Monday, August 30, 2010

Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Coffee and chocolate. This is a great flavor combination. Mix this into a shortbread cookie and you have a winner. These cookies are super easy to make and using the zip-lock bag for rolling them out makes cleanup a breeze. Thanks to Donna of Life's to Short Not to Eat Dessert First for picking this recipe.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart

The good, the bad, and the ugly. That is the best way to describe this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie. Tarts and buttery streusel topping. I love them. They are the good. Peaches and almond extract. While I won't say that they are bad, they are just not my favorite. Peach cobbler and peach ice cream are about as far as I go when it comes to peaches. I know I'm southern but peaches are just not that high on my list. Sorry. And worst of all the ugly. I was hoping for a beautiful golden brown topping for my tart, but sadly I burned the crust while trying to get it. Beautiful golden custard and streusel topping and super ugly burnt tart crust. Boo. I have to say that I enjoyed this tart much more than I expected, even with the over done crust. Thanks to Rachel of sweet tarte for picking this recipe.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

This ice cream is cool, creamy. and has a wonderful chocolate flavor. Just right for a hot summer day. If you like chocolate ice cream you will love this I promise. Thanks to Katrina of Baking and Boys for picking this recipe.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Gingered Carrot Cookies

This week the Tuesdays with Dorie group is making cookies, Gingered Carrot Cookies that is and they were the pick of Natalie of gatti fili e farina. I have never made carrot cookies so I was excited to make these. These cookies have a really thick batter. There are more add ins than batter when you are finished mixing up the dough. I was really surprised with the way these cookies baked. They didn't spread very much and where very light and slightly crunchy. The verdict - they were a hit in my house.