Fruit Crumble with Coconut Topping

It’s the time of the year again – apple picking, abundance berries in the market and fresh cranberries has started popping in the store shelves.  While the weather it is getting cooler, I am starting to bake again – the spices and the baking aroma will fill the house and of course it will make…

Chocolate Strawberry Meringue Bars

When I say Chocolate Strawberry Meringue bars, yes it has 3 layers on top of a chocolate cookie base.  I went through many sites looking for a cookie bar recipe but I was not so tempted of the different ingredients that was used in cookie bars.  A lot of the cookie bars call for condensed…

Walnut Cake

I have to say, this is one of the best cakes I have ever made.  It does not require any butter or baking powder.  So the egg whites that is beaten to a frothy consistency make this cake looks as if it has risen when baked.  The cake is very dense but soft.      …

Pineapple Zucchini Cake with dried Cranberries

Who can resist a tropical pineapple flavor pared with cranberries and walnuts.  The original recipe called for shredded carrots.  I have made carrot cakes and Indian carrot sweets which had a “carroty” flavor and taste which I am not a fan of.  So I was looking for a twist and thought why not zucchini since…

Apple Blueberry Crumble

I found this recipe on the WebMD website which is very healthy and totally vegan.  You can replace blueberries with other fruits such as raspberries, blackberries or even apricots etc.  Chopped almonds gives additional flavor and richness to the topping. Ingredients: 1 cup finely chopped green apple 1 ½ cups blueberries 1 tablespoon castor sugar…

Mini Phyllo Cup Cheese Cake with Hazelnut frosting

  Ingredients: 4 oz semi sweet chocolate broken into pieces 1 teaspoon butter 30 (2 packages) baked miniature phyllo shells ( 1 1/2 inch shells) 6 oz cream cheese room temperature 4 tablespoons sour cream 4 tablespoons powdered sugar 2 teaspoons raspberry extract 2 teaspoons milk To decorate red writing gel and Chocolate Hazelnut frosting…

Pumpkin Pudding with Walnut Topping

Ingredients: Butter for greasing 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 egg whites 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1-2 tablespoons walnuts chopped 1 teaspoon butter softened 1 teaspoon brown sugar Method: Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease about 4 custard cups and set aside (it depends on the size of…

Cardamom Scented Apple Crumble

Ingredients: 2 green (granny smith) apples 1 1/2 cups blackberries 1/4 cup light brown sugar zest and juice of one orange Butter for greasing For topping: 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup slivered almonds crushed 2 tablespoons cold butter 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds Pinch of salt   Method: Preheat…

Coconut-Passion Fruit Chia Pudding

Last week when I went to buy lunch in one of the deli’s I saw this pudding – Chia Seed Coconut Passion fruit pudding.  I bought it and when I tried, it was heaven.  Immediately I thought I should make this myself.  So I got the fresh passion fruits and made it with trial and…

Minced Fruit Pies

Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners (powered) sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 5 oz cold butter cut into pieces 1/2 teaspoon orange essence 4 tablespoons iced water 1 1/2 cups minced fruits (mincemeat) 1 egg lightly beaten powdered sugar for dusting Method: Sift flour, sugar, and cinnamon into a large bowl Rub…