23 February 2007

SHF#28: Sweet Seduction Round-Up


When I put out the call for participants for this month's Sugar High Friday, Sweet Seduction, I was very curious to see how foodbloggerdom would rise to the occasion.




Well...all I can say is we are a lusty little lot, aren't we?

Whether we are cooking for the one we love, would like to love, or simply ourselves, these food bloggers came up with deliciously sweet and creative ways to let their true feelings be known.

Of course, there's lots of chocolate, but there are also creamy puddings, astringent citruses, juicy berries and chewy cookies.

Please take the time to visit these wonderful posts. There are great stories and lots of suggestions as to how to make your next sweetly seductive moment truly memorable.

Thanks so much to everyone, especially Jennifer who started this fabulous event 27 Sugar High Fridays ago.


Jessica of Small Time Cooks – Eve’s Pudding
Jessica decided to create an homage to one of the original seductresses and her fruit of choice...

Swee, A Self Proclaimed Foodaholic- I love you honey
Swee's creativity is quite amazing, complete with a marzipan teddy...bear...



Béa of La Tartine Gourmet – Plum Cakes
Béa's contribution is a two-day celebration...





Elodie of Mon Petit Biscuit Cuit - Moelleux au chocolat, avec son coeur coulant
Mr. Darcy, please contact Elodie for her Chocolate Declaration of Love--and Elodie, if he responds, please let us know...

Veronica of Veronica’s Test Kitchen - Vanilla Brown Butter Almond Tea Cake with Crème Brûlée Filling
This fabulous little cake has a sweet and creamy filling...quite lovely...

Freya of Writing at the Kitchen Table - Honey and Goats Yoghurt Panna Cotta
Freya brings forth one of my favourite desserts, assisted by one of my favourite culinary journalists...


Devra of Puu’s Cookbook – Blood Orange Truffle Cake
A story of a cheesecake-obsessed suitor, trying to impress Devra, a non-cheesecake lover...



Monica of Pastry Princess - Peanut Butter Crème Brûlée
Monica creates a memorable dessert that combines crunchy, creamy, sweet and a little salty...






Sarah Lou of One Whole Clove – Maple Meringues
Quintessentially Canadian flavour in a crisp and melting little cloud...



Sara, The Winemaker’s Wife - Meringue Heart Sandwiches with Kulfi
Very romantic...



Laura - Truffles Nefarious
By far, one of my favourite titles...



Maggie of Applesticker - Raspberry-Prosecco Gelatin & Clementine-Raspberry Trifle
Double the pleasure...





Alwyn of Tsokolate – A Sweet Heart For My Sweetheart
Alwyn decides to tell us of a previous Valentine's Day...







Lara of Cook and Eat – Chocolate Beet Mash Cake
Lara presents a seductive dessert in shades of rose...






Eva of Sweet Sins – Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pudding
Eva's tale of mugs united, separated and reunited brings a smile to my face...




Madeline of Gourmet Peasant – Regine Truffle
An inspired sweet...




Ann of A Foodie Froggy - Ispahan
Inspired by Pierre Hermé’s Ispahan, Ann made this for her sweetie...





Jerry of Cooking By The Seat of My Pants – Chocolate Port Wine Cake
A delicious treat for his sweetie...




Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar – Nutmeg Scented Cupcakes with Caramel Ganache
I'm not sure which to swoon over--the nutmeg, the cakes or the ganache...



Karen of Cherry Leader – Valentine’s Berry Flan
I adore the contrast of the berries against the creamy filling...




Helen of Tartlette – Lemon Cream Tarts
Another Pierre Hermé -inspired treat..





Michelle of Je Mange La Ville – Chocolate Gingerbread and Pecan brownies
Spicy, sweet and just a little nutty...



Anna of Morsels and Musings – Black Forest Cake
Jonas: are you reading this?



Meeta of What’s For Lunch, Honey? – Chocoholics Cake
Beautifully rich, deep and sweet...and covered in chocolate...



Anne of Anne’s Food – Five Citrus Salad with Pomegranate
A visually stunning treat...





Kristin of Dine and Dish - Ice Cream Sandwich
Kristin contemplates loss and how to be remembered...




Leticia of Food, Wine and Friends - Coeur à la Crème
A very sweet Valentine's Day indeed.




mrbunsrocks of Definitely Not Martha - Nigella Lawson's Chocohotopots with Berry Coulis
Who'd have thought such a clever bunny would have such luscious tastes...



Emily of Appetitive Behaviour – Milk Chocolate Brownies
Emily is a girl after my own heart in that there can never be enough sweet seduction, or seduction by sweets...



Y of Lemon Pi – Coconut Jelly with Black Pearls
Y sounds very lucky to have B and B is very lucky to have Y...




Marion of Il En Faut Peu Pour Etre Heureux – A Very Sweet Nut Tart
Marion remembers this very sweet nut tart...





Latifa of Flavours - Warbat
Latifa seduces us all with this Arabic dessert...




Maria of Passion Fruit and Mangos – Czech Torte
What a lucky boyfriend to have this as a post-Valentine's Day treat...



Esther of Boxcar Kitchen - Mocha chocolate mousse with raspberry liqueur compote
"...even those non-chocolate lovers, has succombed to its chocolatey wiles...."




Michelle of Making Food. Eating Food – Chocolate Pear Cake
Thanks to her hubby and Donna Hay for this wonderful cake...




Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice- Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate Bundt Cake
Ivonne was simply overcome and baked this...



Elle of Feeding My Enthusiasm – Turtle Fondue
This choco-caramel fondue is enough to get anyone in the mood...





Ulrike of Küchenlatein – A Royal Parfait For My Sweethearts
Another beautiful citrussy creation...





Jen of Milk and Cookies – Chocolate Clementine Cake with Chocolate Syrup
This meditation on love and seduction finishes with a very tasty treat...




Megan of Chez Megan – Chewy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips
Megan thinks these aren't seductive...she's wrong...



Gemma of Dressing For Dinner – New York Baked Cheesecake
A very creamy and delicious treat for the one she loves...






Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess – Banana Split Brownies
I think these are amazing...





Alice Q. Foodie – Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies
Where there's a heart-shaped cutter, there are tasty results...



Jennifer of Egg and Soldier – Chocolate Sambuca Cookies
Jennifer combines a number of aphrodisiacs for these seductive mouthfuls...



Sam of sweet pleasure: plaisir sucré – Orange Salad and chocolate creameaux
Our sweetie Sam offers two very different seduction techniques...



Meredith of Cooking 101 – Black Pearl Cupcakes
Is there anyone who won't be seduced by these...





Haalo of Cook Almost Anything Once - Crème Brûlée
Haalo, as usual, will never disappoint




Avital of Le Petrin – Bolanzo Apple Cake
There's a reason Eve seduced with an apple...





Brigitte of Küchendunst aus Singapur - Rocky Recchiuti brownies
Quite honestly, "marshmallow" is one of my favourite words, and Brigitte devises a chocolatey temptation with them...



Danielle of Habeas Brûlée - Pink Grapefruit Ginger Cream Cookies
I laughed when I read Danielle's sweetie's reaction to these...




Quellia of All Things Edible – Croissant French Toast
Sometimes fantasy is what we need...





Julie of A Mingling of Tastes – Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Seduction comes in many forms...including peanut butter and chocolate...



Ales of Preserveless - Lemon Curd Ice Cream
Homemade lemon curd turned into a rich and creamy dessert...



Barbie2be -- Barbie2be's Chocolate Bread Pudding
A wonderful way of seducing someone special...




Holly of The Glutton – Molton Chocolate Cake
Dark, oozing and sweet...





Vincci of Ceci Ce N'est Pas Un Food Blog
Vincci thought this was unsexy...but I didn't...






Abby of Confabulation in the Kitchen - Cream Cheese Mints
I think these are adorable...




Brilynn of Jumbo Empenadas - Two Soups
Yes, yes, yes...I know this is a seductively sweet event. Poor Brilynn had a rotten run of luck with her cakes and posted about these instead...





Me - Honey Almond Cheesecake
Almondy-creamy-honeyliscious...






Well...I don't know about you, but it's getting more than a little intense around here. I think I must go and rest a bit...

For those of you with a bit more stamina,
Emily of Chocolate In Context will host SHF29: Unrefined Cacao. Creat culinary treats using cacao beans, cacao nibs, or untreated cocoa powder. Anyone with access to cacao at its source will also be invited to use ingredients that are even more raw--such as cacao pods or pulp, or cocoa butter. She's busy being the itinerant traveller, so the full post isn't up yet, but she will have more info up a bit later.


cheers!
jasmine

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15 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Good golly Miss Molly, it'll be next year before I make my way through all of these blogs!
You have done an simply fantastic job Jasmine!!
Hooray for you!!!
Everything looks incredible.

Ulrike said...

Thanks for doing the round up! When I finished all those great looking recipes I must do some diet :-)

But I made a Royal Parfait for my sweethearts, not a sweet heart.

bea at la tartine gourmande said...

What a collection indeed! It seems that every time, the list is getting longer and longer! Great job Jasmine! Merci!

Gemma said...

Thanks for hosting Jasmine! I had fun taking part in my very first SHF. I'm looking forward to reading all the other entries.

Brilynn said...

That is one huge round up! Thanks for hosting Jasmine!

Julie said...

Very nice (and speedy!) job on the round-up. Thank you!

Kristen said...

You outdid yourself. What a great roundup!

Ivonne said...

What a turnout! I want one of everything please!

Meeta said...

WOW! What a feast for the sweet toothed! I have my fork ready and now I am off to try some from all the entries. Great job Jasmine. THANKS!

emily said...

Great job with the roundup, Jasmine! Thanks!

Gourmet Peasant said...

I'll take one over everything...on second thought, make it two.
:)
You did a great job Jasmine. Thank you so much!

Freya said...

Every one looks like they had fun fulfilling the sweet seduction subject! But then, how hard is it to make a delicious dessert? I never need any convincing! Thanks Jasmine for hosting, you did a great job!

keiko said...

Hi Jasmine - thanks so much for the great theme, I was hoping to take part but couldn't make it sadly. Thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous round up nonetheless :)

sam said...

Jasmine... You Rock! Fantastic idea and fantastic round-up, you make organizing these food events look so seemless.

Jasmine said...

Hello all

I thought I responded to you all--must be the squirrels in the system.

Thanks so much for your comments--all of you came up with some really lovely and seductive treats.

Ulrike - Sorry about that-I corrected the summary.

Keiko - You always have fabulous foods at your site--always seductively delicious.

Sam - Thanks so much! It'll be really weird NOT having an event to host for the next while...mind you, I'll enjoy the extra time (hahaha).

j