All posts tagged: baking is fun

Puff Pastry Dessert Ideas

I am not a fan of pie crust, or dough. I normally search for desserts and use puff pastry as the alternative base or staple. So this dessert is something I plan to try tonight. The only trouble is – I am also not a fan of frozen or otherwise strawberries. So glazed peaches or apricots are going to have to do in my household. INGREDIENTS 3 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, halved 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3-4 chamomile tea bags (optional, see note) 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt   {more here}  {Featured image and recipe full credit and source}

Food: Baking a Pie Today

A lazy holiday today has me a bit off-balance, in that I flew back from a short trip up north and now find myself doing a bit of tiding up around the house, and the need to bake something. Perhaps my Fall/Autumn radar is up. But while killing time at coffee shop bookstore yesterday waiting for my ride home from the airport, I ordered a cup of coffee and a pistachio light dessert – and when I saw this recipe, it reminded of how perfectly tasty that one from the coffee shop was – so I made it – mostly with coconut milk, oil and cream: INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10 full-size graham cracker sheets) 6 tablespoons salted butter or coconut oil, melted 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 cups date caramel (below) or store-bought dulce de leche 3-4 ripe but firm bananas, sliced 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (see coconut cream variation in notes) 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons maple syrup chocolate shavings, for topping {more}   and I will be sitting in front of the television set, binge watching  The Detour? Have you see it? …