Sweets & Desserts Recipes

Sweet snacks and sweet meal enders. Brownies, blondies, cookie squares and cookie bars, cakes, cupcakes, pies, tarts, ice cream and sorbets... they are all in this section. If all that is not enough, there are microwave mug cakes and no-bake dessert subsections too.


I had dessert for breakfast today

It's been a long time since I had breakfast at the traditional breakfast hour. Although I've been getting up before noon these past couple of weeks, my taste buds remain on strike until after I've had my second cup of coffee, checked my email and mapped out the day's photo … [Read more...]


Butterscotch and chocolate fudge combo brownies

I first published my butterscotch and chocolate fudge combo brownies recipe in October 8, 2007. Seven years later, I've revised the recipe. I made two changes. First, I used a combination of brown and white sugar to make the butterscotch brownies lighter in texture and … [Read more...]


Churros cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting

To my mind, churros and the holidays are siblings. Twins, even. I associate freshly fried churros dipped in hot chocolate with nippy December mornings. I don't know why exactly. It can't be some long-buried childhood memory because we never had churros when I was a child. … [Read more...]


Sweet corn and tapioca pearls pudding

It's a Vietnamese sweet called che bap. In the Western world, it is categorized as a dessert pudding but it isn't exactly that. In the first place, dessert is a Western concept; so is pudding. For convenience sake and for lack of a better English translation, let's just call … [Read more...]


Floating island (île flottante)

The dessert derives its name from its appearance -- a mass of meringue, the island, floating in a sea of crème anglaise, a light vanilla custard of pouring consistency. Floating island is made with the simplest ingredients -- eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla -- and the basic … [Read more...]


No-bake Nutella and cream cheese dessert

It's like tiramisu with less coffee taste but with the addition of chocolate with hazelnut undertones (Nutella, what else?). No baking nor cooking required for this beautiful dessert. It's ready in 10 minutes but it really benefits from sitting in the fridge for a couple of … [Read more...]


Vanilla leche flan ice cream

The original plan was to bake brownie shells and serve the ice cream in them. So, I told Dexie, the feisty cook who also made ice cream over the holidays. But the oven was problematic and the cake shell baking pan was too large to fit into the turbo broiler. No brownie … [Read more...]