Thursday, May 25, 2006

Gingery Desserts - Who Could Ask for More

There are three things I love in desserts - vanilla, dried cherries and ....I love ginger, no I LOVE ginger, so when I offered to host Sugar High Friday , created by Jennifer, the Domestic Goddess- one of my favorite blogging events, naturally I chose ginger as the main ingredient. Of course that was many months ago and I wasn't on a diet....what to do, what to do.

So for those of you on the South Beach Diet(not the hard part, Phase One though) here are a couple you can enjoy too.

This Cassata Cheesecake was inspired by Chatalaine magazine and reminded me of a wonderful ( but definitely not diet-friendly) cake I used to make years ago. I had just finished South Beach Diet Phase One and although my honey loved the ricotta desserts, I didn't and how much jello can a girl eat anyway! So this was my celebration.

I even turned this Vanilla Rice Pudding with Dried Cherries into a gingery SBD friendly dessert too.

But these Espresso Chocolate Brownies with Pecans & Crystallized Ginger on the other hand...well all I can say to the dieters reading this. Look away now!

There's still time for you to enter your favorite ginger desserts...deadline is Sunday, May 28th. Just send me an email (ruth AT 4everykitchen DOT com) with your link and I'll include it in the roundup on Monday.


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Ramya said...

Very yummy.I have bookmarked it to try

mae said...

Hi Ruth, what a great selection of ginger infused desserts you have here. With yummy looking photos too.

My friend made me my favourite austrian cheesecake for my birthday a few weeks ago and it had ginger biscuits! If only i knew about this SHF ginger theme beforehand, i could have asked her for the recipe - it was UTTERLY delicious.

Ruth said...

Thanks ladies for dropping by.

Mae, wait 'til you see the roundup - and if you can get the recipe from your friend, I'd be happy to add it to the long, long list.