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Apple Crumble with Pumpkin Ice Cream


This Thanksgiving, I created the Apple Crumble and Pumpkin Ice Cream recipe to incorporate the best of apple and pumpkin pie into one dessert on our dinner menu. The pumpkin ice cream turned out to be the star of the dessert ensemble. In this recipe, I attempted to make the chocolate leaves and pumpkin puree from scratch. Making chocolate leaves 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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Rainbow Osmanthus Tang Yuan (七彩桂花汤圆)


Today is the first time we celebrate the Lantern Festival (元宵节 – Yuan Xiao Jie) with the girls in their SF apartment. Since the girls left for college, we haven’t been able to spend CNY together. This is the first year since they graduated that we are able to get-together again for CNY. There is none other than tang yuan 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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Fresh Blueberries Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake


The girls asked for Japanese food next week. I wanted to make a dessert to go with the rest of the Japanese dishes. I came across several cheesecake recipes that claimed to be light, airy, and fluffy…

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