Monday, May 4, 2009

Monthly Dessert Swap/Exchange: BYOFI!

Last month, friends and I gathered for a dessert swap/exchange where we all bring something sweet to share and everyone takes home a little bit of all the offerings to enjoy. For May. I offered to host and because I love themes, our dessert swap/exchange was a BYOFI... bring your own fondue item!

(Thanks to Cathy & Eli for taking the following pics!)

Everyone that attended brought something to dip into the various sweet fondue sauces I prepared. But of course, before we started dipping, we enjoyed a few savory bites to whet our appetites. Being that it was just a day before Cinco de Mayo, I had a few Mexican inspired bites on the menu (feel free to click on the links for recipes!)

Mojo Chicken quesadillas
Classic Guacamole
Pico de Gallo
Tortilla Chips

For our dessert swap/exchange, I prepared the following sweet fondues...

White Chocolate Fondue
Buttery Caramel Fondue
Cheesecake Fondue

While friends brought the following sweets for fondue dippers and other sweet treats:

Mado's shortbread - Wendy

Homemade Marshmallows - Christina

Pocky Cookie Sticks - Christina

Butter Rum Cake - Dimitra

Un-Sandwiched Macarons - Eli

Candied Ginger, Orange and Lemon Peel - Cathy

Rosemary & Lemon Cupcakes - Yumi

Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake - Maureen

Dulce de Leche-Pecan Ice Cream - Sharon

Sponge Candy - Cathy
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Chocolate Macarons - Eli

Banana Pound Cake - Molly

...and my contribution, Tiramisu Cake