May 172015
Eggless Caramel Custard Pudding

I absolutely love caramel in my desserts. I’m not a sugar junkie but caramel is an exception so I tend to add them in many of my baking recipes. I love the gooey texture that lingers in my mouth even after I’m done eating the treat thus letting me relish my dessert with limitation as I’m content and fulfilled with just a small serving. This dessert is also known as Creme Caramel or Flan in Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 172015
Girls Scouts Cookies -- Thin Mints

“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”–(unknown) I have one such memory from my childhood. My mom used to travel about 17km each way to work and so were my brother and me. On many days my mom used to surprise us with treats from a local bakery near her work and we used to fight for the Japanese cake, I can really imagine the taste Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 162015
Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons are made either with ground almond or with coconut. They are often in circular shape and can be easily confused with the French confection ‘Macaron’. Even though the ingredients in both ‘Macaroons’ and ‘Macaron’ are very similar they are widely different from one another and each stand with its head held high providing a wonderful dessert with its own sweetness and taste. The name ‘Macaroons’ comes from Italian maccarone or maccherone meaning “paste” referring Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 112014
Nanaimo Bars

Nainaimo (pronounced as “nuh-NI-mo”) is a very famous dessert originated from city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. They are quite popular dessert which requires no baking and made of three layers. Each of these layers are quite decadent by themselves and put together they taste like heaven. These bars are so popular that they are named as “Canada’s Favorite Confection”. The bars are so rich that they have become a must in any festivity especially Canadian Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 242014
Apple Blueberry Chocolate Crisp

I love single serving recipes. They are quite easy to make and perfect for sweet cravings without over indulgence. I get very tempted when a recipe is a success and there’s little I can do to control my hands as it has a mind of its own. The recipe is quite simple to make and can be done from start to finish in little under 5 minutes and are quite handy when you need to Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 112012
Rasmalai [Flattened Cheese Dumplings in Flavored Milk]

If you like paneer or if you like milk sweets and a strong sweet tooth, this dessert is just for you. Rasmalai is flattened paneer dumplings first soaked in sugar syrup and then in flavored thickened milk, sounds inviting isn’t it? I’m not always on the lookout for shortcut recipes but when making desserts especially time-consuming ones I wouldn’t mind taking a detour for a shorter version. I started out to make Rasgullas (puffed paneer Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 072012
Brigadeiro with Cookie Butter

I don’t know why but I have a strong urge to try a recipe that has some uniqueness attached either in their name, origin, or ingredients. I had many recipes bookmarked from Vaishali’s blog(my blog hop partner for this month) but this recipe totally caught my eye not just with its name but with just 3 ingredients its amazingly very simple to make, isn’t that what we all eagerly search for in a recipe? It’s Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 142012
Doodh Peda (Milk Sweet)

I always thought it would be much easier to cook with less ingredients  but when we (Avant Garde Cookies) decided to cook with 5 ingredients or less for this week’s theme I was totally blank not knowing what to cook. The frantic search and counting number of ingredients in a recipe was quite tedious and I admit, I found it way harder to cook with less ingredients.I am a person who believes “The more the Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 102012
Puff Pastry Berry Turnover

I always have a bag of frozen berries in my freezer as I use them often for smoothies. I’ve long wanted to try compote (fruits cooked in syrup) but I had no idea of using the compote other than in ice cream. When I saw this recipe(taken from here) of using the thickened compote in berry turnovers, it reminded me of Summer. I love berries not just for its super sweet taste but its versatility Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 152012
Poush Parbon er Pati Shapta ~ Bengali Special!

No, its not a tongue twister, nor am I trying to baffle you. And don’t you dare try to pronounce it unless you’re a Bengali or familiar with this dish. I tried over 10 times gave up and started referring this dish to Bengali sweet and that’s how its gonna be referred by me. Now, don’t be withdrawn by its name, the taste of this sweet is just out of the world. My kids and Want to know more about this recipe?