Monday, October 26, 2009

Cherry-Fudge Brownie Torte

This weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie is Cherry-Fudge Brownie Torte, and it was chosen by April of Short + Rose. All I can say is -OH MY GOODNESS, this is really good. I believe that this has to be one of my top five recipes that we have made from this book. If you are undecided about making this please. please try it. The ingredients are a bit pricey but well worth splurging on.
The bottom layer is a chocolate brownie stuffed with dried cherries, cherry preserves and chocolate chunks. The top layer is a mousse made with cream cheese, mascarpone cheese, and whipped cream. Together they form a super yummy dessert.
I failed miserably when trying to create the fancy design on the top. I needed to let the moussse set longer before I tried to pipe on the cherry preserves. Next time I will just stick to a sprinkling of cocoa power. Thanks again April for choosing this wonderful recipe.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TWD Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potatoes -I'm not a big fan. I spent most of my life not even trying them. So when I saw that this weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was sweet potato biscuits I wasn't too excited but decided to try them anyway.
A few years ago my friend Deb gave me a great recipe for sweet potato casserole. It is topped with brown sugar and pecans and is really better than dessert. It has changed my opinion of sweet potatoes much for the better. After making these biscuits I must say that they are pretty good too.
They are quick and easy to make and they freeze well. They also make a nice for a change from regular biscuits. I served them for breakfast with homemade apple butter. My husband who doesn't eat sweet potatoes at all loved them.
Thanks to Erin of Prudence Pennywise who selected this weeks recipe.

Monday, October 12, 2009

TWD Allspice Crumb Muffins

This weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie is allspice crumb muffins. These are quick and easy to whip up. The allspice in both the crumb and the muffin batter gives them a nice change from most muffin recipes. The crumb topping is really good, so good that I used too much. The crumb slid off the tops and flattened out the muffins. They weren't all that pretty but they tasted crunchy and wonderful. Make these and your house will smell spicy and great for fall. Thanks to Kayte of Grandma’s Kitchen Table for picking this great recipe.