Today might be more sloth than I intended. I was going to go out and run 5 to start out the day. But the dog was sick during the night and then we slept in. I am not sure I can handle the rising temps and humidity that come with going out later in the morning, like yesterday.
I am going to make the pumpkin scones today. YUM! And then I am going to the pool with my good friend and her kids. Then we are meeting up with the husbands for dinner. WINGS!
And it is True Blood night. Not sure if Barney will make it for that or not.
In my continued effort to use things up before we leave, I told my friend I would make her Pumpkin Bread. And then I looked in the fridge. I need 4 eggs. I have 3.
So instead, I decided to try and make Pumpkin Scones from the Brown Eyed Baker. Now, I haven’t actually tried to make them yet. And the picture you see is hers. But they look good to me!
I may even try the glaze. You never know.
When we decided to put the house on the market, our realtor told us to “bake cookies” before showings to make the house smell good. And leave the cookies out for the potential buyers and agents. And then people would want to live here. I didn’t have time to bake cookies EVERY time the house was going to be shown, so I came up with the best solution I could.
I made several different types of cookie dough and froze it. Before each showing, I would thaw out a handful of cookies and throw them in the oven. I made little signs of what kinds of cookies they were and left them out with water and granola bars. People seemed to like.
But the house was only shown about 5 times before we got the offer. And two of those where when we were away. So now I have all of this cookie dough left in the freezer! Some will be made to take in the car with us. Others need to go sooner.
Today is a special occasion and I wanted to make something special to go with it.
I have made the Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte once before and it was well worth the trouble.
First, you make an Oreo cookie Crust.
Then you make a mixture of mini chocolate chips, peanuts, cinnamon, espresso powder, and nutmeg.
The homemade whipped cream is hard to get from the mixer to the fridge without a small sample.
The cream cheese and peanut butter whipped together is smooth and creamy. Then you fold in some of the whipped cream to lighten it. Add the chocolate chip mixture, more peanuts, the rest of the whipped cream and smooth all of that over the Oreo cookie crust. Let that set. Later, I will melt the remaining chocolate with the last of the cream to make a ganache. Pour it over the top. Sprinkle with more peanuts and let that set.
Carefully remove the springform pan (to be done later) and VOILA!
If I can remember, I will put pictures of the finished product out here tomorrow. Hope you enjoy! I know I will.