Gingerbread may have been brought to Europe in 992 AD by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis (in modern-day western Greece). Leaving Nicopolis to live in Bondaroy (north-central France), near the town of Pithiviers, he stayed there for seven years and taught gingerbread baking to French Christians. Throughout the centuries, many cultures have celebrated the art of gingerbread making, with even a gingerbread guild established in Germany in the 15th century.
This homemade vanilla extract is oh-so-good and also incredibly easy to make. For your own use, skip the need for little containers and just steep the vanilla beans right into the entire whisky bottle. I was lucky enough to sample a variety of bourbon whiskeys before choosing Giant Bourbon 95 Proof Small Batch locally crafted in Houston by Gulf Coast Distillers. As bourbon is derived from corn mash while rye whiskey tends to taste drier with more spices, this local bourbon imparts a sweetly warm and full-bodied taste. I thought, how perfect for cooking and baking. When it's ready, the uses are endless, from adding a teaspoon to heavy cream before whisking it into freshly whipped cream to infusing magic into chocolate chip cookie dough batter. Let the goodness begin!
Light, crumbly and the perfect accompaniment to tea or coffee, these scones are a delightful treat to bake and serve at your next brunch.
In a state where it's almost always unseasonably warm and sunny, save for the couple of months of winter, and pecan trees are found throughout the countryside, we proudly serve Texas Pecan Chocolate Chunk in honor of our home pride!
As cooler temperatures arrive, keep toasty warm by enjoying a lovely mug of damn good hot chocolate. A classic treat to start off the morning, share in the evening with good friends, or even better, tucked with a blanket and a darn good book.
Celebrating a southern tradition with a little holiday flair!
Make your own rich and nutty decadence. The swirls of melt-in-your-mouth sesame, crunch of hazelnut and smoothness of fine dark chocolate transport you to a flavor sensation of the culinary kismet of Europe, the Far East and beyond. For YUMMY! perfection, pair with your favorite floral or fruity mousse, ice cream or gelato.
These are fun to make with family and friends for any occasion and perfect to enjoy while sipping Turkish coffee. Light and almost creamy, each delicious buttery bite melts in your mouth.