Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I've met my match

Those of you who know me know I LOVE desserts, especially chocolate and ice cream. And the only thing more fun to me than eating dessert is making it, then eating it. I've never really understood when people say desserts are "too rich." There ain't no such thing. I'm the girl who eats chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake. However, I got a new cookbook for Christmas, and I think the author just might have me beat. The title is "Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth." It definitely sounded like my kind of book. But when I started flipping through it, I noticed that almost every recipe calls for at least four sticks of butter. And these are normal sized recipes. That's a little insane, even for me. I told Darby, "That's the kind of thing you order at a restaurant, so you don't know how much butter went into it. You should never make it for yourself." Last night, I was in the mood for a fun dessert, though. I flipped through and found a recipe for triple chocolate ice cream sandwiches. It was actually one of the most reasonable recipes in the book, as far as butter content goes. And they were GOOD! Chocolate cookies with semisweet chocolate chunks sandwiched together with Blue Bell hot fudge sundae ice cream. But I couldn't even finish mine! (Don't worry; Darby polished it off, so we didn't waste any). And the author had recommended using a dark chocolate ice cream instead. That woman is out of control. There's also a recipe for a cheesecake milkshake in the book. Hmmm...maybe I should give her another chance :)


Ledbetter Fam said...

Okay, I'm a HUGE fan of butter, but I would also say that is a bit extreme. That dessert sounded way too much for me. I prefer a bag of chips over a dessert!!! Call me crazy! Let us know how the milkshakes go.


Anonymous said...

Even Paul Deen doesn't use that much butter!!!

Glad the ice cream worked out for you. We are still working on the cake from Saturday... :-)

By the way, love the new look of the blog!!

Love you,
Aunt Katina

Anonymous said... was supposed to say Paula Deen...Long day...