Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rum-Drenched Vanilla Cakes

How does Tuesday come around so quickly? Maybe it's just me but I feel like the summer is flying by. Oh well, I plan on enjoying every minute of my time off from school and that includes baking with the Tuesdays with Dorie group. This weeks recipe is Rum-Drenched Vanilla Cakes and it was chosen by Wendy of Pink Stripes.

This is a very nice little cake that has a dense texture. It is very much like a pound cake. After it is baked a syrup of water, sugar and rum is poured over it. Sitting overnight makes it flavorful, moist and wonderful. I think that it would great served with some fresh berries.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake for Tuesdays with Dorie

Yea for chocolate. This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake and it was chosen by Amy Ruth of Amy Ruth Bakes. This is a nice recipe that looks elegant but it's really quick and simple to whip up. It's rich chocolate cake sliced into three layers and then filled homemade strawberry preserves. It would make a wonderful ending for a fancy dinner but I think that it's best served as a snack with a glass of cold milk.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

TWD Raisin Swirl Bread

This weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie is Raisin Swirl Bread and it was chosen by Susan of Food.Baby. I will be honest. I thought about skipping this weeks recipe. I just wasn't in the mood for baking bread. Don't get we wrong I love baking bread, and I especially love raisin bread. It's just that the weather here in Kentucky has been more like the middle of August instead of June. Steamy is the best way to describe it. 90 plus degrees every day and thunderstorms most every afternoon. Heating up the kitchen with a hot oven was not exactly on my to do list.

I'm glad that I decided to go ahead and make this bread. It really was easy and it tasted great. Another plus to making bread is that it makes your kitchen smell wonderful. I enjoyed this bread toasted for breakfast this morning. Yummy. Thanks to Susan for picking this great recipe.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TWD Tender Shortcakes

Strawberries, freshly whipped cream, and wonderful slightly sweet shortcakes. Life is good. Thanks to Cathy of The Tortefeasor for picking this recipe.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

TWD White Chocolate Brownies

At long last (drum roll please) this weeks selection for Tuesdays with Dorie is White Chocolate Brownies. It was chosen by Marthe of Culinary Delights. Brownies with white chocolate, ground almonds, orange zest, raspberries, and a thin layer of meringue. I thought that I would love these but I was disappointed with my results. They were almost impossible to get done. I baked them in a hotter oven (350) for at least an extra 10 minutes but the center was still runny. They were also very fragile and difficult remove from the pan after they were cooled. Oh well, they tasted great even if they were under baked.