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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TWD DC Rose-Hibiscus Shortbread Flans


For these, I used dried hibiscus flowers that I had lying around from another Dorie adventure. I used rose syrup instead of extract for the same reason. I was a little concerned about these being too flowery, but I was pleasantly surprised. The hibiscus actually has a tangy taste that balances well. The shortbread is perfect. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TWD BCM granola cake



I don't know that "cake" is what I would call this. It's a lot like a brownie or blondie consistency. I really love them. Love that I could use any granola and I can use my own. Plus it was one of those recipes where I had everything in the pantry already.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TWD DC breakfast biscotti

I made a huge batch of granola last weekend. I have been making my own yogurt so I wanted something to put on top. Subconsciously I must have realized that I had two baking projects coming up that use granola. I was worried that these were going to fall apart due to the amount of fruit in my granola. But they held up very well! Biscotti is an unsung hero. It always turns out well and disappears quickly. This version is easy and delicious and would be simple to riff on.



Monday, January 9, 2017

TWD BCM honey-yogurt mousse


I used my own homemade Greek yogurt for this. I was skeptical about how much I would like the finished product the whole time I was making it. In the end, meh. It would probably be a really fun way to showcase a special honey. I used freeze dried raspberries as a topping. I think a tart topping really evened it out. Probably wouldn't make it again, but it would be easy.