Archive for September, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie – Rewind.

September 30, 2008

Today’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Creme Brulee chosen by Mari of Mevrouw Cupcake. Since creme brulee requires a torch we were given the option to do a recipe that we may have missed. So I chose the Brioche Raisin Snails.

These were chosen quite a few months ago and I went “Eww… raisins” so I chose to sit out. But then a few weeks after we that the Pecan Honey Sticky Buns left me with half a loaf of unbaked brioche so I made the snails with with dried cranberries instead of raisins. Omg, so good. The whole batch lasted about 3 hours in my house. So when we were given the chance to do another recipe I remembered that I hadn’t posted about these so I made them again. This time I used a mix of dried cranberries, cherries, and blueberries. Mmm… even better than before.

I’ve already decided that I’m putting these in the cookie baskets I made during the holidays. They’re really that good. And well worth all the trouble.

If you want to see the real recipe for this week, head over the Mevrouw Cupcake and then stop by the blogroll to see what everyone else did.


An overstuffed Pumpkin Roll

September 27, 2008

My favorite thing about fall is pumpkin. Okay, I’m a liar. My favorite thing about fall is sweaters but next on the list is defintely pumpkin. I’ve been waiting for the weather to get cool so I could make a pumpkin roll now but with the weather staying at sweat like a man degrees, I’ve given up on waiting.

I didn’t have a pan big enough and I overstuffed the roll, but oh well, it’s was delicious. Even my husband, who only likes fruity desserts, likes it. Infact, he called it perfect! I’m already planning to make this again at Halloween but I’m going to buy myself a bigger pan and limit myself to how much filling I use, even though that will be very hard.

Pumpkin Roll
from: Amber’s Delectable Delights

1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

1. For the cake – Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.
3. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.
4. For the filling – Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Dimply Plum Cake

September 23, 2008

Well first off, I must apologize for not being around. I have literally had strep throat for the past month. And with strep came the asthma that disappeared 10 years ago. Needless to say, I have not had a fun month. But I think I’m back for good now and hopefully I’ll have the energy to get in the kitchen and start baking again!

Onto the real reason we’re here…

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe came from Michelle of Bake-en. Michelle chose Dorie’s Dimply Plum Cake which made my boys happy because they are both plum crazy!

This cake was so simple, so quick, and the only thing I had to go out and buy was plums. In my book that means the recipe is a keeper. I wish my plums had been a little riper but oh well, plums are plums.

The littlest man in my house loved this cake. He’s had it for breakfast everyday since I made it. I’m definitely making this cake again, but next time I’ll make my plums a little prettier.

For the recipe, visit Michelle!

Tuesdays with Dorie – Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

September 3, 2008

Forgive me for being late. Between Hurricane Gustav and having strep throat, I didn’t even realize that yesterday was Tuesday.

But anyway, this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters (I so just typed Chipper. Must not watch Braves games while updating blog.) and it was chosen by the lovely Stefany of Proceed with Caution.

Honestly, I made these a few weeks ago and really don’t remember much about them. They were good and my little family enjoyed them but apparently they weren’t very memorable.

If you want the full recipe visit Proceed with Caution. Next week I hope to back to normal so I should actually be able to remember the recipe.