Thursday, August 29, 2013

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches

Photo by Becky Rosenthal

This, to me, has been the Summer of Peaches. So, when my dear friend, Becky, suggested we make ice cream sandwiches together, I was all, "Yes! Peach ice cream! Butterscotch cookies!" Becky has excellent taste and she was all for not only letting me come over to bake them with her, but even making the delicious peach ice cream ahead of time so that it would be ready when I got there (and assembled the sandwiches, and took the photos, and edited them, and sent them to me . . .).

Becky is super generous like that. If you don't know her (though so many of you Salt Lakers probably do), you should. She does events and shares her love of food and Salt Lake with as many people as she can.

And I'm lucky enough to get to bake delicious things with her--though not as often as I'd like, and not often enough to keep up with the many many wonderful recipes she and I scheme up together.

These cookie-ice cream sandwiches are some of our best work yet. The cookies are rich and caramel-y, which compliments the sweet-tartness of the peach ice cream so well. Seriously, they are so good. Go make them. Now.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Campfire S'mores Ice Cream

Since my generous mother bought me an ice cream maker a couple of months ago, the gentle whir of churning cream has been a great comfort to me. There's something soothing about it, a white noise of sorts. I am a big fan of white noise. And a big fan of very cold desserts in very (oh-my-gosh-it-is-so-) hot months. I have been making ice cream so often, it is hard to believe that this is my first ice cream post.

Remember my last post where I told you guys to save those buckwheat graham crackers? Well, I hope you ate them and made a new batch because my slacker pace of posting may have led to some staling. Either whip up a new batch or go to the store and buy some (there is no shame in this), because you'll want to experience all of this campfire s'mores flavor (there is marshmallow fluff and smoked salt in this stuff, people!) in a delicious ice cream. No fire needed.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Buckwheat Graham Crackers

I have never really been an "outdoor girl." I like a good walk, sure, but on a free afternoon you certainly won't find me out hiking, but instead curled up with a good book at home or drinking a latte inside the four walls of a cozy coffee shop. Despite this, I usually find myself out into the wilderness at least once a Summer, cook food over a fire, and don't shower for a couple of days . . . I'm talking about camping.

This year, however, I haven't made it up into the mountains or cooked anything at all over an open flame (stupid electric stove). This means I haven't been able to eat any s'mores. THAT is the biggest shame of all. So, in hopes that I can have a little taste of some Summer camping, I made the base ingredient: graham crackers.

They're pretty similar to these ones I made last Summer, except they're made with buckwheat, which has pretty similar flavor to wheat flour, except that it's not actually wheat and is completely gluten-free. Yay!

Eat them alone, make s'mores with them, dip them in chocolate, smear them with some peanut butter. If you can manage, hang onto a handful of them for an awesome recipe coming soon :)

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As a pastry chef by trade and by hobby, being diagnosed with Celiac Disease has not been easy. But through some experimental baking and a whole lot of faith, I'm living a full(er) life.