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**See additional notes below for making this dough in a bread machine** 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the hot water with the cup of (cold) milk to make a warm milk-water mixture. Add the butter, sugar, salt, egg, and a cup of the flour.
In my family we eat, and we eat a LOT. We love pastries, and one favorite dessert that I can’t get enough of is Baklava, a Greek pastry that is a favorite at our holiday parties. It also makes a great hostess or welcome-new-neighbor gift (I fill a decorative plate high with this yummy sweet and wrap it in colorful saran wrap to present it). If you are looking for a unique and tasty dessert treat to serve your friends and family, here is my family’s original, homemade baklava recipe! Baklava Ingredients:
June 19, 2007 | By Adam Roberts | 18 Comments Tiramisu is a dessert I’ve only eaten at restaurants–usually with my family. For some reason, the alchemy of its components always eluded me. It seemed like it might be very tricky to make.
May 20, 2009 | By Adam Roberts | 11 Comments There is only one dessert to eat after Coq au Vin and that dessert is chocolate mousse. Now, if you’re anything like me and you love the movie “Rosemary’s Baby” you won’t pronounce that chocolate mousse, you’ll pronounce it “chocolate mouse” employing your best Ruth Gordon voice. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, get thee to a video store STAT). Fortunately, this chocolate mousse recipe doesn’t come from a batty invasive neighbor who may have designs on my uterus but, instead, from our blog’s favorite non-batty aunt, Elise of Simply Recipes .
September 17, 2009 | By Adam Roberts | 15 Comments After a long day on Tuesday of editing a video for Food2.com , I called Craig and told him to order a pizza. When I came home, he was editing a video with his friend Alena. There’s a lot of video editing going on in our lives. And so we all snarfed down that pizza, they returned to their editing, and I–like the sophisticated, highbrow person that I am–watched “The View” on Tivo. At around midnight, after Alena left, I got a hankering for dessert and decided, at 12:15, to make a lemon mousse.
November 16, 2009 | Print | E-mail | Filed under chocolate , pomegranate With all of those lovely pomegranates around the house that I blogged about last week , I just couldn’t resist coming up with some sweet ideas for them. I was already planning on making chocolate mousse for the weekend, so I decided to make it a little more interesting by adding a hint of pomegranate. I topped it off with some homemade whipped cream and a few pomegranate seeds, and then I drizzled some pomegranate syrup over the top.
If your family is anything like my family…they LOVE Oreos and anything that contains Oreos. That’s why when I tried this scrumptious Oreo Dessert that our Pastor’s wife made at Church, I KNEW I had to have the recipe to share with you all! It’s rich and full of flavor, yet light and creamy. A favorite with everyone who’s tried it, you can’t miss on this Oreo Dessert for your next Pot Luck or family dinner! Oreo Dessert 1 pkg Oreos
1. Crush the Oreos (pretty much the whole package, minus a handful, will do) until finely ground. A food processor does the best job, but if you don't have one, throw the cookies in a ziploc bag, grab a rolling pin, and go to town.
My recent obsession with peaches started not long after crossing the Georgia state line en route to Florida on our vacation . My Chief Culinary Consultant mentioned how we should stop to get a slice of peach pie since we were, in fact, in Georgia (the Peach State). I think my face lit up like a Christmas tree and then that was it – I had peach pie on the brain. We never stopped for pie since we were in the middle of a 16-hour road trip, but my craving was fulfilled a couple of days later when we couldn’t stop talking about peach pie and finally went and bought peaches and made a pie. It absolutely hit the spot and was probably the best peach pie I’ve ever eaten.
Exactly 9 days post-New Year’s my aforementioned aversion to sweets disappeared like a puff of smoke. The holiday sugar cloud has lifted and I am ready to dive into butter, chocolate, sugar and, of course… peanut butter! These peanut butter cup bars are nothing new to the blogosphere, but I am thrilled to finally have them back in my kitchen. I had my first encounter with these bars waaaaaay back in college. I was at a cookout/bonfire and a girl brought a pan of these. I’ve been a peanut butter fanatic pretty much since I uttered my first words, so needless to say I fell in love with these immediately.
If you have a big soft spot in your heart for ooey gooey breakfast pastries, then you will no doubt fall in love with these at first bite. And if you don’t have that big soft spot, take one bite of these and I guarantee you will be a convert. Cream cheese is rolled into the pastry dough (much like laminated dough) and creates a soft and flaky dough. That, combined with the incredible filling, makes for the most flavorful cinnamon rolls that I have ever tasted. While these require you to set aside some time and involve multiple steps, they are not difficult and without a doubt absolutely worth it. If you have overnight guests and they wake up to these fresh from the oven, you will score some serious points and may have to start turning house guests away.
OMG. Kristina (my sister) called me on my way home from work today requesting that I make Better than Sex Cake, but not just any Better than Sex Cake, mom's Better than Sex Cake. An odd choice for a girl who doesn't like most chocolate desserts and scoffed at my brownies the night before.
Bonjour! Today Kristina and I made one of our favorite desserts ever: French Raspberry Tarts! About a year and half ago Kristina was a nanny for a family in California and just as I graduated college Kristina was about to travel to Paris with the family. I was invited along to assume the role of assistant Nanny. It was a dream come true. I'd never been to Europe and was fresh out of college ready for a break.