Welcome to the girliest food I have ever made. The pinks, and reds in this dessert are just so fun that some people might say I cant even (Note: I am not one of those people).
I know I am a little delayed in posting this summertime recipe up on the blog, but if youre living here in Montreal then you know that these past two weeks has been more of a summer than what we had a month ago! So, I guess this recipe is sort of fitting for the weather we are having, but maybe not the produce. Sorry!
But hey, if you dont have good peaches around, save this recipe and keep it somewhere safe because it is one of the easiest dessert recipes youll make, and its tasty and visually stunning. Looks like youve spent HOURS making this tart, when in reality it took a couple of minutes. WIN.
Stone Fruit Tart
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 3 cups stone fruit, sliced (peach, nectarine, plum, apricot)
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp sugar
- juice of 1 lemon
- dash of salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- sugar for sprinkling
- Pre- heat oven to 375 degrees F. .
- Place puff pastry on parchment paper in an attempt to make a rectangular tart
- In a bowl mix together the fruit, honey, sugar, salt and lemon juice.
- Place puff pastry and the parchment paper on a baking sheet. Pour fruit mixture on top.
- Brush the puff pastry border with lightly beaten egg and sprinkle raw sugar on the edges
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Once baked, remove form oven and place on wire rack to cool.
Slightly adapted from Bakers Royale
These trail mix cookies have everything in them and are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. THE BEST. Heres a little story of how these cookies arrived this fall into my cozy little kitchen, I swear its interesting. Well, maybe notbut like, these cookies are awesome so you should get to the recipe.
When cookies are lying around the house I tend to find crumbs in my hair, sheets and in between couch cushions. I live with someone who inhales cookies the minute he sees them and no, he is not blue and googely eyed (at least not around me!) he is my boyfriend. And he likes cookies alot!
Since I prefer to not wake up with chocolate chips melted to my cheeks, I dont like to have fresh baked cookies in the house unless I have someone to bring them to.
And thats how these cookies came to be. I need to feed my nephew but he is currently living somewhere warm and toasty and unfortunately unreachable my sisters uterus. Therefore, I made these cookies for her to eat, which is kinda like him eating it too. Im strange, but Ive accepted it.
Trail Mix Cookies
Makes 24 large cookies
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1- 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 TBSP shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup add ins ex: 1/2 cup raisins, 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, 1/4 cup peanut m+ms
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees celcius and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Then beat in egg and vanilla until incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients; oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, coconut and add ins.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture in 4 additions until blended. Cover and regrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Then shape dough using a heaping tablespoon into balls (about 24) which place them at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of the oven, switching them halfway through the baking time which is 12-15 minutes total. Cookies should be golden, with crisp edges and soft centres.
- Transfer to racks, and let cool.
Happy summer everyone! It is officially hot and humid here in Montreal and the festivals are in full swing.and I go back to work. My first day as a doctor was an interesting one. I started off by calling myself a medical student, introducing myself by my first name, and becoming flabbergasted when handed a patients chart to deal with before having orientation to my clinic. The second day was completely different I was officially Dr. Moscovitz with my long white coat and all. WARNING: when urinating, make sure it doesnt fall in the toilet (I was a near miss). The third day I was home sick with fever.
Goshdarnit I ONLY have 6 sick days doesnt my body know to wait till its at least September before I want a day off??? Not day 3!!! Fine Ill admit the Breaking Bad marathon was pretty awesome, but the chills and sore throat was no fun. Its a good thing then that I decided to start making homemade popsicles so that I could use real fruit instead of artificial nonsense. This recipe is super easy it uses peaches, ginger, water and sugar. I cut the sugar down from the original recipe, but they were still super sweet. When I make them again, I may try no added sugar at all (or maybe something like 2 Tbsp).
Peach and Ginger Ice Pops
- 2 oz. fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced into thick coins
- ½ cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 ripe peaches, pitted and cut into chunks (skin on)
- Combine ginger, water, and sugar in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool.
