Friday, August 03, 2007

Round Em' Up - Sugar High Friday


Even though it's technically August, I'm excited to (finally) post the July Sugar High Friday 33 "Tropical Paradise" round up. To start, I would like to thank the creator and doyenne of SHF, Jennifer of The Domestic Goddess. Secondly, I'd like to apologize for the delay. I'm touched by all the well wishes for a speedy recovery from my back problems. I'm doing much better now, but I have to remind myself to still take it slow for a while. And last but not least, I'd like to extend a warm and sunny "thank you!" to all the lovely bloggers who participated with their amazing tropical paradise sweets.

Without further delay, let the round up begin! (BTW, entries are listed in no particular order.)


Melody at Fruit Tart
Illinois, US

Melody reminisces about Caribbean mangos and the wonderful scent of Hawaiian pineapple plantations during harvest with her tropical paradise tart.

Amy at Nook and Pantry
Seattle, Washington, US

Amy creates a refreshing mango lime curd tart with a flaky pate sucree as a sweet farewell to her friend Julia.

Abby at Eat the Right Stuff
London, UK

Growing up in Malawi, Abby would often be found in the strawberry patch. Her strawberry granita reminds her of her former home in the tropics.

Boo_licious at Masak-Masak

Boo_licious scratches her itch to try out a newly acquired cookbook by making pancakes filled with durian cream. Durian is a notoriously "fragrant" tropical fruit.

Cakelaw at Laws of the Kitchen
Melbourne, Australia

Even though it's winter down under, Cakelaw beckons the sun with the sunny colors of a frangipani pie.

babe_kl at Babe in the City – KL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Babe_kl is fortunate enough to live in a tropical paradise. Her mango and nata de coco konnyaku jelly glistens like gems in the sun.

Meeta at What's For Lunch, Honey?
Weimar, Germany

Meeta has got her 80's groove on with her tropicana cream and summer berries.

Mehgan at A Craving For Perfection
Seattle, Washington, US

Mehgan's got a "rawkin' tan" from a recent Mexican vacation and shares a recipe for cocadas.

Ivonne at Cream Puffs in Venice
Toronto, Canada

After consuming what Ivonne described as "the best mojito ever" during her Miami vacation, she was consumed with the idea creating of a mojito cupcake. These cupcakes are too cute for words!

Pille at Nami-nami

I'd love to have a slice of Pille's Caribbean banana cake with candied ginger nibbles.

Haalo at Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once
Melbourne, Australia

It's the middle of winter in Australia but Haalo channels the tropics with the cutest pineapple upside down cakelets.

Becke at Columbus Foodie
Columbus, Ohio, US

Becke tempts with a satisfying yet light tropical coconut creme caramel with pineapple concasee (sans basil).

Brilynn at Jumbo Empanadas

Brilynn whips up her tropical mango treat. It's even topped with a floral umbrella!

Kate at A Way to Eat
Vermont, US

Kate's coconut cream tart is the logical solution to tropical = Morrocco + coconuts.

Tigerfish at Teczcape - An Escape to Food
California, US

Tigerfish presents a fresh fruit medley in the cutest orange cups.

Mark Manguerra at No Special Effects
Manila, Philippines

Mark's chocolate crepes with mangos and Nutella is a combination made in paradise.

Amy at Tart Reform
Washington D.C., US

Amy's chilled cherry soup is a precursor to the delicious food she will enjoy on her upcoming cruise to a tropical paradise.

Hannah at Printer & Piemaker: Recipes
Albany, California, US

A stunning black rice pudding with fresh pineapple and coconut milk is offered by Hannah from across the bay in Albany.

Virtual Frolic
New York, New York, US

Virtual Frolic's swingle sorbet might be hard to say 3 times fast, but it definitely won't be hard to eat.

Sarina at TriniGourmet

It's mango season in Trinidad and Sarina rediscovers her local tropical fruit with a delicious streusel topped mango cake.

Steph at A Whisk and A Spoon
Sydney, Australia

Steph, armed with a bounty of fruit from her market, coined the phrase "tropicaliness" to describe her magazine cover worthy tropical pavlova.

Helene at Tartelette
Charleston, South Carolina, US

The talented Helene impresses with her creative use of bubble wrap to create her honeycomb mango mousse and pistachio dacquoise.

Andrea at Andrea's Recipes
Northern Virginia, US

Andrea stays cool with her creamy frozen mango dessert.

Jen at The Canadian Baker

Jen's pineapple coconut cookies have tropical written all over them. And they're super easy to make too!

