Showing posts with label dessert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dessert. Show all posts

Monday, January 11, 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Chocolate Éclairs

Happy 2016 Everyone!

This éclair recipe from Flour cookbook by Joanne Chang is a delicious go to recipe for me. It makes 12 éclairs or 24 cream puffs. This cookbook has lots of delicious recipes we can make at home. I like the details the author provides to make delicious baked goods. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Star Wars Inspired BB8 Birthday Cake

I made this birthday cake for my son's 7th birthday. I have made this chocolate cake before and like it because it is moist and an easy one bowl method cake.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Recently, at the #SwitchtoSweet event I got an opportunity to learn about the American Sweet Potato. The non-profit organization, American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute, promotes the sweet potato industry of the United States to both foreign and domestic buyers. This organization promotes research in the science of sweet potato horticultural practices, processes and technologies to ensure the best quality produce. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mini Raspberry Muffins with Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese

I have never thought of cottage cheese as a usual choice for a sweet treat or a punch of protein until now - when I got a chance to try the Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese. The two delicious flavours Vanilla Bean and Salted Caramel Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese is perfect to enjoy as either snack or dessert. Each convenient snack cup contains 10 grams of protein and 110 calories. We love how smooth this Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese is without the lumpy texture cottage cheese usually has.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Brownie Cookies Made with Rodelle Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa

I love the smell and the taste of Rodelle Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa. Using good quality cocoa makes a huge impact on how delicious our baked goodies turn out. I have used other types of cocoa to make one of our favourite recipes from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook, and no one in my family has raved about these cookies as much until I baked them with Rodelle Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa. Using this cocoa powder gave these brownie roll out cookies a delicious flavour without an overpowering cocoa taste. I am glad Rodelle Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa is available at Costco stores across Canada.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sponge Pineapple Upside Down Cake made in a Deep Cast Iron Pan

Have a blessed Ramadan everyone.

I love making my favourite, delicious pineapple upside down cake on this Deep Cast Iron Pan from Mr. Bar-B-Q. It has deep sides, which is useful for pan roasting, braising, grilled cheese, cobblers and much more. We can use it on grills, stovetops, and in ovens or take it for camping. I love that it is pre-seasoned and ready to use. The heat distributes evenly to the cooking surface. This pan has to be washed by hand without using harsh detergents and dried thoroughly right away to prevent rusting. We should apply a thin coat of oil before storing in a dry place.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Milk: Ricardo Cuisine

I browsed through the Ricardo Cuisine BBQ recipes and was immediately attracted to many of the dishes that were made using a BBQ and grill. I wanted to make a dessert on the barbecue, and chose to try the Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Milk recipe. It turned out fabulous and was enjoyed by everyone at home. Check the original recipe for variations. I look forward to make this delicious dessert often, as it can be made in less than 15 minutes from preparing to serving.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Banana Cream Pie and Giveaway

March 2nd is national Banana Cream Pie Day and to celebrate this day Gay Lea has developed a new twist on an old classic using their new Coconut Whipped Cream. Bananas have been popular in North America since the late 1880. The first recipe for Banana Cream Pie appeared in 1901 out of Chicago, IL and published in the Women’s Exchange Cook Book. This recipe for Chocolate Coconut Banana Cream Pie from Gay Lea has flaked coconut in the base and a dollop of their deliciously creamy Coconut Whipped Cream to top off the pie!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Apple Tart with Sweet Pie Dough

apple pie
This sweet pie dough and the adapted apple filling recipe is from the Pies sweet and savory DK book. The crust with the filling is delicious, we enjoyed this apple tart with ice cream.

For the Sweet Pie Dough
1 cup flour
5 tbsp chilled unsalted butter
Substitute 1 tbsp flour with 1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 lightly beaten egg yolk optional to make a richer dough
flour for dusting

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Afternoon Tea Delight with Denby

I made these delicious Indian Tea Cookies following the recipe from the Indian Vegetarian Feast book by Anjum Anand. This book has lots of simple and healthy vegetarian dishes that we can easily make for our family and friends. I like that all the dishes and sweets have an array of flavour in them. The beautiful pictures on this book will entice the readers to make the dishes, and try them. Th book is separated by breakfast and brunch, drinks, appetizers and snacks, salads, broils and grills, vegetables, cheese, beans, and eggs, grains, and desserts.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Middle Eastern Semolina Cake Basbousa

Semolina Cake Basbousa
Wishing all of you a Happy New Year.

This Middle Eastern Semolina Cake known as Basbousa has many different versions of making, and this is a simple delicious recipe I like to make.

For the sugar syrup
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp orange blossom water or rose water

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Carrot, Coconut, Apple Muffins and Giveaway

Carrot, Coconut, Apple Muffins
Wishing all of you celebrating Eid a blessed Eid.
Eid Mubarak.
I had the opportunity to taste the creamy new Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream made with pure coconut cream. This non-dairy and lactose free whipped cream is perfect for vegans, and those who are lactose intolerant. Gay Lea's Coconut Whipped Cream is cholesterol free and has 13% fat. It taste just like the regular whipped cream that my family and I are used to, and is fabulous served with fruit, dessert, and hot beverages. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cranberry Lemon Matcha Muffins and Giveaway

Matcha green tea is a super-charged version of regular green tea that allows us to reap the rewards of green tea in a wider variety of ways. Matcha is green tea from the Camellia sinensis, but in a very fine powder version of the healthy drink. Unlike other teas derived from Camellia sinensis, matcha has not been fermented. Matcha can be harvested from anywhere in the world and is derived from tea leaves grown in the shade that allows the leaves to achieve a dark green colour giving matcha its magnificent amino acids. It’s quite a long process to produce matcha, but serious tea drinkers rely on matcha to enhance their culinary experiences by adding it to homemade pasta, brownies, breads, cakes and more.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

1 cup flour
1/2 cup vanilla infused sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
6 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Buttermilk Cake

This buttermilk cake recipe from Model Bakery cookbook is delicious, and has become my go-to recipe for cake bases. I served one of the cakes bases with a layer of canned fruits. 

1 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
2 3/4 cups cake flour *
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt

Friday, February 21, 2014

Celebrating National Canned Food Month with Peach Smoothie

Since it is the National Canned Food Month, I am celebrating it with Del Monte Canned Peaches by making a delicious smoothie. During the cold winter months, it is difficult to find fresh, economical fruit to include in our fruit and nutrient intake. Luckily, we can buy canned fresh fruits such as California peaches that have vitamins our body needs.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Easy to Make, No Bake Date Pastries

1/4 cup ghee or clarified butter
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cardamom ground
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates like Medjool

In a small saucepan melt the ghee and add the nutmeg and cardamom and leave aside. Place the flour in a heavy bottom pan and heat it in medium heat until it has toasted and has become lightly brown, stir continuously to avoid it from getting burned.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sago Coconut Milk Pudding

Sago Coconut Milk Pudding
1 cup sago or tapioca seeds
about 4 cups water
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar
2" fresh or dried pandan leaves optional
cashews and raisins

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sweet Potato Doughnuts

Happy 2014 Everyone! Wishing you all the best and a healthy New Year. Thank you for being part of our family and site :)
This delicious recipe for Sweet Potato doughnuts or kueh keria is from a blogging friends's site that I had bookmarked for a while and glad I got a chance to try it. The following recipe will make about 8 so I doubled the following amounts to make about 16 doughnuts.