Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chockablock Cookies

Teetering on the edge of healthy, these little gems are "chocked" full of goodness, hence the name. At first I thought the amount of molasses would overpower the recipe, but that was not the case. In fact, it actually took kind of a back seat to everything else and there was no one prominent ingredient. Each bite tickled my tongue in a different minute I was tasting a bit of creamy bittersweet chocolate, the next I got the tang from the dried cranberries.......oh, wait! Was that coconut in there?? Walnuts?? What next??? I think these should have been named Full of Surprises Cookies!

My add-in choices were: golden raisins, dried tart cherries, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, coconut, regular oats, steel-cut oats, and bittersweet chocolate pieces.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Swedish Visiting Cake

Super easy, super yummy. However, if you're expecting a light and fluffy cake, you'll surely be disappointed. If you're expecting a dense, pound cake-like feel, again, you'll be disappointed. I would compare this to a frangipane cake, made with almond paste, much like the description says. It has a wonderful chewiness to it, which doesn't necessarily sound appealing in a cake, but you just have to try it to see what I mean! Thumbs up!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Coconut Tea Cake

I loved everything about this cake!! I decided to go with a plain jane version, but added a raspberry coulis, along with some chopped mangos. The cake was super moist and I LOVED the delicate, crackly top! Together with the tart raspberry sauce and the sweet mangos.......need I say more! This one is a keeper!