Ovenly is the best! Haven’t seen the cookbook yet, but their various sweet and savory scones are terrific, and if it is in the book, the chocolate stout cake is deeply wonderful.
Hoping all is well in Chicago!
Ooohhh that photo of the burnt sugar is the bomb! The tawny gold sister to a batch of Walt & Jesse’s best Baby Blue! What’s more addicting – Espresso Burnt Sugar Shortbread or crystal meth? Stay tuned, bitches, for Baking Bad…
I need to practice my burnt sugar skills. I have always been wary of stirring the sugar but if you recommend stirring it, I will try this and probably have more success! This sounds like a book I would love.
Thanks for the cook book rec! – I’ve been eyeing Ovenly and its on my list to purchase along with a few others this Holiday season. I can’t wait to see your list at the end of the year. I would love to hear if you have any positive (or more importantly, negative) feedback re: Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi…or Sean Brock’s Heritage.
Hi Theone- I don’t know what that is, but any strongly brewed coffee will work.
Oni- Sorry for being imprecise! What I really meant was butter with a high fat content. Plugra is widely available.
Cat- I like Dorie’s new book and do not like Heritage. I was really disappointed by Heritage because I like Sean Brock. There was not a single recipe I felt I would tackle at home. They were all complicated and fussy and the book feels cold and formal in a way that does not make sense with him or his style. My two cents. : )
oh these are definitely happening for holiday season 2014! thanks for the recipe, Tim–and your cookbook endorsement counts for a lot, so I know I can get this for a baking friend of mine with a similar sense of humor :)
Make their peanut butter cookie! Its amazing.
Last time I was in New York, I stayed down the street from Ovenly and walked by their store every day. I didn’t go in until the last day of the trip, to buy a couple treats for the airport wait.
Post-trip, I obsessively searched for the peanut butter cookie recipe and pre-ordered the book.
Made, and whoah. These are definitely a keeper. I actually like them better now than I did when they were warm from the oven, which is weird, but a definite virtue in a cookie when you plan to keep a container around for the holidays. All of the coffee-heads in my life (and there are a lot of them!) have been raving about this one. Thanks, Tim!
As above, thank you for the book recommendation. I live on the other side of the ocean and visited Ovenly when in NYC. Is the recipe for the pistachio cardamon loaf in the book? If so, I feel a purchase coming on….!
This is a fantastic book recommendation ~ I got it for Christmas based on this post. The Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tarragon are also wonderful! Although arguably it is hard to go wrong with any recipe in the book…