Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 42: Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise

Ok, so I am a little late this week... No excuse really, other than just life getting in the way! This week's recipe was chosen by Andrea of Andrea In The Kitchen. To be honest, I really dislike coconut, white chocolate and pineapple! So when I saw this recipe was chosen, I wasn't really thrilled at all. BUT, Tuesdays with Dorie is all about trying out new things (and many I thought I wouldn't like, I loved), so I really didn't want to miss this week. Unfortunately, I didn't end up loving this at all, but like I said before, it's because I don't like the core ingredients! I know my mum would have loved it though.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie Rewind- French Chocolate Brownies

This week I am sitting out Tuesdays with Dorie due to seasonality. The majority of the group are from the Northern Hemisphere, meaning that our seasons are completely opposite! This week's recipe was chosen by Tommi of Brown Interior, which was Honey-Peach Ice Cream. I would have loved to make this recipe too, just because I love making ice cream (and I have an enormous amount of egg yolks in my fridge right now). I know I could have made the ice cream with tinned peaches, or chosen another fruit, but I decided to make a recipe from before my time with the group.

I have been on the hunt for a good brownie recipe for a while. I also love my brownies dense and chocolatey- no nuts or fruit for me thanks. These brownies turned out really delicious (obviously I omitted the sultanas) and I am sure I'll be baking these a lot in future. I have tried Dorie's Classic Brownie recipe before, but I prefer this one.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 40: Parisian Apple Tartlet

Yes... I am returning with my head hanging in shame. I've been extremely neglectful of my poor little blog! I know it's a cliche, but life has just been really full on lately. I did actually get to make the Cinnamon Squares last week, but had no time to take photos. I quite enjoyed them, but next time I would leave out the coffee. My granules (yes, I probably should have used powder) didn't dissolve properly which wasn't that pleasant! Even though the past few weeks have been really busy, it's actually only going to get worse for me in the next few as I enter exam block. I will really try to keep up blogging though, especially since I missed Daring Bakers last month.

This week's recipe was chosen by Jessica of My Baking Heart, and was perfect for easing me back into blogging. The recipe is incredibly simple, but oh so delicious. It is perfect for those times when you feel like something sweet as a snack. The tartlet is also very quick to make, so also ideal for those times when your other half is hassling you for a dessert (very frequently in my case).