Bites from other Blogs

  • Torrone is a nougat typically made with sugar, honey, egg whites and toasted nuts that is popular in both Spain and Italy around the Christmas holidays. The candy looks difficult to make, but a little patience and you can recreate Piece of Cake‘s Cranberry-Pistachio Torrone with no difficulty. The light, sweet candy is full of cranberries, pistachios and coconut, which give it a very festive red, green and white color scheme in addition to providing lots of great flavors in every bite.
  • Typically, tiramisu is made with layers of ladyfingers and cream. This makes for a tasty dessert, but it doesn’t always make for the most elegant dish in terms of plating. Changing those ladyfinger layers into layers of homemade sponge cake changes things a bit and you’ll be able to make a While Russian Tiramisu Cake as elegant looking as Chocolate and Carrot‘s. The best part of this dessert is, of course, the white russian filling. It is made with Kahlua, coffee, mascarpone and cream cheese.
  • I recently made an Eggnog Custard Pie, as I love to incorporate eggnog into different desserts around the holidays. I must not be the only one, because Let’s Dish Recipes made some Eggnog Cheesecakes with Dulce De Leche recently. These individually sized cheesecakes have a generous amount of eggnog in them, giving them that signature custard flavor that we associate with eggnog, and they’re spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and rum. A bit of dulce de leche adds some sweetness and gives the cheesecakes a great, finished look.
  • When chocolate fudge just isn’t quite decadent enough on its own, it is time to make a batch of the Chocolate Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt, and that is exactly what The Cookin Canuck did when the craving hit. This fudge is easy to make and starts with a base of bittersweet chocolate chips and lots of Nutella. The salt makes a nice contrast to the rich fudge and also tends to make you want to reach for a second piece once you’ve had a first.
  • Looking for a festive dessert for the holidays, Tracey’s Culinary Adventures made some Peppmermint Mocha Cupcakes. These cupcakes combine the great flavors of peppermint, coffee and chocolate in one neat package. The flavors and bright and crisp – especially the peppermint – and tinting the meringue frosting with a bit of red to create a peppermint swirl look puts a great finishing touch on these cupcakes. A little bit of chopped peppermint candies or candy canes would be a great garnish, as well.

4 comments

  1. Those peppermint mocha cupcakes sounds like a must-try recipe. Thanks so much for mentioning my Nutella fudge.

  2. Thanks again for yet another wonderful collection of recipe ideas!

  3. I always enjoy checking out your recommendations – great way to discover new blogs! Thanks for including my peppermint mocha cupcakes this week :)

  4. Oooohhhh my. So many tempting mentions. I think I’ll have to try the Nutella fudge very soon.

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