Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gooseberry Crisp

Never once in my life
have I tasted gooseberries.
Apparently they aren't
big in California
these days.
Not one store had 
fresh, frozen or canned.
My daughter sent me 
two cans via Amazon.

Have no idea why this is sideways

I wasn't really sure how to adapt Rose's recipe
using canned gooseberries
so I winged it.
I followed the recipe
except for softening the fruit.

The juices bubbled up 
which was a great sign!

I like the flavor.
It seems similar to rhubarb
in that sort of sweet-sour 
kind of way.
I would make this again
only double the topping.
That topping is good!
Rose Levy Beranbaum

Coffee Crumb Cake Muffins

These coffee cake-like muffins with streusel
swirled into the batter
with a bite of apple
make for 
a fancier than usual muffin.

They are scrumptious.
Next time the recipe will be 
definitely doubled.
Rose Levy Beranbaum

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Southern Belle

This is absolutely amazing!

Rose's Southern Belle
the perfect dessert for summer weather.
Instead of the genoise cake base
I used Ladyfinger sponge cookies.
To me they are similar
in flavor.
And it made it quick and easy
to put together.
The flavors profile is amazing
with the the almond extract.
I topped it with
rum whipping cream.
A huge success!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Cream Cheese Butter Cake

The Case of the Disappearing Lemon Cake

Yesterday my nine and half year old 
wanted to bake.
She's been baking
Rose's recipes
with me
since before
second birthday.

So we made the
Cream Cheese Butter Cake

She had a blast.
There are no pictures.
there is no cake.

After cutting for a 
side picture
which of course
involved tasting,
she pleaded
to take it home
for a barbecue.
How could I refuse?
I will say
from the taste testing
this cake
is amazing.
Now I'm making
a second one
for my brother's
The Lemon Curd
Buttercream frosting
is delectable.
Have a look
at Marie's 
Rose Levy Beranbaum

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Perfect Savory Cream Puffs

This has to be the easiest 
cream puff recipe.
It is literally full proof.
No soggy middle here.

Simple stirring together of
water, butter, salt, sugar and flour 
over heat.
The saucier pan really 
pulled it's weight.

Dough on parchment
ready for the oven.

Rose has a great method of 
baking at a higher temperature,
lower temperature,
no temperature.
It only requires patience.

Filled with egg salad 
they are delectable.

I'm so happy to
be able to make
cream puffs 
and be assured
they won't be a soggy mess.
Rose Levy Beranbaum

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Flaky Scones

I forgot geometry is not my forte,
hence these are
not perfect triangles.
They are, 
completely delicious!
Not sure they
would pass muster
for flakiness
at the
county fair judging
they are better
than anything at Starbucks.

The dough really gave me
a bit of anxiety.
It was too dry so I added
a little more cream
into the flour, sugar, baking powder,
baking soda, salt
grated butter.
Thanks Nancy!

I had my doubts 
this would work
but after a few fold overs
and rolling,
it came together.

Into the oven
then a cool down between 
tea towels.


For someone
who loves scones
but could never get them right,
this is another win
with one of Rose's
scone recipes.
Rose Levy Beranbaum

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Blueberry Crumb Party Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Crumb 
Party Coffee Cake
everything a crumb cake should be.

Rose's butter sour cream 
batter is divine.
The cinnamon-y walnut
topping is
just how I like it.

Scoot on over
to Marie's
a look at the process.

I had to pop it back in
to brown a bit more.
I also sprinkled some additional
 tiny blueberries
over the top when it came
out of the oven.
The heat was enough to 
cook them through.

This is a definite
make again recipe.
Rose Levy Beranbaum