Monday, August 5, 2013

The Monster Cookies

I made cookies today because my husband told me that I never make cookies. Well here you go, Cookie Monster!

These large cookies that I ended up making were crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  I used a mix of dark and milk chocolate pieces which added different flavors into the cookies.  I served the cookies with a shot of milk.  I was tempted to put some vodka into the milk just for the heck of it, but it was still too early in the day to be serving alchohol. And I don't really know if Vodka and milk and go together.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Peach and Strawberry Crumb Cake

I have some leftover peaches at home from the salsa that Adam made so I decided to make a Peach Crumb Cake.  After scouring my fridge, I also have some strawberries so I decided to throw it in the mix. 

The crumb cake I used is Sarah's Coffee Cake Recipe which uses her Ultimate Butter Cake as the base and adding to it a wonderful sugar cinnamon topping.  In between the cake and the topping, I made a fruit layer - a mix of small slices of strawberries and peaches.  I think this Coffee Cake recipe is the most fragrant cake I ever make.  The kitchen smells so good whenever I am baking this.  You may have noticed from my older posts that I am not big in adding fruits in cakes.  However, Adam loves them and I am trying to incorporate fresh ones into my baked goods.

Here's a photo of the cake from the side with the fruits.  It created a fruity decadent layer into this already awesome coffee cake.  It is very light and moist.  It is perfect for breakfast together with our favorite coffee, although we also had it for dessert after dinner.