I told you I was going to go back in time and address weeks past. I’m finally getting around to it, but it’ll be one at a time. For you Oreo cookie buffs, check out the cookie section for the holy grail of cookie recipes…now you can just say no to store-bought Oreos!
Let yourself eat cake:
Let’s start things off with a Pierre Herme recipe highlighted by Bonbini!. It’s The Concorde, which is a layer of mousse sandwiched between two meringues, all chocolate, topped with strawberry foam. Yum!
Maple and bacon seem to go hand and hand. Who knew that they would be perfect coupled in a cupcake. Tracey’s Culinary Adventures threw french toast in the mix to make Maple French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes.
Baking has ruined instant gratification in regards to sweets for me, since now I can’t bear to eat any of the chemically loaded store-bought baked goods. Like an ancient explorer searching for the fountain of youth or the holy grail, every so often I would look in vain for a true homemade Oreo recipe. Sure, there’s a ton of Oreo “inspired” Whoopie Pie type creations floating around there, but not that crispy cookie snap, a signature of a true Oreo. Well, it looks like Living each week like it’s shark week has brought our salvation with her own crispy homemade Oreo cookie recipe. Hallelluia!
Pies, tarts, etc.:
I’m guessing this belongs here since it’s made out of gelatin and condensed milk. Kinda looks like a finger food as presented. Aside from all that, if you combine food with history, better yet, when you create a display of a historical artifact with food…you’ve got me. I love history (although I am far, far away from knowing a quarter teaspoons worth of it) and I love food. The Cookie Shop was kind enough to marry the two together with her Fruit Jelly Stonehenge. Yep, it’s a replica of Stonehenge made out of Jello. Too cool. Sorry for geeking out on you.
Hey, there’s a beverage here man:
Sea Salt With Food‘s post for Roti Jala (Net or Lace Pancake) really got my imagination going. A savory recipe is included, but the whole idea of creating a lacy pancake or crepe….really interesting idea. You can get a roti jala funnel here.
I couldn’t resist including this recipe from Feasting on Art. I never came across this blog before, but I love the premise. All of the recipes have their inspiration rooted in the art world. Check out this recipe for Caramelized Apple Omelet with Dulce de Leche and Goats Cheese which was inspired by a painting by Gauguin.
Amanda’s Cookin’ scored an interview with Dorie Greenspan. Yep, THE Dorie Greenspan of Dorie Greenspan Baking: From My Home to Yours and the inspiration behind bakers all over the world joining together on Tuesdays to bake something out of the book, Tuesdays With Dorie. If you participate in TWD, or just are a fan of Dorie Greenspan then you won’t want to miss this interview.
Laptops and Stovetops wrote a really great post about the importance of good karma and CARE packages. She also reminded me that being grateful for what you have, no matter how little, is a pathway to wealth.