Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Strawberry Buttercream

 Yes, Buttercream doesn't always turn out perfect.. Sometimes it could be the slightest bit curdled or maybe it turned out a bit light. It doesnt have to be pretty, it just has to be yummy! :)  Anyways I got this recipe from Addapinch.com, but I added a slight variation to it. And it turned really good!


1 cup of butter (unsalted)
4 cups of powdered sugar (sifted)
4-8 tablespoons of strawberry preserves
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons whole milk 


1. Cream the butter with the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time.  After each cup, add 1 tablespoon of the preserves.After that add the vanilla extract and beat on high for 45 seconds.
2 After that, slowly add in the whole milk and beat until consistency is to its peak. Add a pinch of salt and beat for 10 seconds. Cover with plastic wrap and store for up to 3 days Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Traditional Sweets of Bangladesh

As many know, Bangladesh is a small country with a enormous heart filled to the brim with culture. And their desserts  prove it in every way :) Anyways, I was recently at a Bangladeshi " festival" and there was a table filled with all kinds of desserts from Bangladesh. 

This a dessert very common in Bangladesh,  but honestly, the name of this slipped from my mind. This is made from bread and is coated in powdered sugar. Inside it is soft and doughy. Its sugary flavor is definitely on the tongue's list of favorite. You must try this- you will be happy you did. :)

This is Shemai (Shei-my). It is made from sweet vermicelli noodles and is soaked in milk, sugar, and a handful of other ingredients. This is super simple and takes only a couple of minutes to make.

Now this, is the best thing I've ever tasted.  It is simply fabulous. Its called Boondheeya (Boond- eeya). It made of tiny balls of colorful dough soaked in a special syrup. It is juicy, flavorful, and a must-have.

This you guys, is classic. Just classic. This is called Fini. Its made of mainly milk (again) with some butter, sugar, etc. Its super duper simple and will be ready in no time!

Oh! I almost forgot. This here is by FAR, the most common dessert in all of South Asia. I'm probably gonna spell it wrong, but her it is: Roshagolla (Raw-sha-gowl-la). It is fantastic and everybody adores it. <3