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 […]

Apple Cheesecake Streusel Bars

I made this really yummilicious bars last year , it’s like an apple crumble and cheesecake rolled into one.  The recipe is from Paula Deen, it’s originally with caramel topping but I didn’t add  it ( actually, I overlooked the caramel topping..totally missed it,  hehee);  if you want you can use any ready-made caramel topping or dulce de leche.  […]

Croissant Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is one of my favorite childhood eats, but the bread pudding that I used to eat, I have to admit, wasn’t as delicious as this croissant bread pudding.   It’s not surprising though because the deliciousness of  a bread pudding depends on the quality of the bread you are using. I once saw […]

Good Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

In spite of how it looks,  this apple pie is on top of my family’s favorite desserts. I know this recipe by heart, it’s the one and only apple pie recipe that I’ve been using for almost a couple of years now every week since I’ve found it. I’ve been wanting to share this for […]

Dessert Wonton with Squash Filling and Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Here’s part two of this month’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge. I’m a day late in posting this but it’s better than never. The original recipe that Jaden wanted us to try was with chocolate fillling but we were given free rein on the filling and shape of the wantons, did I mention there’s a contest? Here’s […]

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 […]

Nigella’s Chocolate Cheesecake

A recipe from Nigella Lawson, the ultimate kitchen goddess. Ingredients Cheesecake base: 1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 stick butter 1 tablespoon cocoa Cheesecake filling: 6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped small 2 1/2 cups cream cheese 3/4 cup superfine sugar 1 tablespoon custard powder 3 large eggs 3 large egg yolks 2/3 […]