Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Nov 7, 2013 in Cookies, z | 3 comments
This is the second recipe that I made from The Macaroon Bible. I made this right after we moved into our new house. I had my Kitchenaid and one baking sheet and that’s about it. I had to wait about two months for the rest of our stuff to arrive by boat. I hate getting used to a new oven. Our oven in London was a sleek giant German one (massive compared to the average British one). The oven in the new house is a regular electric GE one.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Nov 6, 2013 in Cookies, z | 0 comments
These macaroons are delicious but before I get to them I have to tell you that I’m so excited my sister and I are going to watch a taping of Maury Povich next week! I’m a huge lover of trashy TV. Talk shows, stupid girly shows, weight loss shows, I love them all. I’ve never gotten into The Real Housewives Franchise but I have always been a fan of Maury. Back when I was in college Maury wasn’t on in the UK yet and my friend would record episodes on a VCR in the US (how old do I feel now!) and bring them back for us to watch in her dorm room. We’d watch episodes of Maury and Cheaters after Countdown.
I was very excited when I saw The Macaroon Bible. I feel the humble macaroon has been overlooked in recent years in favor of the French Macaron. These two desserts may share nearly the same name but they couldn’t be more different. The macaroon is made of a coconut, egg white and condensed milk base and the French macaron is made from egg whites and ground almonds. Both desserts are undeniably delicious but you don’t need a Phd from Harvard to master the art of macaroon making (I’m not bitter that I stink at making macaroons at all…).
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Oct 31, 2013 in Fruit | 0 comments
A few weeks ago my sister and I went apple picking. Kayla gave me her half of the apples to bake with. She just wanted to run around the orchard eating apples and generally getting sticky! I made apple butter with one half of the apple assortment (which is delicious by the way). I wanted to try my hand at something new with the other half of the apples but wanted to stick with canning so I could keep perfecting my technique.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Oct 30, 2013 in Book Club | 0 comments
For this month’s book club I have chosen The Joy Luck Club. The members of the Joy Luck Club gather regularly to to gossip and eat Chinese food. I was researching books for this month and I read that the food descriptions in the book are to die for! There will be 1 month to read. You can also watch the movie for extra brownie points!