Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon loaf cake was this weeks selection from Baking with Julia.  I love lemon so, this is the perfect selection for Spring.  A simple glaze of lemon juice and sugar would be wonderful with this cake.  Thanks to Truc of Treats  and  Michelle of The Beauty of Life for  hosting this week.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pizza Rustica TWD

Pizza Rustica was the selection from Baking With Julia.  I love recipes with the word rustica in the name.  It's always a plus for me when working with pastry dough, even when it doesn't turn out perfect it's still alright.  First, let me say that this pizza is really more like a quiche.  Second, I wasn't sure that I would like it.  I followed the recipe pretty closely.  I left out a tad of the sugar in the crust and added some sliced mushrooms.  I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.  It would be great for a light meal any time of the day.  Thanks to Emily of Capital Region Dining and Raelynn of The Place They Call Home for hosting this week.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TWD - Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

This weeks selection for Tuesdays With Dorie is Chocolate Truffle Tartlets.  This is a chocolate lovers dream.  It contains three types of chocolate, bittersweet, milk and white.  Let's not forget that this has been cooked up in a chocolate crust. Just when you think it can't get any better you find out that there are chopped biscotti cookies added to the filling.  Heaven.  I know that this is an individual dessert but it is just the right size to share with someone you love.  Although you really don't need it, I think that it would be great served with some ice cream.  Thanks to all our hosts this week Steph, Spike, Jaime and Jessica.  You can find the recipe by checking out their blogs.  I think that Baking With Julia is off to a great start.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Baking with Julia - White Loaves

 Welcome back bakers and a very special welcome to all the new bakers. This is a new begining for our baking group. Today is the first recipe for our baking group from our new book, Baking with Julia.  After spending over 3 years baking through our last book, Baking from My Home to Yours, I am so excited to start on the next book.

White Loaves on page 81 is our first project.  I love baking bread and these were quick and easy to make.  They smelled wonderful while baking.  My family couldn't wait for these to cool .  They gobbled them up quickly.  We enjoyed them with soup for nice lunch.  This was a great recipe to start the new group.  Happy Baking.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Kids Thumbprints for TWD

 This is the last installment for the Tuesday With Dorie group. I would love to give a big Thank You to everyone that has been a part of this group.  It has been such fun baking along with you for the last three years.  I have totally enjoyed every minute of it.  I have baked things that I never would have tried if it hadn't been for you.  I have had great successes along with a few failures but I feel that I have grown as a baker from the experience.  I have been able to share lots of goodies with family, friends and co-workers. I have been through pounds of butter and chocolate and I have loved every minute of it.

 The last recipe chosen was a wonderful cookie, Kids Thumbprints, and it was chosen by Dorie herself.  I filled half the cookies with blackberry jam and the other half with chocolate chips.  Both were really good.  The ones filled with jam tasted like mini  PB&J's. 

 While I really enjoyed making all the fancy cakes and tarts, I most enjoyed the cookies and brownies.  Thank you Dorie for giving us such simple, easy to follow instructions.  It has made baking through Baking From My Home to Yours a joy. It has been a wonderful journey.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Honey Nut Scones

One of this weeks picks for Tuesdays with Dorie was Honey Nut Scones and it was chosen by Jeannette of Whimsical Cupcake.  Honey, nuts, (I used pecans) and whole wheat flour give these scones a slightly different taste and texture.  They are best served warm, with lots of butter and jam.  Happy Baking.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

GingerJazzed Brownies

This weeks recipe for Tuesdays With Dorie is Ginger Jazzed Brownies and it was chosen by Hindy of Bubie’s Little Baker.  Brownies are always a favorite and here at Tuesdays with Dorie we have made brownies just about every way imaginable. These brownies are very fudgey and and have a slight ginger flavor.  I added some ginger whipped cream and a few chocolate chips.  These are nice for a change to regular brownies.  Thanks to Hindy for hosting this week.