Articles Categorized in: Desserts

The Easiest Peach Strudel

The Easiest Peach Strudel

Layers of crispy puff pastry and a spiced peach filling.  This is the easiest peach strudel that you are going to find.   This is one of those recipes that it was almost a flop but in the end, it turned out really delicious. My first intention was to make a peach cobbler in an easy way using some ready-made pie crust. The only little problem is that I bought puff pastry by mistake. Yeaap, clumsy me. The worst is...
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Honey and Cinnamon Cookies

Honey and Cinnamon Cookies

It’s official… Christmas is here. And with the arrival of the season, cookies and hot chocolate are the stars of my winter craving. These honey and cinnamon cookies are one of the few crispy cookies that have caught my attention.     If you have a long time following The Cookware Geek, you will know that I cannot live without chewy cookies. But once in a blue moon, I want a change in my cookies and this recipe is a...
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Venezuelan Tres Leches Cake

Venezuelan Tres Leches Cake

A truly Venezuelan tres leches cake is something that changes your life. I’m not even exaggerating with this. To say that this spongy cake sogged in the most delicious milk cream is “good” is a major understatement.     You can tell that I’m beyond excited to show you this family recipe. My mom is well-known for her tres leches. It’s something that defines her. My friends always wanted to come to my home the day my mom was making...
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Venezuelan Rice Pudding “Arroz con Leche”

Venezuelan Rice Pudding “Arroz con Leche”

Rice pudding is a classic South American dessert that has its origins in Spain and came to us from the colony time. But every country has it owns version of this classic. Today, I’ll show you a truly Venezuelan rice pudding.     For me, food is way much more than a pretty picture an a brief moment of tasting yummy stuff. For me, food is a story of love. Really, love? — that sound like a cheesy soap opera...
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The Fudgiest Brownies Ever (Fudgy Brownies)

The Fudgiest Brownies Ever (Fudgy Brownies)

This is my Eureka moment. I’m just celebrating that I can get a full batch of fudgy brownies just as I love: extra chewy and gooey. The best fudgy brownies ever! (Not even exaggerating) Of course, I’ve made brownies before but none of them can be compared with these extra chocolatey brownies. These are special for me. Why? Do I have to explain? Just look at those pictures and tell me that you don’t want to lick the screen.  ...
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The Easiest Chewy Butter Cookies

The Easiest Chewy Butter Cookies

The vast majority of people usually enjoy a sweet and simple butter cookie (sugar cookie). However, not everyone likes cookies the same way. There’s generally a big split: those who like them crunchy and those who love them chewy. You could divide the world into these two kinds of people. I’m 100% team chewy. For me, a good cookie must be soft to be enjoyable.  But there is the dark side of people that like to feel pain in their...
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Creamy Pumpkin Cake (Venezuelan recipe)

Creamy Pumpkin Cake (Venezuelan recipe)

  I was waiting for a sad day when I extremely missed my mom to make this cake. It’s been officially one year without seeing her since I left Venezuela. I won’t make this long but if you are interested in knowing what is happening in Venezuela — and why there are many Venezuelans leaving their homeland — you can see this video. This is my mom’s’ signature cake, “La Torta de Auyama de Irma (my mom)” is well known...
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Ridiculously Easy Orange Cake

Ridiculously Easy Orange Cake

A blender. That’s all you will need to achieve this beautiful and aromatic orange cake. I call this the ultimate lifesaver cake when you urgently  need a cake for any meeting and that you forgot — I’ve been in that situation more times that I would like. This recipe is based on my Will’s grandmother’s. She is Portuguese and in Portugal orange cakes are serious business. She’s used to make this cake every sunday for family lunches. It’s the best...
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Delicious Peach “Quesillo” Venezuelan Pudding

Delicious Peach “Quesillo” Venezuelan Pudding

Venezuelan Gastronomy has a vast amount of sweet recipes. And the classic “quesillo” is in almost every birthday party along with the birthday cake. It is a kind of flan that is mainly composed of eggs and condensed milk. The final result is a lightweight flan that has small holes and looks like a cheese covered in a rich and dark caramel. For that reason is called “quesillo”, because in spanish “queso” means cheese, so this dessert would be “small...
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Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pastéis de nata)

Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pastéis de nata)

You can’t say that you visited Portugal, especially Lisbon, if you never ate a “pastel de nata” or “pastel de Belém”. This dessert is part of the gastronomy legacy of Portugal. The recipe was developed by the monks of the “Monasterio dos Jerónimos” in the XVIII century. This recipe hasn’t changed a bit through the years. My earliest memory of this sweet Portuguese specialty was the first day that I stepped on Portuguese soil. My boyfriend and I left the...
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