Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TWC DC Salted Chocolate-Caramel Bars


I've made enough Dorie recipes now that many of her techniques and base recipes feel familiar. The shortbread base on these cookies is one of those. These were a big hit. I can't stop eating them and am frankly surprised that I still have some in the kitchen. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

CTBF MPK Caramel Pork Ribs


I used the Instant Pot to cook the ribs, then covered them in the sauce and put them in the oven for about 7 minutes on each side. They turned out really well. My sauce definitely seized up when David said it would, but then the clumps of sugar pretty much stayed clumpy. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TWD BCM Pithiviers


I was a little nervous about all of the components of this coming together. But I listened to comments online and it really was a pretty easy dessert! Puff pastry is a miracle worker!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

TWD DC "Corked" Breton Galettes



Dorie really does know how to make a seemingly simple cookie into a masterpiece. I used strawberry jam here to good effect, but something chocolate would be amazing. The dough is a little bit saltier than most, which makes them so good. Plus all the butter.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TWD DC Valentine's Day Share a Heart


Nice simple cookies that can be dressed up or eaten plain. Like the LBD of cookies. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

TWD BCM Sunday in Paris Chocolate Cake


These cakes are very beautiful. And they were pretty easy to make, although the "ganache" that got added to the batter was not really a ganache for me. More just chocolate milk. I liked them, but they were a little dry. I saw other reviews remarking on the crumbly texture. I'm definitely all about moisture and density in my chocolate desserts. But they will not go to waste.

Saturday, February 18, 2017