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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Kate's coconut cream tart is the logical solution to tropical = Morrocco + coconuts.
Tigerfish at Teczcape - An Escape to Food
Tigerfish presents a fresh fruit medley in the cutest orange cups.
Mark Manguerra at No Special Effects
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Some "turbulence" with a certain tropical fruit led Sheena to improvise and make these bleeding heart cupcakes.
Ulrike at Küchenlatein
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.