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Month: August 2009

Caramel Cinnamon And Fig Loaf

  In need of a quick bread. Please, no banana! What do I have? What do I have? Lots of figs, dried ones at that. Hmmmmmm. Browse books, browse more books. Scan "fig" in the glossary. Caramel Fig Loaf. Bingo! Hmmm, make it healthier .. how? Think, think, tweak tweak. Okay, I know what I'll do. Do I have raw sugar? Check. Gotcha! Mix, mix! Hmm batter too dry. Sour cream should do it. Jot notes, make adjustments. Place loaf in the ov... Read More >>
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Pumpkin Spinach And Ricotta Cannelloni

I have never made cannelloni before and now that I have, I don't know why I never did. I was browsing through Bill Granger's "Feed Me Now" and the Pumpkin Cannelloni recipe caught my eye. Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella has tried it with flying marks, so I thought to myself, why not? But on that day, I was feeling especially lazy, so I adapted the recipe, omitted many ingredients and whipped up something so delectable, I couldn't bel... Read More >>
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Chocolate Chunk And Coconut Cookies

We bought a HUGE Chocolate egg for Easter. Nick insisted that he absolutely had to have one because it was so wonderfully packaged, looked so colorful and appealing and it called out to the little boy in him. I did warn him that it was humanly impossible to eat it without feeling sick, but he championed his cause saying he'd have help from the boys in finishing it off. So Darrell Lea made another Easter sale and we got the gigantic chocolate eg... Read More >>
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White Chocolate And Coconut Slow Baked Mudcake

I was cleaning up the pantry and guess what I found in abundance? White cooking chocolate, 4 huge slabs of it leftover from my little one's birthday party earlier this year. I turned to my trusted copy of Donna Hay's Chocolate cookbook, remembering that although it was full of brown goodness, there were a few really good white chocolate recipes. I came across a recipe for white chocolate mudcake. It sounded great, so I decided to make it right ... Read More >>