In Retrospect: A Month Of Desserts

In this age of Calorie Restriction and other fad diets, the concept of preparing 30 creamy, luscious, waistline-expanding desserts over the span of a month sounds almost counter-intuitive. Especially if you’re only a household of two. I’ve been asked by different folks a variety of questions about the nuts and …

Macarons

“They have feet!” I tweeted excitedly, after peeking at the rounds of macaron batter in the oven. And it all went downhill from there. I would love to say that the cute little macaron at the top of this post is now sitting patiently in my pantry, waiting to be …

Pączki – Polish Doughnuts

Doughnuts seem to be the cupcakes of the season, judging by the recent spate of doughnut recipes and posts. There were these tempting Nutella-stuffed bunuelos from Cowgirl Chef and an oh-so-pretty banana variation with dried banana streusel from Tartelette and these Apple Cider honey-glazed doughnuts for Rosh Hashanah over at …

Saffron Cream Caramel

This post is going to be quick as I’m off to San Francisco for the BlogHer Food Conference at the St Regis (very classy!). To match the mood, here’s an elegant dessert that would fit right in with a dessert spread at a top-tier hotel buffet. Best of all, it …

Pandan Bavarian

If you’re familiar with Southeast Asian desserts, you would know that the leaf of the Pandan plant plays an essential role in enhancing the flavor and aroma of many desserts from the region. Despite its distinctive scent, the slender sleeves of this tropical plant usually plays a supporting role to …

Pecan Pie Tart

Here’s a Pecan dessert that’s a little confused. It’s got a pie crust and a pie filling, but it’s baked in a tart pan, so does that make it a pie-like tart? Or a tart-shaped pie? In the interest of fairness, I’ve christened it the Pecan Pie Tart, but I …