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TWD: Double Apple Bundt Cake

October 5, 2010

Yum.  Yum.  Yum.

These week, over on Tuesdays with Dorie, we made Dorie’s wonderful Double Apple Bundt Cake.  It turned out really well.

I omitted the raisins as I’m not a huge fan of raisins in cake.  I am, however, craving oatmeal raisin cookies but that is another story.  Back to the cake.  Dorie gives a choice of walnuts or pecans.  I chose walnuts because I was feeling especially lazy and I keep a bag of Trader Joe’s lovely chopped walnuts in my freezer.  The choice for the glaze was lemon or orange scented.  I chose orange.

This is what I thought of that:

Seriously, it was good.  Or, it was seriously good.  Either way, this was a great recipe.  You can find it in Baking From My Home To Yours or you can hop on over to Lynne’s blog,  Honey Muffin.  She’ll have the recipe there.  You’ll have to go there to find out what makes this a “double” apple cake.

It’s Thyme To Eat!

Carol

TWD: A Double Dip – Applesauce Spice Bars

May 4, 2010

I try very hard to not take the Lord’s name in vain, but there’s no other way to say this:  Oh. My. God!  Oh my God, Dorie’s Applesauce Spice Bars are wonderful.  Marvelous.  Scrumptious.  Beautiful.  Delicious.  What else can I say?  These are the best.

This is a Tuesdays With Dorie “Rewind” recipe.  The group made this recipe back in August before I joined the group.  Having read rave reviews about this recipe all over the internet, I’ve been wanting to try it for a long time.  So, this week I did a Double Dip of Dorie – Burnt Sugar Ice Cream AND Applesauce Spice Bars.

OMG!

The bars themselves are delightful but then they are topped with a most amazing caramel glaze.  You are going to want to make a double batch of this glaze because 1) more is better and 2) you are going to eat a significant amount of it while glazing the cake.  Trust me.  You won’t be able to resist.

How can you not run your finger along those drips? 

This recipe was chosen by Karen of Something Sweet.  The recipe can be found on her blog or in Dorie Greenspan’s book: Baking From My Home to Yours.  Make it now.  Don’t let another day go by without trying these bars.

I’m going to stop raving about this recipe in a minute but, first, I gotta say: If the only recipes in this book I liked were this one and the biscotti recipe (which isn’t the case at all), I’d consider the purchase of Dorie’s book “money well spent”.  These are two awesome recipes.

I’ll stop now cause you know what?

It’s Thyme To Eat!

Carol

TWD: Coconut Tea Cake

March 30, 2010

 I’m so glad it’s Tuesday.  Tuesday means I get to tell you about the latest Tuesdays With Dorie recipe.   In case you missed it, Tuesdays with Dorie is a fun internet group slowly cooking our way through Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking From My Home To Yours.  This week, Carmen of Carmen Cooks chose Dorie’s Coconut Tea Cake.

Dorie offered several options for this cake including the possible addition of lemon, lime, orange, spice or sesame seeds.  I made the basic recipe with the exception of adding an extra tablespoon (or two) of butter to the batter and I used a tablespoon of dark rum instead of 2 teaspoons.  Dorie serves this cake plain.  I decided to dress it up with a small amount of dulce de leche from last week, a glaze I made using leftover coconut milk and powdered sugar, as well as chopped pecans.

My coworkers enjoyed this cake although more than one said “the topping was the best part”.  If you’d like to try this recipe, you can find it on pages 194-195 of Baking From My Home to Yours.  Or, you can find it on Carmen’s blog: Carmen Cooks.

If you decide to try this cake – and I hope you will – be sure to keep your eye on it.  Mine was done after just 50 minutes (instead of the recommended 60 – 65 minutes).

It’s Thyme To Eat!

Carol

Baking With Dorie: Marble Cake

February 14, 2010

Can’t decide if you want white cake or chocolate cake?  This one’s for you:  it has both.    Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan is such a beautiful book.  The photos are lovely and all of the recipes look so yummy.  Unfortunately, these photos aren’t from the book; they’re mine.

I made the Traditional Marble loaf from pages 230 & 231.  It turned out quite well although I, as usual, overcooked it.  It should have been removed from the oven at the low end of the recommended time (1 hour, 20 minutes). 

Its Thyme to Eat!