Monday, January 30, 2017

Honey Yogurt Mousse

This is a really simple recipe with step one being to strain a cup of yogurt in the fridge for a couple of hours....which of course means that I put the yogurt in the fridge to strainer and promptly forgot about it for a couple of days. A Couple of hours...a couple of days....what is the difference!

For me the mousse was way too sweet however that is probably because my honey is way too sweet. It is local honey that comes in bulk at Whole Foods. At the store it is in a dispenser that keeps it warm and flowing but at home in my glass container it cools an thickens right up. I imagine being trapped inside the honey would feel a lot like being a bug trapped inside the amber before it sets hard.

Anyways back to the mousse. Easy to make (if you do not forget it in the fridge). Tasty (unless you have super sweet honey but even then little loved it).

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s honey-yoghurt mousse on p 353 of Baking Chez Moi. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Granola Cake

First let me just say "I AM BACK"! And while I have been baking (secretly...without a purpose....alone and without fellow bloggers) it is not the same as baking along with others. Now on to the cake.

This week the group is baking granola cake. I make granola fairly regularly since it is something we all like to eat and as luck would have it I had just made a batch. As unluck would have it (is this even a saying) my granola had raisins in it.

I would officially like to apologize to my mother for all the years that I made her pick the raisins out of my raisin toast because raisin picking is a real pain.

Raisin free granola gets mixed with coconut and chopped chocolate, then mixed with a bunch of cake type ingredients and then baked.

It is delicious. Not fancy but delicious. And since it has granola in it I do believe it qualifies as a breakfast food!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s granola cake here or on p 54 of Baking Chez Moi