Goopy Desserts

ESPRESSO CREME BRULEE

It’s been far too long. Is it even possible that I’ve gone without crème brûlée in my life for eight months?  The shock, the horror.  It’s somehow strangely true.  (Candied Pistachio Crème Brûlée was my last foray into the intoxicating world of cream, sugar and yolk, and it was an unacceptably long time ago at that.) But today
Candies

DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

This is the fancified version of the Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup. So buckle up. (No one needed to improve on the Reece’s masterpiece, but let it be said: making them with fancy dark chocolate and freshly ground organic peanut butter takes the accessible version of this treat to Foodie Land and back.  It’s really an inaccessible treat
Pies & Tarts

PEACH MELBA PIE

CRUST 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons granulated sugar ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed ½ cup vegetable shortening, preferably organic About ¼ cup cold water FILLING 7 cups peeled and sliced peaches 1 ½ cups raspberries ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup tapioca starch 2 tablespoons berry flavored vodka (I used Cîroc Black Raspberry) 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons vanilla
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LEMON GINGER PISTACHIO BRITTLE

Two essential words, my baker friends: FROOT LOOPS. It’s inexplicable, I know, but somehow this incredible concoction of cooked sugar, lemon, pistachio and candied ginger cracked the code of what Froot Loops cereal tastes like. Exactly. So I don’t know about you, but I’m getting my candy thermometer ready to make another batch, because any brittle that tastes
Ice Cream

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

This delicious, sweet, and creamy Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream is secretly low calorie, low carb, sugar free and packed with protein! Healthy Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream recipe Now, I’m sure some of you are asking, “Why the heck is Jessica using half-and-half??” Well, the only reason I have avoided butter (and the like)
Pies & Tarts

STONE FRUIT CRUMB PIE + M&M SHOW

CRUST 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons granulated sugar ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed ½ cup vegetable shortening 4–6 tablespoons ice cold water TOPPING 2 cups all-purpose flour ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ stick unsalted butter, melted 6 tablespoons olive oil FILLING 15 cups
Cookies

THICK AND CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Large, bakery-style chocolate chip cookies that stay soft and chewy - a family favorite! INGREDIENTS: 2cups+ 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½teaspoonbaking soda ½teaspoonsalt 12tablespoonsunsalted butter, melted and cooled 1cuplight or dark brown sugar ½cupgranulated sugar 1egg 1egg yolk 2teaspoonsvanilla extract 1½cupssemisweet chocolate chips US CUSTOMARY - METRIC DIRECTIONS: Adjust the oven racks to the upper- and lower-middle positions and
Pies & Tarts

NO-CRUST HONEYBELL PIE

No-Crust Honeybell Orange Pie This yummy filling, made with Honeybell oranges, can be made with a crust or no crust at all. It's a taste of Florida's citrus heritage, adapted from the recipe at www.DooleyGroves.com Prep Time5 mins Cook Time10 mins Course: Dessert Keyword: diana houghtaling, dooley groves, florida citrus, honeybell, honeybell pie   Servings: 4   Author: Nicole Coudal Ingredients Filling: 3/4 cup Granulated sugar 1/4 cup Cornstarch 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt 1 1/2 cups Honeybell juice (about 3 large
Cakes

FRESH PEACH TORTE

I collect recipes, but I especially like to know the stories behind them, if possible. . . I’ve got newspaper clippings, scribbles on pieces of paper, bookmarked Google stories and notes written to me about recipes I should pursue.  Some are meant to go together, others are one-offs.  Periodically I go through this large cache and try to
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RUM BALLS 3 WAYS: RUM & RAISIN, MANGO & COCONUT, DOUBLE CHOCOLATE

1 1/4 cups finely chopped & toasted pecans (or other nut of your choice) 1 1/4 cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies (or ladyfingers or Classic Shortbread Cookies) 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (Dutch processed or regular unsweetened) 1/4 cup rum 2 tablespoons light corn syrup (or honey) RUM & RAISIN VERSION: 3/4 cup raisins (dark or golden) 1/4 cup rum MANGO