The Ballad of A Bad Bundt Pan

This week’s TWD recipe was Marbled Mocha-Walnut Bundt Cake. Another bundt cake? You know what this means: Liz vs. Her Bundt Pan: Ultimate Death Match VI: Bake-Off Boogaloo Remember last week when I made that Coconut Tea Cake in the bundt pan, and I whined about how my “nonstick” bundt pan was no such thing?…

THE MOUNDS BROWNIE. YES, IN ALL CAPS.

It’s April, so Coconut Month may technically be over, but that doesn’t mean I have to quit the white stuff cold turkey, does it? This past week I made a recipe I’ve been dreaming up in my head for awhile now: the Mounds Brownie. (Similar recipes may exist, but I couldn’t find one that sounded…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Coconut Tea Cake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe features…wait for it…COCONUT! What a perfect recipe to finish up coconut month! And on the subject of coconut, I know we’re all entitled to our opinions, yadda yadda politically correct lip service, but seriously, what’s up with the coconut haters? Are you sure you guys have really tasted coconut?…

Coconut Macaroons

Today’s recipe is another one appropriate for Coconut Month– “Coconut Month?” you ask. “What is Coconut Month, and how can it be coconut month if the last two posts have had nothing to do with coco–” Shh, shh! Don’t worry your pretty little head about that. And don’t interrupt. It’s rude. AS I WAS SAYING,…

TWD: Dulce de Leche Duos

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Dulce de Leche Duos, arrived with high expectations. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I live with a devoted dulce de leche lovah. When the husband heard that the dulce de leche cookies were on the agenda, he looked a little something like this: Unfortunately, the finished product…

TWD: Kumquat-Chocolate Tart

This week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was supposed to be a chocolate raspberry tart, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy fresh raspberries this week. Not because they’re hard to find (although they are) or expensive (although they REALLY are) but because they’re out of season and that is no longer allowed. I’m currently…

Milk Chocolate Cremeux with Coconut Sorbet

This may sound odd coming from a sugarphile, but I don’t usually order dessert when eating out. I eat so many sweets at work and at home as it is, I feel like it has to be really worth it for me to spend my dining-out calories on more dessert. But when the husband and…

TWD: Thumbprint Cookies for Us Big Guys

Sorry, big guys, but you can keep your thumbprint cookies. I had high hopes for these. Because it is still coconut month, I substituted some ground toasted coconut for part of the hazelnuts, and the raw dough had a wonderful flavor–buttery, nutty, slightly sweet from the coconut but with a good hit of salt. I…

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