Cereal Milk Popsicles

Back to school sales are popping up in my inbox and the weather is cooling down. All signs that are pointing to the beginning of the school year and the beginning of fall. It seems like we’ll be complaining about the snow and cold not too long from now when we’ve just finished complaining about the heat and humidity. Although it made running a little more difficult, I for one will miss the sunshine and hot weather. And while it’s probably a good thing I never did get that ice cream machine I’ve been wanting, I did manage to pick up a set of popsicle molds. Continue reading “Cereal Milk Popsicles”

Milk Bar’s Cereal Milk

I’m slowly working my way through the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. I really enjoy making Christina Tossi’s creations. Her recipes are easy to follow and remind me so much of all the foods I loved to eat as a child. The Cereal Milk recipe is exactly that. I used to (and still do) love drinking the milk right out of the bowl after it had been soaking in cereal. Forget the cereal because that just turned soggy within minutes. But I could drink that sweetened milk all day long! Well, Christina Tossi has figured out a way to recreate just that.

The recipe is fairly straightforward. You’re toasting a large handful of Corn Flakes, then steeping them in milk. Add a little bit of sugar and a pinch of salt and voila! Cereal Milk. That’s it. Four ingredients and you’re there. The end result is a glass of milk that really does taste like it’s been sitting in the bottom of a cereal bowl. It’s a little bit sweet with a hint of the toasted Corn Flakes. And for those of you who run, it’s a nice change from chocolate milk. Perfect with a cookie or two as an afternoon treat.

Now I just have to figure out what do to with all of this Cereal Milk I’ve made. Hmm… Continue reading “Milk Bar’s Cereal Milk”

Blueberry Cream Cookies

I love muffin tops! No, not the kind you get from wearing jeans fresh out of the dryer but the kind you might find in a bakery. You know, the ones that you eat. I don’t know what it is about a muffin top: maybe it’s that combination of the slight crispy-crunchiness yet soft cakey texture and the fact that you can break it into small bite sized pieces and not have it fall apart. Or maybe it’s just me. I like Oreo cookies but not so much the cream center. Shocking I know. So I was intrigued when I came across this recipe for Blueberry Cream Cookies. Creator Christina Tosi describes the cookie as being like the top to a blueberry muffin. Even though I hadn’t eaten this cookie on my last trip to Milk Bar, I have enjoyed her other recipes such as her bagel bombs and Compost Cookies so I definitely wanted to give them a try. Continue reading “Blueberry Cream Cookies”

Bagel Bombs and Brunch Ideas

I came across this recipe for bagel bombs while researching savory alternatives for a Mother’s Day brunch. Crowds of people at restaurants… waiting forever for a table… forgotten reservations… more crowds? Forget it! We’re staying in because nothing beats a home cooked brunch. More time to spend with each other and no elbow to elbow seating with strangers. The recipe comes from Adam over at Amateur Gourmet  but can also be found in the Momofuku Milk Bar book. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Christina Tosi and her wonderful creations such as Compost cookies and Blueberry Cream cookies. So what exactly is a bagel bomb? Continue reading “Bagel Bombs and Brunch Ideas”