Happy October! Every year, without fail, I get on a bit of a baking kick once fall begins to set in. There is just no better way to spend a brisk Sunday afternoon. As discussed previously, I am one of those people that goes crazy for seasonal foods. I once put pumpkin ice cream on hold at Trader Joe’s with this girl… Go ahead and judge us. It was the best Friday night ever.
Recently, I’ve been having the urge to bake. Perhaps it’s the change of season that has been motivating me to make warm and delicious treats. Or the fact that my birthday is this week and I wanted to bring goodies with me to work as a nod to the days of elementary school, when bringing in cupcakes to share was practically required. When I came across these cookies on Pinterest, my heart skipped a beat. Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with nutella? Is this possible?
There are three points that I require all of my favorite summer dessert recipes hit: Easy, quick, and fruity. Since I refuse to cook anything elaborate in the summer, my desserts are just the same: simple, sweet bites that feature seasonal produce. I saw these peach galettes with ricotta on Cup of Jo, and I knew I had to give them a try last weekend.
This is my first dessert that I’ve featured on this blog, largely due to the fact that this is the first dessert I’ve made in a very long time. I’m not much of a baker. I’m pretty good at it, but I don’t actually enjoy it all that much. Given the choice, I much rather cook. But truth be told, the real reason that I don’t bake often is because I always make a mess. I don’t like cleaning up messes, which is why I (subconsciously) reserve baking for when I am at my parent’s house where there is a plethora of counter space, and somehow, the messes always clean themselves up (thanks, Ma).
This week, we had a day or two where spring in NYC actually seemed like a possibility. I live for these February days, and since I work dangerously close to Central Park, sunshine is the best way to break up the workday. On Friday, I found myself wearing my trench coat, strolling around aimlessly at lunch, and savoring some Grom Gelato, naturally.