Literary Desserts for Your Bookish Sweet Tooth As is true with all things, literary desserts are better than regular desserts. For those of you who are on a holy-shit-here-comes-summer-and-with-it-tiny-bathing-suits diets, just look at the pretty pictures. For the rest of us, I’ve included a handful of literary-themed sweets with recipes. Get your bookish nom on: Book cover cupcakes from Victoria’s Kitchen Calvin and Hobbes retirement cake based on its last strip: Dothraki Horse Heart Jell-o from Not Your Momma’s Cookie Hunger Games wedding cake. Sorting Hat Caramels and and and Butterbeer Cupcakes (with a recipe!) Eye of Sauron cake is creepy. Rose water Turkish delight for Narnia fans. Heart-shaped Christmas Cakes from Little House on the Prairie (with recipe!) Black and White Night Circus cake (with recipe)
~Apple Pie Cookies! | Oh Bite It You know when you bake an Apple Pie, or any fruit pie for that matter, and you get those oozy baked sugar, chewy-ish bits of leaked fruit that gets all caramelized to the crust? They’re kind of hard to explain..I think they need a name, I’m open to suggestions! Watch them being made right >>HERE! Anyway, that’s my absolute favorite part of a fruit pie! Now I can maintain a pretense of manners, since I have my very own caramelly, fruity, chewy & sticky Apple Pie Cookie all to myself! These Apple Pie-like Cookies are made of real Pie Crust layered with sticky Caramel, and a slathering of Apple Pie Filling, topped with a flaky and adorable Cinnamon & Nutmeg lattice crust..HELLO Fall! Each and every bite offers the very best part of an actual Apple Pie, with all of the convenience of a Cookie! Seriously the best cookie I’ve ever had! To. What you’ll need for 6-8 good sized Pie Cookies: 1 Box of frozen Pillsbury Pie Crust (2 sheets per box) 1 Egg..for egg-wash 2 tbsp. 1 tbsp. Directions:
Two Words: S’mores Brownies If you can’t make it out to a campfire, bring the campfire to your kitchen with these gooey and delicious s’mores brownies. The key is to cover the top with foil so the marshmallows brown but don’t scorch. What You’ll Need Read Morebittersweet chocolate, chopped ( 10 oz. ) Marshmallows ( 9 jumbo or 12 regular size ) natural cocoa powder ( 3 Tbsp ) whole graham crackers, crushed in your hand ( 6-8 ) unsalted butter ( 1 cup ) pure vanilla extract ( 2 tsp ) packed light brown sugar ( 3/4 cup ) eggs ( 4 ) cake flour ( 1 1/3 cups ) sugar ( 1 cup ) Kosher salt ( 1 tsp )
38 Best DIY Food Gifts Marinated Mushrooms with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Appetizer Recipe Marinated Mushrooms with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Appetizer Recipe -2 cups Sonoma Farm extra virgin olive oil -6 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed -1 pound small white button mushrooms, cleaned and stems trimmed -1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 2 medium lemons) -6 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley -2 tablespoons finely chopped tarragon -2 teaspoons kosher salt -1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Heat olive oil and garlic in a large frying pan over medium heat until warmed and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir to coat. Apple Lavender Muffins Apple Lavender Muffins We planted two apple trees on our property here in Umbria a couple of years ago, and last year one tree yielded a few apples while the other tree didn’t produce any. This year they switched places, and the tree that didn’t yield any apples last year produced so many this year that I worried the poor little tree wouldn’t be able to stand upright for too long. We also trimmed our 50 lavender bushes this past week so I decided to combine the two flavors in these rustic apple muffins I made for our farmhouse guests. Buon Appetito! Apple Lavender Muffins Yield: Makes 12 MuffinsPrep Time: 20 minsCook Time: 25 minss Moist apple muffins with just a hint of lavender.
