Posts Tagged ‘Martha Stewart’
Cakes, Pies & Tarts • Tags: butterscotch, cinnamon, dessert, Martha Stewart, pie crust, tart, Tyler Florence
One evening over the 4th of July holiday weekend, I found myself with an unusual episode of insomnia. As I clicked through the channels on my remote control, I came across a familiar TV personality on PBS: it was Martha Stewart! I settled on her cooking show, that was just getting starting, and watched her detail the makings of a perfect dessert tart. At nearly 1:30 in the morning, this was not helping me to fall asleep. Instead, I grabbed pen and paper and took notes while drooling over her beautiful creations. Fast forward to a couple weeks later, I was in need of a dessert for an upcoming dinner party. I remembered my desire to make a tart after watching her show. That’s when I decided this would be a great opportunity to make Martha proud with one of my creations.
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Coconut Pumpkin Bread
Breads & Muffins • Tags: bread, coconut, ginger, Martha Stewart, Nuts, pumpkin seed oil, rum
Pumpkin again. It’s back! Perhaps some of you are hoping it will not pop up here anymore. Well, if you saw this week’s first post, then you know that someone’s had a change of heart when it comes to pumpkin. That means the fruit will get one more time to shine this month. It is not so much the flavor of pumpkin that makes it awesome in baked goods; it’s the moisture that it adds to sweet treats. Yes, pumpkin has a distinctive taste, but it is fairly mild, which is probably why some of our pumpkin-hating friends did not have a problem eating muffins and breads laced with the big orange guy. They barely knew it was there, but they did remark how soft, moist and delectable the foods were that they got to try. For that reason alone, pumpkin has made these baking trials all the more fun.
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