Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

It’s All In The Timing

library-2317I first read about this book over at Angry Chicken.  So when I saw Rustic Fruit Desserts at the library I checked it out.  Fruit desserts are definitely my thing.  Ben’s a chocolate man and so we have some very fundamental differences of opinion when it comes to dessert.  But I say the person who bakes get to choose so fruit desserts it is even if I do have to eat them all myself (poor me).  It’s all in the timing because I couldn’t use a fruit dessert book more than right now with hundreds of apples sitting in the kitchen.  

I tried the recipe for gingered pear raspberry pandowdy.  I have to freely admit that I have serious problems following a recipe.  I used apples instead of pears and the last of the raspberries that we picked last weekend.  I couldn’t find the crystallized ginger so I mixed some ground ginger in with the dry ingredients for the topping.  Oh, and I used the wrong kind of pan.  But other than that, I followed the recipe to a t.  I did happen to have buttermilk, that counts for something right?  

This is so good.  That’s all I can say, it’s just so good.  You can find he recipe here.  Try it, you’ll like it.  There are a bunch of recipes in the book that I’m marking to try.  I’m glad that I’ll have made at least one though so that when I return the book with a $6.00 fine it won’t be for nothing.  There was a bounty of new books at the library.  I brought home way more than my fair share.  I can’t be reasonable with books.  

library-2324We’re gearing up for the pre-trick or treating party that we’re having.  I did a little more work on our spooky garland.  Here’s a little peak.  Meanwhile I think I’m just going to go for it and start putting up decorations.  I was going to wait until just before the party but I’m having trouble resisting the rubber frogs and spiders.  This is probably a bad idea.

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