Showing posts from June, 2019

Chonky Boys: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches that Scream Summer!

Featuring my thick and nuggy Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookies, these ice cream sandwiches are the stuff that summer dreams are made of.  If you've ever had the Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Disneyland , you are going to LOVE these! 

These big and bold chocolate chip cookies are based on a recipe from my culinary school studies at Auguste Escoffier, but with a few modifications to give them that Jennuine touch.  They make the perfectas book for a fat slice of real vanilla bean ice cream.  And those mini chips?  You just gotta have that extra cronch!

Thank goodness this recipe only makes 8 sandwiches, otherwise I would be eating them for breakfast lunch and dinner.  This way, my big family can help save me from my inner child diet-saboteur.  
PrintWith ImageWithout Image Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream SandwichesYield: 8Author: Jenn Erickson Loaded with chocolate chips and buttery, brown-sugary vanilla flavor, these mall-sized cookies form a perfect partnership with a fat wedg…

Recipe: Exceptional French Almond Nougat

No thanks to mass market candies, poor nougat has gotten a bad rap.
This recipe is for the real deal, not the plasticky goo of nondescript flavor found in popular candy bars.
I'm talking about the classic buttery taffy redolent with vanilla and toasted almonds;
It needs no chocolate, no caramel. This sweet confection is perfection all on its own.

This recipe is my own version of the traditional French Almond Nougat that dates back to the 15th century.  I've adapted my recipe for use in the microwave.  I love using the microwave for candymaking.  It requires a bit of trial and error on the front end to get the timing right, but once proper timing has been established, there are several benefits:
It's quicker than the traditional stovetop method.A perfect timing formula makes regular use of a candy thermometer unnecessaryNo messy pans.  Mix and cook the ingredients in a 1 Qt. glass measuring cup.  It makes it easier to pour the molten candy because the measuring cup has a pouring lip.