Around the world in 5 Desserts

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Desserts | 16 comments

Around the world in 5 Desserts

  When it comes to our main meals we easily travel the world with our culinary experimentation; Indian, Italian, Mexican and so on are all foods we regularly consume, but I have noticed we tend to overlook the desserts which are available. For example, we all know chilli is a Mexican dish but can you name any Mexican desserts? Here we have some great desserts from around the world, how many have you tried, have you made any? If you haven’t tried any why not find the dessert recipes and make one...

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Frozen Yogurt

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Desserts | 10 comments

Frozen Yogurt

Lighter than ice cream, but just as delicious: Frozen Yogurt or FroYo. In most countries, it can be bought just like ice cream for so many years now, but in this city it has, I think, taken recognition just a few years back. The nearest shop from our place offering frozen yogurt closed down and since we have an ice cream maker, I’ve decided to try making them at home. The kids love all yogurt flavors and when topped with candy sprinkles or m&m’s they’d finish a whole serving. Taking...

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Doughnuts by request

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Desserts | 15 comments

Doughnuts by request

There are a lot of baked goodies that son1 would request from time to time. I could easily make almost all of them except for doughnuts…I found this recipe from youtube but I changed it a slightly. My dilemma was    I deep fried it instead of baking so maybe it was not a good idea after all. The next time my son requests for donuts, I’ll bake this. Ingredients: 1 egg 3/4 cup castor sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup of milk 50g melted butter 2 cups plain flour 2 tsp baking powder Glaze:...

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Mohr im Hemd

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Austrian, Desserts, Featured | 9 comments

Mohr im Hemd

Mohr im Hemd is an Austrian dessert of chocolate cake pudding served with hot chocolate and whipped cream and most of the time, ice cream. Its basic ingredients are chocolate, bread crumbs, sugar, egg yolks, almonds and red wine and has the shape of a small Gugelhupf but the above form is acceptable too. ^_^ Like the plum  pudding, it is cooked in water bath, doused with hot chocolate sauce and garnished with whipped cream and some berries of your choice. Mohr im Hemd means moor in a shirt. The term Moor (black...

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Candy Sprinkles

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Baking, Desserts | 2 comments

Candy Sprinkles

One of the best way to bond with kids is baking, it’s an enjoyable activity for my kids, at least. They love to put tins,  crack eggs, measure the ingredients, mix the batter, watch them in the oven as they “grow.” But I think the most they’d like to do is to frost and put those sprinkles. I’ve bought some edible pearls and colorful sprinkles. We’d be baking again...

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Craving for…

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in Desserts, Japanese | 3 comments

Craving for…

Mochi. Those molded Japanese rice cakes of various colors following its flavor and ingredients. This came from seeing my photos of the ginataang bilo bilo we cooked at mom-in-law’s place. Those are glutinous rice balls cooked in coconut milk added with tapioca pearls, jackfruit strips, cubed sweet potatoes and plantain banana. Hubby specifically requested for this dessert. She taught me how it’s done. 🙂 Since glutinous rice flour is the same ingredient used for making bilo bilo (balls) and mochi, I...

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