Spring has sprung at the Schmautzhaus and, here in the Sierras the weather is bi-polar. One day it’s beautiful, warm and calling me to open the windows. The next day the clouds roll in, the lighting and thunder and hail and rain come pouring down and the heater comes back on. Continue reading “Black Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Pie or maybe we should call it “Fat Bottom” Pie”
I was cruising around the internet a couple of months ago and I read about something called Dulce de Leche in a jar. I don’t remember where I saw it or even what the recipe was, but I stored it away in the back of my mind and then didn’t remember it until I saw a jar of it in one of my favorite stores, World Market. I went ahead and bought it because…well…as I said, I had stored away the memory of it in the back of my brain. I thought I would just take it home and it would speak to me about what I should do about it.
You are probably thinking, “Why didn’t she just hand it over to Yes!Chef! and say, ‘make something magic with this'”. I thought about that myself and when I brought it home I said something like, “Look what I found at World Market!!!”. He didn’t know what it was and really had no interest in it. I think I’ve mentioned before that he stays away from desserts because he had a bad experience with the first one he ever made (over 30 years ago.) I was on my own for this one.
What is Valentine’s Day without Chocolate? It’s an incomplete Valentine; that’s what I say. Add strawberries and cheesecake and do you know what you have?
So, yesterday was the Superbowl of foodiness…oh, and also a really good football game. (We will not talk about the Niners loss…)
Well, here we are again. Blogging twice in one week has to be a record. But while we were at Lake Tahoe and a little cooped up because of the snow, I decided to make a sweet bread. It wasn’t particularly cold (40’s during the day), and we were able to get out every day and take Obie T. Dogg for a walk around the block, but we couldn’t really walk around the forest or go to some of our other favorite haunts, because there was just too much snow and some of the roads are closed during the winter. Plus, it was a three day weekend in a ski resort, so there were people everywhere!
Happy Apple Strudel Day! No, it’s not National Apple Strudel Day, that was June 17th (yes, there really is a National Apple Strudel Day.) I’m not sure why it is in June when apples don’t ripen until September or October, but it is the government that decides these things, after all. At any rate, since we went up to Apple Hill last week, I wanted to make something with some of the apples that we got. I found a very easy recipe based on two things that I had on hand…apples and frozen puff pastry. Lo and behold, I found a recipe and I adapted it a little to suit my needs. Voila! Apple Strudel Day at the Schmautz Haus.
This Apple Strudel Recipe is Super Easy!
It is so easy that I think Yes!Chef! would probably not be interested in making it. There wasn’t enough technique and finesse for him. I will divulge that he did enjoy eating it.