Picarones

Picarones

Picarones is Peruvian dessert that is commonly sold on the streets of Peru.  The squash and sweet potato are puréed and mixed into a dough, which is then deep fried into doughnuts, and served with a syrup made from molasses.  The flavor is so unique due to the squash and sweet poato, and its sweetness … Continue reading

Nutella Swirl Bundt Cake

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Tomorrow is Food Comas’ birthday! In honor of our 2nd year of fun food recipes and dining reviews, I decided to bake this awesome cake that involves some of my favorite ingredients: vanilla, sugar and nutella! My roommate and I have two big jars of nutella just sitting there waiting to be eaten, so I … Continue reading

Chirimoya Alegre (Happy Custard Apple)

Chirimoya Alegre - "Happy Custard Apple" dessert

Mark Twain once called the chirimoya “the most delicious fruit known to men” and I wholeheartedly agree.  On my most recent trip to Chile, I was able to taste the rich, velvety sweetness of a chirimoya for the first time.  Chirimoya, also spelled cherimoya, is a fruit native to the Andes and is grown throughout … Continue reading

Brown Butter Creamy Apple Pie

Brown Butter Creamy Apple Pie

My cousin Rose uses this recipe for a classic apple pie with a crumbly brown sugar streusel topping.  It is super easy to make (using a frozen pie crust helps) and deliciously creamy.  Enjoy with some homemade whip cream (or Redi-Whip) and serve with some vanilla ice cream… yum! Brown Butter Creamy Apple Pie (recipe … Continue reading

Crack Pie

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After my first taste of Crack Pie from Momofuku Milk Bar, I was determined to recreate the same delicious dessert for an office party. I  found a great recipe from Bon Appetit and I am happy to say my first attempt was a success! Not one slice left to take home :) The key to making … Continue reading

Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC

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When my sister Jen told me that I needed to try some crack pie, I looked at her like she was crazy. Wait, what kind of pie? You’re kidding, right? Then I took a bite… and another ..and now I’m hooked. Momofuku Milk Bar Chef/Owner: David Chang Pastry Chef: Christina Tosi Cuisine: Bakery, Dessert Price: small … Continue reading

Chocolate Cups with Berries & Homemade Whip Cream

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Originally for our blog’s first birthday, I had planned to make some cute mini cakes for the occasion. However, that plan was scrapped when I realized I had burnt them! =( I was seriously bummed… Naturally I wasn’t about to post any embarrassing pictures of charcoal-color bundt cakes. (Next time will be better, I promise!) … Continue reading

Red Velvet Cake Balls

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If you love red velvet cake, you’ve probably tried or at least heard of these amazing little desserts called cake balls. Essentially they are cake mixed with frosting, which are then rolled into 1-inch balls and dipped in chocolate candy. I first discovered these yummy treats at work, where my co-worker makes delicious red velvet … Continue reading

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

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I had some extra Kabocha squash (Japanese pumpkin) leftover from making my Creamy Kabocha Squash Risotto and so I went on the handy ingredient search engine on AllRecipes.com to figure out what to do with it.  I essentially had pumpkin puree leftover and an initial search resulted in many recipes for pumpkin pies, pumpkin smoothies, … Continue reading

Beignets from Cafe Du Monde

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When I visited New Orleans for the first time, I brought back a delicious souvenir — beignet mix from Cafe Du Monde! The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When my friends and I … Continue reading

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