What I say is that blueberries are my favorite fruit (of all fruits, not just berries) for baked goods—e.g., blueberry pie, blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes (which I recognize aren’t baked). Fresh I don’t care for them all that much. Thanks for letting me clear that up.
It really is the best book! I tried the tarts as well, but I struggled to find dried hibiscus except in tea form—I wasn’t sure how eight flowers would translate to teaspoons, so I substituted strawberries and am still on the lookout for flora!
Try her hazelnut amaranth cookies. They are to die for!
Both of these look really good but I’m most intrigued by the rhubarb-hibiscus combo. Sounds divine. My great-grandmother made rhubarb pies, and I have Kim’s book so I may just have to give this recipe a try.
I love caramel (preferably, with salted butter), more than a chocolate and vanilla creams. Your cookies are very appealing to me. Fortunately, we have hot weather since yesterday here; but the whole May was so sold, ugly and rainy that one could hardly believe that we have spring here.
Wow! The color on the tarts is simply amazing. I’ve bumped the book from my wishlist into my shopping cart, I’m also having trouble with the whole flowers thing. I can find it in whole tea form, but not in flower form.
Hmmm, Hibiscus flowers are regularly available in Chicago. Both at Mexican markets (Jamaica) and supermarkets. Daniel, I would believe they are not as easy to find in Germany but I am not sure what to suggest. Online? Kari, you should be able to find them online without much problem and if you have access to a Mexican market you will definitely find them there. Good luck tracking them down!
great post tim!
ironically…i just made kb’s rosemary, olive oil & bittersweet chocolate cake (i turned into loafs) & had never baked w/spelt flour …the end result is just lovely to look at & “my tasters” were very pleased with the outcome…not overly sweet but, a refined taste…this was my first kb recipe but, judging from this post i will be baking many more to come!
btw: i re-created your olive crackers (as we discussed via emails) & they were so well received
that i had a request from my friend to bake them for father’s day…so thank you for all your advice….i did bake 2 batches- one with black olives & another batch with green olives.
i used to be one of those suckers – looking for what appeared to be healthy on the front but really is full of b/s replacers and sweeteners
i’ve now come back to what is real .. butter, eggs, sugar are a-ok. the real thing is more fulfilling & you seldom end up overeating because they truly satisfy. i look forward to trying kim’s recipes. thanks for sharing!
I looove Kim Boyce’s book. I made the quinoa and beet pancakes and they were absolutely delicous/beautiful. I’m dying to try the whole wheat ccs, but with temperatures in LA around 90 turning the oven on is pretty unattractive. I’m new to your blog and absolutely love it!