Dessert

  • Mastro’s Warm Butter Cake Recipe

    September 17, 2020Van

    I drained my bank account so you don’t have to – I lived 5 minutes from Mastro’s Steakhouse so it was a little too easy to pick one of these warm butter cakes for “research”, after tax and tip, you’re looking at $25+ for 1 small cake! There’s a reason why almost everyone that visits…

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  • Instant Pot Strawberry Mochi Recipe

    September 4, 2020Van

    Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made with sweet rice flour – it’s soft, squishy & chewy – the texture is like soft gummy bear & marshmallow mixed together – if you want to learn more about the laborious traditional way of making mochi, watch this cool video.  If you’re a mochi lover, this Strawberry…

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  • Instant Pot Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

    September 2, 2020Van

    My husband loves coconut, so I decided to make him a coconut cheesecake – it was perfect timing that it happens to be World Coconut Day! This Coconut Cheesecake is perfectly creamy, the toasted coconut flakes give it a nice textural variance and to boost the coconut flavor even more, I used coconut cookies for…

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  • Instant Pot Matcha Mochi Recipe

    September 1, 2020Van

    Mochi is one of my family’s favorite treats, anytime we’re at our favorite Japanese market, Mitsuwa Market – my kids always ask for a sweet rice cakes or mochi ice cream – it’s soft, chewy and slightly sweet. If you want to learn more about the laborious traditntal way of making mochi, watch this cool…

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  • Hatch Green Chile Cornbread Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream Recipe

    August 30, 2020Van

    I love Santa Fe. Everything about the city is magical. On my first trip there almost a decade ago I ventured into a tiny cupcake shop called “Dream Cakes” near the plaza. One particular cupcake caught my eye—green chili and cornbread cupcake. What!??? All of the traditional flavors of New Mexico married together in an…

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  • GIANT State Fair Cream Puffs Recipe

    August 10, 2020Van

    If you’re reminiscing about the delicious Giant Cream Puffs that are famous at the Wisconsin State Fair, this is the recipe for you! They are well worth the effort, the pastry is perfect puffed and crisp, the whipped cream is thick, creamy and piped mile high for one of the best treats you will ever…

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  • Classic Madeleines Recipe (les Madeleines de Commercy)

    August 7, 2020Van

    This recipe is based on Julia Child’s Classic French Madeleines from her cookbook “Way To Cook” (purchase here) – out of all the recipes I’ve tried, I think Julia Child’s is the best one with the best flavor. I’ve just updated it slightly & use a stand mixer to ensure a proper rise and to…

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  • Instant Pot Caramel Custard Pudding Recipe

    August 2, 2020Van

    This is a simple and delicious dessert you can create in the Instant Pot, Caramel Custard Pudding – it’s creamy, smooth, flavored with vanilla and caramel. If you’ve never had this, it’s like hybrid of flan + crème brûlée

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  • Vietnamese Chewy Pandan Honeycomb Cake Recipe – Bánh Bò Nướng Lá Dứa

    July 21, 2020Van

    Honeycomb Cake is a Vietnamese dessert that has a chewy mochi-like texture, it’s flavored with pandan which is derived from a tropical plant that grows in Southeast Asia. I’d say the flavor profile can be compared to a mild vanillaesque essence + coconut. It get’s it’s name from the unique crumb pattern that looks similar…

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  • Dark Chocolate Mochi Brownies Recipe

    June 27, 2020Van

    If Hawaiian Butter Mochi + Chocolate Cake got married and had babies – it would be these delicious Dark Chocolate Mochi Brownies. These are like eating bouncy brownie clouds that have a slightly chewy texture from the Sweet Rice Flour. Using a little bit of expresso powder and high quality cocoa powder gives these a…

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