Archive for the ‘Tuesdays with Dorie’ Category

Tuesdays with Dorie – Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte

August 27, 2008

No TWD for me this week. I still don’t own a springform pan and couldn’t imagine trying to fit yet another pan in my already overflowing kitchen.

To see the recipe, visit Amy at Food, Family, and Fun.

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Tuesdays with Dorie – Granola Grabbers

August 19, 2008


Cookies!! Tuesdays with Dorie finally got to make cookies this week! Woo! Thanks to Michelle of Bad Girl Baking for picking this fabulous recipe.

Okay, so the recipe calls for store bought granola. I am:

  • Not a fan of store bought granola.
  • Too cheap to buy granola.
  • Too lazy to go to the store just for granola.

So I used regular ol’ fashioned oats. I can’t offer a comparision since I haven’t tried these cookies with granola, but the oats turned out GREAT. I also used a mix of dried blueberries, cranberries, and cherries since I’m not a fan of raisins. Oh, and I left out peanuts since we have a toddler who hasn’t been introduced to peanuts yet. Like I said, these were awesome. Even my husband, who is SO not a granola type, loved them. I made these a couple weeks ago and he’s already asked me to make them again!

To get the recipe, visit Michelle or go buy Dorie’s book!

Tuesdays with Dorie – Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

August 13, 2008


It’s time for Tuesdays with Dorie time again!

This week Dolores of Chronicles of Culinary Curiosity chose Dorie‘s blueberry sour cream ice cream. I got my ice cream maker back in June and ever since then I’ve been hoping that someone would choose this recipe. It sounded amazing.

It ended up being the prettiest ice cream I’ve ever seen. Just look at that color! You can’t buy ice cream that looks like that. The taste, however, was a little disappointing. The sour cream was too much. It overpowered the blueberries and that’s not cool. My husband described it as weird but he ate it anyway, so I guess it wasn’t all that bad.

If you’d like the recipe, check out Chronicles of Culinary Curiosity and be sure you visit the blogroll.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Black and White Banana Loaf

August 5, 2008

This week’s Tuesday with Dorie recipe, Black and White Banana Loaf, was chosen by Ashlee of A Year in the Kitchen. Make sure you check out Ashlee’s blog! It’s one of my favorites.

My husband LOVES banana bread. Like way more than he should. When we first got married (and I didn’t cook) my mom would make a loaf of banana bread a couple times a month for him. He would smother it with homemade strawberry jam (also from my mom) and eat the whole loaf within hours. I’m telling you, he loves banana bread too much. I knew he would be excited to hear that the Black and White Banana Loaf was finally chosen.

I’m still not sure how I felt about the loaf. The banana part was good but I don’t think I liked the chocolate. Maybe next time I should just use food colors to make part of the batter brown? 😉

This banana loaf was quick, easy, and was a great way to use up over ripe bananas. The one problem that I had while baking was that the outside got pretty hard before the inside was completely done. It softened up by the next day but I wish it wouldn’t have done that in the first place.

If you want the recipe visit A Year in the Kitchen and then make sure you take a peek at the blogroll to see what everyone else did.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Summer Fruit Galette

July 29, 2008

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Summer Fruit Galette, was chosen by Michelle in Colorado Springs. This was a great choice for me as it challenged me to try something I’d never made before and also have me the opportunity to get over the… fuzziness of certain fruits. *shudder*

The idea of this galette is layering sliced fruit over some marmalade (or plum jelly in my case) and then covering it all with a custard. Very simple and very elegant looking.

My original plan was to go with plums since it’s one of the only stone fruits I’ll touch but for some reason I was feeling a little wild while grocery shopping and picked peaches instead. I must admit, they’re much less intimidating when you boil and peel the skin off.

Overall this was a good dessert. I think it definitely would’ve been better with plums, but the peaches weren’t awful. I’m not sure I’ll make the galette again but I will say that I almost cried when the kid dropped half of it on the floor.

Michelle has the full recipe on her blog and make sure you check out the blogroll.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler.

July 22, 2008

Guess what ya’ll! It was my turn to choose the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe! I had a lot of trouble deciding on one and finally settled on Dorie’s Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler since I’ve recently become obsessed with rhubarb.

I had these great fantasies of having a gorgeous picture of this cobbler and making everything perfect since it was my week and all. Yeah, didn’t quite work out for me. The cobbler was delicious (even the rhubarb hater that I call husband liked it) but it just didn’t turn out pretty for me.

