Theme: Sweet

Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream (and a Bashful Apology)

5 June 2007

Whoa. I mean, whoa. It's been a long time, hasn't it? People, I have been meaning to post this recipe since Christmas....

SHF: Chocolate Caramel Banana Bites

27 October 2006

A rather complicated dessert for Sugar High Friday 24 - little banana cake squares, layered with spiced caramel pastry cream and glazed with chocolate and burnt caramel. Worth the work!

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

11 October 2006

Crispy, buttery cookies with a touch of tea.

Sugar High Friday: Nectarine-Coconut Surprise

23 September 2006

A creamy surprise inside a lovely summer nectarine: coconut panna cotta with a hint of rum and nutmeg.

Retrolicious Rolls

10 September 2006

Jelly, Swiss, and roulade - it's all rolls. Chocolate, strawberry, and peach - enough to feed a crowd.

Sugar High Friday: Fig-Sesame Jam

25 August 2006

In which I abandon, finally, sorbets and other frozen treats and make something different for Sugar High Friday: a sweet, rich fig jam with toasted sesame seeds. I feel so domestic...

Summer Daze: Zucchini Ginger Cupcakes

10 August 2006

Chunky, delicious zucchini cupcakes with a rich swirl of citrus and cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Plus they're kinda cute.

Strawberries and Cream Tart

2 August 2006

An easy-peasy tart with leftover cookie dough and late summer strawberries.

Nibs & Cream: A Raspberry Cupcake

15 July 2006

Loot from Scharffen Berger inspires a raspberry studded ricotta cupcake with shards of roasted cacao nibs. Chocolicious.

An extravagantly fruity, spicy, creamy cake of a muffin

4 June 2006

A fruity, delicious little muffin with a yellow, creamy center and a finish like key lime pie, inspired by Mahanandi's strawberry muffins and the urge to bake extravagant comfort food after a distracting week.

Sugar High Friday: Spiked Lemon Ginger Sorbet

26 May 2006

Another sorbet for another Sugar High Friday. This one is like a spiked lemonade - cool and icy, yet warm with ginger and whiskey. A light, feathery treat for a summer afternoon.

Gone Silicone: Tart citrus bites

14 May 2006

Little tart citrus bites: grapefruit, lemon, and lime. And a new silicone tart pan. Cuteness all round.

Sunny Day Party: Cookies for a lot of people

10 May 2006

A sugar cookie recipe that makes an enormous amount of darling little cookies. 3 cups of butter!

What's For Pud? Eccles Cakes

23 April 2006

In which St. George's Day is celebrated with the diminutive, flaky piece of pastry awesomeness that is the Eccles cake. And I make puff pastry from scratch, shocking myself in the process.

Sugar High Friday: Red Plum Sorbet

21 April 2006

An icy dessert for early hot summers, spiked with Kirsch and lemon verbena. Cool, soothing, and dramatically red.

Almonds & oranges: Spanish for 20

6 April 2006

A very un-Lent-like spring meal, with the most spectacular Spanish dish. I rustle up some desserts and tapas to accompany, including the very best thing you can do with a four-dollar bottle of red wine.

Sweet Indian finish: Mango lassi panna cotta

31 March 2006

Hopefully this India/US trade deal will go through and we'll get us some really good mangos. When we do, make this soft, tangy, wobbly panna cotta. It's actually good for you.

IMBB 24: Flash in the pan fish

22 March 2006

Colorful, crunchy salad. A toothsome walnut cake. Crispy fish with salty capers. In 30 minutes or less.

Cupcakes and a failure of food coloring

8 March 2006

Cupcakes! What more do you need to know?

Birthday Cake 2005

9 January 2005

Birthday cake! I like to make my own.

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