Monday, September 20, 2010

Blackberry syrup

A few weeks ago, I set out to use up some of the blackberries harvested from our backyard. Since we already had full containers of both strawberry and blackberry jams, and because I was craving pancakes at 11pm, I made blackberry syrup.

Quaker Oats Oatmeal Pancakes, still working on my pancake technique

Here's the problem though, I don't have a recipe. I kind of just made it up, and didn't write down any measurements. It is similar to this recipe. I mashed the berries through a colander first to remove some of the seeds, boiled it with some water and lime juice, and added Splenda rather than sugar a bit at a time until it was sweet enough, but not overly sweet. Because of the reduced sugar amount, I also added in a teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken it. It was nice!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Chocolate sculpture

Saw this post on dessert girl's blog today. While I agree that Paul Wayne Gregory is insanely talented, I have to admit that some of it creeps me the fig out. For example:

Do you eat it, or put it on your sister's pillow while she's sleeping?