Monday, March 23, 2015

Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars

Oh wow.

Oh so good.

Oh wow.

That basically sums up all that I feel about these little bars of easily baked, yummy sweet goodness. Now if you do not mind I need a few moments alone with another piece of this.

Caramelized Rice Krispies....nom nom nom
Caramelized Rice Krispies and chocolate....words fail me! 

Small print: Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars, Baking Chez Moi pg. 324

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Lovely Little Humps

"Get you love drunk off my hump. My hump, my hump, my hump, my hump. My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps (check it out)."
 - Black  Eyed Peas (2005). 

Seriously need to check out my lovely little humps, the humps on my lemon madeleines that is. But first check out my ingredients:

When we baked the weekend cake I saved the scrapped out vanilla bean and made vanilla salt with it which I used to bake the little love humps (aka the madeleines). I also took the lemon that I scrapped the zest off of and squeezed the juice out of and tossed it in a pot with water, with a little vanilla and some rosemary that I clipped from the garden and simmered it on the stove. I then proceeded to cut out and assemble nomenclature cards of the human skeleton for my son to use. I then realized that I had been way too productive and if anyone in my family caught wind of this they would expect this level of achievement on a daily basis so I immediately laid down on the couch and took a nap just to help keep expectations low (like I like them). 

This morning (after dropping my little shorty off at kindergarten) I came home and baked the little love humps. And just like with pizza I can not resist eating one right away....memories of having a burnt mouth and sizzled fingers does nothing to stop this. Also I felt I had to eat one right away so that I could scientifically compare the unglazed to the glazed cookie. I did it for science! 

 And let me just say...glazed wins! Sorry unglazed love humps you are delicious but your cousin (the glazed love humps) are outstanding! Lemony glazie, lovey humpy deliciousness.

And luckily the recipe says they are best eaten they day they are made so I now need to work eating 10 more little lemon love humps in my schedule for today. 

The details:
Baking Chez Moi: Lemon Madeleines pg. 212