There’s a definite autumnal chill in the air here: the beloved San Francisco Indian summer has finally made its last farewell, I think, and brisk, crisp, fog-coat of fall is rolling in with gusto. Perfect timing, I do believe, for all manner of spicy treats to warm one up. It’s one of the things I love so much about fall: warm woolly scarves in all shades of winter-defying primary colors, rubber rainboots squeaking against rain-slick streets, something baking in the oven, filling the house with a comforting scents of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise.
I’m so very impressed (and overwhelmed) by all the entries I received for my very first Sugar High Friday. Jennifer of the Domestic Goddess graciously let me take on the duties for this month, and I hope I’ll do an adequate job at showcasing all the wonderful ways you have come up with to use spices! I am truly impressed by all the creativity and talent out there, and am glad to have gotten the chance to meet all these other sweet bloggers!
Onward to the first part of the round-up!
and Rava Laddu ~ Sweet Semolina Balls. I love the vibrant colors!
Y of lemonpi came up with these Baked Mandarin Custard with Mandarin and Hazelnut Soldiers – I love the name and the flavors!
Heather of Diary of a Fanatic Foodie made a Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cranberry Bourbon Sauce, a fab dish for the holiday table.
Kelly of Sass and Veracity added some Southwestern spice to the mix with her Chocolate Chipotle Cakes with Tomatillo Sauce and Cream.
Jude of Apple Pie, Patis, and Pâté submitted a truly elegant fall dessert – Pumpkin Pavé – Spiced Pumpkin Filling on Streusel.
Anne of A Foodie Froggy in Paris made a Tart Tatin with Pears and Aniseed Honey-poached Quinces – all that fruit sounds so delectable!
and a tempting Spicy Pumpkin Custard. Beautiful job!
Elizabeth of Cake or Death? got a perfect shot of her lovely Chocolate-Chile Souffles with Cardamom Creme Anglaise.
Janne from The BIte Size does her first SHF with an amazing Orange Carrot Cake with Chili Pepper, Thyme and a Citrus-Ginger Icing.
The second part of the round-up will follow next week – I’m sorry I couldn’t fit you all in, but for everyone who’s not in the first part, rest assured you’ll be hearing from me this weekend!
Also, if any of the links or information in this post is wrong, let me know and I’ll correct it right away!
Finally, just another little tidbit about my book – I don’t mean to bring it up in every post, but I wanted to let all your readers know that Field Guide to Cookies is being featured on Bust, and they are giving away 10 copies of my book! All you have to do it fill in the online entry form. I believe the contest ends November 5th so enter now!
Have a great weekend!