All posts tagged: cakes and desserts

Tea Party With The Girls

I love a tea party – where a group of friends get together on a Saturday mid-afternoon for tea and goodies. You know, a collection of cakes and pastries everyone brings to the gathering. My mother, her sisters, and even sister’s in law hosted a tea-party in rotation. Each month we would get dressed up and haul our baked goods to someone’s house and have tea. You can imagine how happy I was as a child tasting every sweet cake or cookie while sipping on tea. In case you host a similar gathering – or even just need to bring a cake to a bridal shower or the one for baby – here’s a cool recipe I recommend: INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature 3 tablespoons vegetable (or canola) oil 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar pinch orange zest (just a little) 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup almond flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries …

dessert: lemon and ricotta cheesecake

One of the disadvantages of eating way way way too healthy is avoiding desserts rich in sugar and calories, even butter, for sure processed flour and whatever other ingredients you can think of, not worth packing on the pounds. But in the midst of all the stress of eating right, a girl can’t help but crave dessert here and there. This recipe which I found here, I’d like to believe is border-line okay to eat, in moderation of course (well, in my case, just a spoonful or two) and it is delicious and if done correctly, a good choice to take to a party, where you’ve been asked to bring dessert – and even if you aren’t asked to bring anything. 🙂 Ingredients {you have to click here to get a step-by-step visual} 3 lbs ricotta, fresh or not 1 tablespoon butter, softened 1/4 cup grated or smashed cookie of choice, Jules Detrooper butter waffles are so good 1 teaspoon plus 1 1/2 cups sugar 6 large eggs 1 cup mascarpone 2 teaspoons vanilla extract …

how do you make your cake?

I love cupcakes and occasionally a slice of cake and although I consume either in moderation, I often wonder what is the best fat to add to my recipe.  Just to clarify the confusion, I am referring to butter, oil, shortening or margarine. It was interesting, when I came across this amazing blog and while scrolling through the contents, I found  the answer or perhaps not. You be the judge and please do share  – how do you make your cake? {Click here for photo and article credit}