Sugar High Friday: Spice Up Your Life! Part Two

November 4th, 2008

Hello to everyone – I hope your Halloween was sweet and whetted your appetite for the second part of the SHF round-up. I am very grateful for everyone's patience and indulgence as I sorted through a truly inspiring array of entries. I want to mention again just how blown away I am by all the baking talent out there; I was amazed and humbled by all your creativity and skill. Even as I trying to get all the entries up as fast as I could, I kept being distracted by all these wonderful blogs I was discovering, and wanted to spend my time reading them instead!

So thank you for letting me be your host, and for helping me expand my ever-growing circle of blogs to visit! Without further delay, onward to the second half of the Spices round-up!

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Linda of Make Life Sweeter! baked this beautiful Apple Tart with Crystallized Ginger – I love the plate it's on as well!

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Peabody of Culinary Concoctions by Peabody used one of my favorite fall fruits in her Pear Nutmeg Bread Pudding.

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Ivy of Kopiaste used pumpkin, apples, and quince to make a true Autumn Pie.

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Madam Chow of Madam Chow's Kitchen is ready for the holidays with her Eggnog Ice Cream Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce.

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Mike of Mike's Table has a classic combination going with his Caramelized Apple and Cinnamon Cream Tart.

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Aimee of Under the High Chair sent in a truly gorgeous Tonka Bean Spiced Apple-Raspberry Cake – I always love seeing tonka beans used!

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Esi of Dishing Up Delights came up with a very restaurant-worthy dessert: Pumpkin Shortcakes with Apple Compote and Vanilla Honey Ice Cream.

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Vanille of @ Down Under contributed her Spicy Pistachio Candy – love the color and the photo!

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Yasmin of Almond and the Hazelnut makes an eyecatching SHF debut with her Persian Love Cake

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Amanda of Slow Like Honey sent in a gorgeously assembled and plated Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache.

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Elodie of Yummyaourt baked some Hackney Chelsea Buns – perfect for a chilly morning.

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Veronica of Veronica's Test Kitchen, the macaron goddess, sent in her latest version – Macarons with Saffron-Pear ganache.

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Chris of Melecotte gets warms and cozy with Baked Spiced Pears.

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Leah of Wine Imbiber uses of my favorite savory spices in her Chipotle Apple Pecan Cake

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Kristin of Figue et Noisette made some really tempting Pear and Apple Compote with Spiced Butter Biscuits.

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Lauren of I'll Eat You contributed some Sweet and Spicy Pecan Brittle – brilliant, since I've been experimenting with brittles!

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Lisa of dandysugar made a Thyme-Scented Apple Galette – so perfectly simple and delicious.

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Vera of Baking Obsession gives an Asian twist to pumpkin with her beautiful 5-Spice Pumpkin and Date Loaf.

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Sandra of Le Petrin turns financiers in a fancy dessert with her Spiced Financiers with Poached Spiced Pears.

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Paula of Half-Baked Baker baked these truly decadent Autumn Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Toffee Streusel.

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Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater sent in these wonderfully named Spiced Sugar Coins.

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Monica of the sour plum baked some yummy-looking Macarons au pain d'épice  – lovely form!

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Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook made a Yorkshire Parkin, which I hadn't heard of before, so thank you for introducing me to this!

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Cakelaw of Laws of the Kitchen contributed her Spicy Banana Cake, an excellent way to use up ripened bananas.

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Denise of Chez Us made a really scrumptious Pumpkin Crème Brulee – I just had some at a restaurant last night and now I'm craving more!

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Holly of PheMOMenon goes over the top with her Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies.

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Mansi of Fun and Food Cafe makes a moist and hearty Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

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Jacqueline of Toxo Bread has some Kanelbulle – so exquisitely shaped!

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Anh of Food Lover's Journey amazes again with her absolutely stunning Star Anise Chocolate Mousse.

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Judith of Shortcut To Mushrooms made a cozy, tempting Spice Cake.

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Celia of English Pastis is making me long for a tropical vacation with her Mango & Cardamom Upside-down Cake.

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Mary of Alpineberry is all ready for the holidays with her All-in-One Holiday Bundt Cake.

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Susan of FoodBlogga sent in these intricately formed, delicate Pizzelles.

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Marija of Palachinka created this stunning Strawberry & Poppy Seed Cake.

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Kate of A Merrier World gets everyone's spice senses tingling with her Chai Chilli Biscuits.

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Winnie of Bake From Scratch overachieved with two spectacular-looking desserts: Sticky Spiked Double-Apple Cake w/ Brown Sugar-Brandy Sauce

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and Spiced-Quince Butter Cake w/ Candied Walnuts.

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Kara of Kara's Kitchen makes me think of Charlie Brown with these Great Pumpkin Cookies.

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Renato of Sugar Nut gets most creative with these Spicy Fruit Skewers.

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Katharine of the Fresh Dish sent in a Plum, Pear, and Cardamon Coffee Cake with Southern Comfort, Saffron, and Ginger Ice Cream - yes it's a mouthful!

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Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar makes an adorable presentation with her Spiced Pumpkin Pots de Creme.

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Helena of MooseAbout sent in these very cutely named Zesty Date Cookies with Marshmallow Beaks.

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Bron of Bron Marshall contributes these delicious Spiced Manuka Oaties, all tied up for giftgiving!

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Nicisme of Cherrapeno made this wonderfully decadent, luscious Chocolate Gingerbread Cake.

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Andrew of Spittoon Extra finishes off SHF with some beautiful candy-colored Vanilla Poached Quinces.

Again, if I've made a mistake with anyone's photo, name, links, let me know and I'll fix it right away. Also if I've forgotten anyone, PLEASE e-mail me. I've gone through my inbox several times and I think I've got everyone who entered, but if I inadvertently left someone out, I will of course rectify that immediately.

Thanks again everyone! It was a fun and memorable experience, and I look forward to seeing more of all of your sweet creations in the future!

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