~ Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars ~
Today is the first official day of the spring semester at my school. My first class of the day was physics…I can already tell that it’s going to be my hardest subject. However, it will take a few days before becoming truly scary, and thankfully I still have some time to post another recipe:
~ Clementine Chocolate Chip Bread ~
I feel awful that I have been neglecting my blog for so long. It’s literally been more than a year since my last post. 2016 was decidedly not my year. One of my new year resolutions is to post more often from now on. To start off, here is a simple and delicious banana bread recipe!
~ Banana & Coconut Bread ~
Summer is the most ideal time to make peach desserts. They are always a lot sweeter and juicier during the hot season and perfect to use in jams, sorbets, pies, or cakes. I’ve always wanted to go to a peach orchard one day and pick the best ones directly from the tree to fill up my fruit basket. This is going on my bucket list for next summer!
Not only do peaches taste really good in desserts, they also have a gorgeous golden yellow/orange color that pops out beautifully. (The same way a vase of sunflowers pops out and brightens up a room).
To accentuate the beautiful color and sweet taste of the peaches, I decided to bake them in a pie with a lattice crust. I thought this was also great way to create more texture by blending the soft baked peaches with the crisp, and flaky crust throughout the peach pie.
This summer break has been very enjoyable so far. I spent most of May at home having fun with family and friends before packing again to come back on campus for research opportunities and workshops. While I was packing, my parents were already shocked at how many things I was bringing with me (I just can’t pack light even if I try …) that I made up my mind to leave my baking supplies at home. I thought I could just brainstorm recipes while I was away just like I did when I was out of the country for Spring Break.
Surprisingly though, I was lucky enough to run into my friend Bailey, whom I had the pleasure to meet during my freshman year. Coincidentally we live just a few doors away from each other in the same building! While we were talking and catching up, the subject of baking soon came up in the conversation. She mentioned that she brought some pans and kitchen supplies with her and that she even has essential baking ingredients such as flour and sugar. Since we both love to bake, we ended up setting a date and time to meet up ASAP and prepare a homemade dessert together!