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Tres Leches stands for the ‘Three milks’ – Evaporated milk, Condensed milk & Heavy cream – used in making this super-moist Spanish cake. A close friend of mine introduced me to it today & I simply HAD TO learn more about this divine dessert & share with you all..     PrepTime 30mins – Soaktime 8hrs – Makes one 13X9 cake – CookTime 25mins Ingredients: For the cake: Vegetable oil 6 3/4 ounces cake flour, plus extra for pan 1 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST

So, what does this cold, rainy weather make me wanna do – sit on the porch with a huge mug of hot-choco or my special masala chai (& samosas or glucose biscuits, yummm!!!) or I could grab a quick warm desert at the local cafe.. Oooooh, I’m in heaven!       PrepTime 30mins – Serves 8 – CookTime 45mins Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 5 large beaten eggs 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 cups cubed [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Sweets for my sweet.. Sugar for my honey!! Yeah baby, this ones perfect for Valentine’s day, complete with romantic-rose & seductive-strawberry notes…Mmmm!!     PrepTime 30mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 15mins Ingredients: 4 tbsp rice a handful of nuts (cashews, almonds &/or pistachios) 5 cups full cream milk 3/4 cups sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom pwd 1/4 tsp nutmeg pwd (optional) 12-15 ripe fresh strawberries a cup of whipping cream 3-4 drops rose essence pink/red food color a handful of [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

I’ve always wanted to make a cheesecake but feared it was a lot of work until I came about this super-quick method… truly awesome!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – Cooktime 35mins   Ingredients: 1/2 cup cashew nuts – coarsely powdered 1/2 cup biscuit crumbs (I use the dark chocolate bourbon ones!!!) 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup butter 1.5 cups cream cheese (Philadelphia or Kraft) 1 cup fine castor sugar 3 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla essence or rose [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Perfect way to make a quick cheesecake at home – thanks to Philadephia or Kraft’s cream-cheese.. Make ur own right now.. its ‘EASILY’ the world’s most fav dessert!   PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 40mins         Ingredients: 50g (5 oz) digestive biscuits 50g butter 125ml whipping cream 100g castor sugar 150g dark chocolate slabs – chopped, melted & cooled 2tbsp cocoa pwd mixed with a little hot water to a paste 1/2 tsp instant coffee [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

We have my chilled banana pudding recipe already, here’s a warm baked version, equally delectable & decadent!   PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2 – CookTime 35mins     Ingredients: 1. 6 vanilla wafers 2. 1 tbsp sugar 3. a pinch of salt 4. 3 tbsp butter 5. 1 ripe banana – finely chopped 6. a handful of chopped cashews, walnuts, etc. 7. 2 tbsp brown sugar 8. 2 tbsp mini-chocochips (optional) 9. 2 tbsp lemon zest 10. 2 egg yolks [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A quick-n-easy, super-nutritious Thai veg Stir-fry, the way my Sis-in-Law, Venus makes it. Betch’ya gonna luv this!! PrepTime 10mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 12mins           Ingredients: Use the vegetables you want – use your imagination; Venus used: 1.¬†cauliflower- cut into little florets(not too small) 2.carrots – cut into slanting roundels 3. Peas 4 .Bell Peppers(capsicum) yellow & red – sliced long You can also use baby corn ( which takes longer to boil), some spring [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

I’ve always wanted to know how Tiramisu is made! My friend, Shef-the-Chef showed me how… For pictorial step-by-step instructions, go to my Gallery:¬† PrepTime 20mins – Serves 8-10 – CookTime 30mins     Ingredients: 8 eggs 1 lb. Mascarpone cheese 2 tbsp Espresso ground coffee powder 1/3rd cup Tia Maria 2-3 packs Lady Fingers (NOT the vegetables! Chk out pics in the Gallery) 4-6 tbsp cocoa pwd 1 cup sugar Dark chocolate slab for deco. Cooking Instructions: 1. Blend [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A cake made without milk or eggs and is still, moist, dark and delicious! It was invented in the great depression era when ingredients were expensive n scarce.     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 35mins.       Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 6 tablespoons vegetable oil Cooking Instructions: 1. Preheat oven [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Why bake a whole big cake & stuff it down when you really just have a craving for a LIL’ Cake, don’t have company to share it with & just don’t feel like heading out to buy some? Do this.. QUICK!             IDEA 1 – Banana Walnut Cake-In-A-Mug Ingredients: – 8 Tbsp. mashed ripe banana pulp – 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts – 4 Tbsp. self raising flour – 1 egg – 3 tbsp oil – [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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