We ended up over in the Dogpatch area of SF last weekend. A bit far from the downtown area, cute, sort of a little like Brooklyn in a way. Ate lunch at a nice adult place, with burrata on crostini (compared to Chik-fil-a, this is a treat!). Pizza is always a hit with Stella. Some time in the park, picking other people’s plants, and eating brownies.
I received a surprise package around my birthday. At first I wondered what I ordered and then forgot about! It was the nicest box of treats from Carol. The Happy Birthday Assortment of Japanese desserts from Kyotofu included Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes, Miso Chocolate Brownies and shortbread. Needless to say, we dug in.
The cupcake has a great crumb, and I have one in the freezer for breakfast this week. Kyotofu makes modern Japanese desserts with tofu. I don’t know if that’s what makes them so moist, but they were delicious. The little brownies with sesame seats were just the right chocolate and nice and fudgey.
Did I mention I love brownies? Hands down, it is my all time favorite dessert. My mom apparently realizes this, because every time I make a trip home we make brownies (which will be in addition to any other desserts my mom makes). I’m a nuts-in-my brownies kind of girl. But it’s hard to make everyone in this house happy, so we don’t typically add pecans or walnuts. I have been known to add nuts to half the pan before baking.