Articles posted in ‘Desserts’

Pancake Inspired Cupcakes: Banana Nut

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to IHOP (International House of Pancakes) with my family. My mom and I both loved Banana Nut Pancakes (which I don’t see on their menu anymore these days but you can ask for it). For some reason, as a 6 year-old, I thought I was cooler than […]

Chinese Longevity Cake

Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Great Aunt Peggy just turned 90 (yes 90!) and that calls for a big family celebration, actually two of them. She is a model of strength and independence, living on her own and taking care of all her needs herself. She drives, she cooks, she cleans, she shops, and does it all by herself, […]

Royal Icing Ornaments

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We mentioned royal icing when we built our gingerbread house (station) last year. We used it like a glue to hold pieces together, and also as decoration, like piping windows and doors onto the gingerbread. But, you can make ornaments with royal icing too, and it’s a great activity for kids (or adults like me) […]

Winter Fruit Tart

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Are you busy but love to entertain? Do you have last minute guests popping in? Do you just like to make everything ahead of time? Do you just love easy desserts? (Do you like to ask questions?) I am so excited to share this dessert if any of those apply to you.

Earl Grey Apple Sauce

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I saw a 3 pound bag of apples for $1 at the farmer’s market. One dollar! I didn’t even know what I was going to do with it. Apple pie, apple cake, doughnuts, fresh cider, apple crisps, the options are endless, and it didn’t matter because it felt like it was basically free. Sometimes, you […]

Double Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

Friday, November 20, 2009

It was another day for experimenting, and again, things did not come out quite as expected, but just like the Cloud Topped Pumpkin Loaf (which I hope to be famous for one day), these cupcakes were a hit, and will remain in my repertoire.

Quince Part 2: Ginger Poached Quince

Monday, November 16, 2009

Quince may sound mysterious (if it does, read part 1), but poaching quince couldn’t be a simpler task. It could even be your first attempt at cooking. The part I would worry about is peeling the quince. You need a very sharp knife and be extra careful please!

Cloud Topped Pumpkin Loaf

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I’m so excited to tell you about my Cloud Topped Pumpkin Loaf. I think I may have come up with a totally new dessert! But I guess I have to admit that this all happened by accident. It’s all because I completely messed up the idea I had, failed horribly, total embarrassment to bakers. I […]

Mini Refugiado: Guava Cheese Pastry

Thursday, November 5, 2009

One of our favorite stops in Los Angeles was Porto’s Bakery. Everything was fresh and delicious at shockingly low prices. I’m dreaming about them expanding to New York one day but I know that’s a long shot so I may have to recreate some of their treats for myself. One of the pastries we enjoyed […]

Blackberry Oatmeal Cookie Muffins

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

When I made the Cherry Almond Cookie Pies, JP asked if I could make a version without nuts for his nephew. Well, since JP is partially responsible for how Lon and I met, the least I could do was design a recipe for him. See JP was one of the first people I met in […]