Tuesday, April 4, 2017

TWD DC Lemon sugar cookies

These were very good and very easy. My husband said he would have liked more lemon flavor, but I thought they were just fine. Maybe a glaze for a little more lemon oomph?

Friday, March 31, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

TWD BCM Black-and-white marbled madeleines

Dorie really does give great tips. My madeleines always turn out great. I made my chocolate batter a little thicker by accident and was nervous, but they turned out very well.

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

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.

Friday, January 6, 2017

CTBF MPK fresh herb omelet

I don't usually cook eggs in heat this high, but it definitely made the omelet process faster. Forgot to put salt in, but still turned out well.