I read an interesting story about Buko pie (Young Coconut) pie and that it originated from a city in my hometown of Laguna, Philippines.
Torte can mean a lot of things in baking…this particular Blueberry Torte–inspired from Food52 Kitchen Letters, is a blueberry pie translated onto a cheese-cake derivative but lighter and prettier. In essence, it’s really a no-bake cheesecake made fancy by name…
Family means everything to me…I have two boys–one is starting middle school in a couple of weeks, whilst the other remain at our former neighborhood to complete his studies in journalism.
Back in high school, my eldest boy Brendan did all of the baking. I’ve missed that since our move(s) without him. He would often bake at night, and when he did, we were all guaranteed an enjoyable treat.
Today I had the itch to fidget around my kitchen…and, by the same token, take care of my sweet tooth, as well. I mentioned ‘carrot cake’ to my hubby, and he sort of just cringed. He claims to not liking it. Our little guy won’t even acknowledge it.
Well today hubby and I ate in for lunch. I was in such a cooking mood since last night. For lunch I made pork chops & eggs, a real easy, delicious recipe that I will share soon. The best part however, was made last night and served for lunch today…A surprise dessert for hubby.
I can’t say that these are the best brownies I’ve ever made…because honestly, I don’t even consider myself a baker. However, it’s one of those afternoons when I am twirling my thumbs for something to do in the kitchen.
It is the simplicity of French food, or in this case, French dessert that makes it ideal for re-creating at home. Here’s my creation using my two favorite things, blueberries…and edible flowers. Bon Appétit…
“Tres leches” is Spanish for “three milks.” The cakes that bear this name are sponge cakes that are literally soaked in three types of milk: sweetened condensed, evaporated and half-and-half [for this recipe]. However, whole milk or heavy cream can also be used, depending on your preference. These cakes are also topped simply with a homemade sweetened whipped cream and maraschino cherries.