The Roundup: A Walk Among Childhood Delights

The bloggers and their stories and memories rolled in during January to recall Childhood Delights for Sugar High Friday- a monthly blogging event started by Jennifer Hamilton at The Domestic Goddess in Canada.

Travel with your taste buds around the world to share in the collected memories of these bloggers- they're delicious and adventurous memories of days past. Thanks to all who participated!

Our first stop was with Lorraine in Australia who writes Not Quite Nigella. She shares Jam Donut Cupcakes. She describes them as deliciously addictive and beautifully soft, the cinnamon sugar instantly transporting back to a time when getting the donut flavour that you wanted was the most important thing in your life.

Kate from a Merrier World in the UK overcomes a challenging kitchen under construction to give us Mum's Orange Trifle.

Sarah from What Smells So Good in Oshawa, Ontario gives us That Chipits Cookie. I would make with my mom for almost every school bakesale and sweets craving! It was one of the first recipes I ever made with her.

Elodie from Yummyaourt in England gives us Yogurt Cake, the first she ever fell in love with. from England who writes simple cake so full of memories! Making it is like going back to my childhood and it also reminds me how I fell in love for cakes. Gateau au yaourt I love you!

Libby in the U.S. writes The Allergic Kid shares Inauguration Day Cookies named for the U.S.'s January events. Soft, chewy sugar cookies have always been one of her favorites. With this recipe, she's finally able to share them with her son, who has multiple food allergies.

Arika in Biloxi, Mississippi who writes My Yummy Life recreates in honor of the canned cinnamon rolls her Mom used to make on weekends. She bakes Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Peter Reinhard's, The Bread Bakers Apprentice.

Anna a from Life's Too Short for Mediocre Chocolate in California also goes beyond the Pillsbury rolls of her childhood with Cinnamon Rolls that are gooey, soft, and very cinnamony--even if this time, she writes, it was more of a comedy than cooking class!

Anna in Australia who writes Morsels & Musings reminisces about Chocolate Coconut Slice. This slice reminds her of her my mother who would make it as a treat and it was one of the first things she ever learned how to make. A perfect recipe to whip up for impromptu guests or a late-night craving.

Gine who writes I Dolce Fanno Felice in Berlin, Germany shares Amerikaner, also known in the New York's famous Black and White Cookie. The Amerikaner she had a childhood love for, especially licking the batter.

Theresa of Enthusiam Matters in California recounts the influence of women in her family with Grandma Tress' Sugar Cookies and Never-Fail Frosting. She made them for every occasion with her collection of themed cookie cutters, and their December arrival was eagerly awaited by the whole family.

Lauren in Philadelphia, PA who writes I'll Eat You creates Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Tartlets, rice krispie cups filled with a reeses filling and topped with milk chocolate.

Amy at The Kweskin Report in California shares Date Logs as her childhood memory. Stuffed with peanut butter and mixed with a dash of cinnamon and topped with a sliced almond, these are a perfect healthy comfort food pick-me-up.

Erin at House of 1000 Courses in the US re-creates a Christmas family favorite: Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. The condensed milk in her mother's recipe kept her from having this dessert since she turned vegan; now she's found a substitute by combining soy milk powder and soy creamer!

Allison at Bake Your Heart Out in California remembers that Snickerdoodles were her specialty when she was a kid. She couldn't remember the last time she'd actually made them, so she took the opportunity.

Renato who writes Sugar Nut in Brazil brings us Gelinho (jay-LEE-ño) a popular Popsicle in Brazil, and very common in their hot summers. They're made by freezing them in small plastic bags. He made his with Coconut, Passion Fruit and Gooseberries.

Melody at Fruit Tart in Illinois shares Pillsbury Chocolate Macaroon Bundt Cake, still using a Pillsbury cake mix for part of it, but trying to replicate the rest.

I recalled in this blog Spring and this time of year with Impending Imbolc Pie- a fruit and Jell-O creation my Mom would do with an almond butter crust in hopes the New England winter would soon release us from her clutches.

And now as they said when I was a child- nighty nite!


  1. Anonymous5:56 AM

    Great roundup!

    My Yummy Life

  2. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Hi Rachel, such a nice roundup :-)! Unfortunately the link to my site "i dolci fanno felici" doesn't work, it should be can you still change it? :-) Thanks a lot :-) XX

  3. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Hi Rachel,

    Your Valentine's post is hysterical!

    I wanted to let you know the announcement for the March theme for Sugar High Fridays has been posted:

    Hope to see you there this month!


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