Recipe: Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream

This is a no-churn, no-ice cream maker ice cream but I learned a few tips I need to pass on to you. You have to have really whip the cream in order to get the height and fluffiness from the ice cream. You need to make sure your cream is at least 30% fat or…

Recipe: Pear and Almond Tart

These tarts have an almond shell, almond filling, and then are topped with syrup soaked pears. They do take a bit of work to make but the result is pretty show-stopping and they taste like a really good pear and almond cookie. This recipe makes 4 tartlets, which should be just enough to small one…

Recipe: Portuguese Egg Tarts

Portuguese Eggs Tarts or Pastel de Nata are a staple food in Portugal. I think they might be a national dish even, or at the very least they’re a local dish of Lisbon where I vacationed last year. I made these for Eurovision but they’re actually really easy to make and even easier to eat….

Recipe: Vanilla and Cardamom Scone

I think it only took me an extra two years to make sweet scones but these are the best, they taste super fresh and almost like a cream dessert. They’re even more simple than savory scones but be aware this recipe makes enough for sharing.

Recipe: Earl Grey Truffles

I’d never made truffles before but it turns out that they’re basically just balls of ganache that has been half-set and rolled up and they took all of a few minutes to make (plus setting time). You can basically make them any flavor by adding ingredients to the cream too.

Recipe: Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Holes

When people want a quick dessert they reach for cookies but these doughnut holes can be made in just about 20 minutes and they’re sure to impress because who makes doughnuts these days?

Recipe: Stovetop Chocolate Pudding

Stovetop pudding comes together easily in a couple of minutes and can be made to look extremely fancy for an easy dinner party treat. Top with whipped cream, pieces of fruit, or shaved chocolate for maximum effect or simply eat it right out of the bowl. Also you can sieve all the ingredients to make…

Recipe: Cannoli Dip

If you’re too lazy to make cannoli (and who isn’t), this dip tastes EXACTLY like a cannoli for about 2 minutes total of effort. Dip in fruit, cookies, crackers, graham crackers, or even pretzels if you like the sweet/salty combo.  

Recipe: Strawberry Pop Tarts

I made these on a whim, you can easily use packaged pie crust. The thing is these taste exactly like pop tarts which is good but on the other hand, not as novel as you think. These are good for a quick treat or if you have some jam laying around but I doubt I…

Recipe: White Chocolate and Pistachio Kulfi

Kulfi is a delicious dessert that is halfway between a popsicle and western style ice cream. This is so similar to a popsicle that you can use those pop makers to freeze these in to shape. I just used to a simple tupperwear container and cute squares for service.