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The Tart Tart11. April 2014

Stumbled across this super cool food blog called The Tart Tart, it’s run by Linda, a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and photographer and it makes me so hungry I could cry massive hungry tears of sadness. It looks likes she’s a beast in the kitchen as well as behind a camera, because everything on her site makes your mouth and eyes water.

I have a lot of baking to do today for some orders and for a friend’s birthday, so last night I went looking for some inspiration, found it here definitely.

- I’m originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, a.k.a. Elysian Fields of the most spectacular produce on the planet, from where my love for fruits and vegetables was born. On any given Saturday, you can find me at the Union Square Greenmarket, stalking stalks [of celery] and heads [of cabbage]. Otherwise, I’m probably cooking in my tiny New York kitchen, photographing the fruits of my labor in a designated work space way out in the boondocks of my apartment, or siphoning off the wifi at my local cafe.

 

TomatoSoup

Tomato soup 

FigTartlets-2

Fig Tartlets

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Brooklyn blackout cake

ButternutSquashPasta

Butternut squash, sage and pine nuts pasta

HotChocolate

Decadent hot chocolate

BlueberrySourCreamIceCream

Blueberry sour cream ice-cream

YeastedAppleCiderDoughnuts

Apple cider doughnuts

SweetPotatoFries

Sweet Potato Fries

HoneyCupcakes

Honey Cupcakes

PistachioCake

Pistachio cake with honey buttercream icing

JapaneseStrawberryShortcake

strawberry short cake

PaneerCurry

Paneer Curry

BlackSesameMacarons

Black Sesame Macarons

ChocolateThumbprints

Chocolate thumbprints cookies

SummerGreekStylePasta

Summer Greek style pasta

AsparagusTempura

Asparagus tempura

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Baked goods. Good goods. Get in my mouth goods.20. March 2014

Thought I would share some of the delicious looking things I have been seeing on Pinterest lately…. enjoy. All links are below the pictures.

 

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Blueberry Meringue Pie

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Chocolate cake- there’s no recipe for this one, but the lady describes what it is, I just like how it’s been decorated – I’m going to try it

Chocolate-Brownie-Mousse-Cake

Chocolate Brownie Mousse Cake

lavender-cupcakes

Lavender cupcakes

chocolate-celebration-cake

Chocolate celebration cake

lemon-doughnuts

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

Salted-Caramel-Smores-Tart

Salted Caramel S’mores Tart

Strawberry-Buttercream-Cake

Six-Layer Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Buttercream Cake

chocolate-and-zucchini-cake

chocolate and zucchini cake

peanut butter-chocolate-cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter cake

Plum,-Rosemary,-and-Brandy-Cakes

Plum, Rosemary, and Brandy Cakes

bombolini

Honey bombolini with vanilla bean custard

Lingonberry-Gingerbread-Cakes

Lingonberry Gingerbread Cakes

lemon-tart

Lemon tart

chocolate-cookies

Mini-chocolate-thumbprint-cookies

Meyer lemon iced raspberry yogurt cake

Orange-Olive-Oil-and-Chocolate-Cake

Orange-Olive Oil and Chocolate Cake, with flaked salt

Chocolate-Chip-Layer-Cake-2

Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

chocolate-mousse-cake

Chocolate mousse cake

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Local Milk23. January 2014

Local Milk a.k.a Beth, Elizabeth Evelyn has a really cool blog with really cool photos of food that she makes and scenes that she styles. I follow some of her boards on Pinterest and she really has a good eye for things. I went through her blog and pulled some food shots (which all come with recipes, so don’t fret) off for your drooling pleasure.

So here is Beth and her amazing work…How delicious does all this stuff look?

 

COCONUT-TRES-LECHES-CAKE

Coconut tres leches cake

PEANUT-BUTTER-AND-DARK-CHOCOLATE-LAYER-CAKE

Peanut butter and dark chocolate layer cake with fleur de sel

Faux-Smoked-Slow-Roasted-Pork-Shoulder

Faux Smoked Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

GRILLED-SAUSAGE

Grilled sausage with herbed muscadine sauce and roasted corn & okra goat cheese

Chocolate-Dipped-Pistachio-Shortbread

Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread

Cornmeal-Brown-Butter-Scones

Cornmeal Brown Butter Scones

PUMPKIN-COFFEE-CAKE

Crème fraîche, cornmeal, & pumpkin coffee cake + pepita streusel

_RICOTTA-RAVIOLI

Stinging nettle and ricotta ravioli

muffin

Tomato ginger muffins

BROWN-BUTTER-WAFFLE-CAKE

Brown butter waffle cake

SALTED-SPICY-DOUBLE-CHOCOLATE-CHILI-COOKIES

Salted spicy double chocolate chilli cookies

ice-cream

Vegan Ginger Ice Cream Sandwich

WHITE-PEACH,-ROSE,-&-BASIL-HAND-PIES

White peach, rose and basil pies

pear,-gorgonzola,-and-walnut-pie

Pear, gorgonzola, and walnut pie

Rapini-&-Potato-Pizza

Rapini & Potato Pizza

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Top with Cinnamon23. September 2013

These awesome looking baked goods and sweets that would make any pudding compartment surrender in seconds, come from a young baker named Izy who runs a cool blog called Top with Cinnamon. She comes from a long line of bakers and is particularly influenced by her Italian-American mom.

