The website allrecipes.com is a great site to visit when you need to use up a certain ingredient since there is a option to search recipes by ingredient. My sister and I bought a bundle of bananas last week and there were too many to finish before they began to spoil! So we decided to turn the remaining bananas into a simple, easy, and quick after dinner dessert! This recipe was by user BUTTERMEBREAD from allrecipes.com.
As with all dessert themed websites, it is not complete unless there is a recipe for macarons in the repertoire. Since the green tea powder I purchased had gained such a high popularity within my family, we decided that the macarons we bake should definitely be green tea flavored! The recipe we used was from ohsweetday.com by Fanny.
My sister had a party to attend on Wednesday and the requirement was that everyone had to bring in one dessert to share. We knew that her friends really enjoy brownies, but she didn’t want to just bring in some plain chocolate brownies. Instead, we made walnut chocolate chip brownies drizzled in thick chocolate ganache and topped off with some meringue frosting that was lightly toasted and some graham crackers on the side. The chocolate ganache recipe was made by user INGRIDEVOGEL and the brownie recipe was made by user Angie from the site allrecipes.com. These brownies were definitely not plain anymore!
Lemons are one of the most widely used of all citrus fruits. They are ideal for flavoring many foods and also provide health benefits for the consumer. Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and may also relieve dry mouth. My sister also enjoys the tart taste of lemons! So with this in mind, this week we decided to use a recipe from Cooking Classy by Jaclyn.
Matcha, which is fine powdered green tea, is not only a delicious ingredient to add to dessert recipes, but it also has many health benefits. Matcha contains a component called EGCG which as been used to prevent and treat a variety of cancers, including breast, stomach, and skin cancers. It has also been used for improving mental alertness, aiding in weight loss, lowering cholesterol levels, and protecting skin from sun damage. With so many health benefits, there is no reason to doubt that matcha is a very popular ingredient in many Asian countries. For that reason, and also because the slight bitterness of matcha compliments sweet desserts well, we decided to follow a recipe from Nami from Just One Cookbook for green tea cookies!
My sister recently got a Hello Kitty cupcake paper holder set as a gift. Since we also just ordered some Thai ice tea mix off of amazon.com, it was time to make some Thai ice tea flavored cupcakes! The recipe that we used for the cupcakes came from Bowen Close from Bowen Appétit, while the condensed milk swiss meringue buttercream recipe came form Eugenia Lee from Cake is the New Black.
I was at the international section of Wegman’s when I came upon some fresh roasted black sesame seeds. The seeds had an addicting aroma to them, and I knew that I had to use them for the next dessert recipe! For most meals, sesame seeds are used to flavor salty entrees, but its nutty flavor also goes well in cookies. For these cookies, we decided to use a recipe made by Nami from Just One Cookbook since the overall flavor of the cookies stay true to its Asian origins.