Oreo Cookie Cake – More like Oreo cheesecake

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Baking, Dessert | 33 comments

Oreo Cookie Cake – More like Oreo cheesecake

We first got to savor a slice of Oreo Cake from a caf├¬ that daughter and I frequent. We really liked it, even my older son who is very particular with cakes liked it too…When we visited mom-in-law at my brother-in-law’s place my son saw a box of ready-to-make Oreo Cookie cake. The idea is to make a cake that resembles an Oreo cookie…white filling – ‘cream’ or ‘creme’, sandwiched between two circular chocolate or golden cookie pieces, here that would be layers of...

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Homemade donuts

Posted by on Apr 17, 2011 in Dessert, Snack | 10 comments

Homemade donuts

According to my son, a perfect breakfast could either be doughnuts, waffles or pancakes, dipped or oozing in chocolate. The 2 latter request would be easy but doughnuts are of different category. I have never done it in my life, I’ve just eaten it happily. So to grant a sickly boy’s desire, I tried. The kids and the hubby helped too but the first result was salty so I tried a second time…I am only using the baking powder version as I am not familiar with yeast. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup flour 2...

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French Macarons

Posted by on Apr 15, 2011 in Baking, Dessert, French, Macarons | 11 comments

French Macarons

I finally got the courage to make my own Macarons. I subscribed to HoneyandSoy’s macaron mastery course and am trying to follow their footsteps. I however followed this recipe from Gourmettraveller. ­čÖé Macaron batter: 130 gm icing sugar 110 gm almond meal 105 gm eggwhites, at room temperature, left out overnight 65 gm caster sugar yellow food colouring Buttercream Filling: 1/4 cup butter softened 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cups (approx. 1 lb.) confectioner’s sugar sifted...

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Peach on Yogurt

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Dessert, Fruits | 2 comments

Peach on Yogurt

“An apple is an excellent thing — until you have tried a peach.” -George du Maurier Well, apples are apples and peaches are peaches. We might have ┬ádifferent preferences but yes, both are fruits we love. Peach used to be the favorite┬ácanned fruit back home (thanks to del Monte). Not knowing where to buy them fresh we settled for the preserved ones. It was my dad who taught me to do a milkshake simply by putting ice and milk. Prior, I always had it as is, as a “naked” fruit. Now that...

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Eis

Posted by on Jun 17, 2010 in Dessert, food friday | 8 comments

Eis

Caramel…one of my favorite confections…whether as candy, syrup over ice cream, pudding or custard or as chocolate filling. The kids share this likeness with me but not the hubby….he hates (yes, that strong) Twix and caramel flavored ice cream because of the gooey feel after each bite…he prefer the usual selection lol. We had a taste of summer last week…the weather was up at 32┬░ and I really thought it would stay like that but no, it was just to tease us! Some of the Gelaterias in...

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Blueberry cheesecake

Posted by on Apr 9, 2010 in Dessert, food friday | 5 comments

Blueberry cheesecake

I’m running out of memories to write about…it’s time to make new ones. ­čÖé What’s best but making memories of good food along with photographs to make them last. Then again, I remember that blueberry cheesecake is one I often ask a friend to bring me whenever she comes over. Then again, shaking my head, it was a plain blueberry graham sandwich at the least. There are still a lot of stuff I need to familiarize around the city, on top of this would be the grocery store. ­čÖé I get lost in the...

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