We love our local library. It has become our home away from home for the boys and me. We have our routine when we arrive in the Children’s Department: commandeer a table, scurry off to find books, pile any finds on the table, then read some and reserve others to be read at home. As the boys get lost in the books, I’ll browse for food-themed children books like this one (and the impossible-to-find The Magic Tree House Book #15).
I recently came across this gem. Check out this trailer for this adorable picture book:
Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly by Carolyn Parkhurst is a sweet story of big brother Henry and little sister Elliebelly pretending to have their own cooking show. My boys love the fun dialogue and I adore the illustrations by Dan Yaccarino. The featured recipe in their make-believe cooking show is a raspberry-marshmallow-peanut butter waffles with barbecued banana bacon. Sounds crazy, imaginative but strangely delicious, right? And something that could truly come out of the kitchens of Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar.
Christina Tosi is the winner 2012 James Beard Rising Star Chef and pastry chef at David Chang’s Momofuku Milk Bar in New York. She is also the mastermind behind one of my new favorite cookbooks, Momofuku Milk Bar. The thing is INSANE. Cereal Milk Ice Cream (made from the milk at the bottom of sugar cereal), Compost Cookies (chocolate cookies with salty pretzels and coffee grounds), and Liquid Cheesecake (barely set cheesecake layered on top of carrot cake). Holy sugar. Henry and Elliebelly would be all over these recipes!
So in the spirit of Henry and Elliebelly, the boys and I made a batch of Tosi’s Cornflake-Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies. These bad boys require a 10-minute creaming process to infuse the cookies with extra butter and sugar. And it includes a cornflake crunch that is so addictive, you will be snacking on it and not even realize you’re doing it. These cookies are as sweet and buttery as it gets. And quite possibly the most complex and fun cookie you will make and/or eat.