Wednesday, February 03, 2010

corner view:: sweets


The Corner View this week is "Sweets".

My husband and 5 year old love sweet things - glazed brioche, cookies, cakes, gummies. My 5 year old currently plans to be a baker when he grows up and have his own 'famous bakery' where he makes pastries, breads, and other goodies. G always says it is time to bake so he can practice - so we make a lot at home. We try to have at least one 'baking day' each week where he gets in the kitchen. We bake bread or he makes something special with me - custard, bread pudding, iced cookies, drop cookies, dark cookies, butter cookies (get the theme, here? ;)), ice cream, bars - whatever we have on hand and/or is is fresh and seasonal. Right now he is into making iced cookies, as he has been expanding his collection of good quality icing colors and loves to experiment and mix.

My 6 year old and I don't really like things too sweet. Our favorite sweets usually include some sort of organic fair trade dark chocolate. I could nibble on oranges or nectarines all day. Or, at a bakery, we love things like this


What are your favorite 'sweets'?


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17 comments:

Cabrizette said...

Green cookies !!! It's new for me !!! I love this color, then !!!

Kaylovesvintage said...

can I come for coffee

Elisabelle said...

Lovely photos!
I love the color of the first glazed cookies!

A Mother's Thoughts said...

I'm a huge chocolate fan!! You show me chocolate and I'll be your friend!! lol

marinik said...

love that tart, and how sweet that your little one loves to bake and has such big dreams... :)

Kari said...

I love the stars. the green and the orange.
Dark chocolate is good.

MODsquad said...

Oh, I LOVE the green!! And any dark chocolate with citrus is AlWAYS amazing!

6512 and growing said...

chocolate, sugar, flour and butter always seem like a winning combo.

janis said...

I don't care for things that are too sweet either - I'm with you. What is that last pastry? Looks like it has poppy seed paste filling?

denise said...

janis - it is a dark chocolate ganache tart with orange zest. not too sweet and oh so good. :)

Cate said...

i cannot wait to go and get a sweet from the famous baker!

and wow to not loving sweets. in sweet teeth (tooths?), my whole family unites.

Daan said...

that looks MMmmmmm i love chocolate

jane said...

they look fantastic. yep i see a bakery in his future!

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Comments make my day too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Love your cookies - great colour! Green is my favourite. So you little man plans to become a baker. My Huzz loves to make bread too and his very favourite bread book is The Bread Bible, by Rose Levy Beranbaum - do you know it? It really is a fantastic book, perfect recipes and instructions. I highly recommend it for your little baking family.

isabelle said...

your green stars and your chocolate tart look so tempting ...

C.T. said...

Too much! Just too much. Those glazed cookies....I really would eat too much of them.

la ninja said...

oooooooooooooooh, those stars!!!
nice one you have such a young baker at home, it'll come in handy, I'm sure ;)