apple flaugnarde

this recipe is exciting to me for two reasons, I get to use up some apples (I had crispins and pippins) IMG_7201 that I had totally forgotten about and I get to use my new vitamix blender. flaugnarde is a french custardy cake similar to a claufotis (claufotis is usually filled with cherries, while flaugnarde are usually filled with apples, pears or other fruits.), it’s also a southern dessert and my grandmother from south carolina made a similar baked custard cake filled with peaches or prunes.

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tipsy cranberry almond shorties -the recipe

Thanks everyone for your votes and support in the Fonseca BIN 27 Cookie Rumble 2013! The cookies finished in a respectable 4th place out of approximately 150 entries in the popular vote. Not bad for gluten free cookie in a mainstream cookie contest. My friend Grant finished in second place with his lovely Point Reyes Port Cakes and I suggest you check out his recipe.

Now, we wait to see what happens in the judges vote. As promised, I’ve posted the “Tipsy Cranberry Almond Shorties” recipe,

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tipsy cranberry almond shorties

my tipsy cranberry almond shorties are entered in the Cookie Rumble 2013. the assignment, to create a cookie that pairs perfectly with port wine. cranberry, almond, maldon sea salt, that’s the ticket! i think my recipe may be the only gluten free entry in the contest. here’s the link for the recipe and please vote for the cookies while you’re there. the contest requires voting via facebook, i know that doesn’t appeal to everyone, but i’d be very grateful to anyone who takes the time and trouble to vote. so, many thanks if you’re willing. you can vote for an entry once every 24 hours. voting ends november 15th. Please note that you need to first like the page and then find and click the vote button, which is just below the recipe and above the comments box. It’s a little confusing, I know.

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when the contest ends, I’ll repost the recipe here, along with some additional step-by-step photos.

almost lindy’s cherry cheesecake

sometimes, someone pesters you so much about something, that you have to cave in and my mom is relentless about cheesecake. for a while now, i’ve been making a version of new york cheesecake, that is just cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla cooked in a water bath. but i was waxing nostalgic for the cheesecake that i grew up with. there’s no water bath and a just touch of flour for structure. IMG_4286 Continue reading

chocolate dulce de leche beignets with mrs cathy’s raspberry sauce

sometimes the universe allows several great events to converge on a single day. today, is national doughnut day,  i had leftover raspberry sauce made by my friend Cathy and i found chocolate dulce de leche in the supermarket.

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secret chocolate s’mores

sometimes wonderful things happen purely by accident. i left the extra dough from the hot cocoa cookies in the fridge and when i went back to make another batch the dough was too firm to scoop, even after sitting out for a bit on my kitchen counter.

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