221 Baking Geeks | Arthur Shappey’s Toblerone Cookies Sorry St... Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry Poaching fruit is one of my favorite things to do when cold weather arrives. It's so warming to stand over a boiling pot of fragrant spices and lose yourself in thought. When I made these, I couldn't help but daydream as I stirred; if I were a pear... I wouldn't want to spend my days on the shelf of a cold produce department. That sounds a little silly, but that's what I'd want... if I were a pear. The idea for these came from the Pepperidge Farm website. On a personal note, our Christmas tree is already up courtesy of Mr. Since poaching is a relatively easy task, I'll skip to some helpful tips for wrapping the pears in puff pastry. The poaching liquid has a high concentration of sugar, so your pears will be sticky. When you reach the top, tuck in the end piece of pastry behind the last spiral. 4 small pears 1 sheet of ready made puff pastry dough, thawed 4 cups water 2 cups sugar 1 cup honey 1/2 lemon 1 vanilla bean, seeded with hull reserved 3 sticks of cinnamon 6-8 whole cloves
How to Make Croquembouche -- Holiday Desserts Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist Camille Becerra is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques. Today: Camille shows us how to make a tower of pastries so stunning you won't want to eat it. (Just kidding, you will.) Croquembouche literally means crunch in mouth. I find that the beauty of a croquembouche is in its interactive nature -- it's very fun walking up to this tower of pastry, daintily picking off a puff, and popping it in your mouth. Pâte à choux is the light dough used to make cream puffs; mastering it will open you up to a wide array of baked and fried pastries like cream puffs, éclairs, gougères, beignets, crullers, and churros. Pâte à Choux This recipe will make a small tower like the one shown above. 1 cup water1 stick butter1 tablespoon sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/4 cups flour4 eggs
Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside. With your mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt and all 10 packages of apple cider drink mix powder, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix well. Gradually add flour mixture into the butter/egg mixture, continuing to mix as you go. Refrigerate dough for about an hour. When you are ready to bake, unwrap your caramels, and preheat oven to 350° F. Scoop out cookie dough balls that are about the size of a walnut. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until very lightly browned around the edges. Makes roughly 4 dozen.
No Leftovers Tonight: Kid-Approved Meatloaf "Cupcakes" Oh, yes! You read the title correctly. This is hands down one of the BEST tasting meatloaf recipes I have ever come up with. It starts with bacon--already you are scoring points. Before I became a vegetarian, my absolutely favorite burger was at a restaurant that topped this mouthwatering burger with bacon, caramelized onion, a generous handful of cheddar cheese and tangy BBQ sauce. As I was writing this post, I Googled "meatloaf sandwich" to find acclaimed chef Tom Colicchio's has one at his 'Wichcraft sandwich chain. So now you have two COMPLETELY different takes on a meatloaf sandwich. So with that said, serve it as a traditional meatloaf or turn it into a BBQ Bacon Cheddar Meatloaf Sandwich. OR...drumroll, PLEASE. Cupcakes!???!?!? Yes, I said cupcakes. Remember the "I hate meatloaf" people, aka my nephew? Nephew: Whatcha making, Aunt Andrea? Me: Meatloaf. Nephew: I don't like meatloaf. Me: You've never had this kind. Nephew: I still don't like meatloaf. At this point, I wanted to say.
Brooklyn Blackout Semifreddo Cake recipe on Food52.com Cooking is more fun with friends. Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join. Let's GoLearn more Join Our Community Follow amazing home cooks. Sign Up ♥ 485 + Save ▴ If you like it, save it! Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place. Got it! If you like something… Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Author Notes: Who doesn't love a Brooklyn Blackout Cake? Food52 Review: If you like chocolate, you are going to LOVE this Brooklyn Blackout Semifreddo Cake! Makes 1 large (10-inch) loaf cake Cake and Semifreddo 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 8 large eggs at room temperature 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt For the semifreddo: 1 teaspoon vanilla 7 ounces dark chocolate 2 teaspoons espresso powder 1 1/3 cups heavy cream 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese 2 large eggs 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Ice Cream Ball Fondue Recipe Directions Satin Chocolate Sauce: In the top half of a double boiler, combine the 2 chocolates over simmering water. Stir constantly until melted, then whisk in the corn syrup and coffee without removing the double boiler from the heat. Whisk until smooth and shiny. (The sauce can be made up to 24 hours in advance and refrigerated. Caramel Sauce: Pour the sugar into the center of a deep saucepan. Raspberry Sauce: Puree the berries with the sugar in a blender. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out balls of ice cream and place them on a sheet pan in the freezer. Caramel Sauce: Yield: 2 cups Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 to 15 minutes Raspberry Sauce: Yield: 2 cups Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 0 minutes
Slow Roasted Tomato Bacon Jam With all of the filed ripened tomatoes around right now it is the perfect time for making sauces but I was thinking about something a little different, a tomato jam and with bacon day coming I was thinking that a tomato jam / bacon jam hybrid would be perfect! As nice as the field ripened tomatoes are they can be made even better by roasting them to caramelize them and bring out their flavour so I threw them into the oven and slow roasted them until they were starting to shrivel up and caramelize but still juicy on the inside. (Roasting the tomatoes also allows you to use those dull and drab winter hot house tomatoes to good effect!) Up next of course was the bacon followed by some of the usual jam suspects including brown sugar and maple syrup as sweeteners, a bit of vinegar for some tang and I threw in some chipotle chilies in adobo for a touch of heat. Once everything has simmered for a while on the stove all that is left is to puree to the jam desired consistency. ingredients