Monday, October 26, 2009

TWD: Cherry Fudge Brownies

In my opinion the imperfectly flaky top and the chewy cherry interior didn't need the topping that transforms this simple brownie into a delicious torte. It's a good thing too because I didn't have all the ingredients for the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe chosen by April from Short + Rose.

Sure I coulda just ran out and got them, but its been a weird few months... and being frugal is the name of the game. I skipped the cherry directions entirely... folding in some chopped dark chocolate covered cherries that I happened to have in the cupboard already. It turned out pretty good too. In fact I don't think my honey simply fell asleep last night... oh no he fell into a deep chocolate coma after consuming two slices of this baby!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TWD: Spiced Muffins

Ack! I thought I lost my photo of the spice muffins! Way to give a girl a coronary at 8pm! Geesh... well worst case senario, I would have had to make them again of course. They were so good it wouldn't have been such a bad outcome.

In a fit of absolute laziness I didn't measure the butter for the topping and put in way too much.....as if there is there such a thing!? The butter just melted into the bottom of the muffin and made the whole shebang kinda flat and dense. I didn't have any allspice so I subbed in cardamom and cinnamon and used a little tangerine zest in the mix which turned out to be a superb combo IMHO or maybe it was all that melty butter who knows but they were good!

Grab the recipe over at Kayte's blog Grandma's Kitchen Table if you don't have the book and definetly give these a whirl.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

TWD: Split Level Pudding

There's nothing quite so un-photogenic as pudding or any custard for that matter...pair that will my horrifying photography skills (the one thing I didn't inherit from my dad) and you get this... yu...mm.. ok no not so much. It tasted way better than this looks and well pudding is for eating not for photographs so :P

The recipe was quick and easy. I did muck up the ganache part, it was a little grainy. I probably didn't heat the cream enough to melt the chocolate properly, no matter we will definitely polish off the 4 that are left in the fridge.

You can head over to Garret's site The Flavor of Vanilla for the easy peasy recipe, or turn to page 384~385 in Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.