I think if I had to see Izy walking down the street, I would kidnap her and force her to force feed me these magnificents every single day.

 

Nutella-Cookies

Salted Caramel + Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pistachio-Mint-Brownie-Ice-Cream

Pistachio, Mint and Olive Oil Fudge Brownie Ice Cream

Chocolate-Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-Pancakes

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

PB-and-P-bars

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars

doughnuts

Doughnuts

Fudge-Sauce

Healthy 3-ingredient Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Banoffee-Parfait

Healthy Banoffee Parfaits

Sheet-Cake-with-Brownie-Batter-Frosting

Texas Sheet Cake with Brownie Batter Frosting

Swedish-Chocolate-Cake

Swedish Chocolate Cake

chocolate-chip-cookies

Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

cinnamonrolldoughnuts

Cinnamon Roll Baked Doughnuts

angel-food-cake

Coconut Angel Food Cake with Greek Yogurt Frosting

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies06. February 2013

My friend Adi and I are going to have a choc chip cookie competition one of these days. We both think that our cookies are the best, but we all know that in this world (i.e. Illovo, Corlett Drive) there can there can only be one winner. The recipe that I have tried a few times and love, is this one (click on this link). The cookies come out good every time and not too chewy, which is what I really like. But today I decided to try a different recipe out just for fun and to see if they are better than the ones I swear by.

I found Liz’s Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies on Pinterest and decided to give them a whirl, my love handles also felt like chocolate biscuits and when they holla I come a running. I’ve never made brown butter cookies before and there is a little more preparation that goes into these in comparison to the ones I normally make, but I was up for the challenge.

They came out nice, but they are quite a sweet mouth full! Between the brown and white sugar and the choc chips you are pretty much eating an explosive does of sugary goodness that may pr may not give you diabetes. But I think that if you had to have more than 1 of these you might land up loosing a few of your pearly whites, which is never a good thing. Ever. Ever.

These cookies are good, but I prefer the ones I normally make and I’m definitely going into battle with those. Adi, you ready?

 

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Ingredients:

 

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar

1 large egg

2  tsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup flour

3/4 cup oats (not quick-cook)

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup chocolate chunks

 

Directions:

In a small sauce pan, heat the butter, whisking constantly until browned.  Remove the saucepan from heat and continue to whisk for an additional 30 seconds.  Set aside and let the butter cool completely.

In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, chocolate and oats.  Set aside.

Once the butter has cooled, mix it with the two sugars until combined.  Mix in the egg and vanilla.  Add the flour mixture and combine with hands until a dough forms.  Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a prepared baking sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the edges and bottoms are golden brown.

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You can never, ever have enough M&M’s, chocolate chips and peacan nuts in one cookie. The end.14. June 2012

Last night I tried out this M&M, chocolate chip, peacan nut cookie recipe. The cookies came out chewy, soft, chocolately and super delicious. I had to stop myself from eating a fourth one because I knew my body was about to go into sugar overload and bitch slap my insides.

These were easy to make and even easier to eat. Hope some of you try them out… Thanks Stephanie for the recipe and the good times I had by myself taste testing the bejeezers out of these.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 170grams of salted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Add 1/2 cup of M&Ms, 1/2 cup peacan nuts (chopped), 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Melt and cool butter, then set aside (I melted the butter in the microwave and then stuck it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes until it was cool).

3. In a bowl, mix the flour and baking soda together. In a separate bowl, combine the butter and sugars with a whisk. Then add the egg, egg yolk, vanilla and mix everything together.

4. Slowly add the flour and baking soda mixture to the bowl until a dough forms. (This is when I moved from using a whisk to a baking spatula).

5. Fold in the M&Ms/nuts and choc chips

6. Stick the dough in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

7. Take the dough out, then using a tablespoon, spoon out two tablespoons of dough and roll it into one ball. Take the ball and rip the dough in half. Place the ripped side down on the cookie sheet, and then take the second half and squish it (ripped side up) on the first half. Leave about 2 inches of space between each cookie.

8. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until edges are starting to get slightly brown.

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