Last week I shared with you the enormously successful Edible Books Festival that our library hosts every year around the beginning of April.
Well, today I’m sharing two award-winning recipes: Soaked coconut poke cake, and Kahlua rum cake!
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(Photograph: Shaking hands with Jonathan Gold, the LA Times restaurant critic, acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner in criticism, and source of smart writing/eating-as-a-career validation to boot.)
I am unapolegetically posting these photos of my Calvin & Hobbes-inspired entries–after spending basically 50 hours planning & executing my interactive cakes/cookies/displays, my hands were so unsteady that I could barely hold my DSLR straight!
Anyway, these four entries–my Doomed Snowman coconut poke cake, 2 sugar cookie jigsaw puzzles featuring Calvin & Hobbes, a large Kahlua rum bundt cake that could be spun on a cake turntable, and a tray of chocolate ‘dirt’ for finding treasure–ended up taking home the cake (hah!) with two awards: Best Tasting and Best Student Entry. Today I’m posting the two recipes that I think were most impressive in the taste category… Continue reading
It’s gif season!
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I know what you’re thinking.
Actually, I’m just saying that. If I really knew what you were thinking, I wouldn’t be hanging around my toybox apartment scrounging up pennies to pay the rent. I’d be out there investing in a get-rich scheme that would involve a crystal ball, inch-thick spectacles, and tons of foggy incense.
But. I still know what you’re thinking.
Pretty close, right? It’s hard to believe these bars are vegan, raw, gluten-free, and fudgy to the max.
I’m pinning them to the Eat Clean Challenge Pinterest board this week, so go check it out! And while you’re there, why not check out Wallflour Girl on Pinterest, too? (;
So what’s the Eat Clean Challenge? Let me tell you while we both drool over some more in-your-face fudginess…… Continue reading
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Have you ever seen a photo or recipe on Wallflour Girl that makes you stop and want to lick the pixels right off your computer screen? Well, now you can! But without the eyebrow-raising that I’m sure your friends and coworkers would give you if you tried to eat your screen… This is not meant to be a huge blow-out giveaway. In fact, I rather prefer the idea of a low-key but sincere giveaway to thank you, my valued readers, for being just that: valued readers!
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I am so thrilled to be writing today about a big recent event that is incredibly near and dear to my heart…
The annual Edible Book Festival!
Now you can have your
cake <–yeah you can still have your cake, and book, and eat them both. And if you think the concept of an ‘edible book’ sounds silly, you can come and eat your words, too. Heh.
(Above: You can see some of my friends making the most of this event! As they do…)
As an English grad student and avid fan of all things literature, I bet it’s a total shocker that I absolutely adore this event. I’m pretty sure if this event was a hunky-dory man, we’d be in a serious relationship right now.
Once every 365-ish days, I weep with joy over this festival. I am
not joking joking. Sort of.
Lots of the beautiful photos you see here were taken by Jonathan Wilson, one among many of the very talented library staff who helped host this stellar event! And of course, we had a whole panel of talented library folks, as well as judges, here to make the festival a grand success (more on that in a few moments).
But before I start waxing way poetic about some of the stunning entries I had the pleasure of seeing last week, let me explain how this event works. Because Edible Books–sounds pretty intriguing, right? Continue reading
Let’s talk dates for a moment here.
First thing first: dates. Yes, I’m talking about the edible kind–although the strange, single-as-a-one-digit-number part of me is convinced that dating would be a lot more interesting if my dates really were edible. As in, “Have you met my date, Mister Hot Chocolate? Word on the street is that he can get pretty steamy.“
Chances are, you have stumbled across copycat larabar recipes before now. I’m not introducing you to them because they’re new. I’m introducing you to them because they are awesome, and if you are like Me One Month Ago–sitting on your butt ogling at these larabar pictures but also totally doubting the sanity of my taste buds, because how in holy heck could anything with three ingredients actually taste awesome–this is why I’m introducing you to them. Because if you are reading this post and not making these bars pronto, you need to be converted. NOW.
It’s a running joke among all my friends that I am the most horrendous baker/blogger in existence–75 chocolate chip cookies later, and I’ve eaten what: one cookie? Half of one cookie? Who does that? In my field (that’s English grad school, for those of you who are new to WG) and in my defense, you don’t get by without self-discipline. And I am pretty much a discipline Beast when I want to be, so unless I am on a total emotional spree that afternoon, whatever comes out of my kitchen usually escapes unscathed. (Note: This does not account for the generous portions of batter, ‘crumbs,’ or last-spoonfuls-of-nut-butter-in-a-jar that fill my tummy during each baking session. This is why I totally prefer to bake alone: I’ll pass on the spoon-licking judgment!) Continue reading