Every summer we end up filling our freezer with all kinds of ice lollies. Though we can certainly buy some made with “all natural” or even “organic” ingredients, I always feel best when my kids consume ice lollies we make at home. Good thing it is SUPER easy to do! In the past we have made ice lollies with fresh fruit and coconut water, Greek yoghurt and fruit, or simply fruit juice, but this time we’ve made some out of 100% whole fruit.
Pate a Choux is a cornerstone of baking and pastry. Cream puffs, eclairs, profiteroles, Croquembouche, Paris Brest, and Gateau St Honore all rely on Pate a Choux for its handy ability to bake into a hollow vessel for various delicious fillings. Continue Reading…
By: Kate Davies
Warm apples, brown buttery-crisp topping, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Many of us know this dessert as Apple Crisp, but I like the old-fashioned name Apple Brown Betty because it reminds me of my paternal grandmother, Betty O’Connor. I haven’t used a recipe for this in decades, so I’ve made a few batches and recorded my steps. Once you get a feel for how you like your Apple Betty, you can practically make it in your sleep. I’m pretty sure this was the first recipe I ever made on my own. Continue Reading…
Forgive me for not posting many of my own recipes recently. I have so many other things going on right now, and the first thing to go on the back burner is all the stuff I do for fun, like the blog! But have no fear, I have a massive backlog of recipes for you as well as some fun Friends with Recipes posts. This one comes from the lovely Lara who is another American in London. She blogs for Babyccino Kids and can be found Instagramming her gorgeous family here.
So far, I’ve only been featuring quick and easy weeknight recipes from my fellow parents, but I’ve decided to branch out to those without kids as well. I also thought it would be fun to include recipes that aren’t just meant for dinner. My friend Rob (husband to the director of Seraphic Fire with whom I’ve sung with in Miami) recently started a blog called “The Perfect Pie Crust” and all the pictures he posts on Facebook make my mouth water. As someone who isn’t the most adept baker in the world, I am in awe of his beautiful creations. I’ve always had a fascination with hand-held pies, so asked him if he would be willing to come up with a recipe for us all to try out, and did he ever! I can’t wait to try some out for picnics this summer!
This is definitely not a quick and easy recipe, but it is, by far, the best cinnamon roll recipe I have ever encountered. In fact, these are so good that I got up out of bed last night and ate two more of them before getting back in bed! (No, I’m not pregnant, I just have zero self control when it comes to sweets!)