I became slightly concerned while reading the forward for Siriously Delicious when the writer indicated that even with her recipe, she was not able to reproduce the same results as Siri. The comment seemed to feel that Siri is the secret ingredient which makes her recipes turn out better and even with her recipe one could not achieve Siri level results.
Hoping this was simply a compliment to the chef, I forged ahead in the cookbook and was glad I did. The recipes throughout are easy to follow. Of course, I can’t know what Siri‘s results would taste like, but I think my results will be pretty great.
The introduction to each of the recipes interesting and worth the read, many recipes include tips as well.
After the introduction, the recipes are divided into six categories:
- Wakey Wakey!
- It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
- Time For Dinner
- Sweet Treats
After the recipes, you will find included a conversion table and index.
For the included recipe I have chosen the Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter-Banana Cookies because they are my three favorite flavors of cookies and muffins. Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter-Banana Cookies
- 2 bananas, ripe
- 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, dark, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup Chocolate chips, semi sweet
- Mash the bananas in a large bowl. Add the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla, egg, and 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar. Stir to combine.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture, and stir to combine.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Drop the chilled dough by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Bake until the cookies are golden brown and just set, about 10 minutes. Cool the cookies on the pans for 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to wire racks, and try to let them cool some more before devouring.