Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Sweets!

Yum! I love baking from scratch and I had lots of fun making all these with my older daughter last night! Here's what we made, with recipes, so you can make them too!

* We made the strawberry cake in the front for her friend's birthday today.
* The chocolate truffle cake on the left is soooooo thick and rich. More like a brownie. You really need vanilla ice cream with it.
* That's a tiramisu in the back. I should have taken the springform off so you could see all the little soldiers standing up in a row. I used the new instant coffee Via from Starbucks to soak the ladyfingers. It was really good! It's the new thing for when you need coffee flavor in baking.
*And finally, that's a sugar and spice pumpkin pie on the right. I had never made it before so I can't tell you if it's good yet. It had a ton of spices in it, including black pepper!

Enjoy your day!

Edited to say: What is it about pumpkin pie? It always tastes the same, no matter what you put in it. The pie was very good, but no better than any other pumpkin pie from the store or homemade! I did think, however, that it needed a 1/4" layer of bitter chocolate over the top - that would have made a flavor splash!


Sarah said...

wow. those look great!! yummy and pretty!!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

I think I gained 10 pounds just reading this post!!
ONe of these days, I'm going to make a tiramisu.... yummy!!

Wanda said...

Looks yummy in the tummy! ha ha I have to say though I do NOT agree with you about the pumpkin pie. Well, maybe what you say is true but MY pumpkin pie DOES taste different and IS better than any other I've ever eaten. Magic? No...just a little "mixing it up" with the spices! Wish I could send you a piece of mine for comparison!