Monday, July 25, 2016

The Southern Belle


This is absolutely amazing!


Rose's Southern Belle
is
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 
granddaughter
wanted to bake.
She's been baking
Rose's recipes
with me
since before
her
second birthday.

So we made the
Q&E
Cream Cheese Butter Cake

She had a blast.
There are no pictures.
Alas, 
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
birthday.
The Lemon Curd
Buttercream frosting
is delectable.
Have a look
at Marie's 
~
by
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.
~
by
Rose Levy Beranbaum






Thursday, July 7, 2016

Flaky Scones


I forgot geometry is not my forte,
hence these are
not perfect triangles.
They are, 
however,
completely delicious!
Not sure they
would pass muster
for flakiness
at the
county fair judging
but 
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
and
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
and 
then a cool down between 
tea towels.


Voila!


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






Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Blueberry Crumb Party Coffee Cake



This Blueberry Crumb 
Party Coffee Cake
is 
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
for 
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.
~
by
Rose Levy Beranbaum





Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Molasses Butter Cookies



Rose's
 Molasses Butter Cookies
are so easy to make.

As someone who loves molasses,
these cookies do not disappoint.
The are really the best
molasses cookie
I have had.

They have the perfect
texture
 and 
flavor combination.



They would be great
with coffee, glass of milk
or 
turned into an ice cream sandwich.
It's been 108 degrees
this week.
We opted for the ice cream.

~
by
Rose Levy Beranbaum








Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mango Bango Cheesecake


Rose's Mango Bango Cheesecake
is really simple to bake 
once the ingredients are in hand.
Oddly enough, 
it was the full fat
Greek yogurt 
which was difficult to find.
Non-fat was everywhere.
Hunting down the canned
mango pulp from India
took me on a
fun journey.
I had no idea very near
to my house is an
excellent Indian grocery.


Vegetables I'd never seen before
but have probably eaten.
We love Indian food
in my family.



There was everything in this shop.


Rows of pulses


Packets of ready to make deliciousness.


Cooking pots, pans, utensils of 
all sorts.


Jewelry to go with sari's


The owner was so much fun
and completely amused
when I asked 
if he could have
cooking lessons in the store?


Indian DVD's and medicine galore.
The freezer 
was packed with amazing ice cream flavors,
desserts and candy of all sorts,
and everything else under the sun.


This is all I bought.


Mangoes from India sweetened with sugar.


Mis en place


First off prepping the pan
with Ladyfingers
and 
pulverizing the rest 
into crumbs
to fill in the space.


Onto the filling;
reduced 
mango pulp 
and while 
cooling mixed up
the filling.
Egg yolks, sugar, cream cheese,
yogurt, lime juice, vanilla, salt, cardamom
and the
Greek Yogurt.


Half the batter is poured over
the Ladyfingers
with dollops of the 
reduced mango pulp
whisked in.
The rest of the batter
is poured 
and again,
the reduced mango pulp
swirled into the batter. 


Hours of resting and chilling later,
a thickened mango sauce
is poured over the cold
cheesecake.


Voila!
Foil held and the springform
pan released.


This is mango heaven
on a fork!
~
by 
Rose Levy Beranbaum