Saturday, June 27, 2009

Yummy Goodness

Tilapia topped with bread crumbs, parsley, garlic and onion powders with roasted asparagus.

Tarte Tatin.....we've made this twice recently. To Die For.

Originally I screwed up the crust for the tarte tatin, adding way too much sugar (I accidentally added the sugar that was supposed to be used with the apples), so I made cookies. The big design one is using my Chinese Moon Cookie wooden mold. And the thumbprint ones I did have cherry jam in them that my mom buys from this little old couple.

Tomatoes with bread crumbs, chopped garlic and parsley drizzled with olive oil and baked.

More french bread! And I am getting good at the cutting.

This is a batch of pizza sauce (which we also use on pasta and can be used on meats as well) that I whipped up and then filled the ice tray with so now we have a bunch of cubes in the freezer than we can pull out when we want some.

I also made 2 loaves of banana bread, but I must admit, we've pretty much eaten them. Totally worth it though.

The tarte tatin was my favorite thing to bake recently, even if I did end up with bad burns because of it. I'm working on a giveaway that will have something to do with it.

And I want to mention that I highly recommend if you really want to get into baking that you find and use an electronic scale to do weight measurements rather than volume. I have found it extremely helpful in getting consistent results. We have a Salter digital scale that even measures some liquids! However, if you do not have a scale, my biggest baking advice is that for flour, do not scoop up the flour with the measuring cup, rather use a spoon to scoop and fill. Before I got my scale I found that that kept my cookie baking consistent and more accurate rather than measuring heavy.


  1. What fantastic food! The bread looks so professional (I thought it was to start with!) - you'll have to give me the recipe for that!

    And those gorgeous tomatoes - I love them and have sometimes stuffed capsicums (I think they are called peppers in the UK?), but noever tomatoes....something to try this week!


  2. Wow! Everything looks super fantastic! I'm impressed. And thanks for the baking tip! :)