Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

I can’t believe that I have not posted Creme Brulee here yet. This is one of  my favorite desserts. It’s right there on top with leche flan and tiramisu. It’s very similar to flan- it’s smooth and creamy but less firm and with a crunchy caramelized sugar on top instead of syrupy. YUM.  No inverting […]

Piece Montee (Croquembouche)

The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri. Croquembouche or Piece Montee is a beautiful cake, I’ve always wanted to make this but it intimidates me […]

Saba Banana Caramel

This simple, delicious caramelized saba banana is often eaten as dessert or snack or as topping to ice cream.  In Filipino we call this minatamis na saging;  It is eaten as is or as one of the many sweet ingredients in halo-halo or serve with shaved ice and milk (banana con hielo). When I was […]

Yema Balls (Caramel Coated Custard Candy Balls)

I used to buy these yummy milk candies wrapped in colored plastic wrapper back in my childhood days. There are actually 2 kinds of yema that I know of; the one with peanuts, the more common, it’s made of cooked condensed milk and one made with milk and egg yolks and coated with caramel. These […]