I adored the topping of this one. The whole wheat flour gave it a totally different texture from the usual cobbler toppings and really enhanced the whole thing. The rhubarb was amazing. The cherries were fabulous. I’m not a fruit person but I loved this cobbler. I even made some rhubarb ice cream to go along with it. (It melted very quickly…)

Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler
Baking:From My Home to Yours

Filling:
1 pound cherries, pitted & halved
12 ounces rhubarb, trimmed, peeled & cut into 1 inch pieces
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground ginger

Topping:
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
3 ounces butter, cut into 18 pieces
½ cup milk

Make the filling:
In a small bowl stir together the sugar, cornflour and ginger until well mixed.
Place the cherries and rhubarb into a large bowl, sprinkle over with the mixed dry ingredients and stir well. While making the topping, stir from time to time.

Make the topping:
Put the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and ginger into a food processor. Pulse to blend. Sprinkle the butter pieces over the top, then continue to pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Drizzle in the milk and continue to pulse until it forms moist clumps.
Turn out onto a very lightly floured board.
Cut into 20 pieces and shape each into a ball.

Assemble the dish:
Place the fruit and any juices that have been released into the baking dish. Spread it out evenly. Top with the prepared dough balls.

Bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes or until the topping is golden and fruit bubbling.
Cool the cobbler for at least 20 minutes.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Chocolate Pudding

July 15, 2008

No TWD for me this week. Unfortunately we are neither chocolate nor pudding people. But make sure out the blogroll to see the bloggers who made the pudding. If you’d like the recipe, visit It’s Melissa’s Kitchen.

I’ll be back next week!

Tuedays with Dorie – Double Crusted Blueberry Pie

July 8, 2008


This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe came from Amy of South in your Mouth. Amy chose Dorie’s double crusted blueberry pie which made the husband VERY happy. He loves all fruit pies but especially blueberry.

I had a couple issues with this pie. The recipe tells you to mix the blueberries with a ton of flour and sugar and when I dumped the blueberries into the pie shell I ended up with flour and sugar on top. Now this is my fault but I assumed that it would kind of melt into the pie once the heat got to it. Not so. It made a weird crust on top that you can kind of see in the picture. I ended up pulling the pie out halfway through and scraping off what I could but a good bit of it was still there. I also found the end result kind of gritty. You could definitely feel the sugar/flour mixture on the blueberries.

But I’m not going to lie. I had a piece of pie for breakfast two days in a row. The whole pie was gone by the end of the third day. I think with a little tweaking this could be a really good pie.

PS. This was my very first lattice top pie. Yay!

For the full recipe go check out South in your Mouth and to see how the rest of the group did visit the blogroll.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Apple Cheddar Scones

July 1, 2008

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Can I tell you how excited I was when Karina of The Floured Apron chose Dorie’s Apple Cheddar Scones as this week’s recipe? I’ve been wanting to make these since I got the book and I even bought some dried apple a few weeks ago because I was planning on choosing this one when my turn rolled around. But Karina gave me an excuse to make them sooner. Yay.

Scones

They turned out fabulous. The apple didn’t add much flavor but it added a ton of great texture. The scones didn’t last a day in my house. They were that good. The husband thought they were cornbread but he still liked them.

My one complaint (because I always have one it seems) is that the dough is super sticky. So sticky that I just gave up on shaping it and ended up with a bunch of oddly shaped monster scones.

To see the recipe go visit The Floured Apron. And to see how the rest of the TWDer’s made out, check out the blogroll.

Tuesdays with Dorie – Mixed Berry Cobbler

June 24, 2008

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Tuesdays with Dorie time again. This week’s recipe of Mixed Berry Cobbler was chosen by Beth of Our Sweet Life.

Cobbler

This cobbler recipe was very simple. Just berries (fresh or frozen. Dorie says it doesn’t matter.) on the bottom and a biscuit topping. I used a mixture of frozen blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries since I always have those in the freezer. Even though I added a fair amount of sugar, it was still way too tart for me.

The biscuit topping came together very quickly and was a breeze to roll out. The problem was that it was bland. The only flavor mine had was saltiness. Bleh. You’d think I would’ve learned to read the TWD blog for suggestions before I start a recipe, but I guess I’m just hardheaded. Some of the other TWDer’s added cinnamon or extra sugar to their biscuit topping and said it came out fabulous so I would definitely suggest doing that.

All in all, this was a pretty good recipe. It was very easy to put together and neither the husband or the kid had any complaints. I really can’t ask for more than that.

Cobber

For the recipe, head over to Our Sweet Life and if you want to see what other TWDer’s thought, check out the blogroll.