Cooking Category: Desserts

 

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

April 7, 2014

  This recipe is truly for chocolate lovers. It is a classic French chocolate mousse. It is made with French meringue (raw egg whites.) Very fluffy, elegant and not bitter. I always dislike any dessert…

Crêpes

Crêpes

February 10, 2014

  I love crêpes, especially when they are sweet. There is nothing worse than a tasteless crêpe. Yes, I can add countless fillings. But sorry, I like it flavorful with or without any filling. I…

Turon

Turon

January 2, 2014

  Turon is a traditional Filipino appetizer. It is always made with yellow plantain and jackfruit. I have tasted a different version made with banana instead. I will get mad at you if you serve…

Rice Pudding {Arroz Con Leche}

Rice Pudding {Arroz Con Leche}

November 18, 2013

  This is the last recipe of the saga: Things my mom used to cook for me as snacks. I am missing a recipe from the saga, because it has been hard to find farina…

Maicena {Cornstarch Pudding}

Maicena {Cornstarch Pudding}

November 10, 2013

  Maicena, along with Cornmeal Pudding, are the go-to dish for an afternoon snack for kids in the Dominican Republic. I can’t stress enough how much Dominicans cook from scratch for their families. I think…

Cornmeal Pudding

Cornmeal Pudding

October 20, 2013

  When I talk about my childhood and the food my mother used to make for us, snacks always come up. Where I grew up, kids always have something light to eat between lunch and…

Pumpkin Panna Cotta

Pumpkin Panna Cotta

September 5, 2013

  I am officially back to school. This means my summer is over and indeed it feels it is over because it has been a bit chilly lately. I love the flavors that come with…

How To Cook Tapioca Pearls For Bubble Tea

How To Cook Tapioca Pearls For Bubble Tea

August 18, 2013

  I have wanted to master the art of making bubble tea. I usually go to this place who’s name we shall not say because they will hunt me down for trying to figure out…

Raspberry Coulis

Raspberry Coulis

August 4, 2013

Coulis is a thick sauce created with fruit puree. I use coulis for many of my desserts like Lemon Tart. You can have fun when creating a dessert with these sauces. They are very easy…

Black Raspberry Jam

Black Raspberry Jam

July 18, 2013

  We just came from our vacation in Upstate, NY. It was awesome, you can read all about it here. We picked a lot of berries from different farms. Last year, we didn’t get to…

White Stilton Mango and Ginger Cheese

White Stilton Mango and Ginger Cheese

May 23, 2013

  I am always on the lookout for new things to try, new things to taste. I always say to not settle for the same old cheese. Branch out and try sometime new. You’ll never…

Habichuelas Con Dulce {Sweet Cream of Beans}

Habichuelas Con Dulce {Sweet Cream of Beans}

May 7, 2013

  Habichuelas Con Dulce is one of the iconic dishes of the Dominican Republic. It is made during Lent most of the time, but if you really enjoy dessert, you can make it all year…

Caramelized Tangelo Peel

Caramelized Tangelo Peel

April 2, 2013

  As I mentioned on my last recipe, I am on a roll with tangelos. This was my last batch. I made this recipe intended for my Citrus Panna Cotta With Tangelo Supremes recipe. Instead…

Citrus Panna Cotta With Tangelo Supremes

Citrus Panna Cotta With Tangelo Supremes

March 28, 2013

  I have been making recipes with tangelos since February, at the peak of their season. This panna cotta can be made with any citrus fruit of your choice. I am in such a roll…

Molten Chocolate Cake With Swiss Meringue

Molten Chocolate Cake With Swiss Meringue

February 26, 2013

  Molten chocolate cakes or lava cakes are served in restaurants everywhere. The combination of the chocolate cake itself and the soft center is phenomenal for chocolate lovers out there.   My recipe is not…

Strawberry Coulis

Strawberry Coulis

December 18, 2012

  To me, sauces are everything. They could make any dish pop. When it comes to flavors in pastry, strawberry takes the cake.   I’m going to use this coulis for a drink called “Lava…

