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Category Archives: Dessert

Mango Vice Cream

This is not sorbet.  You have been warned.

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Pistachio Cake

Pistachio buns, meet pistachio cake.

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Aut facere aut mori | Spritz Cookies

Welcome back, all five of you who read GG: did you notice that things have changed?

The new motto is “aut facere aut mori,” which I translate from Latin to English as “make or die” or “do or die.” 

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Banana Cookies

If a recipe has a superlative adjective in the title, I raise my eyebrows.  Calling something the “best,” “last you’ll ever need,” “fudgiest,” etc., is a matter of opinion.

Crustuli delectamentissimus sunt.

That photo couldn’t be more staged if I tried (and I tried to take a neat photo for once!).

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Vice Cream Cake

Ice cream cake is simple: cookie crumbles, ice cream, and syrup and/or preserves.

Remember when cookie used to be spelled “cooky?”  I wasn’t alive then, but I read my mom’s copy of Ginny’s Baby-sitting Business (Catherine Woolley, 1969) in 2001, and there it was, “cooky” instead of cookie. Read more →

Witchy Birthday Dried Blood Red Velvet Cake

The old woman nodded as she listened to the soft, bubbling words [of the spirit of the well].  Then she went back to the cottage, her eyes bright with resolve, her step firm with courage.

She took water from the sieve and sprinkled it over the doorstep.  When she got inside she saw a cake, dark reddish brown and unappetizing to look at, on the table.  ‘They didn’t even wait for me to come back with the water,’ she said to herself.  ‘They were greedy as well as wicked.  But thanks to the spirit of the well I know what is in that cake.’

Geoffry Palmer and Noel Lloyd, “The Horned Witches,” Nine Witch Tales, ed. Abby Kedabra (New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1998), 13.

There were a few magical things about this cake I baked for my birthday: I still had the book from which the above quote is excerpted and the cake actually worked this time.

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Persimmon Muffins

Hey, it’s my birthday! I’m going to revel in my Early Onset Grumpiness.

via GIPHY

 

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