Dessert

  • Instant Pot Creamy Vanilla Flan Recipe

    March 1, 2019Van

    My Vanilla Flan recipe creates a silky smooth, rich & creamy flan – there’s just enough eggs to act as a binder, so the custard doesn’t have a eggy flavor. It’s one of the quickest desserts to make & cooks perfectly in the Instant Pot.

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  • Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops Recipe (No-Bake)

    February 14, 2019Van

    It’s been quite a long time since I made cake pops – I was obsessed with them for a while about 8 years ago when I got Bakerella’s Cake Pop Book (purchase here) – she has so many amazing and creative cake pop recipes in her book. I wanted to make something cute and delicious…

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  • Instant Pot Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe

    February 14, 2019Van

    The Instant Pot is perfect as a double boiler for melting chocolate and keeping it at the perfect consistency for dipping. These delicious chocolate dipped strawberries are so easy to make. I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Melting Wafers because there’s no need to temper it – just melt & dip!

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  • Brown Butter and Vanilla Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

    February 14, 2019Van

    I’ve been making rice krispie treats since I was a kid, it’s one of the easiest treats to make. I’ve adjusted the classic recipe slightly – I brown the butter and add vanilla extract to give the rice krispie treats a richer & bolder flavor. It was Valentine’s Day, so I drizzled on some melted…

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  • Pandan Waffles Recipe (Bánh Kẹp Lá Dứa)

    February 1, 2019Van

    If you’ve ever wanted to see your picky kids beg for something over and over again, give Pandan Waffles a try. In my years cooking for a persnickety family, I’ve rarely seen the excitement brought by this dish which once again fuses European and Vietnamese Cuisine to perfection. Vietnamese Cuisine is famous for blending the…

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  • Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe

    February 1, 2019Van

    This Coconut Whipped Cream is rich, creamy and slightly sweet – it’s an awesome vegan replacement for standard whipped cream. It’s great with waffles (especially Pandan Waffles), fruit, desserts – it’s thicker than standard whipped cream so it would also be great as frosting for cupcakes or cakes.

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  • Disneyland Café Orleans Mickey Beignets Recipe

    January 11, 2019Van

    No trip to Disneyland is complete without a few family traditions. As soon as we get through the turnstiles it’s straight to The Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square. Not only do I think this is quite frankly the best attraction in the park, but it’s also conveniently close to the best treat in the…

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  • Classic Waffle Recipe

    January 5, 2019Van

    This classic waffle recipe makes waffles that are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Perfect for breakfast or brunch – serve it with your favorite berries and whipped cream or turn it into dessert by adding ice cream and chocolate syrup. I used a Chef’sChoice Five-of-Hearts Waffle Maker (purchase here).

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  • Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    December 24, 2018Van

    Matcha is one of my favorite flavors. In the summer I make ice blended matcha tea in my Vitamix. In the winter I break out my “ceremonial whisk” and prepare the meanest and greenest cup of hot frothy matcha tea you can imagine. This year in the middle of my Christmas Baking Frenzy I had…

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  • Vietnamese Egg Coffee Recipe (Cà Phê Trứng)

    December 4, 2018Van

    This is a unique coffee recipe, usually only found in Vietnam. A bartender working at the Sofitel Hotel in Hanoi created this drink in 1946 – this delicious invention came from the shortage of milk and cream in Vietnam, very similar to how Vietnamese yogurt was invented. It’s made by whisking egg yolks, sugar, condensed…

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