Roundup of Food Blog Posts I’ve Enjoyed #9
That photo up there? That’s the older of my two little brothers. (He physically towers over me now, but still.) He just graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in Anthropology. I’m damn proud of him.
For the sake of pretending this post is about food, though, here are a few links to food blog posts I recommend.
David Lebovitz shared his recipe for Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream. I made it the other day, so I can personally vouch for it being out of this world. The crunch! The smoothness! The perfect texture! The salt and sweet and cold and oh, I can never eat another caramel ice cream again. I know, because I tried.
While we’re on the subject of ice cream, check out the Cardamom-Vanilla Ice Cream and Cardamom Biscuits made by Rob from Hungry in Hogtown. I have a busy summer ahead of me, I can tell. Rob also made Nutella Powder, using some interesting techniques that I look forward to experimenting with myself.
I am fascinated by the recipe for Pancake Soup I found over at Delicious Days. It looks like so much fun to eat. I should make it next time the younger of my little brothers comes over for dinner, because he and I share a lot of joy in kid stuff.
Barbara from Tigers & Strawberries made made Kho: Quick-Braised Spicy Caramel Pork. In the spirit of bacon toffee, I am convinced that pork and caramel must go together perfectly, and this is high up on my list of recipes to try.
If you like cake decorating, you cannot miss this cake of ultimate cuteness made by A Muffin Story. Threadless held a contest, Threadcakes, asking people to decorate cakes based on Threadless t-shirts. The winning cake was based on a shirt called Insomnia.
I want to like rhubarb, I really do. But somehow whenever I try to make it, it comes out bland and dull. Maybe I would have better luck if I tried Bea’s Rhubarb Tart instead.
Jaden from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen (can you imagine a more sultry name for our favorite room in every home?) made Garlic Brandy Prawns that cry out for my attention. Soon, lovely tasty prawns. I will make you soon.
I am always on the look-out for new and interesting ways to cook with fermented black beans. So, I was delighted when Bee shared her recipe for Steamed Scallops with Fermented Black Beans. She even included enoki mushrooms, the only kind of mushroom I have ever been able to enjoy eating. Thanks, Bee!
Brilynn, who plays hard and has more energy and creativity than I would know what to do with, adapted my recipe for Raspberry Pomegranate Urfa-Biber Brownies into her intriguing Rhubarb Urfa-Biber Brownies. A little while back, I mailed out urfa-biber to anyone who felt like sending me something fun in exchange. Bri was up for it, and she sent me some honey, carefully wrapped in a really sweet little handmade bag. I loved the package, but seeing her put the spice I’d sent her to good use was even more of a treat for me.
I couldn’t help but laugh when I came across these Black-Bottom Cupcakes at Smitten Kitchen, especially after reading about how Deb wished she could have made the cupcakes prettier. See, when I was a kid, the deli near my school sold these under the name Ugly Muffins. I loved the name, I loved their craggly good looks, and I loved those cupcakes. Deb’s post brings back a lot of memories (and hunger) for me.
S’mores Cupcakes! This is one of the most brilliant baking ideas I’ve ever seen. Graham cracker cupcakes, filled with marshmallow fluff (homemade, of course), covered in chocolate ganache, with a toasted homemade marshmallow on top. Thank you, Cupcake Bakeshop! You have truly made my day.