My favorite thing to do most evenings is to curl up with a good cookbook, a snack, and my two canine bookends. It's something I've always loved to do even before I started blogging, and not much has changed except that many of the cookbooks in my bedside pile are from my blogging peers!
One of my recent favorites is from my pal Jessica of How Sweet It Is. Her new cookbook is called Seriously Delish and it is outstanding. It's full of beautiful glossy images and Jessica's friendly relatable voice really shines through the written word. There's all kinds of recipes - certainly decadent desserts, but also lighter fare and what I call "solid food" (meaning food that isn't buttercream and has actual nutritional value - something I need to work on learning more about -ha!).
PS. This milkshake tastes extra good while wearing fuzzy socks.
PPS. I made the brownies for this recipe in my mini doughnut pan, which made them way too easy to eat!
Fleur de Sel Caramel Bourbon Brownie Milk Shakes
Yields: 2 servings
2 cups whole milk
2 cups vanilla bean ice cream
1/2 cup bourbon
2 brownies, plus extra for crumbling on top
1 cup caramel sauce, plus extra for drizzling
1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel plus extra for sprinkling
Whipped cream for topping
Combine the milk, ice cream, bourbon, brownies, 1/2 cup of the caramel sauce and salt in a blender and puree until smooth.
Fill two glasses with 1/4 cup of caramel each and pourthe shakes into the glasses.
Top the shakes with the whipped cream, an extra drizzle of caramel and another pinch of salt.
Crumble a brownie on top.
Recipe by Jessica Merchant