I’ve been trying out different cookie recipes in the hopes that I will come across a nice one that we can use to make ice-cream sandwiches for Father. This is recipe no.3 that I have just tried out and not only was it a nice, quick and easy one to follow, but these suckers came out pretty delicious. They’re a little soft and chewy and the ones that I baked for a minute less worked quite nicely with an ice-cream filling because they remained a bit soft.
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.
Thought I would share some of the delicious looking things I have been seeing on Pinterest lately…. enjoy. All links are below the pictures.
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
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?
Peanut butter and dark chocolate layer cake with fleur de sel
Grilled sausage with herbed muscadine sauce and roasted corn & okra goat cheese
Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread
Crème fraîche, cornmeal, & pumpkin coffee cake + pepita streusel
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.
Salted Caramel + Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pistachio, Mint and Olive Oil Fudge Brownie Ice Cream
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes
Peanut Butter & Pretzel Bars
Healthy 3-ingredient Chocolate Fudge Sauce
Healthy Banoffee Parfaits
Texas Sheet Cake with Brownie Batter Frosting
Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt
Cinnamon Roll Baked Doughnuts
Coconut Angel Food Cake with Greek Yogurt Frosting
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?
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
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.