so trendy? The answer…it is all in its texture… When I first saw these raindrop cake (which in my opinion it is not a cake per say, cake in my view should contain flour or its substitutes) I was fascinated by its shape and the notion of its pureness…upon reading the ingredients, I immediately could imagine its textures as I had worked with agar-agar, both in the kitchen and in the lab. The trick is to have the right ratio of water and agar-agar to achieve a very soft almost running gel. A little extra of agar-agar the “cake” will turn into a flavorless jelly, a little “too little” and the [...]

Thai Red Rubies in Pandan Coconut Milk

2018-02-13T20:09:17+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet, Holiday Wish|

It is Valentine’s Day…these rubies are not to wear, but are packed with great textures, from crunchy to chewy… Have you ever tried these Thai red “rubies”? The first time I had these “gems” was in an Asian specialty drink store…and I just felt in love with it…they are actually small pieces of water chestnuts colored in red and coated with tapioca flour…resulting in crunchy and chewy texture…I know it is hard to imagine that these little gems carry so many textures. Another great combination is pandan with coconut milk…pandan is very popular in Southeast Asia, often used in desserts and aromatized rice dishes. If you are not familiar with pandan, you should try, as pandan leaves have a very [...]

Carrot Cake with Avocado Oil and Flaxseed

2018-02-16T12:02:11+00:00 Dessert/Sweet|

This is a healthy recipe for carrot cake based on the traditional one using flaxseed meal and avocado oil. It is so good that you will not be able to tell that all these ingredients are hidden in the cake. We love carrot cake, especially when there is a layer of cream cheese frosting…a thin layer of cream cheese frosting is all we need, this way it will not take all the credit from the carrot cake. Well, this recipe has a few “healthy” ingredients without compromising the taste and the texture of the cake…avocado oil and flaxseed meal. Like all the carrot cakes, this is a pretty simple and straight forward recipe. I always like to have this cake [...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake

2018-02-22T11:58:58+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet|

Looking for a light and fluffy pumpkin cheesecake?  This is all you need, Asian inspired cheesecake, it is more a cake than cheese. Well, this is the thing…I did not know how to call this cheesecake like dessert…looks like a cake, but has cream cheese in it, and it resembles the cotton soft cheesecake with all the rights of a pumpkin pie…color and spice…this cake/cheesecake is so light, cottony and melt in your mouth. And you know what? It tastes much, much better next day after in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. So if you like all pumpkin stuff, get ready for a treat…this is much lighter than your conventional cheesecake and I must tell you that you will not [...]

Ice Cream Swiss Roll

2018-03-01T17:12:53+00:00 Dessert/Sweet|

Can you find a better combination than ice cream and cake? Well, in this Swiss roll ice cream cake you have them both, all in one bite. This is a fun Swiss roll, especially during the hot weather. And the best part of it, is that you can prepare way in advance and store in the freezer until you are ready to serve. The recipe is super easy…just use a simple sponge cake batter…and instead of cream, fruit for the filling, I simply filled with ice cream…the choices in regards to flavors are countless…chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coconut, lemon…you can mix and match any kind of flavor for the sponge cake with any flavor of ice cream…it is up to you [...]

Crepe Cake or Mille Crepe

2018-03-12T15:48:16+00:00 Dessert/Sweet|

Although this is dessert resemble a cake it is not a real cake.  The "cake" is made of layers of crepe in between pastry creme. Crepe cake or mille crepe…is originated in France and yes, this crepe cake requires a labor of love…in reality it is very simple and you will not have the issue of the cake not rising of collapsing… The intense hands on are mainly when cooking the crepes one by one…and making sure that they do not tear up. I patted myself on the shoulder when cooking the crepes, somehow, from the very first to the very last crepe, they all came out intact…phew! I gave myself some room for error, since there was none, the [...]

Oladi, Russian Pancake

2018-02-26T07:53:16+00:00 Breakfast, Dessert/Sweet|

This is a very simple recipe of a Russian version of what is our pancake.  The recipe calls for yeast as an raising agent.  It is fluffy and light, great for breakfast. I hope this post find you all well…as for us, we came back from a fantastic vacation. We explored Russia, from Moscow to St. Petersburg by cruising the Volga river and stopping at many cities along the way. It was a very nice experience visiting all the major touristic places…the churches, museums, parks, metro system and many others. After our vacation in Russia it is only natural to share a Russian recipe…and I choose this Russian pancakes, called oladi, which was served to us very often for breakfast [...]

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