July 25, 2011

sis goombah!

Calling all Grace fans!!


Placing all modesty aside, I wanted to share that my blog was recently named one of the top ten Southern food blogs by Garden and Gun Magazine!

I'm so flattered. Note to self: Purchase subscription to magazine for brother, as weaponry and digging around in the ground are two of his favorite things. To celebrate, I'm sharing my latest, greatest discovery: goombah. Butterscotch goombah, to be specific. I have no idea of the origins of the name, but I do know this: It's amazing. Thick and rich and melt-in-your-mouth decadent, it's a must-try.

The original recipe (from this book-- paired the goombah (come on--it's just fun to say, am I right?) with a cream-cheese-swirled cocoa-based cake, and while it was okay, it's not worth the effort of typing out. So I won't. The goombah would work well with any chocolate cake, or even a caramel or spice cake, or, if you're in a crunch, plain yellow cake. It's that good.


If any of you proud Southerners care to enter the G&G 2011 Made in the South Awards celebrating the rich cultural tradition of Southern craft, design, and ingenuity, go for it. They're looking for unique products in one of four different categories: Food, Fashion, Sporting, and Home. The four winners will receive a $500 cash prize and on-page editorial mention. The contest closes on July 31st, so get crackin'!

Butterscotch Goombah
1 lb butter (16 oz), softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly-packed
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup toffee bits

Beat 15 oz. of the butter for 5 minutes, until completely and utterly soft and smooth. While this is happening, heat the brown sugar, cream, and remaining butter in a saucepan until a boil is reached and a thick syrup forms, about 5 minutes. Let this cool in a glass bowl over a water bath for a bit, then add it to the butter and beat for about a minute. Fold the toffee bits into your thick, luscious spread.

62 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congratulations! That is awesome.

I want some of that goombah!

Cheers,

Rosa

The Blonde Duck said...

You deserve it!

Von said...

Congratulationss!!! With all your delicious cakes, I can definitely see why you made it onto the list! :D I've never heard of goombah but this looks delicious!

Rosita Vargas said...

Dear grace you deserve the award, be on that list is flattering, I really like your sweet, I love your recipes, I love you dear Grace, you deserve the best prizes and you name it, I'll be there to support you always, big hug

5 Star Foodie said...

Congrats! Well deserved for sure!

Robin Sue said...

Gardens and Guns! Way cool! I am not sure if I can enter as I am not sure if being from South Jersey and now living in Northern Viginia counts as being Southern?
Great award girl!

Mimi said...

Congratulation! Well deserved award.
I've never heard of goombah before, which judging from the recipe is a shame.
Mimi

Pam said...

Congrats lady - you totally deserve it!!! The butterscotch goombah would make my husband an VERY happy man.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations honey! I am a gun freak so that magazine resonates with me!

Lisa said...

Congrats!

And that Goombah sounds like a great way to celebrate...

scrambledhenfruit said...

Congratulations- and look at you, the first one on the list! Never heard of goombah, but I think we could be good friends. :)

Marjie said...

Oh, my! My dentist subscribes to Garden and Gun magazine. I laughed the first time I saw the title of it. I'll have to hunt for your award the next time I'm in there.

Melanie said...

Congrats, Grace! I have to admit I have never heard of goombah but if the list of ingredients is any indication, I'm pretty sure I would love the stuff.

Emily said...

Congratulations!!

Joanne said...

Congrats gorgeous! I am SUCH a grace fan and I'm super happy for you!

shaz said...

Congrats Grace! I am a fan :) And you are right, what a fun name...although I always thought it had something to do with the Sopranos.

Barbara said...

Congratulations, Grace! You were listed first, too! Hooray! You deserve all the accolades out there, I love your blog.

Now goombah sounds like serious business. Is it too thick for pouring over ice cream?

Hungry Dog said...

Congratulations! You deserve it, I love your blog. Incidentally, I have never heard of either goombah OR GUn and Garden magazine. Go figure...

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Congratulations! Goombah looks Goooood! I think that's going to be my word today...I dig it. Goombah! Oh yeah, that settles it!

