Tuesday, April 2, 2013

baking round up


brown butter snickerdoodles,  raspberry and coconut tarts

Over the holiday weekend (and a bit before) I tested out quite a few new to me recipes. Trying new recipes can work out great and other times not so much.
* The first one I tested out was brown butter snickerdoodles. I have a thing for snickerdoodles so I thought these would be amazing but they are too sweet for me so I won't make them again but learning how to brown butter was a good thing.
* The lovely ladies over at oh so lovely vintage posted a recipe for raspberry and coconut tarts just days before easter and I promptly sent the recipe to my mom who made them to bring to my grandmas. They were a big hit three people wanted the recipe. The recipe is pretty much fool proof and turned out so good definitely recommended.

Lastly I have been having a huge love for banana lately so I wanted to try something other than a banana bread. I came across this recipe for banana blondies and couldn't wait to try it. This is how I made them and they turned out great. I may be giving up cookies and going for bars since these were so easy!

What you will need:
  • Unsalted Butter - 1/4 cup (melted)
  • Brown Sugar - 1 cup
  • Egg - 1 
  • Rum Extract - 1 tsp (vanilla is on the original recipe)
  • Bananas - 2 medium (mashed)
  • Salt - 1/8 tsp
  • All Purpose White Flour - 1/2 cup
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup
  • One 105g pack of reeses pieces (I would add more if I had more)
How to make:
Melt you butter (I used the microwave) and add to the brown sugar. Blend well. Add in egg and extract of your choice. Blend some more. In a separate bowl mash up your banana's and add to the sugar mixture, mix well. Add in your flours and salt and mix until combined (I used a regular mixing spoon for all of this no electricity needed) Add in your reeses pieces and stir. Pour into a greased pan and bake in a 350 degree over for 20-25 minutes. Mine took 20. These turn out tasting like a banana and are not sweet the peanut butter chips just make them extra tasty.


5 comments:

  1. that link for the snickerdoodles is making me want to make some!! yummy!!! may have to experiment with some baking this weekend!!

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    1. Yes you should make them! Brown butter is so good! If I make them again I would only use the brown sugar next time and omit the extra white sugar but that is me...

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  2. I love love your posts! Such pretty baked goods and Im drooling already! Im glad you had a yummy easter!

    -Nico

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    1. Nico, your daffodil cake (on instagram) was AMAZING such an unique idea I died when I saw it. I have a few more recipes I want to try in the baking dept and then I will have to learn how to cook meals...

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  3. What a thoroughly scrumptious array of sweet treats. I so adore the pairing of raspberry and coconut, as in the tarts here (raspberries are my all-time favourite fruit).

    ♥ Jessica

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