Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cowgirl Cornmeal Financiers - Tuesdays with Dorie

Financiers, little French cakes made with ground nuts, sugar and a lot of browned butter, were chosen for our second project from Baking Chez Moi this month. This recipe strayed from the traditional by using pecans instead of almonds, and toasted ones at that, and including cornmeal.
The result was a moist cake with crisp and chewy edges, rich in pecan flavour and with a little added crunch from the cornmeal. They went over very well.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Black-and-White Baked Alaska - Tuesdays with Dorie

Another of the "Fancy Cakes" from Baking Chez Moi was chosen this month, a marvel of cake, ice cream and baked meringue.
The cake layer was fabulously chocolatey and decadent and the ice cream of choice was the family favourite, cookies 'n' cream. Poor planning meant that I was making the meringue on a very hot and humid day. Though I wasn't able to achieve the proper volume and stiff peaks, it still baked up to be a gooey marshmallow layer with a crisp outer shell.

Everyone so enjoyed it, I'll have to try it again when the weather is more cooperative.

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