I wish I can take all the credit on this one, but alas I cannot. This adorable recipe belongs to Claire Saffitz at Bon Apetite Magazine. The minute I saw it on their cover, then watched the video… I was obsessed with making it! Cherries are one of my favorite summer fruits. The allure of the dark red color, the sweet flavor, and the fact that you can only really get it once a year adds to it’s mystique. Growing up, I always craved cherry pie. It seemed to be the most American dessert you can get, aside from apple pie that is. But cherries were hard to pit, and I loathed the gloopy sweet concoctions that came out of the cans. So as much as I wanted it, I didn’t get cherry pie as often as I really should have. Cut to, the Magnolia warehouse sale. I decided to take a trip up to Waco… a mere 1 1/2 hr drive from us in Austin to peruse the sale goods. On the way home We stopped by Magnolia table for lunch. No We didn’t wait in the crazy long line to eat in the restaurant.. cuz ain’t nobody got time for that! We ordered our sandwiches from the Takeaway section and ate it in our air conditioned car like civilized people! But we didn’t just have sandwiches…. we had cherry pie. I didn’t think much of it, I just wanted a dessert to go with my lunch. But oh man was it good. Not too sweet, not gloopy and a great almond flavor. Cherries and almond are a match made in heaven in my book! And so with that craving and the knowledge of this Bon Appetit recipe, I present this Summer Cherry Cobbler. (I did make a few modifications to the recipe, to match my tastes… but I hope ya’ll enjoy it!)Read More
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As many of you know, I'm always on a look out for ways to bake without adding too much sugar since my son can't eat too much of it. We're always watching his intake so on days that I bake, we have to make sure he had enough exercise to burn off all the sugar. This can be a challenge and definitely weighs heavy on my mind. This is one of the main reasons we moved to Austin, so that he would have more time during the year to play outside. This seems like a weird set up for these Cocoa Nib Scones, but I swear it makes sense! So in an effort to create this with less sugar and since he doesn't have a chance to eat chocolate chip desserts as much as he likes, I thought that a cocoa nib dessert would help. Cocoa nibs are basically roasted bits of cocoa beans that taste very much like chocolate chips, but without the sugar! hurrah! They have a slightly bitter, nutty flavor, similar to a very dark chocolate. But are packed with antioxidants, and fiber- so added plus! Full disclosure: I did add a bit of mini chocolate chips in this batter to really sell it to the kids, bit it's mainly cocoa nibs. So you can choose what amount you want in your scones.Read More
Sweet blueberries with a hint of lemon, bright corn and crunchy cornmeal, this Chia Blueberry Sweet Corn Cobbler is a taste of summer in every bite.
Most recipes for fruit desserts are loaded with sugar and cornstarch, both of which are not so good for my babies. So looking for a way to make these jammy desserts without all the sugar put me in a jam.... I couldn't help myself. Until I discovered Chia Jam!Read More