New reader here. Your stuff looks amazing. Can't wait to come back again.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Congratulations! How fun :)

This cake looks amazing. Do you deliver!?!?

lisa is cooking said...

Congratulations, that's great news! Great to learn of Goombah too. I think just about any cake would be a good vehicle for this, or I could just use a spoon.

Mini Baker said...

congrats! and WIN IS RIGHT on this recipe!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Congrats! Gun and gardens... only in the south :-)

Faith said...

A huge congrats to you, Grace! Oh wow, does goombah sound like something I want to be in on...will be making it ASAP!

The Teacher Cooks said...

Garden and Gun!!! Oh My that is great. I know the magazine and that is a great honor! Congratulations to you.

Deborah said...

Congratulations!! And I would really love a big slab of that. :)

Neil Butterfield said...

Sounds really delicious, sure my kids will enjoy this :-)

Julie M. said...

Congratulations Grace!! That is truly an awesome honor to be featured in a major magazine like that. you so deserve it; your blog is amazing!

Lisa-Marie said...

CONGRATULATIONS, and YUM!!!!

oneordinaryday said...

Yay, you!

bonnie from sweet life said...

congrats!!! super happy for you!!

yummy!

Emily Malloy said...

Clearly, you should run for president.

You rock my world!

The Blonde Duck said...

Hey Miss Featured--

Want to be featured as a creative woman in the Pond? :)

Juliana said...

Grace congratulations on the nomination...very well deserved!
As for goombah...have to confess that never heard of it, but already like the sound of this spread.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Congratulations!! What a blessing to be featured in such a great magazine!!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

YAYY Grace! Congratulations I always knew it anyway! ;)

Catherine said...

Is this like Sticky-Toffee pudding (usually served with a butterscotch sauce)?

Regardless, you had me at cream-cheese-swirled cocoa-based cake...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Well done on the award; thoroughly deserved Grace!

Danielle said...

CONGRATS AND THIS SURE LOOKS YUMMY!!! I AM A NEW FAN!

DANIELLE said...

THINKING I NEED TO MAKE THIS ASAP!! CAN'T STOP STARING AT IT LOL

kat said...

Congrats on the win!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I've never heard of this but it looks tasty! Congrats =D

Pam said...

Congrats!!!! I'm going to say I knew you when!

WizzyTheStick said...

Congrats on your award. Very well deserved

Gloria said...

Well done dear Grace!! Your blog is amazing I love it!! x gloria

tasteofbeirut said...

Congratulations! Let's all have a good serving of that mound of deliciousness!

tinytearoom said...

congrats on the award. you deserve it. I would love some goombah!

eatme_delicious said...

Congrats! I've never heard of goombah but can see how it would be really addictive!

Half Baked said...

Congrats on the award!! That cake looks divine!!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

Congrats! This looks delicious!

- Maggie

Kerstin said...

Woohoo, congrats on the award!!

Lucie said...

1. Congratulations!!!!
2. Goombah is new to me, but I believe goombah may just be one of my new best friends.

foodhoe said...

huzzah huzzah! goombah for all!

The Teacher Cooks said...

I love Garden and Gun and congratulations. I love your blog, too!

Lori said...

Hey Grace, my goombah, that sounds like some really good stuff (Italian accent inserted).

Mrs. L said...

Would it be bad to make the goombah and just eat it out of a bowl without the cake? Just asking...:)

Sweet Treats 'n Good Eats said...

Congratulations Grace! You are so deserving.

Foodycat said...

Well I could have told you that you were one of the best Southern Food blogs! Is anyone surprised?

Based on this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goombah I have NO idea how that luscious filling got its name but I definitely want to try it!

Alisa said...

Goombah! I'm gonna make you, you betcha!

Lynda said...

Congrats Grace; you deserve the honor!
I now want some goombah-must make some soon.

Carolyn Jung said...

I think that calls for a glass of bubbly. No, TWO glasses of bubbly! ;)

culinography said...

Awesome! And well-deserved! Congratulations!!

Foodycat said...

I'm making this tomorrow. Although I am doing a half quantity because I am fairly sure my cake doesn't need 1lb of filling.