All posts tagged: Dessert

Earl Grey Belgian Waffles

These waffles. They’re everything. After trying countless waffle recipes out there, I have finally developed one that I am truly in love with. No joke, I have made these over and OVER again. It’s not a perfect waffle if you don’t get those light crispy edges with a soft fluffy interior. But I am finally proud to say this recipe combines the best of both worlds. The secret? Fluffy beaten egg whites.   Yield: 4 waffles Ingredients: 1 cup flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/8 cup sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1 egg 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or coconut oil) 1 earl grey tea bag + 1 cup milk 1/4 tsp vanilla Directions: Microwave milk for 1 minute. Steep tea bag in milk for at least 10 minutes. Let milk cool. Combine dry ingredients together in a small bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Combine egg yolk, earl grey infused milk, oil, vanilla and mix in a separate large mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients into wet mixture. …

Blueberry Almond Muffins

This is a rather interesting post because it is my first time not laying hands on my own computer to write a recipe on my blog. My computer crashed a week ago so it’s been quite inconvenient to do any blogging let alone the other million things I got to do on the web. My cell-phone has been my best friend these days although I’m starting to get real tired of staring at a tiny screen for long periods of time. So here I am, using my dad’s antique computer to type this recipe out for you. These are probably the most amazing blueberry muffins I ever made. They’re moist, flavorful and above all, delicious. If you’re not a big fan of almond milk, you can always substitute it with normal cow’s milk. It works just as good.   Yield: 12 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 1/3 cup grapeseed oil (canola, corn oil works) 1 egg 1/2 cup almond milk 1 tsp …

Zebra Banana Bread

Check out this mesmerizing zebra banana loaf I made just last week! I was thinking how I could make my usual banana bread look a little more exciting so I decided to use my simple banana bread recipe and create some wicked patterns out of it. Zebra? Leopard? Whirlwind? I don’t know! Make your own designs and interpret it for yourself! The best part is that it only takes an extra 2 minutes of your time to create these swirly effects so I definitely think it’s worth it! Simple, creative, delicious and time-friendly. Wow your family and friends with this amazing bread this week! Yield: 1 loaf Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil (vegetable, canola, grape-seed all work great!) 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup milk (or almond milk) 1 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional) 1/8 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup milk chocolate (chocolate chips/bars all work great), melted Directions: Preheat oven to 325F. Grease or line loaf pan with parchment. …

Nutella Bun Rolls

These are exactly what the name suggests – cinnamon bun rolls but Nutella filled instead! It’s essentially a really soft bread made with yeast wrapped around Nutella and nuts. On top of all of that, you get a vanilla glaze with added Bailey’s. If you got one of those bottles sitting at home like me, try it out! You’ll thank me for it. These Nutella Bun Rolls are definitely a real treat to indulge in whether you’re making it for yourself, your family, or a party this weekend! Yield: 12 bun rolls Ingredients: Dough 1/2 cup warm milk 1 1/8 tsp yeast 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup melted butter 1 tsp salt 1 large egg 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour + a little for handling Filling 1/4 cup Nutella 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds all are great!) Vanilla Glaze (with added Bailey’s) 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla extract 2-3 tbsp Bailey’s (or milk) Directions: Add yeast and sugar to warm milk in a large bowl. …

Matcha Bun Rolls

If there’s such thing as cinnamon rolls, can’t there be matcha bun rolls too? Being the spontaneous me, I wanted to satisfy my cinnamon roll craving by baking some the other day, but unfortunately I did not have cinnamon at home. So I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be amazing if I substituted cinnamon for matcha?!?! And of course, two minutes later, I was in the kitchen preparing dough. (First time baking with yeast, babyyy!) These buns turned out just what I wanted – beautiful, soft, and delicious. I really wouldn’t turn to another dough recipe! And if you wanna be extra fancy, top it off with a generous layer of matcha glaze for a real treat!   Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout.   Yield: 12 bun rolls Ingredients: Dough 1/2 cup warm milk 1 1/8 tsp yeast 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup melted butter 1 tsp salt 1 large egg 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour + a little for handling Filling 1/4 cup butter, softened …

Lavender Earl Grey Cake

Cake cake cake cake cake! This recipe is a little longer and requires more effort than other recipes that are up on my blog, but it definitely is worth a try because who doesn’t like cake infused with lavender and earl grey tea aroma? Yield: 4’x8’ cake Ingredients Earl Grey Lavender Cake: 7/8 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cup sugar 3 eggs 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1 tbsp earl grey tea, finely ground 1/2 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 200 mL milk 2 tbsp early grey tea and 1 tbsp culinary lavender Lavender Buttercream: 3 cups icing sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 tbsp milk 1 tsp culinary lavender Few drops purple food colouring Garnish: ½ cup shredded coconut Zest of 1 lemon Sprinkle of earl grey tea leaves   Directions Earl Grey Lavender Cake Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9’x9’ square pan. In a small sauce pan, steep the earl grey tea and culinary lavender in the milk over medium heat. Once milk …

Matcha Crepes

It’s almost Christmas and while many of you are already doing your Christmas shopping, I’m still stuck here studying for my final exams. And of course, being the crazy foodie that I am, that’s when I decided to make these beautiful Christmas-themed crepes to cheer me up a little AND to immerse myself in the mood of this joyful season. Help yourself and your loved ones by making this delicious French-Japanese inspired dessert. Then, top it off with your favorite fruits and toppings! Yield: 12 crepes Ingredients: 2 eggs 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup water 1 cup flour 3 tbsp melted butter 2.5 tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp matcha + 3 tbsp water (mixed until no clumps) Toppings: raspberries, bananas, whipped cream, maple syrup   Save 15% OFF all Matchaeologist products when you use code: TASTEOFRAINE at checkout.     Directions: Blend all ingredients, pulsing for 10 seconds. Place batter in fridge for around 1 hour. Heat a non-stick pan brushed with a smear of butter on low heat. Using a ladle, spoon …

Banana Bread

This simple-to-make banana bread is nothing short of delicious, moist and flavorful. I absolutely love making banana bread because it’s fast, easy, cost-efficient, and only involves several ingredients. It’s perfect for breakfast the next day too! Everybody hates wasting food, especially when you got to throw away your favourite snacks. So I’d say bananas are a miracle in itself. Just when they turn all brown and mushy gushy, it is the prime time to transform those imperfect babies into a perfect loaf of banana bread!   Yield: 1 loaf of banana bread   Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil (vegetable, canola, grape-seed all work great!) 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup milk (or almond milk) 1 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)   Directions: Preheat oven to 325F. Grease or line loaf pan with parchment. Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl. In a large bowl, mix mashed bananas, eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar, and milk. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Gently …