(SPOT.ph) Another week is upon us, Spotters, and we know Mondays can feel like the most daunting of days. We say it’s worth keeping a good dessert (or five) in the fridge for when things get tough—after all, there’s nothing like a spoonful of sugar to remind you, at least for a few moments, that things will work out and you can make it alive until Friday! Whether you’re hankering for a fresh and fruity slice or something more on the rich and decadent side, we’ve got you covered with these sweet treats you can treat yourself to right now.
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These are the best desserts to help you power through the week:
Strawberry Pomelo Cheesecake from Simone and Amelia
Simone and Amelia weaves together local and global flavors along with French techniques to make some seriously swoon-worthy pastries. Their Strawberry Pomelo Cheesecake (P1,600) is a great place to start, what with how it combines fresh strawberries and pomelo, a homemade strawberry jam, and a creamy cheesecake that cushions against the fruits’ vibrant tang. You can message them on Instagram or Viber to get your fix.
For orders, send a message to Simone and Amelia on Instagram. You can also reach out to 0917-323-5309 through Viber.
Lemon Chiffon Pie from Apo Baking Society
If you’re one to look on the bright side—at least as far as desserts go—Apo Baking Society’s Lemon Chiffon Pie (P1,250) is the way to go. Similar to a lemon meringue pie, it’s got a creamy lemon filling that’s rightfully tart but just a tad rich and custardy, topped with billowy meringue all on a flaky butter crust that makes a satisfying crackle as your knife cuts in for a slice. The resulting flavor’s definitely all about the lemon, its sharpness cradled by the butter. You can message Apo Baking Society on mobile or social media to get your fix.
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Davao Chocolate Tart from Scouts Honor
The Philippines is home to some truly amazing cacao and chocolate, and Scouts Honor is putting the spotlight on that in their Davao Chocolate Tart! Think of it as s’mores made all grown up—it’s got a graham crust that’s right smack dab being sturdy and crumbly, plus a bittersweet 62% Davao chocolate ganache that’s as smooth and lush as it is robust in flavor. Topped with a marshmallow frosting that’s torched for the slightest bit of char, you get a drool-worthy dessert that’ll satisfy both your inner child and adult self.
Ginataang Halo-Halo Ice Cream from Sebastian’s
Local brand Sebastian’s has come up with one-of-a-kind versions over the years—think blue cheese and honey or even green mango and bagoong. Their latest flavor, Ginataang Halo-Halo (P405/pint), takes after the fave Pinoy merienda ginataan. It melds together a silky-smooth ube-coconut ice cream base with chunks of langka, saba, bilo-bilo, kamote, and gabi, and it sure doesn’t hurt that this scoop is dairy-free and vegan. You can get your fix from their website.
Mooncake by KO Patissier
Mid-Autumn Festival season is upon us—and while there are a number of places for great traditional mooncakes in Manila, online seller KO Patissier makes their own creative version (P2,500) that’s unlike any other you’ve likely seen before. With layers of a nutty lotus-seed mousse, vibrant mango-yuzu gelee, buttery caramel, chocolate pain de gene, and salted-egg crumble all encased in a dark chocolate shell, it’s as ingenious as it is a dessert fan’s dream! Just message them on social media for orders.
Combi Cake from Sainte Anne Cakes Manila
There are strawberry shortcake people and there are mango shortcake people—but with the two-in-one Combi Cake (P3,700), you don’t even have to choose. Coming from the makers of one of our favorite mango cakes in Manila, this dreamy treat’s got fresh mangoes and strawberries, whose juiciness and tang are met with the lightest chiffon and barely-sweet chantilly cream! You’ll want to get a little of each ingredient in every forkful to get the full sensation of how the fruits, cake, and cream come together for a harmonious whole. You can get your fix by messaging Sainte Anne Cakes Manila on social media.Internet Explorer Channel Network