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Desserts

How to Make the Delectable Filipino Sans Rival

For me, no other Filipino dessert screams sumptuous than sans rival. Layers of crispy cashew meringue wafers are sandwiched between French buttercream and topped with more roasted cashews. As a kid, we used to enjoy Sans Rival only on special occasions. Cashew nuts weren’t cheap; therefore Sans Rival was pricey. I remember we would order […]

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chilled white chooclate raspberry cheesecake
Desserts

How to Make White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Surprise your loved one with a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake this Valentine’s Day! Or on any other special occasion! Who doesn’t love a New York Style cheesecake? Rich, creamy and decidedly indulgent, New York cheesecakes occupy a place in my Top 5 favorite desserts. Every time I indulge in a slice (or two, don’t judge!) […]

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Christmas cookies (Sables)
Desserts

Edible Gifts: French Christmas Cookies (or Sablés)

These French Christmas Cookies are great gifts! They keep for a while too, if you can resist them! Who doesn’t love receiving gifts? The anticipation that comes with not knowing what is inside. Then as you tear open the wrapper, an enticing aroma comes out. It’s buttery and sweet. You get a slight whiff of […]

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Homemade Marshmallow Fondant with Butter
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Homemade Marshmallow Fondant with Butter

Making homemade marshmallow fondant with butter (MMF) is quite easy to do. I am making it with butter only because I don’t know if the shortening available in Germany or Switzerland is the same as Crisco (which is the only shortening I’ve ever used.) Also, butter is tastier than shortening and I always have butter […]

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One-bowl banana bread
Desserts

Best Banana Bread (The Only Recipe You Will Ever Need!)

Jump to Recipe We almost always have bananas at home. When they start getting spotted and too ripe I either cut them up and freeze in 1-banana portions for smoothies or future banana bread or make banana bread immediately.  Although, when the craving for banana bread hits, I’ve used bananas that are not over-ripe and […]

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ube cake with buttercream stripes
Desserts

Ube cake (Filipino Purple Yam Cake)

Ube cake is one of the most beloved Filipino cakes. It is made from ube, or purple yam. Purple yam is a tuber or root crop that is vivid purple, hence the name. Ube-flavored desserts are so popular in the Philippines and are currently making a splash in the US. It´s all over my Instagram […]

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