Dulce de Leche Cortada

Dulce de Leche Cortada

October 11, 2012

  Dulce de Leche Cortada means Sweet Curdled Milk. It is a traditional Dominican dessert and a very popular one. The key is to use an aluminum pot. If you use a pot of a…

Apple Butter

Apple Butter

August 10, 2012

  I just purchased a slow cooker. I have never owned one before and now that I do, I kind of like it. It comes in handy. This is the first recipe that I did…

Lavender Panna Cotta

Lavender Panna Cotta

July 5, 2012

  Lavender is a flowering plant from the mint family. Many people think immediately about oils, candles and soap when they hear the word “lavender”. Lavender lends a floral taste to most dishes. It goes…

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

July 4, 2012

  Happy Independence Day Today we celebrate our independence from Great Britain. It is a special occasion. Celebrate it with your loved ones.   The concept of making a cake with a vegetable is not…

Mixed Berry Jam

Mixed Berry Jam

May 28, 2012

  Berries are abundant and affordable these days. There is nothing better than sugar-free homemade jam. Imagine yourself eating warm bread with jam served with freshly squeezed orange juice. Sounds like heaven to me. This…

Flan

Flan

May 7, 2012

  Today was my last day in school for the semester. As I look through my video files, I happened to see one of the trial shoots I did in my kitchen for a web…

How To Temper Chocolate

How To Temper Chocolate

April 11, 2012

  Wouldn’t it be awesome to enjoy chocolate covered strawberries without paying a high price for them? This post is just about that. This dessert can be done in less than 7 minutes. So let’s…

Vanilla Panna Cotta With Strawberry Coulis

Vanilla Panna Cotta With Strawberry Coulis

March 30, 2012

  This is a classic dessert that takes less than 5 minutes to make. Since it is served chilled, it is perfect for the warm weather approaching us. Bon Appétit!

Vanilla Panna Cotta With Strawberry Gelée

Vanilla Panna Cotta With Strawberry Gelée

March 30, 2012

  A second version of panna cotta, using the same ingredients as the Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Coulis, but with a different presentation.   This is a classic dessert that takes less than 5…

Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Cookie

Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Cookie

March 23, 2012

  Meyer lemons have a sweeter taste than a regular lemon. It is still acidic, but yet gentle, making it the perfect partner for rosemary. They both give a nice flavor to the dough.  …

Green Tea Crème Brûlée

Green Tea Crème Brûlée

March 15, 2012

  Crème Brûlée is one of the most famous French desserts out there. It never goes out of style and you can make it your own with the base recipe. This version is made with…

Pâte Sucrée

Pâte Sucrée

October 17, 2011

  As we entered the fall season, we see different varieties of apples from Granny Smiths to Red Delicious being up for picking. Each variety has its own unique flavor. Apples are one of those…

Pots de Crème With Fresh Fruits

Pots de Crème With Fresh Fruits

July 13, 2011

  Pots de Crème is a classic French dessert. My version has a hint of alcohol since I used homemade vanilla extract, which you can learn how to make it here. You can accompany this…

Blackberry Coulis

Blackberry Coulis

May 25, 2011

  Coulis is a thick sauce created with fruit puree. I use coulis for many of my desserts like Lemon Tart. For this tart, I usually use strawberry or raspberry coulis. You can have fun…

Lemon Tart – Tarte Au Citron

Lemon Tart – Tarte Au Citron

April 6, 2011

  I should go to a Lemon Tart Rehab, if there is such place. Why? Because that is what I was told. By who? My classmates. Yes, I love this tart. It is tangy. The…

Swiss Meringues For Valentine’s

Swiss Meringues For Valentine’s

February 7, 2011

  Before I decided to go to culinary school, I had the idea/bad-experience/perception that meringues were hard to make. I tried to make it when I was young so many times because I love cakes…

French Vanilla Lover

French Vanilla Lover

July 4, 2010

  What do you do when someone stops by your house without any prior notice and you don’t have any dessert ready to serve? Be creative and invent something. Well, that’s why I did when…