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True Tres Leche

“Three-Milk Cake” has grown from a Hispanic restuarant phenomena to almost a commodity over the past twenty years.  You can now find it in mainstream restaurants that have never seen the far end of an enchilada.  Like most recipes of this sort, the roots are ill defined because with the popularity comes localized variations that have [...]

Blueberry Rhubarb Fool

Are you ready? Berry season will soon be upon us that means, among other things, pie season. Of course, berry season varies geographically.  If berries are not quite readily available in your area, try rhubarb, which probably is.
Few people have done little more than admire this oddity as you cruise by.  Like many of our [...]

Kluay Buat Chee - Bananas in Coconut Milk Dessert Recipe

The first time I went to Thailand, this dessert was presented at dinner that evening.  At the time it was served, I was a little taken back - I mean bananas and milk?  Then I tasted the sublime nature of the dish. Maybe it was the scenery.  Either way, amazing. 
One of the great things about Thai [...]

Ekmek Kadayifi - Turkish Palace Bread

Palace Bread
I have found this blissful dessert all over the middle east.  This recipe is adapted from Chef Ana Sortun’s Spice.  Try this once and it will be on your regular rotation.
 Ingredients:

 3 ¾ cups sugar
1 ¼ cups honey
1 Tablespoon rosewater
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 baguette, cut to four equal lengths, crust removed
1 cup mascarpone cheese
½ [...]

Kheer - Indian Rice Pudding

Rice pudding generally is one of my favorite deserts.  The Indian version, with cardamom and rosewater is heavenly.  I have tried many different versions of Kheer with varied results. This version, with time intensive, produces excellents results. 
Kheer - Indian Rice Pudding
Ingredients:
½ cup Basmati or medium grain rice
8 cups whole milk
4 green cardamom pods
1-1/4 cup sugar
2 [...]