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Happy National S’mores Day!!

August 10, 2015

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It’s National S’mores Day! Who knew? While it may not be the most important holiday for most, around here it is pretty special.  For us it celebrates homemade graham crackers, fluffy artisanal marshmallows, rich milk chocolate, and an opportunity for shameless self promotion. What’s not to love?

You may have missed S’mores Day, but you don’t need a holiday to enjoy our homemade s’mores. Just head on over to indigo jones eats or our Etsy shop to see all the flavors and shapes we offer, and place an order. Easy peasy.

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Unrecipe of the Week: Mini Frozen Strawberry Margarita Froyo Cakes

July 29, 2015

It is hot. I mean, really hot out there. How about making a refreshing dessert that doesn’t require turning on the oven? Sign.us.up!!!

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This week, we made a no-bake graham cracker crust, rich with cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans. We patted it into a mold, added some of Pinkberry’s Strawberry Margarita flavored frozen yogurt and popped it into the freezer. When we were ready to serve them, we diced a few strawberries for garnish, made a simple strawberry coulis to pour on top and we were good to go. It doesn’t get much easier than that, and these mini froyo cakes provided a cool, delicous and interesting end to a summer meal.

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No-Bake Graham Cracker Crust:

Combine a few graham crackers* and a handful or two of pecans in the food processor. Process until they form a course crumb. Add a tablespoon or two of brown sugar, and a little ground cinnamon to taste. Drizzle melted butter through the feed tube while the machine is running, and process until the crumbs stick together, but aren’t too greasy.  Depending on the quantity you are making, you might need anywhere from a couple of tablespoons of butter, to 6 tablespoons.

Pat the graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom of your molds. We used a square silcone mold, but you can use muffin tins with paper cupcake liners, or even small paper cups that can be peeled away later. The idea is to have an easy way to remove the mini cakes after they are frozen. Fill the molds to the top with soft frozen yogurt, and cover with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to use.
When you are ready to serve them, set them on a bed of diced strawberries, and pour a little of the strawberry coulis over them and enjoy!

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No Cook Strawberry Coulis:

Place fresh or frozen strawberries into the blender. Add about 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar depending on quantity and desired sweetness. Squeeze in a tablespoon or two of lemon or lime juice and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

*If you prefer a full sized cake, line the bottom of a springform pan with removable sides with the graham cracker mixture, and then fill it with frozen yogurt. Decorate the top with sprinkling of the graham cracker mixture and some fresh strawberries and enjoy!!

*related post:https://indigo-jones.com/2015/07/21/kitchen-tips-tuesday-graham-cracker-crumbs/

Photo: Spencer Jones for Glasshouse Images

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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Graham Cracker Crumbs

July 21, 2015

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This week I needed to make some graham cracker crumbs. While I often have homemade ones laying around from Indigo Jones Eats, I opted for the regular old boxed ones. When reviewing a recipe, it almost always gives the measurment for the crumbs, leaving us to figure out how many graham crackers make 1 cup of crumbs. The answer dear readers, is here…

6 full sheets of graham crackers = 1 cup of crumbs

Whether you put them in the food processor, or go old school and put them in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin, it turns out pretty much the same.

You’re welcome.

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S’mores Season

May 17, 2015

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Next week is Memorial Day, which marks the official start of summer, and that means barbeques, bonfires, beach parties and s’mores. Well, you haven’t really had a s’more until you’ve had ours…

Homemade melt in your mouth graham crackers. Fluffy artisanal marshmallows roasted to caramelized perfection. Chunks of rich chocolate. I mean, what’s not to love?

Wander over to our sister site, indigo jones eats for more information. With a gift box of these as a hostess gift, we guarentee you will be invited back.

photo: Spencer Jones for Glasshouse Images

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Indigo Jones Eats

March 25, 2015

How often have you looked at our food photos and wished you could actually eat them? Did you know that we have another site called indigo jones eats where you can actually order our sweet treats to go?

We focus on specific holidays, and with Easter and Passover just over a week away, we have a delicous offering ripe for ordering.

