Sunday, March 30, 2014

Peanut Butter Whirligigs

Roll, Hot Knife, Bake

Peanut Butter Whirligigs?  Well with a name like that, they've gotta be good!  The peanut butter and the chocolate don't hurt either!  Yep, there is chocolate in these cookies.  Yum!

Now when I saw this recipe, I just assumed that the chocolate being used would be milk chocolate.  I made the Peanut Butter cookies from the Baked New Frontiers book and they were made with milk chocolate (and were incredible).  In fact, they are my favourite peanut butter cookie to date.  The milk chocolate combined beautifully with the peanut butter.  You can find the recipe on this blog.  So yeah, a little surprised that it is dark chocolate being used in this recipe.  I want to use milk chocolate instead. Nay, I will use milk chocolate.  To the batmobile kitchen!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Crème Brûlée with Caramelized Brown Sugar

 Easy Peasy Fancy Pants Dessert

This recipe sounds very fancy pants indeed.  Crème brûlée
But is it not essentially just pudding?  Pudding with some sugar on top.  Sugar that you get to torch.  Yes, fire is involved.  And I will be the one holding a lit torch to this dessert.  <Insert power crazy maniacal laugh here.>  No worries, there is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.  Hubbie will be on standby (and standing close).  He will also be the one lighting the torch for me.  I'm a scaredy cat.

There really isn't much to do for this recipe.  Therefore, this post is going to be short and sweet.  Yes, yes, just like me.  (Don't let the lit torch in my hand scare you away...unless I'm also laughing maniacally...and the drapes are on fire...and the cats are looking at me in a 'oh I knew this day was coming' sort of way...and the hubbie is calling 911.)  Sorry, what were we talking about?

Easy Peasy.  There are only 6 ingredients in total.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

TWD-Buttermilk Scones

Today's recipe seems real easy. Granted, I did need to watch the video because I wasn't sure about a rolled scone.  Seriously, I have never heard of a rolled scone.  I thought scones were either dropped or cut into a triangle.  See, always learning something here at Tuesdays with Dorie.

I love Scones!  There I said it.  Whew, that's a relief to finally share this.  Wait, it's acceptable to like scones in this day and age?  I didn't just come out of the pantry with this bold statement? Fine.  Pass me a scone...and don't skimp on the butter!
I made some super awesome scones here, a while back.  They were crazy good. I also made nutella scones. (Totally decadent.)

I had thought about making these scones with whole wheat flour.  (Because of this pic below: Please note, this graphic scene may be hard for some bakers to've been warned.)

Yep, I was out of flour.  Gasp.  And for a whole week!  I know, I know...there are no words.  Just thinking back on it, makes me shudder.  There was a palpable sense of horror in the kitchen all week.  (I swear.)  And I breathed a sigh of relief, once I set a bag of flour in our shopping cart this week.  (Hubbie thinks I have a problem.)  Not a problem now!  I gots me some flour!!

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Banana in a Blanket-Rogue Style

 Coffee Talk

Psst.  Wanna go for a ride?  Where we goin'?  We're going back, way the waybac machine.

Yes, I'm going rogue this week.  Instead of making Banana in a Blanket, I've decided to make something else.  I made a rolled cake here not so long ago.  And as much as I enjoy saying 'Banana in a Blanket' (which I do, a lot), I'm still going rogue.  Mash up in my head, The Police song, 'Message in a Bottle' with the words, Banana in a Blanket.  
'I hope that someone gets my...I hope that someone gets my...Banana in a Blanket'. 
 You're welcome (and now I won't be the only one with this stuck in my head).  Can you believe it, I've got the perfect song for the post, and I'm still going rogue.  The devil you say!