Every child (and adult) knows the comfort that can be found in a glass of cold milk and a plate of Oreos, but can you imagine the amount of comfort if the Oreos were home-made. These Oreos are home-made by Maria at Flour Child who got them from Smitten Kitchen and they look amazing.
After researching recipes all morning, Angie from Eclectic Recipes made some brown butter caramels that look out of this world. Besides making your house smell like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, they make a great house warming present.
* The full recipe is available on Eclectic Recipes and can be personalised with the addition of nuts, candied peel or chocolate chips
Paula Kittelson from Blogging Foods has devised a beautifully constructed cross between a chocolate cake and a flan or crème caramel called the Chocoflan. Her recipe was featured on the Betty Crocker Recipes page.
The dessert is Mexican because it is called Dia Y Noche and represents day and night.
* The Chocoflan recipe can be found on Betty Crocker‘s recipes
From The Curvy Carrot comes an indulgent cupcake that is strictly adult. These mudslide cupcakes are moist, rich and velvety even, after 2 days in the refrigerator. I don’t know about your house, but in my house these cupcakes wouldn’t have survived 2 days in the fridge.
The Curvy Carrot also shows you how she managed to do the two tone frosting swirl on top. It’s hard to believe how easy it can be done.
For Micheal, the summer has been a good one, filled with chilled soups and sweet tarts. He has some great recipes for those of you hanging on to the last dregs of summer fruit, as well as those just going into a season filled with stone fruit and sunscreen.
My favourite would be the stone fruit & berry crumble, I love the way you can use just about any stone fruit you can find and any berry as well, to make the recipe completely personal and suited to your taste.
* Michael’s recipes are all available on his blog, Inspiring The Everyday
Berry season is a great time to get into the kitchen, starters, mains and desserts, all can benefit from a little berry madness. These blueberry swirled frozen yoghurt sandwiches are the result of Nicole from The Galley seeing the recipe on her copy of The Gourmet magazine and adapting it to suit her taste.
*If you prefer a different compote, you can find Nicole’s adapted recipe on The Galley
Camping and sandwiches might not sound like they go together, but all it takes is the right sandwich construction and they pair up like dream. The picnic sandwich from Angie’s Echoes of Laughter is a great example of the perfect camping sandwich.
It has a sturdy loaf of bread surrounding a middle filled to bursting with olives, basil, cheese, tomatoes and peppers. If you are planning a camping trip soon, this is a great way to have something filling and nutritious for your group to eat when you stop at your camp site.
*Find the full recipe on Echoes of Laughter
Summer fruit are out in full force right now, and it’s my favourite time of year because it’s cherry time. If you are struggling under a pile of cherries and want to do something besides tremble at the thought of another cherry desert night, how about baking them into a pie or several.
Individual pies made in muffin tins would really make a treat for the kids after dinner.
*These individual cherry pies were made by Bella at What you give away you keep
I am always searching for a good barbecue chicken recipe, so when I saw this recipe for chicken marinated in buttermilk from Real Simple and from Martha Stewart, I thought I might have found something interesting.
Marinading your chicken in buttermilk gives it a lovely moistness and the outside gets a lovely charring that you don’t get from oil based marinades.
At the recent Holon Design week, a couple of young Israeli designers emerged as designers to watch in the future. One of them was Tal Zur, who confidently declared that she had no website while handing out handmade booklets of her work. Tal designed the Hallah Handles, a pair of silicone and ceramic handles on a string that gets wrapped around the Challah bread dough, then when the bread is baked, all you have to do is pull the handles and the bread is sliced neatly.