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

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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.  
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Lemon Cake Recipe Glow-up: Ricotta Lemon Cake Brûlée



Back in the going-out-to-restaurants days, I had the sheer delight of experiencing this little slice of heaven -- a light and tender lemon ricotta cake, griddled with sugar on each side to create a crackly caramelized crust -- at a local bakery.  I've been possessed by a desired to recreate this phenomenon at home ever since.


This lemon cake is excellent enough to be served on its own.  It's perfect for the breakfast table, dessert, potluck, tea party, or as an anytime snack.  It's simply lovely in every way.  Garnish with a little powdered sugar and you're good to go.  Add a few raspberries to the presentation for a pop of color.   And if you're feeling extra decadent, take the extra minute to brûlée each slice.  You deserve it.


Lemon Ricotta Cake Brûlée
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Lemon Ricotta Cake Brûlée

Yield: 12
Author: Jenn Erickson
Prep time: 20 MCook time: 40 MTotal time: 60 M
Light, fluffy, tender cake is elevated with a caramelized sugar crust. It's easy to make and such a treat!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (224 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon table salt)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (198 grams)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, salted
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 15-oz container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar (or granulated) for the brûlée

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease and flour a tube/bundt pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the sugar and softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat on medium speed until well combined.
  6. Add ricotta, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract on medium high until well blended.
  7. Sift in the flour mixture. Mix on low, just until batter is smooth.
  8. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake on center rack of preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.
  10. Cool in the pan, on a wire rack for 10 minutes before inverting on a plate to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  11. For the brûlée, cut cake into 12 even slices.  Put the sugar on a shallow plate.  Dip each cut end of each slice into the sugar.
  12. Preheat a large nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat.  Gently arrange three slices around the center of the pan.  Allow sugar to melt and begin to caramelize.  Flip and repeat on other size.  Watch your heat carefully.  Depending on the power of your stove, caramelization may take only a few seconds or up to 30.  Slower is better to avoid burning.
  13. Serve each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries (optional).  

Notes:

Adapted from Allrecipes
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