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Summer Dessert - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Summer Dessert
I've made these strawberry brown butter bettys twice now, once for brilit's barbecue and once for Comet last night, and whee, they're fun.

First, they're chock full of browned butter, which is one of my favorite flavors (salt, fat, toastedness - what could be better?). (Speaking of which, does anyone know a source for mizithra cheese that isn't California? I suppose I'll be there soon, and I can stock up. I always feel so silly shopping for groceries 2000 miles away...). Second, I think the crust trick - roll out white bread with a rolling pin and then slather with melted butter - is both Ridiculously Cheating and Very Effective. The step of taking the little tartlets out of the muffin tin spaces is very very easy, because bread is structural in a way that pastry and shortbread and things just aren't - so you can lift the whole thing out without it falling to bits on you.
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From: tirinian Date: June 3rd, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, they're yummy.
But they're not as good as disgusting orange chicken. :-)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: June 3rd, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee. I suppose I could make disgusting orange chicken for next Comet. :)
mjperson From: mjperson Date: June 3rd, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, yum. I love Disgusting Orange Chicken!
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: June 3rd, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
You people are crazy. :)
From: tirinian Date: June 3rd, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you not like Disgusting Orange Chicken, or do you just not approve of the name? :-)
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: June 3rd, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have not actually tried it. I'm just amused at its cult status.
desireearmfeldt From: desireearmfeldt Date: June 3rd, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mm...strawberries & butter. :)

I'm still fond of your strawberry toasted-bread-pudding thingy.
chanaleh From: chanaleh Date: June 3rd, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my. Those do sound good.
merastra From: merastra Date: June 3rd, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woah. Cool. I see you're now on the SmittenKitchen bandwagon too. :-) Good point about the bread being nice and structural. Taking stuff out of the pan is one of the tricky parts of baking that I don't look forward too.
jaedian From: jaedian Date: June 3rd, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought they were great. Juliette didn't agree, but that was a plus cause I actually got to eat a whole one. I suspect Sara would like them though, though she missed the BBQ. Perhaps I will try making them sometime.
hr_macgirl From: hr_macgirl Date: June 3rd, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
they don't carry mizithra cheese at Whole Foods? Call & ask.
baronet From: baronet Date: June 4th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yummy

Those were very yummy. Thank you for making them.
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