Monday, September 30, 2013

TWD - X Cookie

This was a fun cookie to make and eat.  I really enjoyed the process and they were not difficult at all.  I think these would be especially fun around Christmas time, but if I were to do that I would hunt down the candied orange (I made do without this time around because I didn't see it at my grocery) as I bet that would add a nice festive touch.  What really surprised me is how much you could taste the rum in the cookies.  My husband will love that.  He hasn't tasted them yet, but I know he will love the flavor combination. He isn't much of a drinker, but he does love a good boozy dessert. My kids however, didn't care for the adult taste of these cookies.  And even though I halved the recipe, it still made a lot of cookies considering the kids won't eat them.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

TWD - Profiteroles (minus the Espresso)

This was a fun dessert to make and eat.  I made mine without the espresso so the kids would enjoy it, but I would love to try it with the espresso.  I found the whole process much easier than I thought it would be.  The profiteroles were a snap and I would like to make them again, but with a cream inside.  I also might make them a little bigger, but they sure were cute this petite size.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

TWD- Blueberry Muffins

When I was a kid I participated in 4-H, my favorite projects being the cooking and baking ones (I was terrible at sewing and the only girl who didn't get a blue ribbon- just a participation ribbon).  One of the things the judges looked for when critiquing your food was the presentation and color.  I would dare to say these muffins would fail on that.  They turned out kind of sad.  The taste was great, but they just had a limp and lackluster look to them.  My family likes muffins with streusel tops, so I will probably stick with my tried and true recipe.  This recipe involved a lot of bowls for just muffins.