A beautiful Saturday afternoon, six girlfriends, and the most adorable pie and biscuit shop.
The shop’s tables are made with salvaged wood from the nearby Rebuilding Exhange. Awesome, right? Homemade jam, butter, and coffee roasted in-house? Check, check, and check. (Their iced coffee, lemonade, and iced tea are on tap!)Savory tart with local vegetables and goat cheese. Nom!
Freshly torched s’mores pie, and blueberry cheesecakeOf course, I had to buy an extra slice and bring it home for J. Brownie… er… pie points?
!Bang! Bang Pie Shop (Logan Square)
2051 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Every winter, I look forward to buying crates and crates of clementines. Sweet, juicy, seedless, easy to peel… what more can you ask for in a citrus fruit? As delicious as they are on their own, I wanted to do something else with the bowl of clementines sitting in my kitchen. And then I remembered I had a recipe for a clementine posset lost amongst the hundreds of “need to try!!” recipes I had bookmarked.
What’s a posset, you say?
I don’t know either.
Apparently, it’s a hot drink originating from Britain, made with milk curdled with wine or ale. These days, you’ll find it more commonly describing a dessert similar to pudding. Clementine pudding!!
Find the recipe for clementine posset here. Enjoy!
Ah, Valentine’s Day– what better excuse to spend a little time in the kitchen making something sweet? I usually opt for a super chocolatey dessert due to the preferences of a certain special someone, but this year I decided to do something a little different: lemon and white chocolate pots de crème! I have been a fan of pots de crème of all varieties for a while now (who isn’t?), but this is the first time making them myself. The recipe I used calls for raspberries as a garnish– they would have added a lovely color atop that creamy yellow surface, but I omitted them this time since they aren’t in season. Otherwise, I followed the instructions to a tee– and the result? Thick, rich, and delicious.