Dessert

Fruit Compote

Fruit Compote

This is an old recipe that I've changed and adapted over the years to accommodate what was available in Bangkok. The original recipe called for dates rather than figs, but lately the dates you can get here, in addition to being very expensive, aren't really the kind suited to this dish. Fruit Compote The original recipe also called for chopped or sliced nuts, but after trying out the ground almonds, I found I liked the cake-like texture they gave the dish.

Hot Bananas with Cinnamon Coconut Sauce

Hot Bananas with Cinnamon Coconut Sauce

This pleasant and simple dessert is quick and easy to make, although it must be served warm. Hot Bananas with Cinnamon Coconut Sauc Ingredients Servings: 4 4 large (8" to 8-7/8" long) Banana 1 tbsp (plain flour will do) Rice flour, white 2 tbsp Sugar 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1 1/3 cup Coconut Milk Preparation Cut the ends from the bananas, but leave the skins on.

Jade Sticky Rice

Jade Sticky Rice

I noticed that a few visitors coming here were looking for a "jade" sticky rice recipe, so as it's December, even here in Bangkok, I thought I'd make a nice "Christmassy" version. The green color ostensibly comes from the addition of pandan flavoring to the sticky rice layer, but you will probably need to add a bit of green food coloring to get a good color. Jade Sticky Rice - The Christmas Version Ingredients Servings: 6

Mangoes with Sticky Rice

Mangoes with Sticky Rice

This has to be one of the desserts many people identify most with Thailand, at least if the visit at a certain time of year, when mangoes are in season. It's quite a filling dish; one worth of being shared with a friend. It can also be quite sleep-inducing! Mangoes and Sticky Rice Ingredients Servings: 4 1 cup (before cooking) Sticky (glutinous) rice 1 cup Coconut cream 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Sugar 1 cup Coconut cream 1 tbsp dissolved in a little water Rice flour, white dash tsp Salt Preparation Before cooking sticky rice, it must first be washed.

Mock Pomegranate Seeds

Mock Pomegranate Seeds

This simple dessert, also sometimes called “red rubies” is often served with crushed ice, like many Thai sweets. The gem-like quality of this dish makes it a rather elegant finish for a dinner party. Although red is the traditional color, you can try other colors to suit your mood, or match the décor of your dining room. Mock Pomegranate Seeds Ingredients Servings: 6 4 oz (½ cup) cut in very small cubes Chinese chestnuts 1/4 cup Corn flour, masa, unenriched, white 1/2 cup Sugar 3/4 cup Coconut cream 3/4 cup Water dash Red food coloring Preparation Mix a few drops of food coloring in enough water to cover the chestnuts.