Monday, May 16, 2016

CTBF Blue cheese and pear quiche

I really liked the corn meal crust on this. It added great flavor and texture. I left the ham out and I think I prefer it this way, but bacon would have been a great addition.

I baked mine for about an hour and fifteen minutes and it was still runny in the center when I cut into it. I think next time I will let it go another ten minutes or so.

Monday, May 9, 2016

TWD BCM Betty's Chocoholic Cake

As I was putting this together, I kept thinking to myself that this is the kind of cake that helps you make friends.

It is a cinch to put together, it's delicious, and it's chocolate x3. Nothing wrong with this cake. The ganache did take a little while to firm up for me and I ended up putting it in the fridge for about 30 minutes before I felt like it was ready.

I will have to remember this cake when I start a new job to ensure automatic good favor.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CTBF salted butter caramel-chocolate mousse

Liked this, but probably wouldn't make it again. It's easy, but I wish it had more delineated flavors. I love salted caramel, so wanted more of it!

Monday, April 25, 2016

TWD BCM Jammer Galette

This is one of those recipes that comes together so easily and seems very impressive. It reminds me of a parred down version of the Hungarian shortbread from Baking with Julia. Plus, it can easily be switched up with whatever flavor jam you want to use. Or Nutella. Or lemon curd. Or really anything spreadable. I used Bonne Maman Four Fruits preserves. This one is a winner.

Friday, April 15, 2016

CTBF Croque Monsieur

While I was making this I had two thoughts.

I'm not going to use all of this butter.

I'm not going to use all of this cheese.

Totally did. Totally worth it. I did not press this sandwich, but I think I prefer it non-pressed.

Monday, April 11, 2016

TWD BCM Cocoa Crunch Meringue Cookies

My husband said that these seemed like they were more trouble than they were worth. In difficulty, I don't think I agree. But time-wise, a few hours is a lot for 8 cookies. They were good, and I felt like these were macaron training wheels.