Persimmon Bread

My mom and aunt both have persimmon trees, so in the late fall there are a lot of persimmons around our house. Too many to possibly eat. So I do a lot of baking with them.

Most persimmon recipes are similar to pumpkin, using the same spices. The texture is slightly different, with the persimmon baked goods coming out a little bit stickier and sweeter. I made a persimmon bread last year I really liked, so I tried it again. I hadn’t been able to get the top crust persimmon filling right last year, but I got it this time around.

There’s something about finding ooey gooey caramel inside a cookie. It’s an exhilarating surprise. And it’s pretty easy to make.

I’ve seen a lot of cookie recipes on the web, placing a rolo candy inside a cookie which results in a gooey caramel filling. I finally decided to try making them myself and was really happy with the results.

Recently there were some changes to FH’s workplace. They used to have a cafeteria, but the building containing the cafeteria got sold. So his company began coordinating food trucks to come by during lunch. Since I haven’t had a chance to chase down many food trucks, this has been the perfect opportunity for at least one of us to experience some food trucks.

I armed FH with a camera (not my precious T2i, but with another nice camera), and off he went to try the food trucks. So over the next few weeks I’ll be featuring some food trucks he tried. First up, Groggy’s.

Groggy’s has a carefree frog as their logo. FH asked the owners why a frog and why the name, but apparently there isn’t really much significance behind it. They were just throwing out ideas and came up with Groggy’s.

The most popular thing on the menu is their “fat sandwiches.” Think of all your favorite unhealthy fast food indulgences. And now stick it all into one sandwich. And that’s basically what a fat sandwich is.