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.


  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...

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



    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...

  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