Blog Posts - Desserts And Sweets



Simple Strawberry Ice Cream and a faux mosaic frame made with recycled cds :)

First let me start with the faux mosaic frame :) I have a stack of unusable cds/dvds that I've never really figured out what to do with, they just continue to lie in some part of the closet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for...
by Veg Inspirations on Mar 6, 2013

Pandan Tres Leches Cake + 13 Ways with Pandan

13 Ways with... PandanI have Steph and Karen to thank for introducing me to Pandan. A somewhat uncommon ingredient to us everyday Aussies, but these green leaves are used extensively in South East Asian cuisine. Lending a delicate, almost floral tast...
by spicyicecream on Mar 5, 2013

Blueberry Cobbler with Lemon Curd Ice Cream

Consider this recipe a farewell to this summer's berry season, a final hurrah if you will. I can't believe February (and summer) are almost over already, this year is already flying by! Berries are making way for stone fruit, figs and grapes, and soo...
by spicyicecream on Feb 25, 2013

Cacao Nib Pavlova with Balsamic Strawberries and Cream

I started out the day by giving each of my kids a list titled, "10 Things I Love About You." Sadly they were much more interested in their peanut butter-filled chocolate hearts and getting to school to see their friends and exchange val...
by Cafe Johnsonia on Feb 14, 2013

Balsamic vinegar (Recipes: strawberries in balsamic)

First published in January 2007, this updated pantry ingredient post features new photos, links, and tweaks to the recipe. Just in time for Valentine's Day, this classic Italian dessert speaks the language of love. Act II, Scene 2. The balcony...
by The Perfect Pantry on Feb 14, 2013

Lavender Chocolate Pots de Creme for Valentine's Day

One thing I forgot to mention about ALT is the lavender hot chocolate available between sessions.  As a great lover of all things lavender, I can't believe I had never tried lavender-infused hot chocolate.  Lavender and chocolate are simply mad...
by Cafe Johnsonia on Feb 11, 2013

Raspberry Ricotta Doughnuts

Ahhh Valentine’s Day. Since I can remember I have not been a fan of the nauseating commercialism that surrounds the 14th of February. I'm fairly certain I’ve never posted anything heart-shaped on this blog! The boy and I have never even been on t...
by spicyicecream on Feb 10, 2013

Caribbean gingerbread recipe

When my husband Ted, Cousin Martin and I visited Trinidad many years ago, we spent a week as houseguests of Kathleen, who lived in Arima, an Afro-Caribbean community in the center of the island. An amazing cook, she introduced us to all of the Trinid...
by The Perfect Pantry on Jan 27, 2013

Oats sweet pongal

Sakarai pongal or sweet pongal is a sweet that is made in south Indian cuisine. It is a preparation made with rice and jaggery, flavored with cardamom and garnished with cashew nuts. Jaggery as I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit...
by Veg Inspirations on Jan 22, 2013

Pear and Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Danish

This is a very quick and easy treat to make that tastes heavenly. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed 3-4 pears, peeled, cored and halved 4 tablespoons vegan chocolate hazelnut spread handful walnuts, toasted and ch...
by Vegalicious on Jan 17, 2013

Pear and Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Danish

This is a very quick and easy treat to make that tastes heavenly. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed 3-4 pears, peeled, cored and halved 4 tablespoons vegan chocolate hazelnut spread handful walnuts, toasted and ch...
by Vegalicious on Jan 17, 2013

Super simple Fruit cake with candied peel (Tutti Frutti Cake)

I was in college when I first tried my hand at baking. I remember even as a novice, baking was more fascinating than daunting and I enjoyed trying out new bakes in my small counter top oven. My mom... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Veg Inspirations on Jan 14, 2013

Banushi (Banana Sushi Bites)

These sushi inspired puff pastry bites with banana were lots of fun and tasted delicious. Harald came up with the idea and I had fun making them. Yield: 12 bites Ingredients: 4 bananas 3-4 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed 1 vegan chocolate bar...
by Vegalicious on Dec 12, 2012

Banushi (Banana Sushi Bites)

These sushi inspired puff pastry bites with banana were lots of fun and tasted delicious. Harald came up with the idea and I had fun making them. Yield: 12 bites Ingredients: 4 bananas 3-4 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed 1 vegan chocolate bar...
by Vegalicious on Dec 12, 2012

Easy Sheera (Quick Indian sweet made with semolina)

Sheera a simple sweet made with semolina, sugar, milk, saffron and cardamom. It is the Maharashtrian equivalent to the kesari made very similarly in Tamil cuisine, the kesaribath made in Kannada... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...
by Veg Inspirations on Dec 11, 2012

Baked Nut Filled Pears en Croute with Lemon Syrup

These lovely fresh pears were cored, then filled with a ground almond and cinnamon mixture. Wrapped with vegan puff pastry and baked (= en croute). Served with a light lemon sauce, they were lovely on a chilly day. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 pe...
by Vegalicious on Dec 3, 2012

Baked Nut Filled Pears en Croute with Lemon Syrup

These lovely fresh pears were cored, then filled with a ground almond and cinnamon mixture. Wrapped with vegan puff pastry and baked (= en croute). Served with a light lemon sauce, they were lovely on a chilly day. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 pe...
by Vegalicious on Dec 3, 2012

Reindeer Bread

Ingredients:1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 cup pumpkin puree 6 ounces semi-s...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Nov 29, 2012

Almond Cinnamon Icebox Cookies

Ingredients:1 1/2 cups butter, softened1 cup sugar1 cup packed brown sugar3 eggs4 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup finely chopped almonds2 (2.45 ounce) packages whole unblanched almonds*Instructions:Crea...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Nov 21, 2012

Candied Apples

Ingredients:2 cup granulated sugar2 cup corn syrup1/3 cup cinnamon candy1 cup water3/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon vanilla1/4 teapoon cloves3/4 teasppon red food coloring6 of your favorite type of apple, roughly medium in size  wooden skewers...
by Under Garlic and Onion on Nov 19, 2012


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