A pastry blender is used to ‘cut’ butter into the flour. You can either use this simple and relatively inexpensive tool or you can your hands by rubbing the butter into the flour. This method is used in making quite a number of baked goods, like scones, some cakes and pastry, and biscuits.
This is what a pastry blender looks like. You can buy a pastry blender from most kitchen equipment stores or ask your granny, she might even have one for you! CONTINUE READING
When your Mother-in-Law Gives You Limes…You Make Lime Cheesecake!
My mother-in-law has a smallish lime tree that contently grows in her garden. The tree always has these perfectly green limes asking to be used. Now, I’m not sure what the price for limes are where you live, but where I come from (Pretoria, South Africa), limes are laughably expensive. So, if you can get your hands on them for free, fill a large bag and don’t share with anyone! 😉
I had some cream cheese in the fridge, so I decided to make a cheesecake with these fragrant beauties. CONTINUE READING
Affogato is a beautifully simple Italian dessert. It means ‘drowned’. You make affogato taking a scoop or ice cream or gelato and pouring, or better yet, drowning, it with a shot of hot espresso.
Though it seems like it should be a dessert, technically it is a drink. CONTINUE READING