Interestingly, Random.org spat out #30 and #60 today–that’s Nancy and Becky. In the words of Napoleon Dynamite, “Luckyyyyyyy!”
Any decent baker can pass on her recipes, but it takes an especially gifted one to create appealing 4-ingredient desserts. Three Many Cooks got lucky when Abby Dodge gave us her 126th recipe, the one dessert that didn’t make it into her new book Desserts 4 Today. Her unpublished Grand Marnier Souffle is here, but for the other 125 innovative recipes (including her famous Nutella Brownies) order a copy of Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients. For a chance to win one of the two copies we’re giving away, just tell us your favorite dessert. Contest ends Monday, October 25th at 6:00 PM ET.
#126 and Counting . . .
by Abby Dodge
Whenever I turn in a cookbook to my editor, it’s never the end of the story. My creative process isn’t like a faucet that can be turned off when the project is complete. The recipe ideas just keep on coming and, honestly, I’m thankful for that as it makes me ever hopeful that I’ll have the opportunity to write yet another cookbook, post the next blog update, write another magazine feature, or even guest post for my colleagues and gal pals at ThreeManyCooks.com.
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. When I turned in the final manuscript for my newest book, Desserts 4 Today, you’d think after coming up with 125 recipes PLUS 5 or more ingredient “switch-ins” for every single recipe (that’s about 625 recipes, but who’s counting…) that I’d be tapped out ~ empty tank ~ bone dry ~ got nothin’, right? Not so. My mind kept churning out new flavor combinations and recipe ideas. So I took ‘em all out for a test drive in my kitchen. A few passed the taste test and they are now happily ensconced in my “sweets” file just waiting for the opportunity to take their star turn.
Fast forward to August 9th at ThreeManyCooks’ Food Blogger Bash #BigSummerPotluck. I was doing my little D4T dog-and-pony show and someone (I think it was Chris from thepeche.com) asked if there were any recipes that didn’t make it into the book and why not. I’ve been asked a ton of questions but, seriously, this was a first—for any of my books or projects. What a great question! I thought for a moment and then blathered on about this lovely, little Betty of a dessert ~ Grand Marnier Soufflé ~ that I developed post-manuscript and Chris and Pam simultaneously exclaimed, “It’s the 126th recipe”!
So, courtesy of ThreeManyCooks, my 4-ingredient Grand Marnier Soufflé bows for the first time. Please give her and her hosts, Pam, Maggy, and Sharon, a round of applause.
Here’s hoping you end every day sweetly!
Apple crisp with ice cream!
Still love my cheesecake! With cherries or plain it is great.
Genoise layer cake with strawberry mousse filling.
Theresa R. says
coffee ice cream
Pecan Pie in the Fall and Angel Food Cake w/ sweetened berries in the Summer.
Do I have to name just one? I love a good apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Or bread pudding.
Lemon cookies (or any lemon dessert for that matter)
Cherry Pie …. hands down !
Pumpkin Cheesecake, or really anything pumpkin!
Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday says
For my 25th birthday my sister baked me a 5 layer coconut cake. It was the BEST cake I’ve ever eaten in my life. I could eat it forever.
Lori H says
Brownies are my favorite dessert, hands down.
Anna @londonfoodieny says
Raspberry crumble with warm English custard or banoffee pie!
Dan (A Duo of Chefs) says
I love the dark chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting my wife makes. Delicious.
Amy S. says
I love creme brulee! It’s a treat when I actually find it on a menu somewhere!
Key lime pie
Hot chocolate souffle
Any type of berry crisp!
has to be Tiramisu!
banana cream pie
Homemade orange biscotti swimming in orange sauce (orange slices simmered in simple syrup and Grand Marnier and a few other things). Yum in every bite.
creme brulee – hands down. Unless I’m in a citrus mood, then key lime pie!
flan flan flan
Mocha bread pudding! Yum!
Creme Brulee with fresh raspberries!! 🙂
Jen H says
My favorite dessert of all time is called Savarin. It is a french dessert soaked in a rum syrup. It is the same as a Rum baba but without the raisins. I had it for the first time about 5 years ago and still dream about it. So much so that I just added it to the menu at the bakery that I work at lol. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance 🙂
Peanut Butter Pie!
Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie….Oh My!
fresh fruit tarts – flaky pastry, rich pastry cream, and seasonal fruit – what’s not to love?
Chatelaine B says
Favorite dessert ever??? Mocha cheesecake!
Jennifer M. says
sheri a. says
Pumpkin pie with homemade pumpkin ice cream
Cassie Sue says
Cheesecake… I love it! Especially my mom’s chocolate swirl cheesecake. YUM!
currently, it’s my pear-cranberry pie with gingersnap crumble topping! add homemade vanilla ice cream and it’s off the chart!
My favorite brownie (Baked) and peppermint stick ice cream.
Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream. I had my first one when I was young and have loved it ever since.
My favorite dessert is good old fashioned apple pie.
Molten Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream.
Julie (Bananas for Bourbon) says
I have to pick one? Ahhh! Chocolate raspberry cake.
Pam Stouffer says
Chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake!
Melissa Grassmick says
It’s a new favorite that I was introduce to it in St John.There it is a drink, but in my house it is a dessert with perk. It’s called a BBC or a Baileys Banana Colada. I’ve been making them since I got back. Dreamy.
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