Monday, February 22, 2010

Recipe Review: Brookies with Chocolate Ganache

I can't believe how fast time flies....I didn't realize how long it has been since my last post.  This winter has been long, cold and snowy and I am sure that I am not the only person ready for spring.  Winter has got me down!  So much so, I haven't even been inspired to cook and bake.  However, I decided to try out a new recipe yesterday from the Bakerella blog. I tried the brookies (brownies and cookies together) with chocolate ganache. 

Image courtesy of Bakerella

These were super easy to make because you use packaged brownie mix and chocolate chip cookie dough mix.  The hardest part was trying to keep my family away during the cooling of the brookies and then again to let the ganache set.  They will satisfy a chocolate fix or a sweet tooth.  However, I will only make these for special occasions or upon request because they are SUPER rich!

This is a recipe that I will add to our family book.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Recipe Review: Pumpkin Crumb Cake

I found a new website, Southern Plate.  I love her style...she cooks southern just like I do.  Not only is she just plain funny but it looks as if she has some very tasty recipes.  I tried one of her recipes, Pumpkin Crumb Cake.  It was easy to put together and very moist.  Not overly sweet.  My kids loved it.  Troy thought it was good, but seemed to be missing something.  I added a powdered sugar glaze and he thought it tasted better.  It was eaten before I could get a picture...maybe next time. 

The one thing that I really liked about the recipe was the crumb.  I have been looking for a Maple Muffin recipe.  When I was a working girl there was a company that came to our office and delivered muffins.  They had a maple muffin that a struesel bottom and top.  It was to die good.  I have yet to find a recipe that duplicates it but that struesel recipe is very close to what I remember. 

Give this recipe a try.  You won't be dissappointed!