Swee always submits the most beautiful dishes - carefully crafted and full of delicate, balanced flavors. This cake is no exception.
I'll admit that I had to Google "dacquoise," which is a layered cake, usually served chilled and accompanied by fruit. A very fitting definition for this dessert. Swee's layers of coconut-lime cake are intermingled with mango gelee, passionfruit and mango bavarian cream and lemongrass bavarian cream. Then, the whole thing is topped with white chocolate ganache.
You're supposed to chill this beauty for 3-6 hours before serving, but if you're anything like me you're already contemplating how to take a bite!
Gingersnaps are one of those classic Christmas cookies that will never go out of style. They are also easy to dress up with icings and fillings like Christina's yummy cinnamon cream. The sweetness of the filling complements the spiciness of the ginger, and if you make these the day before, "the cookies will soften and the flavors will mingle, making them even more irresistible!"
Sometimes a picture says it all. Look at the amaretto-vanilla glaze on these amazing lebkuchen from Jessica - she describes them as "a comforting German Christmas cookie that will put anyone in the holiday spirit!" Indeed!
Amazingly sophisticated cookies from La Kocinera - she shares the classic recipe as well as step-by-step instructions. I love the way she describes them: "Sparkling like the lights on a tree, Linzer Cookies are the perfect treat for Christmas."
There's something very festive about Indian chai tea, and it's so wonderful to see this sweet aromatic spice mix popping up in baked goods: "Chai Tea meets Gingerbread in these scrumptious, soft, spicy bars." Yum!