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Cold Desserts

Tiramisu

Guy’s birthday was dampened this year not only by the global pandemic but by a historic week-long winter storm that many Texans weathered without heat, electricity, water, and groceries. We were lucky to have power and food, but had to boil all of our water and deal with a back injury. Once on our feet again a week later, we celebrated his birthday with an old friend and barbecue on the patio, alongside this tiramisu. It was so good even our dog Oscar stole a bite or two.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 5 hours
Beverages

Guy & Leesa’s Iced Coffee

Now that we’ve learned how to easily make our own iced coffee at home, we no longer brew hot coffee in the morning. We go through a batch of this iced coffee every day and a half.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 24 hours
Cakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Ginger & Orange

These look like simple chocolate cupcakes, but they have their secrets. Mixing the batter, which contains baking soda and vinegar, brings back joyful memories of elementary school science project volcanoes. Your first bite reveals the flavors of orange and ginger, which complement the chocolate and add a bit of exotic personality. And they’re dairy- and egg-free, which makes them the perfect treat to share with vegan friends.

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Condiments

Khanh’s Bacon Jam

This savory jam of cooked bacon, onion, chipotles, Mexican chocolate, and coffee is really something special.

Cakes

Low-Fat Chocolate Torte

This guilt-free chocolate dessert relies on pureed prunes for moisture and sweetness, and on coffee for flavor.

Yield: 16 servings Total time: 1 hour
Pies

Mocha Fudge Pie

This pie has a coffee-flavored brownie base, a coffee pudding filling, Kahlúa and coffee-scented whipped cream, and chocolate curls.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Breakfasts

Kerbey Lane’s Gingerbread Pancakes

Kirbey Lane Cafe is an Austin institution that’s been serving breakfast, queso, and dishes made from local ingredients for more than 30 years. They’re famous for their rotating menu of specialty pancakes, like these gingerbread beauties.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes