TWD Baked Yogurt Tart

This month our Tuesdays With Dorie baking group decided to bake two tarts, one sweet and one savory, from the cookbook Baking With Julia.  Starting with this sweet Baked Yogurt Tart, most of the group baked and posted their results on July 2.  You can find links to those posts right HERE. I baked mine…

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You Might Be A Redneck … Savarin

"Hey honey ... this strawberry shortcake is delicious! " called the Chief Culinary Consultant from his easy chair in the family room, as the Golf Channel blared in the background. Strawberry shortcake?  You've got to be kidding ... this "shortcake" is a fancy-schmancy french pastry called Savarin.  According to Dorie Greenspan, writing in her "Baking…

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are not my "thing".  Mostly because they just never turn out that well.  You know, soft and chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside.  So when, Tuesdays With Dorie baking group chose Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies for this week's recipe I thought, "yawn." Then there are the ingredients ... apricots (not my…

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TWD: Baking With Julia: Croissants

From Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking With Julia, comes this recipe for that famous French pastry - croissants, even though France is not where croissants originated.  This week's recipe is actually two recipes.  First, the making of croissant dough.  Second, turning that dough into croissants.  The contributing baker for this recipe is Esther McManus.  Here is…

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French Apple Tart

It Tuesdays With Dorie which means I have baked from Dorie Greenspan's book,  Baking With Julia.  I've never made a french apple tart and this week's recipe got my attention. Dorie writes, "This open-faced tart is beautiful ... beneath the gossamer blossom is what the French call a compote, a sweet, thick purée of oven-roasted…

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TWD: Finnish Pulla Braid & A Cookbook Giveaway!

It's Tuesdays With Dorie and this week we baked Finnish Pulla from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Baking With Julia.  From Wikipedia:  Pulla (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpulːɑ]) is a mildly-sweet Finnish sweet roll or dessert bread flavored with crushed cardamom seeds and occasionally raisins or sliced almonds.  Prior to last week if you asked me what I knew about…

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TWD: Best-Ever Brownies

Before you say "What? brownies the week of Thanksgiving and just before Christmas? How boring."  Oh, wait a minute, that is what I mumbled to myself as I began today's project. Boy was I wrong! Twice a month a group of 400+ bakers join together, bake the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Baking With…

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TWD: Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Loaves

NOTE to self:  Read the entire recipe before making promises to family and friends there will be homemade bread for dinner. This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is an absolutely perfect bread to make in the fall.  Pumpkin, not only flavors this yeast bread, but adds a beautiful orange-y fall color too! The raisins and…

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Flaky Pie Dough, Part 1

I made my first pie when I was a teenager. I knew my mom particularly liked pie of all kinds. Mom was a full-time Registered Nurse besides being mom to four fairly rambunctious kids and while she had dinner on the table every night, dessert like pie was a luxury her time could rarely afford. …

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TWD: Baking With Julia, Popovers!

It's Tuesdays With Dorie and today's recipe from Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking With Julia, is (drum roll, please) ... POPOVERS!  I don't know why but I cannot write or say POPOVERS! without putting an exclamation point at the end.  I think it is just how the word sounds.  I've never made a POPOVER! before.  I…

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Happy Birthday Julia

“I don’t think about whether people will remember me or not. I’ve been an okay person. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve taught people a thing or two. That’s what’s important.” – Julia Child Julia Child was a beloved American icon who pioneered an entire genre of cooking shows and taught a generation of food lovers…

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TWD:BWJ Triple Berry Galette

Oh my word it is already Tuesdays With Dorie: Baking With Julia again!  This week's recipe is a Berry Galette.  Here I go again ... what is a galette?  I realize that many of my fellow TWD bakers have made galette and know exactly what it is.  Me - not so much.  You may recall…

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