Saturday, October 19, 2019

No Torch Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée seems like a fancy dessert, right? Well, it's actually easier than pie. It only takes 10 minute or less to prepare the base and you don't need a torch to get that delicious candy topping. If I can do it, you can do it!

I will say though that the topping does turn out a little thicker than I'd like. When you're pouring it over the chilled custard it starts to harden pretty quickly so you have to turn the ramekins fast. I'll likely be investing in a kitchen torch just so I can get a thinner topping, but it's not necessary!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Banana Oat Cookies

Yep - they look like poop 💩.
We just threw stuff in the blender and hoped for the best.
I assume they will work just as well with a chia or flax egg but I haven't tried.

Banana Oat Cookies

3 very ripe medium size bananas
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 pitted dates
1 1/4 cups quick oats
1/2 cup steel cut oats (we ran out of quick)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

Blend the bananas, eggs, vanilla and dates until smooth. Add all the oats, cocoa and baking soda - blend again. You will still see small pieces of oats. It’s fine.

Transfer to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips by hand.

Drop by the spoonful onto the parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for about 14 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.

They will puff up but they don’t spread much. They’re ready when they feel firm.

Next time we’ll try adding some peanut butter!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Cherry Chia Jam

During the summer, I had a bag of cherries that I had to use up before they went back. I ended up making cherry chia seed jam. Yum Yum.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Pickled Red Onions

These pickled onions are super simple to make and taste so good on burgers, salads and whatever else you can imagine.

Here's what they look like after a few days.