Tuesdays with Dorie

TWD: Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake

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I love the idea of this Nectarine Upside-Down Chiffon Cake! It’s so refreshing to find an upside-down cake recipe that doesn’t call for canned pineapple rings and super-sweet maraschino cherries. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that…but yeah, there’s kind of something wrong with that. It’s just not my cup of tea plate of cake.)…

TWD: Hazelnut Biscotti

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For Tuesdays with Dorie this week we made biscotti. This is actually the third time I’ve made a biscotti recipe for TWD (previously, and again) which left me perplexed as to what I should say about them. Crunchy cookies are crunchy cookies, am I right? In previous biscotti posts I’ve shared the story about how…

Tuesdays With Dorie: French Strawberry Cake

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I’ve fallen off the Tuesdays with Dorie wagon lately. (Not to throw my beloved new baby under the bus, buuuut…it’s pretty much entirely his fault. He may be cute, but self-sufficient and conducive to work he is not.)  A little break is necessary sometimes, but I don’t quite feel like myself when I’m not baking…

TWD: Irish Soda Bread

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Don’t laugh, but I’ve actually never had Irish soda bread before. Growing up, our St. Patrick’s Day menu was more likely to feature green oatmeal and green pancakes than corned beef and cabbage, but I don’t know what my excuse is now that I am an adult. I guess it’s a combination of ignorance, apathy,…

TWD: Rugelach

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This week’s TWD recipe was, without a doubt, the most legit rugelach I’ve ever made. It included not one, but two different cinnamon-sugar mixtures, and about fifty different kinds of dried fruit and nuts. It required something called prune lekvar, for crying out loud. It took way too many chilling periods for someone like me,…

TWD: Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

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I am so excited to be back baking with the Tuesdays with Dorie group! We’ve started baking through a new Dorie Greenspan book—Baking with Julia. Blog groups like this are an awesome way to discover new blogs, make new friends, and try recipes I wouldn’t otherwise try…plus, any excuse to cook a bunch of delicious…

TWD: When Is A Scone Not A Scone?

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Joining “Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk?” in the annals of head-scratching riddles, I present you with this week’s installment: “When Is A Scone Not A Scone?” How about…when you give the scone some friends? Like whipped cream, and macerated berries, and, yes, let’s throw in some pretty flowered plates. Because a good…

TWD: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies Go Whoopie

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Before we get into any fights and things get awkward around here, let me preface this by saying: there is nothing wrong with a cake cookie per se. Sometimes you might be craving a fluffy, soft dessert, and instead of hassling with cupcake pans and liners, you go with a cakey cookie instead. I get…

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