I recently purchased a copy of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon book. I don’t often buy cookbooks as I find that they spend too much time collecting dust and I only try a handful of recipes out. But there’s something about Thomas Keller’s books. I love the writing, the format, just about everything.

I love visiting Bouchon bakery, so being provided with the recipes and tips to make TK’s baked goods is really great. I’m determined to bake my way through most of the book.

Last month, fellow food blogger CC texted me a photo of her treats from The Elegant Truffle. I immediately put it on my priority to-do list.

Located in Point Loma, this small artisan chocolatier and bakery is one of the friendliest dessert places I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit. Upon entering, we were immediately offered a piece of caramel to munch on as we perused the dessert offerings.

The store front is quite small, but they offer a variety of freshly baked cakes each day as well as the chocolate truffles of their namesake. I liked how we could openly watch the cake decorating happening.

For each cake that we expressed interest in purchasing, we were provided with a generous sliver of the cake to try, a gesture I’ve rarely experienced. Of course, trying each sliver of cake just made us want to buy them all.

In the end, we settled on three slices of cake as well as some of the truffles. There’s no seating at the store, so we took our treats home to eat.

Oh My God Cake

Continuing on with my 5 minute cookies, this time I tackled peanut butter. This recipe makes either one large cookie or two smaller ones.

I love how quick and easy these cookies are. I think the best part is that it only makes one individual serving so you don’t have the temptation of a whole entire batch of cookies.