SHF Round Up #68 – Brown Butter

September 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm 15 comments

There are so many changes, so many new things to absorb. I’m sleeping in a new bed, shaking hands with new people, going to new (and incredible) classes – but little things keep reminding me of home. Texts from my mom, Skype with my friends, and emails from bakers participating in August’s Sugar High Fridays. The theme was brown butter – here’s the round up.

Allison of Zucchero Dolce made this beautiful Almond Cake with Raspberry Filling & Brown Butter Frosting.

Heather of Souffle Days used browned butter to make Salted Browned Butter Shortbread.

Jamie of Life’s a Feast incorporated the theme ingredient into a super unique, colorful “Peach Melba My Way.”

Denise of Oh Taste n See used buerre noisette in her Browned Butter Pound Cake.

Rebekah of The Cooking Vent baked a batch of Browned Butter Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Xiaolu Hou of 6 Bittersweets browned butter for the first time for these Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pizzookies.

Emily of Ales And Emily made these beautiful Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Janet of The Taste Space baked up golden and summery Blueberry Peach Brown Butter Muffins.

Denise and Lenny of Chez Us rose to the challenge with their Brown Butter and Wildflower Honey Gelato.

Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen made Rava Kesari (Indian Semolina and Saffron Halwa or Pudding). She’s also the lovely host of Sugar High Friday #69, bite-sized desserts, so head over to her blog for the September announcement!

My friend Ivonne, co-creator of the Daring Bakers, was kind enough to help me out with the round up. You can see Part 2 of the round up on her blog, Cream Puffs in Venice.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking  |  September 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Wow, all of these desserts look just incredible! Thank you for sharing this, Elissa. I’m definitely going to have to try some of these!

  • 2. Ashlae  |  September 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Everything is better with brown butter. And I mean EVERYTHING.

  • 3. Eliana  |  September 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Awesome round-up Elissa. Every treat looks better than the next. I wish I could sample each and every single one.

  • 4. Tia  |  September 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    how do I join sugar high fridays?

    • 5. Elissa  |  September 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      Tia, just visit Aparna’s blog and make a dessert that fits the theme. She’ll have instructions on what to send in (usually a photo, your name, and a link to your blog.) And that’s it! You’ve participated! There’s no official way to join.

  • 6. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  |  September 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    OH MY HOLY COW!!! These all look fantastically delicious! I love the creativity that went into these dishes! I will definately be looking up some of these recipes to try. Thank you so much for this post.

  • 7. Warm Vanilla Sugar  |  September 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    This looks really cool. I don’t really know how this went about…did you participate?

  • 8. Aparna  |  September 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    We use browned butter a lot in Indian cooking, especially our sweet dishes, but I’m excited to see here how its used in bakes.

    Thanks for hosting SHF, picking a great theme and a lovely round-up. Am off to see the rest of it at Ivonne’s.
    And have fun at school. :)

  • 9. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets  |  September 11, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Great round-ups. Thanks for hosting this, Elissa!

  • 10. LimeCake  |  September 11, 2010 at 10:50 am

    what a great round up! everything looks so delicious!

  • 11. Iryna  |  September 11, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    It’s times like these that I’m amazed at how many different things one can make with one simple ingredient . . . great choices!

  • 12. Jessica  |  September 12, 2010 at 12:14 am

    So much awesome talent and so much delicious food! Everyone did such a fabulous job it would be very hard to pick a winner!

  • 13. Dana - Food for Thought  |  September 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    What a great round up! These all look so delicious… especially the Browned Butter Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies :)

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  • 15. kevin p  |  May 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Wow everything looks so good, makes me want to reach through the screen and grab one.


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