Sunday, June 19, 2011

Miette: Peanut Butter Cookies and Caramel Corn

Miette. The name of our beautiful baby girl. About 10 years ago, B and I watched a French movie called "(La cite des enfants perdus) The City of Lost Children". The main character is a young girl by the name of Miette. We both immediately fell in love with the name and knew that if we ever had a girl that would be her name. A few years later we were in San Francisco and stumbled across a pastry shop called Miette Patisserie. Absolutely amazing pastries and desserts, plus everything had our favorite name on it! Every time we would visit San Francisco we had to make a stop and bring home some delicious treats.

Our little Miette is now 1 year old and a few months ago I heard that the patisserie was coming out with a cookbook. I immediately pre-ordered it and was so excited. I found out that my sister-in-law also ordered the cookbook as a gift for M and I was glad that I could use one and keep one for when she is older.

The cookbook arrived on Friday and I eagerly flipped through the pages and fell in love. The photography is stunning as are each of the desserts. And the pages have scalloped edges, how adorable is that? I want to make everything in the cookbook!

On Saturday morning I decided to make the Caramel Corn and the Peanut Butter Cookies, two of my favorite desserts. Oh my goodness. They are both incredible. And addicting. Very addicting.

The caramel corn is sweet but you also get a little hint of salt which balances the sweet just perfect. And each piece is the perfect piece of caramel corn. I left out the peanuts because I didn't have any on hand and I didn't miss them!

Peanut butter cookies. My husband's favorite. Instead of the trademark "fork" tine marks I flattened them and added a peanut then sprinkled with either fleur de sel or sugar. They are so light, not too sweet and just the right amount of peanut butter.

I can't wait to make more desserts out of this cookbook. There are recipes for graham crackers and marshmallows and I think those may be up next (since I am addicted to homemade s'mores)!

If you love desserts, candy, pastries, beautiful photography, simple recipes and scalloped pages then you must get this cookbook!


cmesign4u said...

Thank You so much for sharing this...I need to order this! I wish you were our neighbor to exchange ideas.
Yvonne : )

Erin Ryan said...

April- my mouth is watering just reading this!! I miss you and your sweet little one! We have to get together now that summer is here!


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