Sweet Melissa Sundays

Archive for March 2009


The first recipe for the group – Honey Beescotti – calls for candied orange peel.  The book suggests buying it – but in case you want to make it (it seems rather simple), I found some great posts on making candied organge peel with gorgeous photos.

Check out Jen of Use Real Butter’s post.

And, the Way the Cookie Crumble’s post (using Jen’s recipe).

Nicole of Baking Bites has a post about them here and this recipe was approved by Chockylit.

And, if you want a small yield, check out Giada’s recipe on the Food Network Site here.

Happy baking and see you Sunday.

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The winner of the Sweet Melissa Baking Book is Jamie of Good Eats N’ Sweet Treats.  Congrats Jamie.  Your book will be shipped directly from Amazon and should arrive on Wednesday. 

Thanks everyone for playing and for your interest in this new baking group.  Amazon has some discount new and used books so check it out.   I will scan the first recipe and can email it to you if you would like to see it as soon as possible (and are ordering your book or something) – just send me an email.

I added everyone in the contest to the Baker blogroll page in the order you posted (or signed up) and your host date is listed next to your name.   Please let me know what recipe you want to choose.  If you are in April, it would be good to let me know soon so people can plan (and bake) ahead if necessary.  If you are later, you can let me know when it gets closer to your date.

Happy baking and if you have any questions email me at sweetmelissasundays@gmail.com.

See you next sunday.

Sweet Melissa Sundays is officially launched!  Please check out the other pages for all the details on this new baking group.   In short, we are using the Sweet Melissa Baking Book so you will need that book (or can enter to win it below).  Open to anyone with a blog anywhere.  We post on Sundays. 

First group post will be on Sunday, April 5, 2009.  The recipe:  Honey Beescotti on page 70.

To join (3 ways):

(1) Leave a comment here

(2) Enter the contest below by commenting there (if you don’t have book and want to try and win it) 

(3) Email me at sweetmelissasundays@gmail.com

To celebrate our opening, Sweet Melissa Sundays is doing a giveaway of the Sweet Melissa Baking Book

Contest will be open until Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 11:59 PM (PST).  Winner will be chosen by Random.org.  I’ll send the prize to the winner on Monday, March 30th so you can get it in time to bake along.


(1) Must live in the U.S. & have valid email address (for contest only – anyone can join group).

(2) Post a comment indicating that you want to join the group and don’t have the book.  That’s all.

Happy baking and hope to see you on our inaguaral baking day next Sunday April 5th!

This blog is a baking group using The Sweet Melissa Baking Book. We are in no way affiliated with Melissa Murphy or her bakery Sweet Melissa Patisserie. We're just fans of the cookbook and bakery!

Membership Openings

Sweet Melissa Sundays is now closed.

Our FINAL Recipes

June 19: Pistachio Opera Fudge hosted by Ellen of Blue Tree Green Heart

July 10: Plum Raspberry Pie with a Sweet Almond Lattice hosted by Gloria of The Ginger Snap Girl

July 24: Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Feta, and Oregano Muffins hosted by Rebecca of Beurrista

August 7: Cinnamon Peach Preserves hosted by Tess of Cookin Chemist

August 21: Hot Pepper Gingerbread Muffins with Orange Maple Butter hosted by Karen of Karens Cookies Cakes & More