All posts tagged: Dessert

Cheater’s Apple Pie with day old Rotis

I’ve always wondered why we refer to anything ‘easy’ as ‘as easy as apple pie’, when in reality making an apple pie isn’t all that easy? But now, I think I know why: they have been making and gobbling down my Cheater’s Apple Pies. In these pies, I cheat a little to get out of making the tedious pie crust with a day old dry roti slathered with almond butter. The dryness of the roti gives this crust a head start in the oven for crispy goodness as the almond butter gives it that yummy, nutty, butteriness that all pie crusts must have. It also is on sog-patrol to shield the roti from the juices from the apple mix. So what are you waiting for, try it and get to know why we refer to ‘easy’ as ‘as easy as apple pie’.  

A sudden afternoon: Caramel and Peanut Butter Choco-Pies with Sea Salt

Last evening I was chatting with M, a very dear friend who recently moved to Germany. During the course of the chat she sent me picture after picture of Easter eggs that she and her husband had spent the day painting by hand. They were beautiful, but strangely, all those pictures left me with a strong craving for something sweet. By the morning, the craving escalated to me wanting a very specific kind of sweet – the kind that you can taste and feel at the back of your throat even hours after you’ve devoured it. I wanted caramel. So while I thought about what to do about this craving and my next blog post, I put a can of condensed milk in a pot of boiling water . 2 hours later with the condensed milk having turned into golden brown caramel, I knew what I was going to do. I was going to make Caramel and Peanut Butter Choco-Pies with Sea Salt (inspired by Choco-pies, but nothing like them). My version was going to have a thick layer of caramel and chunky peanut butter (because nothing goes better together) …