Thursday, August 27, 2009

BAKING ORDERS!S'mores Danishes Again,Everything Cookies,Almond Butter Blondies,Nutella Brownies,Carrot Cake,Monster Cookies,and Fantastic Coffees...

s'mores danish
baking order for a ppker for ppk meet-up:
dozen s'mores dansishes
dozen fruit danishes(rasp,cherry,fig)
and i threw in about 20 blueberry chocolate covered ginger cookies,peanut butter oatmeal cookies(sorry,but i makethee best ever),and chocolate chip cookies

fig danish & assort.

chocolate covered ginger & dried bluebs

peanut butter oatmeal

chocolate chip

so i'm moving to nyc in a few hours and have been ridiculously busy with everything,but also lots of baking to make money.won't be doing that for a while.whatevs.

a peanut buttered pear...

& assorted danishes.

raspberry,from this past weekend.

and more exciting,from this past weekend...

almond butter blondies.half are almond butter chocolate chip cranberry,too.
just the absolutely incredible recipe for peanut butter blondies from isa and terry's upcoming cookie book,which i've written about how are the second best thing ever,but with almond butter.

oatmeal chocolate chunk dried blueberry coconut pecan hazelnut cookies.

"nutella" brownies.

mixed berry muffs.

banana chocolate chunk muffs.

and bread.but with mini chips.

and then my good friend ben had me make him

carrot cake.

chocolate cookies filled with melted marshmallow frosting crap.

ben bought me the $10 cup of coffee from caffe artigiano as a going away was great,but honestly,i've had better clover at wicked(intelligentsia) and the syphon i had at 49th parallel that morning was almost as good.still excellent though,and super fun and ridicks to try.

speaking of coffee,here's some favourites as of late:

latte from cito espresso.

cappuccino from wicked cafe.this was so damn good.arthur is an amazing barista,and wrote down some places i need to check out in nyc.

double espresso from 49th parallel roasters.

honduras single origin espresso
honduras single origin soy macchiato
black cat espresso
at wicked cafe.
the single origin espresso was super light,sweet,and smooth,and really fruity.i thought dried apricots,arthur said peaches.definitely a different taste,but that's not a bad thing.
the regular black cat was,as per usual,very strong,punchy,heavy,chocolatey.
and the macchiato which i enjoyed last,was phenomenal.seriously,it was candy sweet,and reminded me of milk joke.

oh,and did i mention that i was off coffee for over a week due to stomach issues and the possibility that it was a culprit?well i was,but i decided for the next week to have one a day,and this was my first after the break:
cappuccino from jj bean(main street).
i don't even think that this was so good because i had been off of coffee,but probably because robert csar is kind of an amazing barista(and fellow vegan!)and said "this is gonna be good" right as he finished pouring.i kind of just wanted to keep drinking this for a long time.

i don't usually drink cappuccinos either,but this past week has also been kind of different.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Epic Peanut Butter Bomb S'mores Cake!!!!

Peanut Butter Bomb S'mores Cake with home made graham crackers,Dandie's vegan marshies,and a peanut butter cup a top.

i have lots of other things to update about,but this seemed more cake ever.

so last week i heard from a friend lori who i've known for almost 4 years actually because i once volunteered at the 2005 halloween party at our community bikes and she was working during the day.ever since i've gotten my bike fixed there,and oh it also turns out she was kind of friends with my friend mimi and then it was like everybody knew everybody.ANYWAYS,it was her girlfriend lissa's birthday and they needed a cake so this is what i made.

it consisted of:
chocolate cake
peanut butter frosting
(sweet frost?)
a layer of chocolate chips,marshmallows,and graham crackers in middle
a huge bomb of peanut butter frosting top centre
homemade graham crackers
chocolate chips

a peanut butter cup on top
and chocolate ganache.

middle layer of peanut butter frosting,marshmallows,chocolate chips,and graham cracker crumbs/chunks.

birthday girl!


oh,and it was a fun party.thanks!

oh,and here's the homemade gram cwackers