~Heirloom Apple Crisp~
with Walnut Crumble & Cinnamon Gelato
~Pumpkin Ginger Creme Brulee~
with Pomegranate Orange Sorbet
& Corn Thyme Grissini
~Two Chocolate Sandwich~
Milk Chocolate Mousse Layered Between
Dark Chocolate Puff Pastry
Served with Malted Gelato
Sundried Cherry Chocolate…kirsch ganache
Ginger Squash… vanilla bean whip
Brown Butter Pecan…salted caramel
I had to try the cupcake flight last week instead of my usual tasting. I am glad I made the sacrifice, the ginger squash was really good. Luckily, Nick shared a bite of his tasting dishes with me. I’m a sucker for creme brulee, but the chocolate puff pastry was excellent! Though, nothing beats a nice warm treat like apple crisp on a fall night, cheesy, I know. But you know you love it.
~Scarlett Poached Pears~
with Chocolate Earl Gray Ice Cream &
a Ginger Lemon Lace Cookie
~French Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwich Duet~
One Filled with Grapefruit Sorbet,
the Other with Tarragon Ice Cream
This past weeks one girl had a romantic feel to it. With the, scarlett poached pears and french macaroons, they also had a ~Maple Pecan Tart~ in espresso graham crust served with butternut squash creme fraiche ice cream. Nick and I made a big dinner, so we were too stuffed to order the tart. I love french macarons so I had to go for the full sized dessert instead of my usual tasting.
I also have a couple of photos from 2 weeks ago’s Confection, but I forgot the name of the desserts. I do remember Francina made deliscious brioche with concord grape jam!
Also, they had a really cute display of various french macarons:
~Red & Pink Plum Parfait~
Red Plum Jello Layered with
with Toasted Pecan Bourbon Cookies
Rosemary Roasted Sweet Jersey Peaches
with a Pink Peppercorn Biscuit &
Lemon Scented Mascarpone Ice Cream
~Chocolate Espresso Eclairs~
Filled with Espresso Cream
Custard & Dipped in Bittersweet
Chocolate Glaze, Served
with Black Mint Ice Cream
We live for Friday and Saturday nights. It’s where Nick and I go to Confection at One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn, NY. As always, Francine concocted a tasty spread of desserts accentuating the seasons produce. We also had a minute to chat with Dawn (owner of One Girl along with her husband Dave) and catch up on our summer, as we haven’t been to One Girl in a couple of weeks.
Last week at One Girl Cookies, was exactly what I needed. Aside from chocolate, I go nuts over chevre anything. So when I saw a chevre brulee I ended up licking my plate. It was accompanied by a “sangria sorbet”. Like I said, just what I needed. Until next weekend.
~White Sangria Sorbet~
with Chevre Brulee &
Toasted Almond Crunch
~Chocolate Caramel Tart~
with Maldon Sea Salt Ice Cream
& Lemon Zest Sorbet
~Red & Black Plum Tart~
with Corn Sage Crust
& Star Anise Ice Cream
Perfection. This past Friday night at Confection at the Brooklyn bakery, One Girl Cookies, we were licking our plates clean. I slurped down a medjool date and vanilla ice cream milkshake accompanied by a cardamom spiced french doughnut. Then we moved onto the lemon, olive oil, and almond torte topped with basil ice cream and basil seeds. I’ve been enjoying this wave of olive oil in desserts (ice cream, cakes, french macaroons…etc.). Olive oil is definitely the new lavender. Last, there was the chocolate panna cotta served with whipped creme fraiche and strawberry rhubarb sorbet. Nick is not one for soft textures, he prefers crispy and crunchy anything, as well as everything chocolate. As his eyes popped out of his head, he blurted out to Dave, (one of the owners and pastry chef), ‘This is the best thing ever!’. I thought, What?! ‘Hey Mikey! He likes it!’ I must have this recipe ASAP….Note to Dave and Dawn: may I please have that chocolate panna cotta recipe. Till next time folks.
Last Friday night was our One Girl Cookie outing. I normally do not go for anything lavender, but I had to try the ‘brown butter’ part of the cake. The cake was tasty, and had a burst of brown butter flavor after the first bite. The cake was topped off with a rooibos infused ganache and cocoa nibs. I couldn’t really taste the rooibos flavor, but the chocolate ganache hit the chocolate spot. mmmm. Till next time.
Ever since my trip to Paris, I fell head-over-heels for French macarons. Now, in comparison to the great American chocolate chip cookie, a macaron is the Jane Birkin of cookies. It has taste, clean cut style, and is so sweet. On one of our walks in Brooklyn, we found a Patisserie that had French macarons! I immediately jumped to the counter, and blurted out an order for one of each flavor—only to devour them instantaneously. Délicieux.
I went over to the Brooklyn Flea today and picked up a bag of granola from a Brooklyn baked goods company called Three Birds Bakery. (Try saying that seven times fast.)