Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TWD: Long Winded Bundt Cake

Nutty, Chocolaty, Swirly Sour Cream Bundt Cake... that's a bit much for a recipe name. Its so long I had to go pilfer it from our host this week instead of trying to remember what it was called. 

You can visit Jennifer at Cooking Comfort for the full on recipe and be sure to visit the other bakers at Tuesdays with Dorie for a better example of how to get your swirl on.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TWD: Tangerine Poppyseed Muffins

Have I ever told you guys that my honey doesn't like seeds? Yeah.... probably because he really really hates them. The only good benefit to this for me is that I get all the fresh strawberries I want without sharing... and I get extra props if I ever give him seed free strawberry butter cream which is delicious with or without the seeds but he is extra appreciative if he can enjoy it sans-seeds.

Well you can't really make seed free poppyseed muffins, so of course I had to toss in the seeds. I think he was really loathing seeds on Saturday morning... eh oh well! These were just OK anyways and nothing to write home about even if you like seeds. Maybe the lemon version has the right kick that these lacked for me and I found them a little denser that I was expecting too. I could easily chalk this up to my not halving the recipe properly, or over mixing.

You can get the full recipe from Betsy our host this week over at A Cup of Sweetness.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Accessory temptation....

Do I really need a glass mixing bowl? Probably not, but I'm so tempted to get one. I blame it on Martha Stewart and her fancy pants show with their glass bowls....

When I was in culinary school, we started out with big white professional Kitchen Aid mixers and for some reason the school, in their infinite wisdom, took away all the Kitchen Aids and gave us these ridiculous Hamilton Beach mixers. The Hammies, as we called them, were big pieces of crap. I would stare longingly at the locked racks of Kitchen Aid mixers in the storage area when I walked by them everyday.....

Maybe this is why I am lucky enough to horde have two Kitchen Aid mixers. A 5 Quart Blue Boy that I got from my in laws many years ago and a Professional 600 I call Bertha. What kind of mixer do you have?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TWD: Midnight Crackles

So I've been telling everyone at work that my New Years Resolution is to be a slacker.... so getting these cookies done on Wednesday falls right into my evil plan.

I used Black Onyx Cocoa which made them extremely chocolatey. They are a little tedious to make but worth the trouble and truly worthy of the Tuesdays with Dorie's 3 Year Anniversary! Thanks to Laurie of Slush and Julie of Someone's In the Kitchen for picking the recipe and keeping thing running for us all.