Sunday, August 30, 2009

Summer Breeze (like dessert) Makes Me Feel Fine

As the song from Seals & Croft goes,
"SUMMER BREEZE makes me feel fine"...
I would say desserts make me feel fine too!

The scent of lemons and limes remind me of summer.


I found a cookie recipe which included both lemons and limes.
The scent of lemons and limes as I zested away was absolutely heavenly.


Thumbprint Lemon-Lime
Meltaway Cookies

Recipe can be found in ~

"The Secrets of Baking"


by Sherry Yard
Spago's award-winning Pastry Chef


You can pick up Sherry's book at Amazon.com.


Just a Note: This recipe was a little labor intensive in that there were steps in the baking process that required a 'waiting' period.
- The lemon curd had to cool before use.
- The brown butter had to be completely chilled.
- The dough required chilling.
Save this recipe for a day where you have extra baking time.

Found the recipe online... check it out HERE.


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On a trip to the shore this summer, I met up with my friend Larry. We enjoyed sites in Atlantic Highlands and Sandy Hook.



We stopped by the Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club , where Larry docks his catamaran.




Sandy Hook Point Lookout


The view was spectacular from Sandy Hook Point Lookout.



Sandy Hook Lighthouse...it's the oldest working Lighthouse.

Twin Lights was used as the primary lighthouse for New York Harbor and was known as the best and the brightest light in North America.


Sailing ~ Beautiful to watch...in the background is the Atlantic Highlands and The Highlands.



279 Bay Ave
Highlands, NJ 07732-1525
(732) 291-4729‎


We had Pizza...DELISH!
I enjoyed listening to the water flowing from the bamboo water fountain near us.


I love water fountains!
Mosaic of boats flower planter~


Had to take a picture of this...so fitting for the shore area.


Summer is nearing its close...hope your summer of baking was fun!

Peace in Baking,
Carmen

I'd like to leave you with a great song for your listening pleasure...
(click on the song title)

SUMMER BREEZE


by Seals & Croft


3 comments:

thecookieshopinenglish said...

These cookies look so delicious! I'm definitely trying this recipe!

Bunny said...

The cookies look fantastic! I love your vacation pictures!! I have that song in my head now! LOL!!

Karine said...

These cookies look to be worth the effort! thanks for sharing:)

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