Guys. Meet my new favorite thing.
TAHINI COFFEE CAKE.
Have you completely fallen in love with tahini yet? I say yet because I’m convinced that once you try it, you can’t help but become completely obsessed. Over the past few years, tahini has become one of my very favorite savory ingredients (see here and here for some of my still-favorite ways to use it, not to mention every hummus ever). But it wasn’t until I put tahini in my banana bread that I fully appreciated its depth and complexity. Guys, tahini in baked goods is SO GOOD. It’s truly that next-level ingredient that adds this super unique, salty twist to sweets – my absolute weakness. (By the way, that banana bread is still my all-time favorite ever – I definitely owe you guys that recipe soon!).
It’s been way too long since we bacon-ed our dessert, amiright?
In fact, I know it’s been just about a year, because it just happens to be my 4 year blogiversary! Just about 4 years ago, I started posting on this here space (check out my first post if you want to see some seriously offensive photos). Since then, it’s become a little tradition to create a bacon dessert to celebrate. Because why just eat butter and sugar when we can eat butter, sugar, AND bacon?!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
As an ex-Chicagoan, I feel very strongly about this fun, festive holiday. Some of my favorite memories from my years in Chicago are St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with friends – going to see the green river, starting the day off with some beer pong at 10am, and walking down the streets surrounded by people absolutely spilling out of every bar. The first year we spent in the Bay Area, I woke up on St. Patrick’s Day weekend expecting everyone to be out and partying – instead, everything was totally silent! I realized quickly that I’d have to make my own St. Patrick’s Day fun out here – which is perfectly fine with me (I’m a little too old to be doing it up with a day full of green beer and Irish car bombs, anyways). I never miss the chance to celebrate with chocolate and booze – two of my very favorite things!
Try as I might, I just can’t seem to motivate myself to bake anything that doesn’t involve strawberries this Spring. Strawberries are definitely the belle of the ball at the grocery store right now, and we are devouring as many cartons as we possibly can – with Greek yogurt for breakfast, plain for snackin’, all up in our banana bread. I think I’m officially obsessed.