Who likes cake? ME, ME, ME! And probably you, right? I wanted to scream, “let them cake!” But I’m happy to eat the cakes on my own, thank you very much. Haha! We’ve featured a few home bakers in the blog for years now and we’re happy to meet people who are as passionate in their baking as we are passionate to our writing. We want to give every one a chance to be featured in The Pink Tarha blog and we’re just happy to become an avenue for these fabulous bakers to show Riyadh their delicious baked goodies. Of course, we’re just as happy eating them. Haha! Anyway, a small home bakery asked us to review their fun and inventive desserts a few weeks ago and we’re happy to oblige. I thought she’ll be sending a few cookies and a cake for us to try but I was surprised to see my husband carrying three boxes and three paper bags when he came up our flat from getting the delivery outside our building. Poor husband, he didn’t have his phone with him when he went down so he couldn’t call me to ask for help. He carried all on his own! That’s my Superman, haha. I opened the boxes and OMG CAKES!!!
Fat Cow believes that good food should be available to everyone that’s why they try their best to deliver the best desserts that are made from scratch and always made to order. Their handcrafted confections are made with love and way too much butter. Hey, what too much butter? Butter is one of those life’s good things that we can never get enough of. Especially when it comes in baked goodies. Haha! Here’s what we got from Fat Cow:
I’m a huge lover of marshmallows and Reina is the opposite. However, we both agree that this S’mores Cookie filled to the brim with charred marshmallows, graham cracker, and chocolate chips is awesome. This cookie is so indulgent with the ingredients going so well together. The cookie has a crispy, crumbly exterior and a soft, buttery center. And oh my goodness will you look at that melting marshmallow! I sink my teeth into them and it was just pure bliss. They didn’t scrimp on the ingredients. It was pieces after pieces of mallows, then graham cracker then chocolate chips or two or three of them together in one bite. Sweet and good!
If you’re not into treat overloaded with sweetness, this sweet and salty Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cookie is for you. The salt cuts back a lot of the sweetness of the chocolate chips. Again, the ingredients are overflowing and every bite has that delightful crunchy texture of a pretzel and sinfully sweet bits of chocolate chips. The play between saltiness and sweetness really captured my tastebuds. The salty pretzels amped up this chocolate chip cookie and made the taste wonderfully complex and not plain and cloying.
Honestly, I’m not an oatmeal cookie kind of girl (or anything healthy for that matter, haha) but this Oat Cookie combines the healthy vibe of oats and the yummy taste of browned butter together. It’s good enough for me. Compared to other oat cookies Ive tried, this one has retained its moisture; it’s still soft in the middle. Every bite has the crunch of the oats and the ever present chocolate chips. The flavor is mild but the texture is eye-opening gritty and smooth at the same time.
And now that we’ve written about the appetizers (we’re just starting, folks), we go to the main course (yes folks, we can eat desserts first):
The only pie I really like is apple pie. Pumpkin pie? Ugh. Pecan pie? Definitely a no. (I steer away from nuts in food.) And so this Miso Caramel Pie is quite a revelation. Who knew miso and caramel can go so well together? This filling is a winning combination. It’s sweet and oh-so luxurious. This melt-in-your-mouth pie is so indulgent that I eat it in small bites, otherwise it becomes overwhelming in one big bite. A slice of this lasted me a whole day. However, no matter how new this filling combo is for me, it’s the crumbled oat cookie crust that took my breath away. Like I told you, I am cautious of oats (and nuts) in my food but this crust is so good, it’s like eating a separate dessert entirely! I forgot the filling for a while there. You really need to try this pie and you need to share it with your families and friends because this will put you in a sugar high if consumed on your own.
Usually, the cake that I consider my comfort food is plain chocolate cake. Give me a slice and I’m good to go. But lately, I’ve been falling in love with desserts that have bananas in them. I don’t know, bananas just give a different depth and texture to any thing. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised (kilig inside) to find the Banana Cream Cake in this lot. It’s like bringing a cake and banana pudding together. One bite into the layers of cake, bananas, chocolate cream, and more cream is a piece of heaven on earth. I love how it’s so moist and smooth and decadent. While eating this, I find myself just smiling. It’s truly a piece of happiness.
I had to share the calories of Fat Cow so I sent the Carrot and Zucchini Cake to Reina and her mom. Here’s their verdict:
When I first saw the word “zuchinni” beside the label of the carrot cake, I was like..”Hmmm, maybe in reality, I’m eating a salad.” There’s carrots and zucchini in this, so it must be good for me. #justifications As my mom and I opened the box, we were greeted with this naked, three-layered, 8-inch cake hugged with sugary cream cheese spread on top. With a lot of oohs and ahhs along with the constant convincing that we’re about to indulge in a “healthy” cake, we dove in. I thought I would taste an actual zucchini in each bite, but I didn’t! It was exactly what I expected a carrot cake to be like. What I ultra loved about the entire thing were the walnuts that contrasted well with the sweetness and sponginess of the cake. To appease my rising sugar levels, I paired this with a hot cup of tea. Simply divine!
The items above are part of their January menu. They might change their menu from time to time so hurry up and try these now!
If there’s anything that Reina and I agree on when it comes to Fat Cow’s desserts, they’re all indulgent! These are the kinds of cookies and cakes that you won’t find anywhere else in Riyadh. They make use of quality ingredients and they add A LOT of them in each and every baked goodie that comes out of their oven. These are the desserts you bring to a special occasion and you will not be embarrassed to serve to any one. And these are the kinds of dessert that you savor and take time in eating (they last for a week anyway). We’ll have one cup of coffee and one cup of tea with these please!
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