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Bites from other Blogs

  • The name of the Sticky Fingers Bars that Ezra Pound Cake made up sounds very promising as a dessert, but doesn’t reveal much about what you’re going to get when you bite into to one. These bars are over the top treats that start with a buttery crust studded with peanuts and bits of Snickers bars (yes, the candy bar), topped with a sweet syrupy mixture that is much like the filling for a pecan pie, then covered with more peanuts, peanut butter and chocolate. It sounds over the top and it is, but it’s also a good combination of ingredients that makes a bar cookie that will be a hit at just about any gathering.
  • I’ve had many kinds of chocolate bark before, but never one made with potato chips. Or cheese. Lemonpi put both of these on top of some chocolately tuiles in a batch of Cocoa Bark with Potato Chips and Cheese. You definitely have a sweet-salty contrast going on with this recipe, so these can actually make an appearance on your table as an appetizer or even as a garnish for a dish. If you want to start slowly and work your way up to the chips and cheese, feel free to try topping your bark with nuts or crushed peppermints to start with, instead.
  • If you like green tea, you might want to try making a batch of the Green Tea Cheesecake Bites that Raspberri Cupcakes recently made. The cheesecake bars are flavored with matcha powder, which gives them a nice green hue and a flavor that melds well with the cream cheese. This is a no-bake recipe that has an unbaked crumb crust and uses uses a small amount of gelatin to set the filling, so there is no need to worry about the cheesecake cracking in the oven or overbaking. The bars are easy to eat right out of the pan or dress up with some berries to serve after a dinner party.
  • Souffles are much easier to make than you might think, if you haven’t tried them at home before. This is exactly what Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy found out when baking a Passion Fruit Souffle with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce. The original recipe comes from Daniel Bouloud and the souffles turn out to be fluffy and cloud-like, with a bright passion fruit flavor. They can stand on their own, but the chocolate sauce takes it over the top in terms of indulgence – and makes these look like a restaurant quality dessert when served.
  • An ice cream maker definitely comes in handy when you like to make homemade ice cream, but there are ways to make ice cream without one. Experiments of a Housewife‘s Toasted Coconut Ice Cream is made without an ice cream maker, and still comes out to be creamy and rich, with a great coconut flavor. She served the ice cream in some surprisingly easy to make spun sugar bowls that looked fantastic when filled with the ice cream. They’re a great way to dress up any ice cream, actually, but feel free to stick to a waffle cone for everyday ice cream enjoyment.

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  • Heather
    February 16, 2011

    I love your “Bites from other Blogs” posts! I’ve discovered so many ‘new to me’ blogs here. Thanks!

  • Anne @ Baking Me
    February 16, 2011

    Those Green Tea Cheesecake Bites look really good!

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    February 16, 2011

    Wow, those sticky fingers look amazing, so glad you shared!

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