Banana fritters are street food in Vietnam, particularly in Saigon. Locals set up small stands and make these delicious street treats to order. Here I’ve taken the liberty of adding a sauce for dipping these delicious bites. It’s not traditional but it’s oh so good!
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Vietnamese food brings to mind fresh simple flavors, delicious spices, and many varieties of vegetables. However, there is also a strong French influence here so a French classic with a southeast Asian twist is a lovely, light dessert! Lemongrass mousse is a perfect finishing touch!
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Fruit tarts grace the windows of pastry shops around the world, only the fruits change. These tropical fruit tarts build on recipes we’ve already mastered to create a light, flavorful dessert with a wonderful tropical flair. The components can be made well in advance and then assembled when it’s time to eat!
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By the time you read this post about lemon custard cakes I will be on my way to Vietnam for 3 months so bakeitfab will take a decidedly tropical turn for the next several weeks! Fruits and flavors of the region such as passion fruit, lemongrass, and cinnamon will be front and center and lighter, fresher desserts suited to a tropical climate will be featured. (Fits in pretty well with eating a bit healthier for the new year too!)
This recipe for lemon custard cakes is a great way to start. Light and tangy, lemon custard cakes are a great dessert when you want something sweet but not too heavy. These lovely, souffle like creations are great straight out of the oven or at room temperature.
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