16-9: Raspberry Tart

16-9: Raspberry Tart

Here’s a simple dessert that’s easy for a dinner, gift, or even just a snack. 16-9: Raspberry Tart is exactly what it sounds like–pie crust in a tart pan filled with raspberry preserves and topped with bits of dough. Simply Delicious uses a simple drop method for the dough topping, but I think we can do better than that. 🌟

16-9 Raspberry Tart

Why did anyone think that amorphous blobs of dough were an acceptable tart topping? 🤷‍♀️


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5-6: Cheese Soufflé

5-6: Cheese Soufflé

SoufflĂ©s are one of the stereotypical fancy foods–it was the mark of a good chef if they could execute a good soufflĂ©. The two most common variations are the dessert version (like a chocolate one) and the savory version (like this recipe, 5-6: Cheese SoufflĂ©). I’ve covered one savory soufflĂ© dish already from this book: 4-11: Potato SoufflĂ© with Onions.

5-6 Cheese Souffle

This would be a good recipe to add some green onions or chives to–I think it would add some nice color to the soufflĂ© without weighing it down. Simply Delicious shows this recipe in individual ramekins, but I’m going to make it all in one big soufflĂ© dish–I have to justify its existence in my cabinet.


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16-47: Orange-Almond Pie

16-47: Orange-Almond Pie

It’s feeling a bit unbalanced around here–we need more from the back of the book. Here’s one from a brand new group: Pies & Cakes. Just in time for the cooler weather, we have 16-47: Orange-Almond Pie. 

16-47 Orange-Almond Pie

This came out really well: it tasted great, and you can make it in a toaster oven!


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17-9: Brownies

17-9: Brownies

Here’s another dessert for you. Book 3, Group 3 (Desserts), Subgroup 17 (Baked Goods) gives us card #9: Brownies. I’ve made these a bazillion times, and they are a GREAT base for adding your own ingredients.

17-9 Brownies
These are good, easy, and fast–the trifecta you’re never supposed to be able to achieve. I highly recommend them, and I keep this recipe on hand for whenever I want to make brownies. One big difference: these use actual chocolate, not cocoa powder. 🍫

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17-28: Pound Cake

17-28: Pound Cake

I went on a cooking spree and made 4 recipes last night. 17-28: Pound Cake was the last of what I cooked, when we were scouring the house looking for a dessert. 🍰

17-28 Pound Cake

Hey! This one has MY handwriting on it! I said it was good a few years ago, let’s see if it’s still good.

Spoiler alert: it was. 🙂

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