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Tuesdays with Dorie – Buttery Jam Cookies

December 17, 2008

I have to apologize, ya’ll. I haven’t felt up to posting the past couple weeks. The thought of having to write about food has made me absolutely ill. I’ve had no problem baking, and even made Dorie’s sugar cookies last week but couldn’t bring myself to write about them. Forgive me?

This week’s TWD recipe is hosted by Heather of Randomosity and the Girl. She chose Dorie’s Buttery Jam Cookies which is a recipe I’ve never noticed despite flipping through Dorie’s book a couple times a week. That’s the best part of TWD… I try recipes that I would never have looked twice at.

Anyway, this was a very simple recipe that incorporated jam into the dough. It called for 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger but I had to cut that in half. I can’t stand ginger and even 1/4 teaspoon was too much for me. I used strawberry jam and I think it was perfect for the cookie. The cookies turned out very soft. I saw some TWD’ers referring to them as biscuit-like and I think that describes them better than cookie. My only problem with these cookies is that they seem to get sweeter as the days go by. Or maybe I’m just weird..

To get the recipe, visit Heather and make sure you check out the blogroll.


Tuesdays with Dorie – Linzer Sables

December 3, 2008

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe comes from Noskos of Living the Life.

I was going to sit this one out. Mainly because that’s just what I always tell myself these days, even if I wind up doing it in the end. My other reason for sitting out was that it called for ground nuts, and that would require me to clean the coffee grinder. THEN, a few hours ago I came up with the idea of using ground flax seeds because I always have some on hand.

It worked and the cookies are yummy. Plus they were so simple. The dough came together within minutes and although Dorie says to chill it for 2 hours, I was impatient and only waited 15 minutes. I had no problems whatsoever. I obviously chose to do the sandwich version. My mom just gave me some homemade strawberry jam on Sunday and she’ll be happy to know it was put to good use.

Overall, very good cookies but I doubt I make them again. I’m not big on spiced cookies but my little man loves them! Then again, he’s never been one to turn down a cookie.

To get the recipe, visit Living the Life.

Tuesdays (err… Friday) with Dorie – Thanksgiving Twofer Pie

November 29, 2008

Yeah, it’s Friday and I’m just now posting TWD. But that’s okay but the lovely TWD ladies allowed us to be late since this was a Thanksgiving pie. Vibi of La Casserole Carree chose the Thanksgiving Twofer Pie for us.

I was a little scared of this pie. It’s like a pumpkin pie on the bottom and a pecan pie on top. I like both pumpkin and pecan pies but together? Not so sure. But I went forward with it. I ended up taking it over to my mother-in-law’s for their Thanksgiving celebration and then guess what? I didn’t try it. Wanna know why? Because my sister-in-law was trying to give away her amazing orange cat named Gus so Landon and I were following around my husband going “Pleeeeeassssse?!” all night long. Alas, Gus did not come home with us. I didn’t remember my pie until we were home. 😦

I think I’m going to make it again at Christmas though because all the other TWD posts I’ve read have given it very good reviews. If you want the recipe, go visit Vibi and make sure you actually have a bite of your Twofer pie!

Tuesdays with Dorie – Kugelhopf

November 11, 2008

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Kugelhopf and it was chosen by the lovely Yolanda of The All-Purpose Girl. I had no idea what a Kugelhopf was before a few days ago. When I read Dorie’s description it really didn’t clear things up for me. Part brioche, part cake… what? But that’s just what it is! It looks just like a cake but takes like brioche! And it is freakin’ awesome. I finally finished it yesterday (two day process) and there’s only two thin slices left. Everyone in my house loves it, which rarely happens around here.

The process was a little annoying. First, my dough looked more like batter. I was convinced I had screwed it up. It took about 5 hours to rise (I think Dorie said it should take 2) and then I put it in the fridge overnight. We keep our fridge really cold and it didn’t occur to me to turn it down. So my dough basically froze. It came out in clumps but I put it in a bundt pan anyway and after about 6 hours, it had risen about halway up the pan. I gave up on it ever making it to the top and baked it then.

It was well worth all the trouble and I’ve actually started the hunt for a real Kugelhopf pan so I can make this over and over again. And this is probably the first and last time I will ever say this: The raisins made the bread/cake. They were AMAZING.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes

October 28, 2008

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Clara. She chose Dorie’s Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes.

We aren’t chocolate fans around here and my dad, who is the usual recipient of my chocolate goodies, was out of town this past week. So I attempted to halve the recipe. Apparently, halving one egg and one egg yolk is more difficult than I expected. As you can tell from the picture, they came out a very strange texture.

Then when I went to make the glaze I realized we were out of butter. Did I drive to the store to get butter? Or maybe make another kind of frosting? Nope. I used margarine. MARGARINE! Now in that picture you can tell just how oily my glaze was.

Needless to say, I threw all 6 of these away. Very sad day. I plan on making these again soon because I do want to try them. It’s always nice to have a good chocolate cupcake recipe.

Thank  you to Clara for hosting and you can get the recipe over there.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Lenox Almond Biscotti

October 15, 2008

I’m in the middle of midterm week right now so I didn’t think I’d have time to make the recipe this week. However, I have been Queen of Procrastination all week. So yay biscotti.

Gretchen of Canela & Comino chose Dorie’s Lenox Almond Biscotti. I have a favorite almond biscotti recipe (that is very similar to my beloved Starbucks Vanilla Almond Biscotti) so I didn’t think Dorie’s recipe would be too exciting. BUT, the cornmeal – as strange as it sounds – made the biscotti. These were incredible. Even my “biscotti is only for snooty coffee drinkers” husband liked them!

For the recipe, visit Gretchen’s blog and then visit the blogroll.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake

October 8, 2008

This weeks TWD recipe was chosen by Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy. She chose Dorie’s Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake. I can’t begin to tell you how excited the husband was when I showed him the picture in the book. And he was not disappointed.

This recipe was so much easier than I expected. The cake came together in no time and for the first time ever (!) the cake was done in the time Dorie said it would be! Seriously, that never happens. No matter what I’m cooking. The caramel took much longer than Dorie sai but it was worth the time.

I need to remember this recipe next time I need a simple but impressive cake. It really was great! Thanks to Tammy for the great choice!

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.

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.