- Strain mixture through a sieve into a blender and then discard the ginger. Add the peach chunks to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until solid
The holiday weekend has come to an end as has the family bonanza. Its a nice time of year where you get to see family and friends from out of town and enjoy good meals and you get time off work. Alas, on my final day off I woke up with a sore throat and fever! Guess that leaves me sitting on the couch and watching Game of Thrones. Tee hee hee.
While this weekend was filled with brisket and matzah ball soup, last week I baked some tasty scones. I ate one and was about to have another when I decided they were safer at my neighbors. Unbeknownst to me, it was the college basketball championshipwhats that called? NCAA or something? I dunno! All I know is, I brought them to my neighbors, there were a bunch of boys there and they all enjoyed these scones. So ladies, these are a winnerbut maybe dont disrupt a beer drinking basketball party with scones it looks weird.
I would suggest serving these for breakfast, or for a brunch. They come together quickly and take no time at all to bake. Best of all, they are moist unlike most other scones Ive tried. They really are a winner, and I plan on making them again this time with different additionsmaybe blueberries?
Oh. And. Winter is coming.
Chocolate Chip Scones
Adapted from: Take a Megabite food blog, originally from Orangette
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Beat together the milk and egg and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Rub butter into the flour mixture with your hands. Working until you have no lumps bigger than a pea. Add the sugar and chocolate chips. Stir to mix.
- Take a scant 1/4 cup of the milk/egg mixture and set aside to be used for a glaze. Whisk the vanilla into the remaining milk/egg mixture and add to the dry ingredients. Bring dough together gently with a wooden spoon.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it no more than 12 times. Pat dough into a round approximately 1/2 inch thick, and cut into 8 (or 12) wedges. Place on an ungreased lined baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, glaze wedges with remaining milk/egg mixture.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a rack. Can serve with a light dusting of powdered sugar.
Happy holidays! Hope you enjoy the scones!!
Its holiday time! That means lots of good family dinners, brunches, lunchesso I get to bake! Or not.
Desserts that require minimal to no baking are ideal when you have no time to make elaborate desserts. Last weekend I was busy studying for my surgery exam, but I also had a holiday brunch. A gal like me doesnt want to go to a party empty handed, but I couldnt spend my study day in the kitchen. Enter rice krispie treats.
While rice krispie treats sound a bit juvenile, when given a tweak they can be a fantastic addition to a dessert table. Ive made cake batter rice krispie treats in the past that were a hit, and this time around I made a different style of them gangnam style! woohoooo!
Gosh darn it I just like to dance.
And these cookies and cream rice krispie treats just make me wanna d-a-n-c-ewhile shoving my mouth with marshmallows.
No one judges in my kitchen. Even if youre my boyfriend, sitting on the couch in our loft, playing assassins creed and oblivious to anything around him. No one judges.
Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 1 (10.5) oz bag mini marshmallows + an additional cup of marshmallows.
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 10 oreos, chopped into bits
- 1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips
- 6 oreos, chopped into bits
- Butter or spray a 13 x 9 pan, set aside.
- Melt butter in a large non-stick saucepan over medium low heat, swirling butter up along edges of the pan (this helps the marshmallows stick much less). Stir in marshmallows and stir constantly until melted.
- Remove from heat and gently stir in Rice Krispies cereal until evenly coated. Fold in 10 chopped Oreos.
- Pour mixture into buttered dish and gently press mixture evenly into dish, set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate chips on in 30-45 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth.
- Spread melted chocolate evenly over Rice Krispie treats and immediately (before chocolate hardens) sprinkle with the 6 chopped Oreos. Gently press the Oreo pieces down with your hands.
- Cover and refrigerate about 10 minutes, or alternately let rest on counter until chocolate hardens.
Source: Stylish Cuisine
Enjoy these no bake desserts!