Pint-Size Baker here!… I guess that was a little redundant; who else would be writing on this blog???
This weekend was one of those catch up ones. The weather was overcast with the appearance that rain could pour down at any second, so it was perfect for a little movie watching and productivity at the homestead.
And I did just that.
I guess this also meant that I had plenty of time to try a fun, new, and creative recipe, but I didn’t. Instead, I sat around on my hiney and watched a new (old) show called Life.
Needless to say, I’m addicted. It will be a sad day when I run out of episodes knowing they stopped making the show two years ago… and I digress.
Back to the topic at hand. While this weekend wasn’t filled with any new recipes, I did bake two batches of cookies: Oatmeal Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies. [This is becoming a pattern and I LIKE IT! I LIKE IT A LOT!]
I also had the opportunity to live vicariously through someone else’s travels. While in Rome, GA, said person happened upon a bakery called Honeymoon Bakery and sent me a picture of it. I immediately texted back suggesting [and by "suggesting" I mean STRONGLY URGING] that he go in and at least try a cookie or a cupcake. Well, let’s just say, be careful what you wish for…
Before I knew it, I had an influx of about 7 photographs of various baked goods ranging from a “Chocolate Seduction Tart” to cupcakes and cookies. Then a final text came through informing me that we would be having a dessert-fest upon his return home.
Below is only about half of the sweets my “sweet” brought back for me to try. [Like the play on words there? No? Well I like being cheesy so ]
- Chocolate Seduction Tart – Pretty darn good. Very rich and chocolately and not for the average chocolate consumer. If you like bittersweet or dark chocolate, then this is for Y-O-U! [A-]
- Red Velvet Cupcake – Moist and delicious. The cream cheese frosting left a little something to be desired, but I’m a bit picky when it comes to cream cheese frosting on a Red Velvet Cupcake. All in all, I’d give it a [B].
- Cream Cheese Brownie – Now, I have saved this for last for a reason… and that reason is because this brownie is AMAZING. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better brownie in my life (and that’s sayin’ something). It’s moist, fudgy, and gooey while not being messy, and the cream cheese adds a bit of tang to counteract the sweetness. If you are in or near Rome, GA, this Cream Cheese Brownie is well worth a stop at the Honeymoon Bakery! [A+]
Hmmmm, all this brownie talk has got me thinking… it might be about time I take a stab at making brownies from scratch again myself. If ya’ll could see how long my “to bake” list is, your eyes would bug out!!! [It even includes cinnamon rolls with bacon!]