Flower & Cream - now a name like that just makes you think of something subtle and understated, doesn’t it? But trust me, the Artisan Ice Cream from Flower & Cream is jam packed with flavor and size. Annie and I first stumbled upon Flower & Cream one quiet night in Houston, and we were just craving for ice cream. We found a nice ice cream shop with good reviews that was also close to the Texas Medical Center, so we decided to give it a try.
In honor of National Peanut Butter day, and as avid peanut butter lovers, we'd like to share one of the simplest recipes ever -- homemade Nutter Butter cookie sandwiches! Nutter Butter cookies were all the craze for us growing up, and this quick recipe replicates the simplicity and joy of childhood. It's perfect as a snack throughout the day, and will ensure you get that protein in, too!
Chinese egg tarts are popular treats found all over Chinatown, particularly in tea houses as a dim sum dish. Egg tarts are prominent in Guangzhou's food scene, and scholars call it the "quintessential symbol of the fusion between Cantonese and Western cultures."
Brown sugar rice cakes are a classic: crunchy on the outside, chewy on the outside, they look almost like potato fries. But instead of ketchup, they're covered in an osmanthus flower-infused honey syrup, that you (double) dip each bite into.
Ma lai gao (马拉糕) is a popular dim sum dessert, alongside the ever-popular salted-egg yolk custard bao. It's essentially a sponge cake with a beautiful caramel color due to the brown sugar, and because it's steamed, ma lai gao is a fluffy, soft and gorgeous cake (it will literally spring back if you push down on it!).
As with everyone else this quarantine, I have definitely on a baking rampage this weekend (more like, every weekend): after buying some on-sale cookie butter, I figured I'd try one of the many recipes that involved cookie butter. The easiest? These cookie butter brown sugar cookies!
This recipe is one of my favorites: it's my attempt to replicate the famous Auntie Anne's softest cinnamon sugar pretzels. It's a pretty simple recipe too -- and hopefully will satisfy your cinnamon sugar pretzel needs.
Blueberry scones are the pinnacle of afternoon dessert -- soft, crumbly, buttery and just the right amount of sweet. They're my favorite to grab at coffee or tea shops, and even better: they're so simple to make yourself at home! This fun little recipe is perfect for making eight large scones for a quick breakfast item to go alongside your coffee, or 16 smaller scones to stave off that mid-day hunger.