New York Style Cheesecake is a type of dessert made from sweetened cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs. Originally, this type of cheesecake has no toppings but several variations are made to add more life and flavor to this exquisite dessert. Common variations include fresh or sweetened cherry or strawberry toppings and some even use […]
Food for the Gods or date bar is a very rich and tasty dessert fit for the holidays. I have no idea as to where the name was derived from until I tasted one. The flavor is really heavenly and you can feel a lot of love in it.
After reading lots of questions and concerns from our friends about the availability of ingredients and possible replacement or substitute for a not so common ingredients, here we have the recipe in its simplest form. Enjoy!
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Vanilla Chiffon Cake is a light cake that is made of oil, eggs, cake flour, sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract (as flavoring). This light and soft cake resembles the texture of the Mamon. The fluffy texture of this cake can be attributed to the egg whites and the absence of butter. The volume of the eggs and oil used prevents the cake to dry out or harden after sometime compared to the other types of cakes.
In this particular recipe, Canola oil is used instead of vegetable oil. Based on experience, Canola oil outperforms the other types of oil in providing moisture to any cake. We also used Buttercream icing to garnish the cake. Having a light and fluffy cake means the absence of butter. Since the flavor of butter gives richness and life to the cake, using the Buttercream icing is recommended if you want to have that buttery flavor. We now have a light, soft, fluffy, and buttery cake fit for all occasions.
Try this Vanilla Chiffon Cake recipe.
Chocolate Crinkles are soft and fudgy chocolate cookies enclosed in confectioners or powdered sugar. A perfect holiday treat : these delightful cookies (baked with lots of love) are good christmas presents for friends or even a luscious christmas dessert to share with the entire family.
It’s good to save some time and money this holiday season. Instead of buying desserts and pastries from the bakeshop, why not make your own? Have you finalized your Noche Buena dessert menu yet? Maybe you can include this in your list along with our Crema de Fruta, Leche Flan, and Maja Blanca.
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Carrot Cake is a type of cake that uses grated carrots as the primary ingredient. Like all cakes, this cake requires batter which is made up of flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda, and baking powder. This is a good moist cake to feast-on since the hefty amount of carrots softens when baked thus providing additional moisture and flavor.
This recipe makes use of additional ingredients that are not common in ordinary carrot cakes. The walnuts in particular gives this cake a richer flavor that goes well with the cream cheese frosting.
If you are thinking of something to make for Thanksgiving, a Noche Buena dessert for Christmas, or even a nice dessert for the whole family — then you consider putting this recipe on your list.
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Yema is a type of custard candy made from egg yolks and condensed milk. This is a common Filipino dessert and one of the easiest to make. The ingredients needed are readily available and this does not require a lot of cooking and preparation time.
There are several ways to present this dessert – the most common is the use of colored cellophane. The mixture is scooped and placed inside individually cut cellophane then manually molded until the shape becomes pyramid-like. Others roll the mixture until the shape becomes spherical and place them in a small paper cup or use some frill picks to go with it. Majority just eat it as it cools 🙂
Try this Yema Ball recipe.
Maja Blanca is a Filipino dessert made from coconut milk, cornstarch, and sugar. Often called Coconut Pudding, this luscious dessert is easy to make and the ingredients are very common.
Unknown to many, the original Maja Blanca Recipe does not include corn and milk. In this recipe, I added whole sweet kernel corn and condensed milk for added taste and a more creamy texture.
Since Christmas season is just around the corner, this would make a very good holiday dessert especially during potluck Christmas Parties and Noche Buena as well.
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Chocolate Cupcake is a small cake baked in a small, thin paper cup. It uses cocoa or unsweetened chocolate along with flour as main ingredients and is usually decorated with gorgeous frosting and sprinkles on top. A hit among the kids and to those who love sweets, this dessert can be done in more than a hundred ways.
Biko is a Filipino rice cake made from sticky rice (locally known as malagkit), coconut milk, and brown sugar. Like other rice cakes, this is referred to as kakanin (derived from the word “kanin” which means rice) and is often eaten as dessert or meryenda (mid-afternoon snack).
Traditionally, this delicious rice cake is placed over banana leaves in a bilao (round weaven bamboo tray) and garnished with latik (cooked coconut milk residue) on top. In addition, Biko is served during special occasions such as birthday parties, family reunions, and town fiestas.
Try this simple yet delicious Biko recipe.
Espasol is a type of rice cake that is made of rice flour cooked in coconut milk. This cyclindricaly shaped treat originated from the Province of Laguna and is visible in almost all bus stops and “pasalubong” stores.
Like the other famous rice-puddings (or kakanin), there are various ways in making Espasol. I’ll be showing you one of the simple ways on how to make this fabulous dessert. Say adiue to your cravings and start making your own delicous Espasol.
Try this Espasol recipe.