Facts I have learned in the past week:
— Marshmallow meringue is way too delicious and easy to make.
— Crème brûlée torches are FUN.
— Burnt miso butterscotch is a gift from the gods.
— Co-dessert shoots are the best!
A couple weeks back, Betty and I were chatting about our upcoming Vermont Creamery recipes, when it dawned on us that “ummm, actually wouldn’t it be amazing if we did a dessert shoot together??!” So I whipped up my pie crust and filling on Saturday, along with some salted pecan crème fraîche and the burnt miso butterscotch from Power Vegetables! (YUM). I left Burlington early Sunday morning, arrived at my Boston airbnb, and then ubered over to Betty’s place with an absurd amount of things in tow (camera, pie, bag full of meringue ingredients + props and linens). I quickly inhaled a delicious honeynut squash + burrata lunch she’d made for me, then whipped up the meringue topping for my pie so we could get all of our shots in before the 4:30 sunset. We did it, had a blast, and then “sampled” our work (while trying to keep in mind that we were eating dinner in two hours). It was the best.