This Rocky Road Ice Cream doesn't disappoint on the chunks, with white chocolate and hazelnuts added to the typical almond, marshmallow, and chocolate mix-ins.
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I'm happy to report that San Francisco isn't leaving pecans to the South. Life would be too sad without gooey, pull apart sticky buns and classic pecan pie. The bakers around here have clearly realized that pecans are the perfect fatty foil to extra dark chocolate as well as an excellent match for anything with caramel. From tassies to oatmeal bars, here are 7 of our favorite pecan sweets in SF.
These Cashew Polvorones, a recipe from Kir Rodriguez of the French Culinary Institute include finely ground cashews into sweet, crumbly-chewy little shortbread cookies. Once baked and coated with a heavy dusting of confectioners' sugar, you bite into the polvorone and that sweet richness from the cashews really does come through, making us wonder why there aren't more cashew cookies out there.
fall, from nutty cookies to turtles to pralines to ice cream. Some of them even make great gifts! Here are 13 of our favorite pecan sweets from the Serious Eats recipe archives.
Linus sits in the cold pumpkin patch, silly Sally too googly-eyed and blinded by pulsating pink and red cartoon hearts to realize there is no giant gourd coming that night. Oh Great Pumpkin, humble squash, martyr of October. Stabbed, defaced, lit on fire, hidden in metal cans. I too, am looking forward to your arrival, but in a more tangible form.
I'm a total wet mop during Halloween. Every year of my adult life, the ghoulish holiday comes and goes without the slightest bat of an eyelash. I made plans to attend a party one year and even sketched out a costume, but nothing ever came of it. I flaked and stayed home. As a kid, it was very different.
Toasted walnuts add an earthy crunch to a wide variety of desserts, from cookies to brownies to more complex creations. Here are 9 of our favorite walnut dessert recipes to inspire a nutty autumn baking session.
I've also had the opportunity, after dark or hiding in the back corner of half-open ice cream shops, to taste some great ice creams. One flavor that was particularly delicious was a halvah ice cream, made with the region's signature sesame paste. Sweet and creamy with a nutty base note that pairs perfectly with the mixed-in almonds, cashews and pistachios. I've attempted to recreate the recipe here.
It takes careful attention to prepare the butterscotch mixture for this ice cream, but it's worth it for the deep, rich flavors of caramelized sugar. Pecans are a buttery, crunchy complement.
Peanut Chews are an old-fashioned candy that I was first introduced to at overnight camp as a kid. They'll always have a special place in my heart. The combination of dark chocolate, peanuts, and molasses makes them a classic summertime treat.