Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

9th April
2010
written by Steph

Peach Crisp

Despite a somewhat odd cold snap the past two days, the weather has rather balmy and warm (and sometimes downright hot!) the past week or so here in Nashville.  With the warmer weather of Spring in the air, I decided to whip up a lovely light dessert for dinner this past weekend when our friend Trisha was coming over to dine with us.  I toyed with the idea of doing a pear frangipane tart, but my fear of pastry is still somewhat high, so instead I decided to focus on a more rustic dessert: the peach crisp!  I used this recipe over at Une-Deux Senses as inspiration, but I found it needed some tweaking, so the following is my version of peach crisp. (more…)

18th January
2010
written by Steph
Aw yeah, come to momma...

Aw yeah, come to momma...

I don’t care if you have a treasured recipe that’s been handed down through your family’s generations for the past century – I’m about to share with you a recipe for chocolate chip cookies so good they will blow your mind.  If you thought I got excited about really good bread, you ain’t seen nothing yet.  Just try these cookies and they will rock your world... provided you like chewy chocolate chip cookies.  If you like crispy ones, I can’t help you.  I know there’s been a lot of hoopla on the interwebs about how one should freeze cookie dough for something like 72 hours before actually baking the damn things, but that is crazy talk, because who wants to wait THREE DAYS for cookies?  Not me, that’s for sure.  When I get it into my head that I want to bake cookies, it’s probably because I want to eat cookies in the near future.  Three days is not the near future on the cookie timeline.  But as Einstein said, all things are relative; just make these cookies and see.  They will be gone in three days and you will say that was far too quick.

The secret?  Two things actually: 1) almond extract (it makes the dough - or cookie flesh, if you prefer – simply divine), and 2) sea salt (the combination of salty and sweet is addictive and makes the cookies really something special). (more…)