The Brown Betty Cookbook (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) is a collection of dessert recipes from the Brown Betty Dessert Boutique in Philadelphia. The boutique was founded by mother-daughter team, Linda Hinton Brown and Norrinda Brown Hayat, and inspired by Linda's mother Betty's legacy of weekly biscuit, pie and cake feasts. From the cover art and the photos inside, to the family stories told throughout, and even down to the font choices, this book is absolutely beautiful. It features recipes for cookies, pies and cupcakes, but has a definite accent on their famous . . .
When Apron Anxiety came out earlier this year, all I heard about it was that some chick who dated Top Chef’s adorable Spike Mendelsohn wrote it and that she learned to cook because of him. I expected something Fifty Shades-esque, with a few memorable meals strewn throughout.Alyssa Shelasky is still practically a girl; she definitely looks like it. What could she know about life? I always assumed that one would have to be old and wrinkly to write a memoir. And, what? She learned to cook for a guy? Bid whoop. Small step for Shelasky, big step backwards for womankind. . . .
I went over to my friend Michelle's house the other night to unwind after a long work day and we decided on the perfect activity - we made tiramisu.I'm not a fan of tiramisu, or creamy desserts in general, but Michelle adores the stuff and she had all the ingredients ready to go. Neither of us had made it before so we followed this recipe.Michelle's awesome photos of the process: We didn't have whipping cream so we whipped egg whites instead. Mascarpone mixture + egg whites Dipping ladyfingers into espressoThen in KahluaDusting with cocoa powderAnd dark . . .
Banana Bread is a great comfort food - it makes me feel right at home. This recipe is super easy, I've been making it for years. Anyone who's tried it loved it so hopefully you will too.Ingredients: 1 tsp. salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 2 eggs, at room temp 1 cup white sugar 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil 1/2 chopped walnuts, optional Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In a food processor, stand mixer or by hand, . . .
I like to make these scones with dried cranberries or apricots but you can use any dried fruits you like/have. You can also use chocolate chips. So, you'll need: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. butter, frozen 1/2 cup dried fruit of your choice 1/2 sour cream 1 eggStart by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and freezing your butter (15 min. should do.) Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl. Grate in butter (sounds weird, I know, but it's not, I promise.) Mix in butter . . .