You get truly deep fruit flavors both in the filling and the macaron shells of these raspberry, banana and blueberry macarons. The macaron shells are flavored with freeze dried fruit that’s been blended and sifted to a fine powder.
Thinking of what to make one day, and happening to have just one very ripe banana to experiment with, I proceeded to test how much butter and sugar I could cut from one recipe of chocolate chip cookies. I thought the result was just amazing. So here is one variation of this all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie. It will likely be followed by a couple more variations in the future. After all, the pursuit of happiness comes in many forms, this time in the shape of a cookie.Read More →
Just recently I was asked for my recipe for banana quick bread, a favorite of mine because it’s so easy and simple to bake. I felt rather sheepish because I had nothing written down to share. Truth be told, I don’t follow a recipe when making banana bread, and usually just throw the ingredients together. I had to retrace my steps and recall what I did, and so now I find myself writing an unplanned post on banana bread. Which is just as well since it temporarily distracts me from my fixation on cakes. Read More →