Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

Honey Cake … so decadent!

October 19, 2009

I caught the flu this week and have been drinking a lot of tea with honey. That got me thinking a lot about honey…and then honey cake. I have no idea why I had that specific craving espeically since I have never even had honey cake before. It just sounded really yummie. I quickly googled it and came across this recipe “Majestic and Moist Honey Cake” from SmittenKtichen.com.  I dragged myself to the grocery store and picked up all the ingredients. I love the fragrances and spices in it: Vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, coffee, orange juice, whiskey and of course honey! Turns out honey cake is traditionally eaten around Jewish New Year.

I thought baking would be quite time consuming but this didn’t take longer than an hour and half. Not bad for my first attempt and first baking experience in about 10 years! It’s sweeter than I expected and quite sticky… the next time I make this I’m going to reduce the sugar content by a cup or two.  It was so yummie when it came straight out of the oven piping hot! I can’t wait to have another slice tomorrow morning with a cup of tea.  Give it a shot!

Some of the Honey Cake Ingredients...but not all

Some of the Honey Cake Ingredients...but not all

Prepping the Mixture

Prepping the Mixture

Final honey cake mixture ready for baking

Final honey cake mixture ready for baking

Honey cake with toasted almonds straight out of the oven

Honey cake with toasted almonds straight out of the oven

My first slice ... yum!

My first slice ... yum!

Noosh e Jan!

Taleby ~ An Inventive new way to serve Melon!

August 27, 2009

Last night we were at Khaleh Parisa’s for dinner and the creative goddess that she is served us a really beautiful and inventive Melon dessert. It was spectacular to look at and we all stared at it for a while trying to figure out how she got the Jello to that! Yes that really is Jello on top of the melon! 

 

Yum!

Yum!

So here’s the secret…I feel guilty giving it away but I’m sure you would have figured it out eventually. She took the whole rounded melon and cut a small part of the top off so she could get in there and scoop out the seeds. Once she emptied out the seeds she peeled the skin and added the Jello mix and filled it to the top. To set the Jello she put the melon back in the fridge and once it was ready she cut it into 4 pieces. 

Remember it’s all in the presentation so add strawberries, blueberries around the plate for added flavor and variety and you’re done! Nice one Khaleh Parisa! : ) 

Noosh e Jan!