Mandy at Fresh From the Oven
St. Louis, Missouri, US

Mandy's no-bake cheesecake is a stunning creation that incorporates delicious tropical lychee fruits.

Benas at Floating Nib

An exceedingly moist banana loaf topped with chocolate chips (yum!) from Benas.

Sihan at Walking in the Rain

Inspired by a cocktail from a local nightspot, Sihan creates a Malibu (coconut rum) pineapple cupcake.

Lisa at La Mia Cucina
Ohio, US

Queen of Dorkdom Lisa adds some coconut to a bumper crop of zucchini to create the best coconut zucchini loaf in Ohio.

Soula at My Champagne Dreams
Sydney, Australia

Winter in the Southern hemisphere doesn't stop Soula from baking a very summery coconut and lime macadamia cake from Bill Granger.

Zhulaiha at Ovenhaven

A summery combination of peaches and coconut go into Zhulaiha's crumble pie.

Inne at Vanille & Chocolat
London, UK

Inne's strawberry and mango jam was created by pV=nRT scientifically speaking. But Inne believes it might be magic instead.

Sara Payne at Whisks & Needles
Atlanta, Georgia, US

Sara shares her secret recipe for mango ginger pound cake

Nicole at Audaciousness
San Jorge, Nicaragua

Nicole takes her refresco (a fresh fruit drink) to go in a plastic baggie - Central American style.

Lynn at Cookie Baker Lynn
Washington, US

Lynn ventures into new (to her) tropical fruit territory with her vibrant mango sorbet.

Anita at Dessert First
San Francisco, California, US

Pastry Girl Anita's passion fruit souffle glace with pineapple fruit soup is melt-in-your-mouth perfection.

Mila at Blog Quesadillas

Mila escapes the summer rain with cocadas, a Mexican candy.

Deborah at Taste and Tell
Utah, US

The crystal clear blue waters of the Florida Keys and a taste of authentic key lime pie inspired Deborah to make a key lime tart.

Nicisme at Cherrapeno

Nicisme's tropical cakes is willing the sun to come out and warm her chili plants.

Sheena S. at The Casual Baker
Paris, France

Some "turbulence" with a certain tropical fruit led Sheena to improvise and make these bleeding heart cupcakes.

Ulrike at K├╝chenlatein
Northern Germany

Ulrike recalls her very first pineapple and the Balinese women who prepared the fruit with their skilled knives.

And my entry, white chocolate tropical chunk cookies.

Whew! So there you have it. 41 flavors of the tropics to choose from. I already know which recipes I'm going to try out. =) Thanks again to all the participants.


Inne said...

What a wonderful round-up, Mary. It even made the sun come out here in London :) Thanks for hosting. Looks like there won't be a single mango, coconut or pineapple left to buy anywhere...

Nic said...

Well, the weather has been absolutely gorgeous here this past week, so I'd better get my skates on and get some more tropical fare to try some of these lovely recipes.
Thanks for hosting Mary.

Meeta K. Wolff said...

Fantastic roundup! I enjoyed myself with this one so much! Thanks for being a lovely hostess!

Lis said...

A most excellent round-up Mary! Thanks so much for hosting this month. =) I sure hope your back is feeling better!

Way to go everyone.. ya'll have me droolin' over here. :D


Mallow said...

Beautiful round-up! I'll be spending a lot of time here today!

Andrea said...

Wow, there are some beautiful desserts in this round-up! Can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for hosting, Mary, and hope you are feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the round-up, Mary! I hope your back is feeling better soon so you can get back to your kitchen.

Helene said...

Great round up! So many recipes I want to try! I hope you keep on feeling better and better!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful roundup! Everything looks fantastic. :)

I'm glad to hear your back is doing better, take it easy and hopefully it'll be at 100% soon!

Ari (Baking and Books)

Canadian Baker said...

Excellent round-up Mary! I see lots of tasty treats I'd like to try out. :)

Anita said...

Thanks for hosting Mary!All the recipes look wonderful! Hope you're recovering this sunny weekend!

Chris said...

Wonderful round up! So many recipes - I want to make them all now! :)

Cynthia said...

Being from the tropics myself, I've bookmarked this roundup to try some of the delicious things I see here.

Amy said...

Great round up! So many tropical recipes to try, I won't even need to go to the beach. :)

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic collection of deserts. Can't wait to try making some of them, don't think my presentation will turn out quite the same though. Hope your backs better soon.

Anonymous said...

What a round-up indeed, Mary! You did a tremendous job!

Babe_KL said...

that's a whole lot of tropical sweets we can whip up in the tropics whole year round haha. thanks Mary for the wonderful round up