Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stuffed French Toast

This weekend I ate breakfast at Toast and ordered the world. This french toast stood out by far, it was insane!

Fluffy pieces of bread layered with banana pudding, caramalized bananas and walnuts. It was as if you took the french toast you used to know and smothered it in Magnolia's banana pudding (not a bad idea!..)

White Chocolate Truffle Lava Cake

On New Years Eve I had dinner at Tres, a chic yet cozy tapas style restaurant in the lobby of the SLS hotel. All the food was incredible, but one friend ordered the special truffle preset menu, which included this amazing little dessert. Don't let the size fool you, it was insanely rich. The chocolate lava cake was dense and dark, and it sat on top of a white chocolate truffle cream. It was to die for.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My Homemade Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow cookies are a childhood favorite of both mine and my cousin's, so we decided to make them from scratch over Christmas. It's the perfect treat to celebrate my 100th blog post! Making these cookies was somewhat of an elaborate process, but they turned out great.

The whipped egg whites on the left, and the almond paste based batter on the right, before they were combined.

The batter was separated into thirds, and died a different color for each layer.

Into the oven, and slightly undercooked to keep moist.

Once cooled, raspberry preserves are spread on the bottom and middle layer cakes.

Melted semi-sweet chocolate on the top, and then once cooled, on the bottom too!

The perfect seven layer rainbow cookie!