Sunday, February 20, 2011

Diane Mott Davidson ~ The Main Corpse's Chocoholic Cookies

Goldy baked these for General Bo, a chocoholic, who is Marla's brother-in-law (who debuted in DMD's second book ~ Dying For Chocolate); one of my favorite characters.  He treated Goldy and Arch with much kindness and lots of love! Currently on page 162!


 packed some for my two DDs!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Anyone Baking from Recipes by Diane Mott Davidson?

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Catering to Nobody (1990) yes, read
 Dying for Chocolate (1992) yes, read
 The Cereal Murders (1993) yes, read
 The Last Suppers (1994) yes
 Killer Pancake (1995) yes hardcover, read
 The Main Corpse (1996) yes
 The Grilling Season (1997) yes
 Prime Cut (1998) yes
 Tough Cookie (2000) yes
 Sticks and Scones (2001) yes, read
 Chopping Spree (2002) yes
 Double Shot (2004) yes
 Dark Tort (2006) yes
 Sweet Revenge (2007) yes
 Fatally Flaky (2009) yes
 Crunch Time (2011)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Diane Mott Davidson ~ Catering To Nobody ~ Dungeon Bars

Myke from Colorado highly recommended the Dungeon Bars; and since I did get myself a bag of dried cranberries (or so I thought!); went for it last night.

 After turning my small fridge (which I use to keep all my baking ingredients) inside out.... where is that packet of dried cranberries?  got sultanas(?? when did I buy this?), got raisins, got mixed peel..... oh no! found dried cranberries at the store but must have grabbed the wrong packet!!!! Good for me that I have a handful of frozen cranberries left over from a previous bake!
 A perfect cake, turned out so well!
 All nice and intact, no crumbs even! Total baking time 25mins

 Some into bars and some for however one likes it to be!
Good even plain...
 Great with vanilla ice cream!
An easy peachy tray bake!

Diane Mott Davidson's Catering to Nobody ~ Goldy's Dream Cake

Above: Showing off another one of my Chinese Spoon collection!
Above: The lumpy mixture should be smoother after some mixing
Below: cheese filling into the crust mixture
Below: the raspberry sunk so I whirl it around with a teaspoon!

Top n Bottom: The almond crumb mixture before and after baking

I took half a teaspoon of raspberry jam and stirred in a teaspoon of cold water to dilute it for a colorful topping!
I am currently reading 'Dying For Chocolate' immediately after 'Catering To Nobody'
Above: latest addition to my collection! from TheBookDepository!

This recipe is too long to type out, so do visit the following links for it:

Diane Mott Davidson's Tough Cookie ~ Chocolate Coma Cookies

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Diane Mott Davidson's "Sticks & Scones" ~ Damson-In-Distress Plum Tart

Damson-in-Distress Plum Tart (page 230)
(from Sticks and Scones by Diane Mott Davison)
Above: cut the grape in half and line them up to cover the crust
Below: holes on the right where I checked with the spoon for done-ness!
Damson-in-Distress Plum Tart (page 230)
(from Sticks and Scones by Diane Mott Davison)

**I love this but could be too sweet for some.  Will cut back on the sugar the next time.

Diane Mott Davidson's Tough Cookie - Marmalade Mogul Muffins

Marmalade Mogul Muffins 

Diane Mott Davidson's "Sticks & Scones" ~ Castle Scones

Baking From Diane Mott Davidson's "Sticks & Scones" ~ #2: Castle Scones

Above: Castle Scones and Banana Muffin with my coffee
Castle Scones

**One of the best scones recipes I have tried!! 
 shared Castle Scones with the gurls in BakeAlong!