This recipe is for anyone who needs an easy go-to dessert recipe that will never disappoint! Fellas, this is a great one for you and is guaranteed to make your lady friend smile, a lot. You can watch the video I made or follow the printed recipe below. Have fun!
I was recently on an East Coast foodie adventure when I discovered my new favorite dessert, butter cake. While dining at Jack's Firehouse in Philadelphia, my friends raved about their special dessert that was a must-order, the Amish Butter Cake. One bite and I was gone. I was somewhere beyond reality. Over the moon, over the rainbow, it was a very good place to be. The best way to describe its texture would be to say it's like a lemon bar without the lemon. The soft, gooey cake lodges into your heart where your whole being falls in love with it.
I looked up a recipe to make it the moment I was back in the West. This would be my ultimate holiday contribution that would leave people begging for more! Now, I pass the recipe on to you and thank Cheryl Souson of The TidyMom Blog, where I found the recipe! I love Cheryl's version because it's easy with a guarantee of deliciousness. Supposedly this dessert originated in St. Louis...then spread to the Amish? Either way I love it!
Let it be known that no product is off limits in the kitchen! To be honest, I had never thought of cooking a dish with chai tea, but when Bhakti Chai wanted to collaborate and support my search for an authentically spicy, little-bit-sweet, savory recipe, I gladly took on the challenge!
Bhakti has so many great blends to work with so it was hard to pick the best one for my dish. During my brainstorming, I focused on the flavors of chai: spicy, gingery and slightly sweet. I wanted my dish to bring out the spice, so I decided to use the semi-sweet ready-to-drink chai to create a spicy chai stir-fry! I love the flavors of Asian cuisine and knew that using chai as a base would be a lot of fun!
For many stir-fry sauces the main ingredients are sugar and/or cornstarch. I did not use either! These are used as thickening agents, but I wanted this dish to have the least amount of sugar as possible. I promise it tastes delicious! Also note that this recipe uses tofu, but you may use any protein you wish!
Outta my way pumpkin pie! There's a new favorite holiday dessert to be had! Date cake! I was inspired to offer something new to my family this past Thanksgiving. I decided I was going to bake my first ever date cake.
I searched for recipes and decided to go with Ina Garten's version. I only made one modification (brown sugar), but overall it was a great recipe!
All of the guests loved it. including my cousin Stefan, who is the toughest critic I know.
For your next holiday party, dinner, soiree...bring this date cake and win everyone over. Being a winner feels good! Get baking!
Special thanks to Ina Garten! www.barefootcontessa.com