Sunday, October 26, 2008

Puff my pastry

Make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, now! Puff pastry, peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallow all baked together in a gooey, perfect little bite. These pretty much meet all of the daily requirements from the food pyramid(minus maybe a few key foods) so why not serve them for dinner? Just serve a nice salad on the side and call it good. So easy to make, kids can assemble them. Leave the peanut butter out if allergies are a concern, they are still really, really good. In fact, you could get pretty creative with these and come up with all sorts of fillings, puff pastry is nice like that. Oh, the possibilities! You could put anything in my puff pastry and I would eat it, almost.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Chocolate Malt Sandwich Cookies

You have to try these. My friend, Lisa raves about them here.
I didn't really believe that a cookie could be THAT good, but just look at the if they didn't have me at chocolate malt...they had to go and add creme fraiche, cream cheese, AND half and half!!! Unbelieveable. They are really good chilled, and get better the next day in my opinion...if they stay around that long. And an added bonus is that they are really rich, too rich for my kids, so I get to eat them all. If you can't handle the filling(wuss!) you can fill them with ice cream. This is the perfect cookie for ice cream sandwiches(my search is over) they are nice and flat, but still chewy and can hold up to the melting ice cream. But really, don't waste them on ice cream, make the filling. Thanks Lisa, I hope lots of packages full of malt powder start coming to your doorstep! Get the recipe here.