I picked up this sweet cookbook pamphlet published in 1947 for 25 cents in an antique shop – I have made these Chocolate Tea Puffs multiple times and they are easy but impressive. They are really profiteroles with a chocolate whipped cream filling and I added a chocolate ganache topping. As an alternative, you could defintiely use the shells to fill with ice cream and top with the ganache or hot fudge for a special dessert.tags: desserts cookies bake boil simmer more
My newly teenaged daughter loves chocolate, but she also loves my lemon squares, but I don't make them very often, as they are not a majority favorite in my house. The other day I made these lime bars as a riff on the lemon squares and we both liked them even more.tags: desserts lunch box cookies fruit bake more
Avocado replaces half of the butter in these festive cookies that have a citrus "spark". Rolling the cookies in colored sanding sugar gives these soft cookies a nice crunch. Using a tip from our registered dietitian, we replaced half the fat in these cookies with equal amounts of fresh avocado to increase the fruit intake. By substituting avocado, the nutritional value of the baked good is enhanced with the fruit's contribution of nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, along with "good fats" (poly and monounsaturated fats). Additionally, the overall calories in a recipe can be reduced by substituting avocado for an ingredient like butter. Two tablespoons of avocado has 50 calories, whereas two tablespoons of butter total 204 calories.
Recipe created by Chris Scheuer, Café Sucre Farine for California Avocado Commission, Copyright ©2013.
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I recently was in Toronto with a few friends and we stopped into a Starbucks, where I was introduced to these oat fudge bars. I had to make my own and they are pretty close to the real thing – actually, I think they're a tiny bit better (sorry, Starbucks)!tags: desserts lunch box cookies rice, grains and breads bake more
These bars are quick and delicious. A few people who tried them thought they had coconut in them – they do not, so it must be the texture of the oats. These of course made a good breakfast as well (good meaning tasty, not necessarily the healthiest breakfast of the year!) and my kids love them as a snack or dessert.tags: breakfast desserts snacks cookies rice, grains and breads bake more
Get ready for a sweet and salty party: a rich and chewy chocolate chip cookie with potato chips, pretzels and Whoppers in the mix! The dough balls need to be chilled for at least an hour, so plan ahead. Adapted from a recipe from Baking Out Loud, by Hedy Goldsmith.tags: desserts cookies bake more