Is it November already? Really? Whew, I'm a little late getting this post up, to say the least! It's been a very, very busy summer (AND fall). One of the most exciting things I did this summer was to enter the Archway Sweet Summer Treat Contest that was held back in July. Bakespace.com and Archway partnered up and there were several of us who were chosen to receive an array of cookie packages in exchange for creating original recipes for the Archway contest. You didn't have to be a member of bakespace to enter the contest, but being a member has it's perks indeed. They sent us one package of each variety of tasty cookie just for experimenting. (thanks bakespace for hooking us up!)
There were 3 categories to enter, with a grand prize winner in each category; Dessert with Ice cream, Dessert without Ice Cream, and Non-Dessert. You could enter as many times as you wish. I created and submitted 4 recipes, one in each category (two in the Dessert without Ice Cream). I'm happy to report that my recipe for "Heavenly 5 Layer Ice Cream Chocolate Cheese Pie" submitted to the Dessert with Ice Cream category was a grand prize winner! I won a $250.00 visa card, more packages of the cookies that were used in the winning recipe, and a nice printed recipe of the winning recipe suitable for framing. (thanks Archway!)
Here is the grand prize winning recipe along with the 3 other recipes that I submitted.
Heavenly 5 Layer Ice Cream Chocolate Cheese Pie
Recipe #3- This was one for the "non-dessert" category. Here I wanted to make a cobbler, but instead of just crumbling the cookies on top, I dissolved them in warm milk and created a batter. You can use fresh peaches if you prefer, but you'll have to cook them first and create a syrup. I decided to use canned peaches instead, saving that extra step.
For the Topping/Filling:
For more recipes from other bakespace members who entered the Sweet Summer Treats contest, click here:http://www.bakespace.com/recipes/search/results/1/3308156/ You can also visit the Archway site for a complete list of recipes entered.
Very soon, I'll be posting even more Archway recipes and ideas for the holiday season! Stay tuned.