Cakes · Desserts

Chai Spiced Honey Cake with Poached Pears

Somewhere across the world, I hear someone silently cursing at me. It goes something along these lines: “stupide Americains!” (or is it Americains stupides? There goes 3 years of studying French) “Why do you insist on placing cinnamon on my beautiful fruit desserts and then ruining it with vanilla ice cream? The dessert is about… Continue reading Chai Spiced Honey Cake with Poached Pears

Desserts

Croquembouche = Profiteroles ++

And there’s the last of coding I remember, at least, choose to remember. Profiteroles (aka cream puffs) are a favorite dessert of mine. Something is indescribably ethereal when eating these puffs filled with cream–only after giving them a proper bathing in dark chocolate sauce. Unfortunately the closest thing to profiteroles are eclairs at French bakeries… Continue reading Croquembouche = Profiteroles ++

Cakes · Desserts · European (Western and Eastern) Cuisine

Jaffa Cakes with Apricot Preserves and Marmalade

It’s tax season and whether you’ve decided to wait until the last minute to file your taxes or you’re the early bird who filed your taxes in February, I think it’s fair to say that no one likes to pay taxes. I have no deductions and already claim “1” on my W4 and let me… Continue reading Jaffa Cakes with Apricot Preserves and Marmalade

Desserts · Pastas & Rice & Grains · Vegetarian

Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Cinnamon

It’s raining; it’s pouring. The old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head, And he couldn’t get up in the morning The children’s nursery rhyme reminds me of my childhood days when my brother and I would happily-go-luckily stomp around in rain puddles. Despite our parents’ warnings of catching a cold… Continue reading Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Cinnamon

Desserts · Fruits

Baked Apples with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I get it. Baked apples don’t sound that appetizing. In comparison, when you hear apple pie, apple crisp, apple turnovers, or apple crisp then your tongue starts to salivate. Funny how words can create such an effect. Get ready to add baked apples to your list of drool-worthy apple desserts. Baked apples are my quick,… Continue reading Baked Apples with Cinnamon Whipped Cream