28 April 2010

Blackberry raspberry pie.

My friends birthday is tomorrow and he loves Marie Callender's Razzleberry Pie. After looking at the main ingredients, blackberries and raspberries, I searched for a recipe and decided to make the pie from scratch. I found a great recipe at Epicurious. The pie smells incredible and I hope my friend will be thrilled. We're serving it warmed with vanilla bean ice cream.

25 April 2010

The Art and Soul of Baking - Sur La Table - Chocolate Chip cookies.

Yummy! I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips and a handful of butterscotch chips. Soft and wonderful!

Oh! I almost forgot, I had a chocolate soufflé with the girls last week. We also tried a Grand Marnier soufflé. Both were absolutely amazing (but pricey, $17.00 a piece). Breaking the top and pouring crème anglaise in gave off a wonderful aroma and they melted on the tongue. I can't wait to try making one again with traditional ingredients.

17 April 2010

Chocolate soufflé.

I tried this recipe from Weight Watchers.com. As we know I'm trying to get in shape and lose weight before our wedding. The soufflé baked beautifully and from what I can tell was the correct consistency... but it had no flavor at all. My thought is that this is just one of the baked items that you can not cut back on calories. It called for light butter, fat free cream and far less sugar than a typical chocolate soufflé.

Having never had a soufflé, I can't be sure if this is normal... but I am having soufflés with the girls on Tuesday at the four star Wright's at the Biltmore. We shall see. They are known in this area for their soufflés.