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 … Read more

For The Love of A Cuisinart and a Tomato and Cheese Galette

In the early 1980’s I bought my first Cuisinart Food Processor.  It was love at first bite.  The first thing I made was bread.  I continued to use it to make bread for 16 years.  Along with chopping, mixing, stirring hundreds of other tasty treats.  In 1996 I burned up the motor … making a … Read more

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 … Read more

The Brioche That Killed My Kitchen Aid

It’s Tuesdays with Dorie where a group of bakers and bloggers bake up the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking With Julia.   Then we brag, I mean, blog about our results. A year ago I made my very first attempt at brioche dough.  To say it was a success is an understatement.  (I’m humble … Read more

TWD: Madeleines

It’s Tuesdays With Dorie — where a whole bunch of bakers around the world all bake the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, Baking With Julia and then blog the results.  Today we are featuring Madeleines.  The Madeleine (french pronunciation: ​[mad.lɛn], English /ˈmædleɪn/  is a traditional small cake from the Lorraine region in northeastern France. I … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Tuesdays With Dorie: Boca Negra

Today the Tuesdays With Dorie baking group has put together another fabulous Julia Child recipe for Boca Negra.   Boca Negra actually means black mouth. That black mouth allegedly comes from eating this intensely chocolate cake. I say allegedly since I haven’t actually tasted this one yet! The recipe calls for twelve ounces of bittersweet chocolate … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

TWD: Gingerbread Baby Cakes & A Cookbook Giveaway

It’s Tuesdays With Dorie and this week we baked Gingerbread Baby Cakes from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking With Julia.  I’m excited about posting this recipe along with a my second book giveaway for Christmas!  Read your way to the end of the post to find out how YOU can win Dorie Greenspan’s best seller, BAKING … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more