Browsing Category : Dessert

Split Pea Porridge


With the self-imposed shelter-in-place practice, we have been stocking up the refrigerator and pantry; doing our little bit to minimize trips to the store. With every meal, I have to decide to do without or find substitute if some ingredients are missing. Let’s just call it ‘creative’ cooking. We are craving dessert. I pulled out some leftover frozen split peas Read More

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Blackberry Lotus Seed Mooncake


I was in bay area last weekend and needed to find something zen and therapeutic to do on a quiet Sunday. There is nothing more fun than a mooncake making session with my very talented niece who invented this blackberry lotus see filling. We had a great Sunday afternoon and the mooncakes are awfully good! Guest post below from my Read More

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Single-serve Custard-filled Pumpkin and Squash


The colors of fall is so beautiful, don’t you agree? Look at the piles of pumpkins and squash in the store; the hues of red, orange, yellow are so attractive and inviting. I couldn’t help but to plan a dessert this weekend with these gorgeous squash. This custard-filled pumpkin and squash recipe is so easy, the hardest part is to Read More

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冰皮榴莲月 – Snow Skin Durian Mooncakes


I received two mooncake molds from my good friend Wai Ping last year. She told me that it is really easy to make mooncakes at home. Really?! After procrastinating for a whole year, the mooncake festival is around the corner again! It is time to put the tool to good use. Of all the mooncake flavors, my favorite is non Read More

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Vegan Mango Pudding


We had mango pudding for dessert five weeks in a row!  Why? I wanted to make this dessert from scratch using fresh mango puree instead of boxed pudding mix. I started with gelatine as the agent to set the pudding, and then I had to create a vegan version of the dessert for an upcoming get-together. I replaced the gelatin Read More

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Mango Pudding


Fresh mango puree, coconut milk, gelatine, and simple syrup are all we need to whip up a nice, refreshing dessert. Ingredients 1 lb fresh mango chunks 3 gelatine sheets, 2.5g each 240 ml coconut milk fresh diced mango for garnish 4 oz simple syrup Mint leaves for garnish Directions Place mango chunks and 240 ml coconut milk in a blender. Read More

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Affogato


  We have many coffee addicts in the family. Affagato appeals to everyone’s palette. The only thing I have to prepare is the chocolate sauce. Otherwise, it is really an assembly process to put the dessert together. Planning to serve this at the upcoming memorial day bbq. Hope our guests like it too. Ingredients Chocolate Sauce 3 oz dark chocolate chips 1 Read More

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Lemon Blueberry Fools


The net says blueberry fools is an English dessert, yet Hanna told me her Brittish friend says the there is no such dessert and the Brittish do not eat blueberries! Who is right? I guess it only matters that I like this mix of lemon cream, blueberry compote, and whipped cream. When we were digging in, Hillary decided to break Read More

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Molten Lava Cake


When the girls were running the catchthegivingbug charity club in high school, I used to make dozens and dozens of these lava cakes for their bake sale to raise funds for Plan USA. We sold them at $3 a piece (standard muffin size), and they were snatched up in no time by hungry high-school students. Looking back, those were crazy Read More

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Lemon Ricotta Cake with Raspberry Sauce


My abstinence from dessert only lasted one week 😔. I found an excuse to use some leftover ricotta cheese in the fridge, and made this moist lemon ricotta cake with raspberry sauce. Few can resist a lemon, cheese, and raspberry combo. Ashley said, she’ll try half a slice, but she went back twice for more. It is good. Ingredients Ricotta Cake Read More

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