Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TWD: Choc-a freakin-block Cookies

I honestly don't think I could have fit much more into these cookies. They were certainly chock full of mix-ins. Let's see, there was chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, oatmeal and butterscotch chips.

I left out the nuts because nobody in my family will eat cookies if they have nuts in them. I think the nuts would have cut the sweetness a lot...but then I would have ended up eating all 43 cookies by myself. Not so good.

I scooped these pretty big and didn't get much spreading. Like others have said, you could taste the molasses plenty in the raw dough...but once the cookies were baked there was just a little hint of the flavor.

There is a big ziploc bag full of these babies in my freezer. Perfect for lunch boxes of late night snacks. :)

Thanks Mary. Your blog Popsicles and Sandy Feet makes me think of summer...even while it's pouring rain and windy outside my window.

Oh yeah, here's my Swedish Visiting Cake I made but didn't post about because I was so flippin' late. It was yum too.

Slivered almonds and the lack of any lemon zest anywhere in my house necessitates the need to have to bake this again.

Wouldn't pass this up in a pinch though.

Don't forget to take a look here to see what the others baked up.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TWD: Sweet Cream Biscuits

Melissa at Love at First Bite chose this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe, Sweet Cream Biscuits.

These babies were so easy to whip up I made a batch in the spare hour I had between work and picking up the kids from school.

A little all-purpose flour, a little cake flour, some baking powder, salt and sugar all mixed together with some creamy cream. I flaked with the fork...and because I was so paranoid about over-working the dough, I think I ended up under-mixing. I patted the dough into a square and cut little circles out with a biscuit cutter.

After reading notes from other bakers, I chose to place the rounds pretty close together on the baking sheet...hoping this would help the rising. Well, they didn't turn out sky high but they're not hockey pucks either.

Straight out of the oven, sliced open with a little homemade lemon curd spooned in the middle..heaven.

Check out the other biscuit bakers here.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TWD: Mocha-(Not) Walnut Marbled Bundt Cake

I'm here and on time with photos!!!

Erin from When in Doubt...Leave it at 350 chose this bundt cake this week for Tuesdays' with Dorie. I changed up a few things.

I had whole walnuts in the freezer and ground toasted hazelnuts in the freezer too. Which do you think I chose to go with?

Yep, the hazelnuts. Once less food chopper to clean.

The only other change I made was to sub buttermilk for the whole milk because I needed to use it up.

I didn't get much of a marble effect....which could be because I didn't drag my knife through the batter. Ya think? I dumped 3/4 of the vanilla batter into the pan and the the chocolate/coffee right on top and left it.

I did however, serve a slice with a little warmed Nutella on the side!! Now...that's heaven.

This cake was dense and flavorful and tasting of hazelnuts and mocha. I will be making this again...and I will try for more marbling next time.

Don't forget to stop by here to see the other bakers.

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