Here is a sample of what we are cooking up for you to celebrate the spring holidays…

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Passover begins April 3. These matzo brittle s’mores are so addictively good that you won’t even realize they are Passover treats. We also offer just matzo brittle, a caramel and marbelized chocolate confection that you won’t be able to resist.

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For those thinking about Easter baskets, how about a trio of homemade s’mores in whimsical shapes?

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Why dye hard boiled eggs when you can have decorated egg shaped s’mores?

Looking for something special? Just ask! If we can do it for you we will. And of course our classic s’mores are always available too.

For more information, check out indigojoneseats.

To ensure holiday delivery, please place your order by March 27 if possible.

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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Keep Brown Sugar Soft

March 3, 2015

I finally got the last of the missing s’mores back on Friday, over 2 1/2 weeks after they were sent via the USPS’s 2-Day Priority  service. The good news: They traveled well. All 4 were still intact, and looking as though they were just packed. The marshmallows were still soft. The bad news: so were the graham crackers.

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I thought they would have been close to petrified by now; dried out and hard as a rock. Instead, the marshmallow made the cookies soft. In fact too soft. I tried to figure out what happened and then it hit me!

Storing brown sugar with marshmallow is a great way to keep it soft.  Since my graham crackers contain a high percentage of brown sugar, it would make sense that the marshmallows in the s’mores added moisture,making the cookie soggy, instead of dry.

While it’s not the optimum situation for a s’more, it is the perfect solution to keeping brown sugar from hardening.

I’m sold.

photo: Glasshouse Images

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This Pretty Much Sums it Up!

December 17, 2014

Since the launch of indigo jones eats, I’ve learned a lot about taking my passion: cooking, and doing it in a large quantity, on demand. I am so excited that people have embraced my little endeavor, and orders are coming in!
I have chosen to make things that are multi-faceted and time consuming. Each item is made by hand, and has multiple components. Assembling the items and packages takes a lot of time. Because I am just starting out, I am making my own labels and packaging, and sometimes doing deliveries myself, in addition to baking.
While I LOVE every second of it, I have to admit that I am figuring it out as I go. Each new order is met with exhilaration and a little fear, as I calculate what it takes to fill it. So far, it’s all good. Orders are going out on time, and met with rave reviews. I even manage to get the kitchen cleaned up before starting the next batch! Even so, I can’t help but feel a little like Lucy in one of my favorite television moments of all time:

If anyone wants to be my Ethel, drop me a line!

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Holiday Treats from Indigo Jones Eats

December 8, 2014

It’s official! We are taking orders for our holiday treats on our sister site,

indigo jones eats!

We don’t want to steal their thunder, but here is a sneak peak of what’s cooking:
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Freshly made S’mores tied up in bakery twine

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Hot chocolate and a homemade marshmallow on a stick

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Shortbread spoons dipped in chocolate

For pricing and ordering information, please go to

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We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

The Weather Outside is Frightful

December 6, 2014

The weather outside is frightful, but we’re inside whipping up something delightful!

Why not let us deal with some of your holiday gifts? We are making handcrafted artisanal treats that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.
While the real photos won’t be ready until Monday, here is a preview of what is available, shown as works in progress:

IMG_3269These handcrafted spoons are a whimsical treat to serve with coffee or tea. Made of shortbread cookie dough, the tips are awaiting a quick dip in chocolate, and a sprinkle of peppermint sticks or nuts. Of course you can get them plain, or dipped in something else. Caramel perhaps?

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Our local tasters gave our hot chocolate sticks four thumbs up!

Those same fluffy marshmallows are also part of our S’mores kit. Nothing is lovelier than a fire in the fire place and marshmallows roasting. Our graham crackers are also handmade.

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Stop by indigojoneseats on Monday to see the final products, and take a peak at what else we can do.

Everything is made to order, and packaged for giving.

All photos ( and lots more!) from indigo jones instagram. Follow us to see how we roll. (literally!)

For orders or inquiries: indigojonesnyc@gmail.com

 

 

 


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