Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Double-Chocolate Marble Cake - Tuesdays with Dorie

I love a good marble cake so was quite happy to make this week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick from the book Baking Chez Moi. This one set itself apart from the standard chocolate and vanilla with the addition of white chocolate to the vanilla portion.
I layered the 2 batters in the pan but forgot to swirl through them so my cake was striped rather than marbled but it was delicious nevertheless. It was dense but moist like a good pound cake and though I couldn't detect the white chocolate, it did add complexity to the flavour of the vanilla portion and contributed to its fine, velvety crumb. This was a hit.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Palmiers - Tuesdays with Dorie

It's amazing the things you can do with a package of store-bought puff pastry! I saved half the package from last month's turnovers to make this month's palmiers for Tuesdays with Dorie. Apart from a sheet of puff pastry, all that was required to make these crisp little treats was a little butter and sugar. I followed the bonne idée and made the cocoa variation which had cocoa added to the melted butter.
You're advised to be generous with the sugar both on your work surface and the pastry itself. Apparently I wasn't so these were very cocoa-forward and quite bittersweet, but they did have great texture and were excellent with a cup of coffee.

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