Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Olive Oil and Wine Cookies - Tuesdays with Dorie

The name of these cookies says it all; they're made with olive oil and sweet white wine (and a few of the more usual cookie ingredients of flour, sugar, vanilla.....).

They were quite sweet and crunchy but apart from being very rich tasting, didn't seem to have a great deal of flavour. The author mentions pairing them with drinks or a fruit salad. I went with the latter and enjoyed the combination.

This recipe was our latest baking project from the book, Baking Chez Moi, by Dorie Greenspan. Visit here to see what everyone else at TWD made.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Caramelized Cinnamon-Milk Chocolate Tart - Tuesdays with Dorie

We're in the final stretch of baking our way through Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking Chez Moi, and it's so gratifying that there are still fabulous recipes to be made, like this week's tart composed of a sweet tart crust and an incredibly silky and luscious, cinnamon-kissed chocolate ganache.

I served it with the recommended salted caramel and whipped cream. We loved it! 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Canistrelli - Tuesdays with Dorie

These little cookies that Dorie describes as "homey and rustic in every way" were the second of our August baking projects from the book, Baking Chez Moi.

Made with olive oil instead of butter and flavoured with white wine and an anise or licorice-flavoured liqueur, they weren't too sweet, just sweet enough, and had a mild but noticeable anise flavour. They also had great texture, crunchy, with an almost flakey interior.

I'm quite partial to baked goods that aren't very sweet and I do like anise so I really enjoyed them.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Double-Mint Milk Chocolate Mousse and Gelée - Tuesdays with Dorie

A fun, layered dessert comprising airy mint-infused milk chocolate mousse and mint gelée was one of this month's Tuesdays with Dorie picks. I love chocolate and mint so I really enjoyed this (though I think I would have liked it even more with bittersweet chocolate). My family thought differently; the mousse was a hit with everyone but they were less enamoured of the "mint jello" and left it behind!

This was our latest make from Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking Chez Moi. Visit here to see what everyone else made.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tropical Tart - Tuesdays with Dorie

This week's bake from the book, Baking Chez Moi, was a sunshine yellow tart with a mango-lime flavour that was as bright as its colour. It included a surprise ingredient - red pepper flakes - that added unexpected warmth that was quite pleasant. A scattering of shredded coconut completed the tropical theme.
I was supposed to make tartlets with the recipe but I doubled it to make a full sized tart to serve 8; it took an extra 15 minutes baking time for the filling to set.

Family and I loved this tart and I plan to make it again.
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