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Passion Fruit Chiffon Cake

Passion Fruit Chiffon Cake

It’s only May and I’m already in full summer mode with recent posts about ice cream and tropical desserts. I attribute it in part to the fact that we had a very wet winter in Southern California this year and I’m simply ready for summer, but the truth is that tropical fruit flavors are simply some of my favorites and I’m happy to eat them ... Read More »

How to Make Goth Ice Cream at Home

How to Make Goth Ice Cream at Home

If you spend any time on social media, you’ve probably heard of the goth ice cream trend. The ice cream is black – hence the “goth” idea – and contrasts with the colorful unicorn and mermaid treats that have been brightening up people’s feeds for the past few months. Unlike most of its colorful counterparts, this “goth” ice cream is not made with food coloring. ... Read More »

Vanilla, Pistachio and Strawberry Mini Loaf Cakes

Vanilla, Pistachio and Strawberry Mini Loaf Cakes

Mini loaf cakes are a little bit cuter than their full-size counterparts, but they offer a few other advantages, as well. For instance, they bake a little bit more quickly, saving you time in the kitchen, and can be better for sharing. Even though the quantity of batter is the same in a batch of mini loaf cakes as it is in a full sized ... Read More »

Li Hing Mui Sugar Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Li Hing Mui Sugar Cookies with Macadamia Nuts

Li hing mui is a salted, dried plum that has delivers sweet, sour and savory flavors all in one. A powdered form is frequently found in Hawaii, where it is sprinkled on top of sweets like shave ice, pineapples and gummy candy. Just as salty and sweet is a good combination in most desserts, the li hing mui powder not only accentuates the sweet flavors ... Read More »

Jamaica-Infused Tequila Margaritas

Jamaica-Infused Tequila Margaritas

Margaritas are great drinks for a party and this particular recipe will turn a lot more heads than a traditional batch. These Jamaica-Infused Tequila Margaritas are made with my jamaica-infused tequila, which was inspired by one of my favorite types of agua fresca. The tequilas steeped with dried hibiscus flowers, which give it a unique flavor that is both sweet-tart and floral. The hibiscus needs ... Read More »

Tres Leches Bread Pudding

Tres Leches Bread Pudding

Tres leches cake  is a sponge cake that is coaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. Despite the soaking, the cake base is sturdy enough to hold up without falling apart, which means that the finished cake is extremely moist and yet not soggy. The combination of milks also gives the cake a very distinctive flavor and I ... Read More »

How to Make Jamaica-Infused Tequila

How to Make Jamaica-Infused Tequila

Jamaica agua fresca is one of the most popular – and most delicious – drinks that you’re likely to find at a Mexican restaurant. The beverage is made using dried red hibiscus flowers – jamaica, in Spanish – that are cooked with water and sugar to extract their flavor.  In addition to the agua fresca, many of my favorite Mexican restaurants offer jamaica margaritas, made ... Read More »

Caramelized White Chocolate & Cherry Ice Cream

Caramelized White Chocolate & Cherry Ice Cream

The other day, I stopped in to Salt and Straw, a popular ice creamery, and tasted one of their seasonal flavors: Caramelized White Chocolate & Strawberry. The ice cream was absolutely delicious, but it also made me realize that white chocolate is a lot more versatile than I thought. White chocolate is made up primarily of cocoa butter, milk and sugar, usually with some vanilla ... Read More »

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