Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Spring Sweets

My CSA starts next week, a little early this year, and I couldn't be more ready to let the share dictate my cooking.

As I've been waiting patiently for the arrival of fresh vegetables, I've been indulging in desserts at home and elsewhere. The first of note came from Shyndigz, a bakery and cake cafe very close to my house. Thankfully the cafe is only open from Thursday-Saturday, or I'd be there nightly instead of just part of the week. 

It might be difficult to tell from the picture below, but my selection, the "adult s'more," was gigantic. I was only able to finish about a third of it before I admitted defeat and accepted a box.

The s'more reminded me of a dense square of chocolate mousse with oversized marshmallows and a buttery crust. The graham cracker base had just a touch of crumbliness and saltiness to offset the rich chocolate layer, and the marshmallows were soft and sweet. It's not cake, but it's the only thing I want to order from Shyndigz.

Marshmallow must have been on my brain when I decided to make Peanut Butter Fudge Treats for the first meeting of my book club. Joy's photos are much better than any I could have taken, and I suggest you check out the recipe ASAP. It requires no baking, which makes it ideal for the warm weather ahead, and appeals to a wide audience.

The picture below isn't related to dessert, but the tiny flowers I picked off of my thyme plant this morning were too pretty not to share. Hooray for spring!


shalentz said...

I'm sorry, you what? Couldn't finish your dessert?

Madelaine said...

I know, it's a rare occurrence!