I love dessert, and I don’t know many people who can resist something sweet at the end of a good meal, or even at the end of a bad meal to make up for their dissatisfaction! A good friend has been given the seemingly angel-given skill of baking up a literal dessert storm. Roshan Samtani has found a secret recipe in baking with love and joy. No recipes needed, which is almost impossible considering baking is such an exact and precise process.
As I am not a food writer, I will leave the photos to explain themselves. Oh, and a website so anyone can order and enjoy an incredibly sweet weekend!
Chocolate lovers will not be disappointed by this “old-fashioned” chocolate cake. It is as moist as it looks and not overpoweringly sweet.
Samtani’s discovery of her dessert skills stemmed from a process of healing. It was therapeutic, it was needed and it was borne out of a love of self that extended into a product that could be enjoyed by all. She first started supplying her wares to a group of volunteers, who were deeply grateful for the sweet treats, further encouraged her to keep on baking and experimenting.
She was humble enough to listen to suggestions on what to try and she would go back into (at the time) personal kitchen and experiment. Whatever she churned out, was lapped up, delicious, every single time. It was almost a commitment to her that her weekly dessert deliveries would get the seal of approval of her volunteer friends. And slowly, a homemade dessert empire came to life.
Cookie monsters are not going to be disappointed by these choc chip cookies. I’ve been fortunate enough to try them in white, dark and milk chocolate. For her birthday she even gave them out as thank you gifts, my family gobbled them up within the hour.
These cheescake brownies are Samtani’s newest creation. I again was happily blessed with an initial sample. I love cheese, in any shape or form and cheesecake when done properly can be the ultimate sweet reward, now, combined with chocolate in a “handheld” form and you’ve got another reason to sin, and sin again. But certainly worth it, and at least with a box of these you can share the sin!
Now isn’t that an amazing looking cake? If you’re not a chocolate lover then this would be something marvelous to sink your teeth into, and it’s light enough to have more than one slice . But if cake is not your thing and you want to bring some happiness into your life (or add on to it) you can have this cake in:
Ice cream form!
What more can a dessert-er ask for? Cakes, cookies, ice cream-so there are no excuses! Seriously, when it comes to dessert, why make any?
The lesson (yes there is one) here for me is that when we put in loving, positive energy into our actions, the results are always tantamount to wonderful, not just for ourselves but for those who share in the product of these loving efforts. I read in a book about soul mates and twin flames that there was a couple in a remote town of France who just made bread. They were bakers too, and they had such a harmonious relationship that their goods were sold out every day. The town though, aside from having delicious baked bread everyday, was one of harmony and peace. There were rarely any disputes, and natural calamities, or even accidents such as fires, car crashes etc. It seemed that the entire town was covered in a bubble of peace. Call me crazy but what you put in, is also what you put out. Good vibes go into Samtani’s wares, so spread the love, through chocolate, cheesecake, lemon torte, bananapie, biscotti…you get my drift. If you want to drool on and on, check out her website:
Homemade is apt as this baking wonderwoman gets to spend time with her family and continues to heal herself through her dessert creations. For your next get-together, grab a cake or a pint of ice cream (or both) and see what oohs and ahhs you will elicit. Gratitude will resound all around. How sweet life is indeed with a little help from the oven! :-D