Chocolate Chip Macaroons

This week the Flour Cookbook made its triumphant return.

I’m slowly working my way though the book. Thus far I have made:

I’ve never made macaroons before but I love them so I thought I should give it a shot. Obviously I added chocolate chips because chocolate makes everything tasty. These were way easier that I thought they would be.

And before I knew it my apartment smelled like toasted coconut and I had this…

Ignore the fact that there is a bite out of the side of that one on the right. 😉 I made a half batch and refrigerated the rest of the dough. In total I have about 40 macaroons on my hands. You always have friends when you have chocolate chip macaroons.

Roasted Pear and Cranberry Crostata

Yesterday my friend had a Fall theme potluck. I got in the spirit by making Roasted Pear and Cranberry Crostata from the Flour Cookbook. No recipe, buy the book!

Pate Brisee

Roasted pears.

Frangipane.

Cranberries…

So delicious. I have no words. Really, you can never go wrong with the Flour Cookbook. Not only was the dessert stunning to look at but the pear was so soft and lightly sweetened. Melt in your mouth delicious.

Overall, the party was excellent! Let’s just say when your friends with foodies you will never be disappointed at a potluck. There were squash tacos, sweet potato biscuits, pesto pasta, pasta bake, stuffed pepper, salmon dip, roasted broccoli, cauliflower soup, baked brie with jam in puff pastry (so good) and plenty of booze…

Clearly, we hated the food…

And then I rolled home.

Cheddar and Scallion Scones

Another day, another amazing creation from the Flour Cookbook. These scones are delicious and super easy to make!

It’s as simple as combining the dry ingredients…

combining all the wet ingredients…

I am having a love affair with Creme Fraiche. So much more amazing than sour cream!

Combining the two together and placing them on a baking dish is a circle…

Brushing with yoke…

Wipe the drool with your apron…

and bake. Wait and wait and wait while your apartment starts to smell like cheese. These babies smell ah-maz-ing! And then, they are ready. Everybody out of the oven.

Again, wipe the drool off with your apron. Cut them up and enjoy the best breakfast ever.

This scone is really very light and had cheese melted in the middle. Does it get any better than that? Nope. I am surprised by how easy the recipes in the Flour Cookbook really are.


The treats are special and decadent but totally do able. It just goes to show how little ingredients, like creme fraiche, can make a dish unique and even more delicious.

Melted cheese, soft interior, and crispy crust.

I realize that this is like foodie torture, making such a good savory breakfast item and not sharing the recipe. There is a cure! Order the book and make them for yourself!

I am off to a pumpkin patch so that I can pretend like its really fall! Hope ya’ll are having a happy Sunday!