Browsing Category : Dessert

Spiced Apple Stew


Happy Fall. Its the season for apples, I counted there are some 7 different types of apples on display in TJ! Hillary just texted me to ask how to cook stewed apples. Well, this can’t be easier if you have a slow cooker. Its a 5-minute prep before you go to bed, and wake up to some tender, juicy spiced Read More

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Durian Cream Pie


  This is my contribution for the 49th Goumet Club meet: The Unified Theory of Deliciousness. The host of the club meet says “go take your favorite non Asian dish and go make it Asian OK?”. So I deconstructed my favorite Banana Cream Pie recipe and decided to substitute the banana with durian. This goes beyond Asian, its really South Read More

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Stone Fruits Clafoutis


Summer fruit galore! I stopped by the farmers market this morning and there are stone fruits of all colors on display. Peaches, plums, pluots and more, and they are all bursting in juices and flavors. How can you resist? I came back with a full bag of stone fruits. They are best eaten fresh and naked, but what else am Read More

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Apple and Fig Galettes


I love my Tartine cookbook! I have another successful attempt at the galette recipe this weekend. The recipes are proven and definitely worth the investment in time and effort. The preparation and the assembly of the galette is time consuming. However, you will be rewarded by the end result. They are delicious! Ingredients Dough 2 cups very cold unsalted butter Read More

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Blueberry Crisp


A 2-lb box of blueberries for five bucks?! That’s a steal. How about some blueberry crisp for dessert tonight? Every one like this recipe. I have cut the sugar amount significantly since the berries are sweet. Adjust sweetness to your liking. Ingredients 4 cups blueberries, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 Tbsp cornstarch Zest of one Read More

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Homemade Raspberry Sherbet


Raspberry is one of my favorite fruits. It is always featured in my fruit tarts, desserts, and an all-time accompaniment in my cereal bowl. I just found another easy way to incorporate these charming berries in homemade ice-cream. Enjoy. Ingredients 10 oz fresh raspberry 3/8 cup sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup fresh milk Directions Rinse and drain raspberry. Read More

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Tartine’s Lemon Cream Tartlets


I am so thankful to have received the Tartine Cookbook as a gift from Elaine. Every recipe that I have tried so far has turned out awesome. This lemon cream tart is no exception. It has the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness in the lemon cream. Following the original lemon cream recipe has allowed me to make only four Read More

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Steamed Tapioca Cake


I am a big fan of kuehs. Nonya, Malay, Indonesian, I love them all. One of my favorite kueh is tapioca cake. There are different ways to make tapioca cake; baked, steamed, or fried. I’ve tried Baked Tapioca Cake. I think that is the easiest, just stir the ingredients and stick them in the oven. Steamed tapioca cake takes a little more effort. Read More

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Pumpkin Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts (白果金瓜芋泥)


I am in search of my Chinese/Teochew roots. This weekend, I decided to try an authentic Teochew dessert Pumpkin Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts (金瓜芋泥) – more aptly called Au Nee in Teochew. We always had this dessert at the end of a meal at Teochew restaurants. It is tough to find a Teochew restaurant here in the bay area; Read More

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Red Bean Lotus Seed Soup


I was in search of a simple dessert for reunion dinner. Thanks to Mrs Leong of The Best of Singapore Cooking, I found this Red Bean Lotus Seed Soup recipe. I’ve modified it to use the slow cooker instead of the pressure cooker. It turned out perfect; its a wonderful sweet ending to some great time spent with family over Read More

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