Monday, March 7, 2011

I'm just a Dark Chocolate Peepster for your Love

It's not all that often that I go crazy over a new candy, but I'm in love. I walked into work today and found the candy bowl at the front desk included a rolo-shaped foil wrapped candy called a PEEPSTER. I grabbed two and figured I'd try them after lunch.

The dark chocolate is creamy, and inside the little delightful chocolate barrel is a little glob of marshmallow. The inside marshmallow consistency is borderline Cadbury Creme Egg and Peep. I'm not a big marshmallow fan, but the combination of the ratio of chocolate to the Ka-Pow sweet treat inside is amazing! As soon as I ate one, I wanted to eat one hundred... luckily they're rich enough that you can't.

Peepsters just launched last week, and boy, am I excited. I highly recommend the dark chocolate ones, although they do sell milk chocolate which I'll have to try. I'll be sad when Easter is over, unless I can't fit into my clothes anymore.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Banana Bread to the 9th Power

I've been inspired by a couple yummy desserts I had recently -- Sticky Date Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Butterscotch Sauce @ KO Catering and Pies and Bread Pudding, White Chocolate, Banana, Raspberry with Toffee Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream @ The Regal Beagle. They both feature creamy, sweet cold ice cream over a warm, soft, starchy center drenched in a sweet sauce. The contrast of the warm center and sauce delivers everything you love about apple pie a la mode, only substitute the sweet and sour of the apples with sweet and more sweet.

Here's how Idid it:
  1. Cut a slice of my mom's banana bread recipe (or any banana bread recipe you have) in thirds and arrange the pieces on the bottom of a bowl.
  2. Cover with about two tablespoons of butterscotch sauce (recipe)
  3. Microwave about 20-30 seconds on high. Spoon the sauce over the banana bread to soak it.
  4. Cover it with a healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream (recipe)