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Coconut Milk Rice Pudding

Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2012
This recipe is excellent. I followed the instructions completely with the exception of replacing the mango topping with toasted coconut. My only issue, however, is that I felt there wasn't enough flavour. The coconut milk and vanilla extract gave it a lovely undertone but it was very mild. Next time I make it, I will be using coconut extract instead of vanilla extract, and doubling the amount to give it a stronger coconut flavour. Also, I think it would be a good idea to add a splash of rum or kahlua, and perhaps some raisins to make it a tad more authentic.
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Heirloom Blueberry Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 20, 2012
Awesome recipe. I substituted butter for shortening (the same amount) and instead of sour cream, I used 1 cup of vanilla yogurt. If you plan on doubling the recipe, I suggest baking it on 325 instead of 350, as it is a denser cake. Will definitely be making this again! and again and again and again :)
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Tiramisu II

Reviewed: Jul. 19, 2012
I used this Tiramisu recipe at a family function, and to say it was a hit would be an understatement. My whole family bakes and they know their desserts very well, so this is a definite 5/5. The only things I changed were the following: I used Kahlua instead of Rum because I like its flavour more, and I used MUCH more than 1/4 cup of strong coffee. I used about 1.5 cups per layer of lady fingers. I didn't soak them beforehand, I simply laid them dry and then poured the 1.5 cups of coffee (mixed with about 1/4 cup kahlua) onto them. This worked well since the ladyfingers absorb very quickly. I also found the mascarpone mixture difficult to spread with a spatula (it's quick thick) so just a head up: it's probably easiest to use your washed hands. In accordance with one other review here, I made it 24 hours before it was to be served, and I agree that the flavour was more intense. Happy Baking!
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Raspberry Almond Coffeecake

Reviewed: Aug. 12, 2012
oh this is just delightful. It's a lovely little summer dessert and a great way to take advantage of raspberry season. I prepared it as written, with the exception of doubling the recipe. I see that some other reviewers advised adding a couple tablespoons of milk (I presume this is to make the batter easier to spread) and I will probably try that next time. The batter was a tiny bit thick and so I had to use my fingers to spread it. Other than that, it worked beautifully with a 8.5" springform pan. Will absolutely make this again, it's too pretty not to!
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Date Cake

Reviewed: Aug. 19, 2012
sweet and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of doubling the amount of walnuts for the glaze (I made cupcakes and wanted more of them). Will definitely be making this again.
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