Let's celebrate March Muffin Madness today! Because, well, who doesn't love a good muffin? Especially when we're talking about chocolate muffins bursting with a bright, fresh raspberry-cheesecake-like filling.
Labels: Breakfast dishes
I have a new obsession: the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. And, yes, I realize I'm a little late to this party. But hear me out. I have known that there is a bakery in New York called Momofuku Milk Bar that's famous for things like Crack Pie, Cereal Milk, and Compost Cookies. They've always sounded interesting and tasty, but I'd never actually been to the bakery or tried any of them and I have oh, about 200 cookbooks, so I didn't really get that have-to-have-it feeling about Momofuku Milk Bar.
I am a dessert person. I can eat dessert any time of day. And usually the more decadent the better. Chocolate cake for breakfast? I'm your girl.
So it may surprise you to find out that one of my favorite desserts is panna cotta. The smooth, simple, tinged-with-vanilla cooked-cream dessert transports me. It has a firmness that créme brûlée lacks, a set texture that wobbly flan and créme caramel can't even come close to. It is a creamy "spoon dessert" that other spoon desserts don't hold a candle to in my world.
And when you take panna cotta and replace the cream with milk bolstered with yogurt, you get a dessert that really can be eaten for a midday snack or even for breakfast without much guilt. Top it with fruit and you're basically just having some really decadent yogurt (that's what I told myself anyway).
One thing I don't cook enough of is Asian food. I go nuts over a bowl of good pad Thai and love other Asian noodle dishes, dumplings, sushi, soups, and so on, but I don't tend to cook much of it at home besides simple stir-fries and fried rice. I feel like I need someone to take me to an Asian market and help me stock my pantry, and then I would just go to town making Asian food, especially anything with noodles.