Saturday, 17 October 2009

Sweet Treats

Today I join
Small Talk Six!, a Saturday meme on Mom Blogs at Momdot. KARENC, the host says, "since weekends are generally a little slower around the blogosphere, we thought this would be a great way to have a quick, fun, interactive meme.... You can respond to each topic with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, or 6 photos."

STS topics really are very interesting. I relate with most. I've been wanting to join so join now I do. This Saturday's topic is 6 of your favorite sweet treats in the whole world. Blimey, I got lots but I'll stick to the rule of course, and here are my fave sweets:

1. leche flan (custard)
* I love the brownish version

2. moist fruit cake
* If it comes from Shangri-La, it's heaven

3. durian almond icecream
* The smell of durian is controversial, but when it becomes icecream, especially when it's made by Bonito (Italian), it's addicting. (just a personal opinion)

4. macaroon
*I like it a bit dark on top :)

5. crumpet
* I instantly fell in love with this English delight the first time I ate it. Perhaps eating it in the shadow of that Lake District castle added to the yummy magic

6. halo-halo with a scoop of purple yam icecream
~ (halo, tagalog word for mix) is a popular filipino dessert. It's a mixture of shaved ice, condensed or evaporated milk and a wide variety of ingredients. There's no specific recipe for this dessert, but I love the one with plenty of sugar palm fruit, macapuno (freak coconut), tapioca pearls, avocado, candied jackfruit, roasted pinipig (pounded immature rice)

"This dessert exemplifies the "east-meets-west" culture of the Filipinos, with the ingredients used coming from a wide variety of influences (to cite some examples: red mung beans which are from the Chinese, garbanzos from the Indians, leche flan from the Spaniards, and shaved ice itself, which was introduced to the islands by the Americans." (source)



lisa@gardenofmany said...

Great list , hope you have a great weekend !

Thom said...

OMG No. 6 I want some :) Great list :)

I am Harriet said...

Yum- you've got good taste.

Have a great Saturday!

Sarah said...

great list!! happy Saturday!

Daenel said...

Delish list! Have a Happy Saturday!

Tammy said...

I like macaroon's too. Yummy.

Lucy said...

Nice to meet you too. The crumpets and back droup sound so nice.

elliej said...

Another interesting list. Crumpets sound YUMMY.

simply_unique said...

Great list!! Have a great weekend!!

Hazel said...

Lisa, thanks, and thanks for being the first visitor on this post

Help yourself, Thom. Or will I send it via email? :-)

Tammy, we got the same taste there :-)

simply unique, thanks, you too.

Lucy and elliej, i do love crumpets

Harriet, Sarah, Daenel, happy yummy Saturday to you too