Lavishly (and deliciously) illustrated with color photos, Ice Cream Sandwich! is chock full of recipes I can’t wait to try. Two that top my list are the Better-Than-It, patterned after the San Francisco-based It’s-It company’s classic ice cream sandwich. In Schacht’s rendition, that means two oatmeal cookies dipped in chocolate, sandwiching vanilla bean frozen custard. The other is Good ‘n Nutty, toasted almond ice cream on Almond wafers. It just so happens that the Good Humor toasted almond bar was one of my childhood favorites.
For those with fear of ice-cream making, Schacht suggests that in many recipes you can substitute store-bought brands for making your own. Plus, her reassuring tone (you can’t mess these up!) and copious step-by-step instructions mean even the baking-averse can try these recipes.
Paco Torreblanca puts olive oil to use in lieu of butter. Photo: StarChefs.com.
How sweet it is. The winner of the The 3rd Annual StarChefs.com International Pastry Competition taking place now in New York will walk away with a $5,000 cash prize. But first, the 20 chefs vying for top honors in the annual pastry contest have to get through two elimination rounds in order to make it to the finals Oct. 2.
But after sitting down with this new cookbook, I’m pretty much wowed. Published by the highly regarded Harvard Common Press, Desserts in Jarsboasts gorgeous photos, and clearly written text. The recipes for cupcakes, frozen treat, pies and the like are straightforward and easy to follow. Read more on Huffington Post.
Every time I’m in Key West, I make a beeline for Kermit’s for a slice of key lime pie that’s head and shoulders above the competition.
But though I adore the delectably tangy pie, I often wind up bypassing it. Instead, I head straight for the freezer case, open up the top, reach inside, and snag one of Kermit’s chocolate covered frozen key lime pies on a stick. Yes, it’s the pie, complete with graham cracker crust, just frozen.
Is Kermit’s frozen bar as good as a classic chocolate covered ice cream bar? Well, I devoured half of the key lime delight before remembering to take a picture….