Category Archives: Desserts

Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is the go-to chocolate muffin recipe you’ve been searching for. Made from a moist and vanilla-scented batter, packed with bursts of chocolate chips and baked until golden-brown. 

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I’m in Germany now! My hands actually feel numb while typing this, because I’m not used to this cool weather. Yesterday my dad and I landed in Frankfurt at 6 am in the morning after a long long flight. Then we took a shuttle bus for an hour to Heidelberg. Let me tell you, this city is beautiful. We were at the center of the old town yesterday, looking at the famous bridge that crosses the Neckar and the castle ruins. I wish I could tell you how gorgeous everything is, the city is so romantic and picturesque due to its riverside location. I actually stood there on the bridge and let out a long sigh because I hadn’t seen landscape this pretty in a while now.

Then we explored the city’s main road, the Hauptstra├če, which was so long it seemed like it would never end. There were countless shops I’d never seen before, I’m so excited to see when they open (it was a Sunday). We had lunch at a Thai restaurant. The portions were so so huge! After that my dad and I took a tram around the city. This was so new to me, especially because of my background in Thailand. The busses and trams are always on time here, it’s crazy. I’ll keep you all updated when the shops and everything opens again.

In the afternoon my dad and I took a tram to go see the apartment I’ll be living in. Only one of my roommates was there, but she’s amazing (Hi Christina!). I measured my bedroom so that I can buy furniture at IKEA as soon as I have time. The kitchen in the apartment is perfect. My roommates have everything. Even a waffle maker! Am I not the luckiest girl in the world? ­čÖé  I can’t’ wait to be creating again! 

Before I left Thailand to come to Germany, my mother came up with the idea to give some of my relatives and teachers a goodbye present. We were thinking about what this perfect gift should be for weeks, but we couldn’t come up with something that was really genuine and sweet. So I thought I’d bake them all muffins, I mean, who doesn’t like muffins? Or better yet, chocolate chip muffins. They’re perfect to pack into little gift boxes, still taste great after a few days and are easy to make in big batches. 

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Bursting with fresh blueberries and delicately soft with a fluffy, airy texture, these blueberry muffins are quick and easy to whip up. They happen to be vegan too. 

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 A while ago I challenged myself to come up with a recipe for vegan blueberry muffins. 

The first batch of (banana) blueberry muffins were just BAD. It was a mistake on my part to use frozen blueberries, because they just bled into the batter as soon as I added them and the result was greenish-blue muffins. Also the texture of the muffins was way too moist, soggy even. The muffins didn’t rise at all and stayed flat until the end. It was sad. 

For the second batch of muffins I adjusted the recipe and omitted the bananas, added more flour and less liquid. I didn’t think it was possible to make muffins that were worse than the first batch, but somehow it happened. These muffins turned out super dense, dry and hard as rock. They also had a gummy rubber-like texture, and wouldn’t even peel from the paper liners. That was sad too.

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Thai Black Rice Pudding

This is a traditional Thai dessert: luscious black rice pudding drizzled with coconut milk. Vegan and gluten-free, sweet and creamy, this is a great dessert for everyone.

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You know how much I like desserts right? There was nothing I wanted more after a long day at school than to come back home with something sweet waiting for me on the dining table. If there wasn’t, I would search through the fridge to find a little piece of chocolate or candy or anything really, to give me some energy.

Yes, school is very tiring.

I also loved sneaking in a piece of sweet into school exams, pretended to cough and stuff that thing inside my mouth. 

But I was born in Thailand and I didn’t grow up with desserts like cupcakes, chocolate or ice-cream. Not that I don’t like them, but coming home to a bowl of traditional Thai dessert made by my mom always made me feel like the luckiest kid on earth. I would drop my backpack instantly, go grab a spoon and just dig in. My mom makes a lot of Thai desserts, and one of my favorites would be coconut black rice pudding. My dad also loves it, there’s nothing he wouldn’t eat that has coconut milk in it.  Continue reading

Apple Upside-Down Cake

This is a healthier spin on a classic dessert, but it does not dissapoint. Soft and airy cinnamon vegan cake with sweet thin apple slices and sprinkles of icing sugar, this cake is a family favorite! 

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Today is my birthday (yay!), but it is also Mother’s Day in Thailand. I woke up early and happy this morning, determined to make a nice dessert for my whole family, especially my mom. I know she loves apple crumble cake. So I searched the fridge and was happy to find a bag of apples. We didn’t have any butter, and I almost gave up the idea of making an apple cake for my mom, but then I decided to make one without any crumble. 

Now what’s a better way to top my cake than with soft, caramelized apple slices? I’d made pineapple upside-down cake before, so I experimented with apples today. I peeled two apples and chopped them into thin slices. Then I combined my apple slices with a tablespoon of brown sugar, and set that aside while I made my vegan cinnamon cake. Continue reading