Archive | Desserts & Sweets

Easy-to-Make Sweet Treat: Candied Orange Peels (Mut Vo Cam) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Candied Orange Peels (Mut Vo Cam)

Candied Orange Peels are confections that are a tantalizing combination of sweet and bitter. Orange peels definitely have a bite but when combined with a sugar syrup, the pairing works amazingly well. It’s a decadent sweet treat that is all-natural with just 2 ingredients: fresh oranges and sugar. Did you know orange peels have lots of vitamins and minerals like calcium, […]

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A Popular Vietnamese Sweet Treat: Cassava Cake (Banh Khoai Mi Nuong) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Cassava Cake (Banh Khoai Mi Nuong)

Deliciously starchy cassava (yuca or manioc) is combined with creamy coconut milk and fragrant mung bean to make this scrumptious sweet treat. My recipe makes a simple batter that when baked yields a golden cake that is moist, slightly chewy and just sweet enough. Cut the cake into small pieces and enjoy as finger-food. It makes a perfect little snack or a […]

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Better than store-bought! Wow your family and friends by making these Mooncakes with Salted Egg Yolks | runawayrice.com

Mooncakes with Mung Bean and Salted Egg Yolks (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong Nhan Dau Xanh Trung Muoi)

These beautiful mooncakes have a subtly sweet pastry dough filled with sweet mung bean and salted egg yolk. The contrasting textures and tastes of the delicate pastry, sweet mung bean and savory egg yolk is simply mouth-watering and such a delicious treat. Making these exquisite pastries at home is not difficult and I really recommend you give it a try. You’re going to have a […]

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Icy Cold and Refreshing Agar Agar Jelly and Mock Pomegranate Seeds Dessert (Che Suong Sa Hot Luu) | recipe from runawayrice.com

Agar Agar and Mock Pomegranate Seeds Dessert (Che Suong Sa Hot Luu)

This popular chilled Vietnamese dessert with slivers of refreshing agar agar jelly, deliciously chewy mock pomegranate seeds, sweet mashed mung bean, creamy coconut milk and sweet syrup infused with Pandan aroma is full of amazing flavor and unique textures. Nothing is more refreshing than enjoying a big bowl or mug of this icy sweet treat on a hot summer day […]

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Hot and Crispy Pandan Waffles (Banh Kep)--This recipe is super easy! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Pandan Waffles (Banh Kep La Dua)

These Pandan Waffles are far from ordinary! Made from a batter using creamy coconut milk and fragrant Pandan flavoring, the waffles are cooked until golden brown. They are deliciously crispy on the outside, soft and slightly chewy on the inside and perfectly sweet. Make these amazing Pandan waffles and enjoy them as a snack any time! Notes on […]

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Coconut Macaroons-the easiest cookies to make! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Coconut Macaroons (Banh Dua)

Just a few pantry staples and fresh eggs are all that is needed to make these delicious drop cookies loaded with coconut flakes. This recipe is not overly sweet and has a splash of lime juice which gives the cookies a hint of tartness and lovely citrusy aroma. Super easy to make, you can whip up a batch of these tasty treats in […]

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Orange Chiffon Cake with Edible Flowers--Serve it at your next tea party! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Orange Chiffon Cake with Edible Flowers

Just in time for Spring, this recipe for Orange Chiffon Cake with Edible Flowers is both scrumptious and gorgeous. Fragrant with the essence of fresh oranges, the cake is moist and super fluffy. The crumb coating is delicate and combined with the edible flowers gives the cake a casual and earthy note which makes it perfect for casual dining or get-togethers. Make this cake for your next springtime […]

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Indulge your special someone with decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting | recipe from runawayrice.com

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

With gorgeous red color, these super-moist and fluffy Red Velvet Cupcakes topped with luscious swirls of a cream cheese frosting are simply delicious. This recipe is just in time for Valentine’s Day and making these scrumptious cupcakes is the perfect way to pamper your special someone with a decadent, sweet treat.  After all, who doesn’t love cupcakes?! 🙂 Notes on […]

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Chocolate Flan Cake--Sweet, Rich and Decadent, it's a slice of heaven! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chocolate Flan Cake

This luscious Chocolate Flan Cake is a truly unique dessert–the first is a hybrid of silky flan and creamy cheesecake.  The second layer is a rich and dense chocolate cake, almost like a brownie.  The combination of the two layers with the caramel sauce on top is a cake that is decadent, creamy and every sugar addict’s dream.  With the […]

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The ultimate finger food! These are such yummy little treats.

Steamed Layer Cake (Banh Da Lon)

Mildly sweet with a chewy and sticky texture, this scrumptious steamed layer cake is a popular sweet treat that can be found in almost every Vietnamese bakery and grocery store.  The cake has such visual appeal with its vivid green and yellow layers and if you’ve ever wondered how this cake is made, wonder no more friends!  This post takes you […]

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