Archive for June, 2009

Introducing gobbles…

June 21, 2009

IMG_0769While I’m not always a believer that less is more, sometimes I do think less can be better. In certain situations. When it comes to All Things Gob, for instance, I realize there are occasions when a smaller confection might be better-suited to the circumstances at hand. So, I set out to deliver all of the same gob goodness of the original in a package half the size. The result? Gobbles.

In the pic above you can get an approximation of just how big they are. These, of course, are the black cherry lime gobbles. The cherries and spoon next to them are meant to provide scale, btw. They are not my attempt to create an homage to Claus Oldenburg.

IMG_0765 And this image is not a suggested wine pairing for these gobbles. It’s actually the juice I extracted from the cherries. This gorgeous stuff is in the gobbles’ batter, along with bits of the fruit shown above, and it’s also in the frosting. The color was so rich that I had to snap a picture of it before I continued baking.

Also, I think in this era of “Food, Inc” not to mention food recalls, that it’s nice to see what goes into your food before it goes into your stomach!

Hopefully all of the gob flavors will take to this smaller size as well as the black cherry lime did. I’ll post pics of those as soon as they’ve cleared the test kitchen. Until then, remember: Gob loves you.

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Get your gob on…

June 17, 2009

IMG_0751Until I can work on my digital imaging skills, I’m afraid some of the gobs are going to look an awful lot like some of the other gobs. I mean, really, all you have is my word when it comes to being able to discern if these are indeed a new variety. But you’ll have to trust me on this. And hopefully I haven’t steered you, or your taste buds, wrong yet! 

Today we have the Orange Cardamom Ginger Gob with Saffron Frosting. (Pictured above, btw.) The cake halves are scented with ground cardamom and rounded out by orange zest and ginger threads. The frosting has been whipped with my recipe for saffron syrup. I am not prone to boasting – the sake of self-promotion aside, ahem – but these are amazing. Vision-inducing even. Nirvana. Here. Now. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed… but then again your idea of nirvana is possibly quite different than mine! 

We also have Strawberry Gobs. I can’t think of summer without thinking of strawberry shortcake, so I decided that I wanted to try to make a gob form of the seasonal classic. What I ended up with is more like a cross between something you would be served at high tea and the traditional strawberry dessert. Bits of fresh strawberries are in the batter as well as the frosting and there’s a hint of lemon to keep things tasting fresh. I think you’ll like them! 

And today I also have the Black Cherry Chocolate with Lime Butter Cream Frosting. People keep asking for these so who am I to say no? Enjoy!

This Week in Gob News…

June 15, 2009

We all know gobs are better by the dozen, so keep that in mind when you read over this week’s gob selections. Also, a quick shout out and thank you to Daniel Delaney of VendrTV who went out of his way to try to include Gobba Gobba Hey Gobs while filming in San Francisco last week. The VendrTV crew was in town, but I was unfortunately out of town. Still Dan made extraordinary attempts to be inclusive. Will the gobs make the final cut? Let’s hope so! We’ll have our answer this Wednesday at http://vendr.tv

Until then, take a gander at the gobs we’ll be baking this week:

* Black Cherry Chocolate with Lime Butter Cream Frosting – I’m going to file this one under: “Why Mess With A Good Thing?” Everyone seems to really dig these so might as well give you all more to dig, right? 

* Peaches N Cream with Sour Cream and Lemon Ginger Butter Cream – Again, it’s all about giving the people what they want. These are popular, so why mess with a good thing?

* Pistachio and Orange with Orange Butter Cream – I received some special requests for these and since they’re also one of my favorites I’m happy to oblige. 

* Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese and Butter Cream – This gob has stayed on the charts from the very beginning and seems to be one of the ones to beat. Until its popularity falls, I’ll be making it available. 

* Lemon And Thyme with Lemon Thyme Butter Cream – the Original Blonde On Blonde Gob. Its fans are rapturous when describing it, so far be it from me to deny someone an opportunity to swoon!

* And there will be some new additions that I’ll post about later this week. I’m at the mercy of the markets but I’m going to do my best to deliver at least one new gob with some real “Wow”-inducing power!

Gobs on the go…

June 8, 2009

IMG_0745… and… we’re mobile!

Got gobs? No? Want ’em? They’ll come to you! 

Gobba Gobba Hey is going on the road and can now bring you all the gobby goodness you crave! 

All of your favorites are just a DM away!

Choose from the following:

* Carrot cake with ginger, orange and lemon butter cream! A nut-free version of the classic cake, only in gob form!

* Pistachio orange with orange butter cream! Portable earthy and citrusy goodness!

* Lemon thyme with lemon butter cream! A little savory and not too sweet!

* Chocolate with white frosting! The old school standard updated for Bay Area taste buds!

* Peaches &  Cream with vanilla, cinnamon and a little ginger with peach and lemon butter cream and just a tad of sour cream to keep things interesting!

* Black cherry with chocolate, and a lime butter cream! Stone fruits, cocoa and citrus make for a beguiling combo! 

* Vegan & Gluten-free gobs! In the works – you asked, we listened! COMING VERY SOON!

Have a favorite? Let us know! In the mood to mix-n-match? That’s fine too! 

All fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices used are organic and fresh from the farmer’s market when possible. Dairy products are likewise organic and fresh. As for a “fat free” version? It’s possible, but we’re afraid it would ruin the fun! Then again, why rule anything out, right? 

Fresh, delicious gobs, sure to induce an “ohmygawd” drool and drawl, are just a DM away! Tweet @GobbaGobbaHey for more deets!

Thanks! Have a gob day!

* … and did we mention they’re cheaper by the dozen?

Peaches & Cream Gob*…

June 5, 2009

IMG_0708… With Peaches herself playing town tonight I had to make something this week in her honor. So… Eat The Pain Away! It’s the Peaches & Cream Gob! Baked with fresh pureed peaches, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and a bit of ginger (because you know it’s good for you.) It’s all held together with a peachy butter cream frosting that has a little lemon and just enough sour cream in it to keep all that sweetness in check! (*I realize now that the Peaches & Cream Gobs probably look like the Carrot Cake Gobs in these pics, but trust me, your taste buds will know the difference! Hmm.. maybe you should try them both?)

Carrot Cake Gobs…

June 5, 2009

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Carrot cake gobs with organic carrots, ginger and orange with orange lemon butter cream in the middle. See you soon?

Bakin’ It To The Streets

June 1, 2009

The gobs made a solo appearance yesterday in The Mission. I busted out two new flavors, Black Cherry and Pistachio Orange. I’m happy to say they were well-received!

Thanks so much to everyone who showed support by buying one or even just stopping to chat, but I need to give a special shout out to Amuse Bouche and another one to B. Frank for being so welcoming and kind!

black cherry gobs

I’m still getting the hang of this WP blog and until I do you can find me at thewarmestroominthehouse.blogspot.com . 

I’ll be out again later this week but until then thanks to everyone again!