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The Daring Bakers: Dobos Torte

I posted a few days ago about the baking slump I’m in. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: dieting is bad for baking mojo. So much of the fun of baking is sucked out of the experience when you can’t fully enjoy the finished product! Or, in the case of these mini…

TWD: Brownie Buttons

I loved everything about these wee cute-as-a-you-know-what brownie buttons. Adorable size? Check. Easy to make? Yes. Good crunchy-crust-to-fudgy interior ration? Uh-huh. Twee name? Absolutely. Great taste? Certainly!After a morning of airplane travel and hours spent at the Sprint store and grocery store, it was a relief to be able to come home, make these, photograph…

Daring Bakers Knockoff Cookies

I had mixed feelings when I read about this month’s Daring Bakers challenge. We were given two recipes that were “copycats” of popular store-bought cookies: chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies, and Pepperidge Farm Milanos. On the one hand, it didn’t seem too daring. On the other, summers get busy, and whipping out a few batches of cookies…

TWD: Tribute to Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Hrmmm. I have serious doubts about these “Tribute to Katharine Hepburn” brownies being an actual tribute to Katharine Hepburn. I mean, they don’t look a thing like her! How can you compare those dull chocolate squares to this dame? Check out her killer cheekbones. They just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Now HERE’S…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cinnamon Squares

You guys, my brain is fried. There is a small pathetic puddle of gray jelly in between my ears, where my thinkbox should be. I can’t even summon the mental fortitude to wax rhapsodic about the cinnamon squares we made this week: See, I’m writing this entry a few days in advance, because we’re going…

Daring Bakers: Strudel sans Apple

True Confessions time: before this Daring Bakers challenge, I didn’t know what strudel was. [pause for everyone to stop laughing] I’m serious. All I knew was that it was a German (Austrian? Austro-German?) dessert, and that it was mentioned in “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, along with “shnitzel with noodles.” Come to…

TWD: Chipster-Topped Brownies

I’m sure we were all thinking the same thing when we read the description of this week’s recipe, a bar cookie that combines chocolate chip cookie dough and brownies: “Toniiiiight is the niiiiight that two become oooone…” Don’t play coy. You were all with me on the Spice Train, right? [And also, I’m sure you’ve…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Cream Tart

Oh, Chocolate Cream Tart, I wanted to love you. I thought I would love you. But I guess we’re just not meant to be together.See, usually I’m a big ole chocolate freak. I’m always adding extra ounces of chocolate to recipes, or sneaking in an extra layer of chocolate ganache, or stuffing my mouth with…

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