Tuesdays with Dorie

TWD: Thumbprint Cookies for Us Big Guys

Sorry, big guys, but you can keep your thumbprint cookies. I had high hopes for these. Because it is still coconut month, I substituted some ground toasted coconut for part of the hazelnuts, and the raw dough had a wonderful flavor–buttery, nutty, slightly sweet from the coconut but with a good hit of salt. I…

TWD: Coconut Cream Tart Mad Libs

Sometimes I feel like my Tuesdays with Dorie posts get a little predictable. Maybe it’s to be expected, when you bake something from the same cookbook every week, there’s bound to be some repetition and overlap of sentiment. But it really struck me as I went to write this entry that I have said it…

TWD: Honey Wheat Cookies

I had my doubts about these Honey Wheat cookies. The truth is, I OD’ed on wheat germ back in high school, and it’s been years since I’ve even wanted to be in the same room with the stuff. (Lunch every day involved yogurt with gobs of wheat germ stirred into it. Four years of this…

TWD: Chocolate Chip Cookies

When people hear I’m a pastry chef, they often ask similar questions, like “What’s your favorite thing to make?” and “What’s your favorite dessert to eat?” I never know how to answer the first question because, seriously, it’s work. I enjoy it, but it’s still a job, it’s not like I waltz into the kitchen…

Me + Rick Katz’s Brownies = True Love

It is fitting that we made these brownies the week of Valentine’s day, because I am in love with them. Yes, I said it. And I’ll say it again: LOVE. Inanimate objects, you say? Psh. Details. Now I know my husband reads this blog, so it might get a little awkward around the house, but…

TWD: Cocoa-Nana Bread

This week’s Cocoa-Nana bread had me all excited. I like the chocolate-banana combo (although I was surprised to hear how many people hate it), I loooove adding chocolate chips to banana bread or banana muffins, and we all know banana cake is best when topped with chocolate-sour cream frosting. And my very first TWD recipe…

TWD: Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars

It’s only January 19th and already my New Year’s Resolutions are a sad crumpled heap kicked into the corner. I resolved to be a better blogger and ESPECIALLY a better blog commentor–I know I have the worst commenting karma ever and anyone who comments on this blog deserves major props and cupcakes and also apologies,…

Faaaaaaaabulous Birthday Cake for TWD!

This week is the second anniversary of Tuesdays with Dorie, the wonderful baking group that bakes each week out of Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours. I do believe that this group is the primary engine that keeps me blogging, since I am a chronic blog neglector and would probably let this…

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