Miscellaneous Desserts

Doughnut Strawberry Shortcakes

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With the Fourth of July coming up, it’s all “red berries this” and “blue berries that” up in my Google reader. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good berry trifle or berry pie as much as the next kid, but this Independence Day I want to do something a little different with my berries….

Lick-The-Knife-Clean Chocolate Spread

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As part of my candy-writin’ job at About.com, I get a lot of emails from people I don’t know. A lot. Most of them are perfectly lovely and are a pleasure to answer. Some are completely baffling. Some are a bit insulting, in the please-provide-me-with-free-consulting-work sort of way. And some—my very favorite type—provide inspiration for…

Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

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Happy weekend-after-Thanksgiving! I hope you’re all lolling around in food comas, surrounded by Black Friday detritus and eating abominable turkey-stuffing-green bean-pumpkin pie sandwich creations. Me? I’m doing all of the above, and finishing it off with a bit of cranberry orange bread pudding, made with leftover Thanksgiving rolls and cranberry sauce. Three cheers for holiday…

Mini Chocolate Doughnuts

I hope this doesn’t make you uncomfortable, but I have to share. In January, we went to New York City, and I had a spiritual experience. I went here, and my life was changed forever: Prior to my trip to the Doughnut Plant, I was lukewarm on the question of doughnuts. Sure, I’d been known…

TWD: Outrageously Good Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding

Few things make my heart pitter-patter more than bread pudding. Done properly, it’s one of my top 5 favorite desserts. (Done wrong, it’s borderline inedible, but I don’t like to think about such scary things so close to bedtime.) This week’s TWD recipe was for Bourbon Bread Pudding, but being a teetotaler, I made a…

World Nutella Day: IT’S COMING

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Sound like big holidays? WRONG. These holidays are nothing–nothing–compared to what’s coming up this Saturday. Friends, are you prepared? Giant 26-ounce jars of Nutella purchased? Pantry stuffed with baguettes, pretzels, bananas, and apples, all ready to be slathered with Nutella? Starvation diet enacted to compensate for the calorie bomb that is a…

Baklava Fingers & Spiced Orange Sorbet

Until recently, I’ve never given honey too much thought. My father worked as a beekeeper when he was younger, which meant that he was full of entertaining stories about bee shenanigans–including a dark time when a hive “went rogue” and made their own queen–and our pantry was always full of his honey. Jeopardy trivia break:…

Daring Bakers: Chocolate Coconut Tira-wheee!-su!

I’ve been something of a Daring Baker’s slacker these past few months. Not to bore you with whining, but it’s been busy, none of the challenges have appealed to me, yadda yadda boo hoo hoo. But that all changed this month, when I learned that the challenge was tiramisu. Whoooo, I LOVE me some tiramisu!…

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