This month my Secret Recipe Club post is a twofer! At the last minute this week I volunteered to cover for another SRC blogger in the group who wasn’t feeling well and wouldn’t be able to post. That meant this month I got to discover two new-to-me blogs instead of one!
I had a fun time deciding what to make. I really wanted to make this Strawberry Lavender Jam from my originally assigned blog, Love & Flour. I definitely want to give that a try, but with how crazy the past few weeks have been I knew I wasn’t going to get in another jam session (pun totally intended). Instead I ended up making the Swedish Chocolate Balls shown above… more on those in a second.
Incidentally, I’ll bet it is amazing and would’ve been drop dead perfect with the recipe I ended up making from the second blog I took on, The Weekend Gourmet, which was the base from her recipe for a Dutch Baby Pancake. The only change I made to her recipe was to make them individual sized in a square muffin pan (baked at the same temperature for 20 minutes). The original recipe does look fantastic as well though and will definitely need to be tried with the addition of the spices and apple topping she makes it with. The recipe itself is a bit sweeter than ones I’ve made before, but that’s rarely a bad thing in my book!
I topped my little Dutch Baby pancakes with some of my homemade strawberry vanilla bean jam (basic strawberry jam recipe with vanilla bean paste added just before canning) and a generous sprinkling of powdered sugar. This is my favorite way to eat them, though all my boys are happy with just some maple syrup.
Funny enough I didn’t really notice until I was writing the title for this post that I chose two separate recipes from two separate blogs that happen to be from roughly the same area of the world. Go figure!
So, back to Love & Flour, I had several cookie recipes I wanted to try out, but I kept coming back to this one for the Swedish Chocolate Balls. Why? Well, because they take very few ingredients that I almost always have on hand, and are no-bakes. That means no oven on a hot day and that these are PERFECT for kids to help make.
Oats, cocoa, butter, powdered sugar, a little milk and some vanilla. Stir, scoop, chill, roll in topping, eat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
We do something similar with chopped dates or other dried fruit, but I really liked the switch to the oats and they aren’t overly sweet.
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