Tag: desserts

Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 9 rolls; 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches, each Pssst! Have you heard about the perfect cinnamon rolls? You know. Sticky bottoms swathed in melted butter and fused together with treacly cinnamon-sugar? Golden-brown crusty tops scored by pale intersections where the rolls are standing cheek to cheek? Tender, just-about-baked-fluffiness all along the coiled length […]

Brown Butter Wedding Cake

Makes a 3-tiered, stacked mini wedding cake. Usually a feature of Christian nuptials, today, the cutting of the wedding cake is a part of popular wedding culture, irrespective of faith. We got married in 2016, way before the world changed. Back then, we chose a bitchin’ Star Wars themed cake, over the traditional white wedding […]

Mmmmango Cupcakes

Makes 12 standard-sized cupcakes. If you grew up in India, you may have squandered all your lunch money on Mango Duet or Mango Zap creamsicles. Vanilla ice cream coated with frozen mango pulp? Yes please! That’s what this dessert tastes like, only better! We baked 48 cupcakes before we were finally happy with the recipe! […]

Baked Mango Cheesecake

Makes one 8 inch round cake. Since it’s so hot here, attempts to whip up a delicious no-bake mango cheesecake were made. But after countless taste tests, our palates have come to a conclusion. No matter how well-set or cold – unbaked cheesecake tastes like mousse and is never as good as its baked counterpart. […]

Raspberry Lemon Tartlets

Makes 30 x 2 ½ inch tartlets Whoever invented lemon curd should be awarded a Nobel peace prize. That stuff can neutralize all sorts of heat, from fiery tempers to soaring Summer temperatures. Nestled in palm-sized short crust pastry shells and topped with fresh, dried, and freeze-dried raspberries, as well as mini meringues, this lemony […]

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Makes one 8 inch cake. If you love a good flan or crème caramel, this effortless dessert is right up your alley. Those seeking the real deal—truth be told—this one’s more custard than cheesecake. In fact, with its silky texture, mellow vanilla notes, and bitter-sweet top, you’ll feel like you’re eating a firmly set crème […]

Lemon Trio Cupcakes

Makes 12 standard sized cupcakes. These aren’t just lemon cupcakes; they’re a rhapsodic lemon treble. The sponge hums with juice and zest. The curd filling rouses with fresh chords of tartness. And the decoration rounds it off with a citrus cadence. For those of you who find American buttercream too sweet and cloying, here’s something […]

Fudgilicious Brownies

Makes 9 brownies; 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches, each.  Imagine the thikkkest, gooiest, chocolatiest brownies you’ve ever sunk your teeth into. Cakey brownies? Not on my watch. When I tasted these for the first time, I broke into a jig. The sort that’s really embarrassing. Throw out all your brownie recipes, this one’s a […]

Apple Frangipane Tart

Makes one 10-11 inch tart If you love French pastries, you’re going to fall hard for this dessert. Truth be told, even if you detest everything, you’ll love this. My husband once told me that he didn’t care for apple pie or marzipan. Imagine my horror. That’s until he tried this gloriousness, which brings together […]