Posts Tagged dessert

Hot Chocolate Cake: All Meanings Realized

I’ve been making this Hot Chocolate Cake for years but only recently noticed the ambiguous title. Then, I also noticed that all possible meanings are borne out. How fun!

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Candied Ginger Pudding on Food 52

Linguistically Ambiguous Foods is the current Cook the Story theme. I therefore couldn’t resist submitting the ambiguously named Candied Ginger Pudding to the Food 52 Pudding Contest.

The title can be interpreted as Candied-Ginger Pudding since the pudding’s flavor is achieved by steeping candied ginger in milk.

The title can also be interpreted as Candied Ginger-Pudding since each individual serving of pudding is topped with a candy crust.

But who really cares about the title? It’s the taste you want to know about.

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Rosemary-Orange-Lemon-Curd Slice

In the final hours before our holiday party, I didn’t want to be doing more than popping corn and putting on my mascara. I decided against making the Rosemary-Lemon Tartlets with Pine Nut Shortbread called for in DeSerio’s Sweets and Sparklers menu because of the requirement that they be assembled shortly before the party.

I instead made my White Chocolate Bark with Blueberries, Pine Nuts and a Zest of Lemon a week ahead and stored it in the fridge until party time.

Then, two days before the party while tying on my apron to embark on my version of The Joy of Cooking Angel Slice, my eyes drifted and I spotted a recipe for seemingly simple Lemon Curd Bars, “Yay! An easy way to try out the rosemary lemon curd idea. And I’m in baking-mode already so why not?”

But I only had two lemons. Actually, there were some lemons on the tree outside but you may recall from here that they are not exactly tasty ones.

Thinking of my yucky lemons led my mind to my two trees bursting with oranges…







and Rosemary-Orange-Lemon-Curd Slice was born!

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