Posts Tagged ‘Desserts’

Baklava

Makes about 30 pieces Ingredients Pastry Phyllo dough — 20 sheets (1/2 of a 1-pound package) Melted unsalted butter — 1 cup Walnuts, pistachios or almonds, finely chopped — 3 cups (1 1/2 pounds) Sugar — 1/4 cup Ground cinnamon — 2 teaspoons Ground cloves — 1/4 teaspoon Syrup Sugar — 1 1/2 cups Water […]

Bibingka Especial(Filipino sweet coconut and rice flour cake)

Bibingka is a lightly sweet, moist cake made with rice or cassava flour and traditionally cooked over charcoal in a banana-leaf-lined clay pot. This simpler version can be made in a cake pan in the oven. Bibingka especial, with tasty toppings, is popular in the Philippines during the Christmas holiday season and is eaten after Midnight […]

Alfajores(South American dulce de leche sandwich cookies)

Different doughs are used for the cookies depending on the country. Some use normal flour dough, while others add cornstarch or even cassava flour for a more delicate crumb. This recipe uses a mixture of flour and cornstarch. Makes 20 cookies Ingredients Cornstarch — 1 cup Flour — 1 cup Baking powder — 1 teaspoon […]

Khao Niao Mamuang(Thai sweet coconut rice with mangoes)

Sticky rice is used in Southeast Asia for desserts. It also goes by the name of “sweet rice” or “glutinous rice.” Be sure this is the kind you use. 4 to 6 servings Ingredients Short-grain sticky rice — 1 1/2 cups Water — to cover Coconut milk — 2 cups Brown or palm sugar — 1/2 […]

Flan de Leche(Latin caramel custard)

This simple yet elegant dessert has spread in popularity as far as the Philippines and Japan. Called leche flan in the Philippines. 6 servings Ingredients Sugar — 1 cup Water — 1/4 cup Eggs, beaten — 4 Sweetened, condensed milk — 1 (14-ounce) can Whole milk or water — 2 cups Vanilla — 1/2 teaspoon […]

Po’e(Tahitian fruit pudding)

This simple baked version is easier in the modern kitchen.Coconut cream is the thick coconut milk that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk. Don’t shake the can before you open it and you can skim it right off the top. 4 to 6 servings Ingredients Ripe bananas, peeled and cut into […]

Makroud el Louse(Algerian almond cookies)

Makes 20 to 24 cookies Ingredients Almonds, whole, blanched — 1 1/4 pound Sugar — 1 cup Eggs, beaten lightly — 2 Water — 2 cups Sugar — 1/2 cup Orange flower water — 1 tablespoons Powdered (confectioner’s) sugar — 3 cups

Paskha (Eastern Orthodox molded Easter cheesecake)

6 to 8 servings Ingredients Farmer’s cheese (see variations) — 2 pounds Unsalted butter, room temperature — 1/2 pound (2 sticks) Sugar — 1 1/2 cups Egg yolks, hard-cooked — 6 Heavy cream — 1 cup Blanched almonds, finely ground — 1/2 cup Lemon zest, finely chopped — 2 tablespoons Vanilla — 1 1/2 teaspoons […]

Kulich (Eastern Orthodox sweet Easter bread)

6 to 8 servings Ingredients Dough: Milk — 1/2 cup Sugar — 1/2 cup Unsalted butter, room temperature — 8 tablespoons Salt — 1 teaspoon Lukewarm (110°F) water — 1/4 cup Active dry yeast — 1 (1/4-ounce) package Flour — 4 cups

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